Just finished cooking for a small gathering in one of the apartments in The South Of Market Private residences. Being that it was booked only 24 hours before, it was a madhouse getting the menu and shopping list together. Least of all the payment for the services, since it was way past the hour of the last banking day of the week.
Anyway, the following was the menu:
Tuna tartar salad with poached egg and avocado mayonnaise dressing
Pork Loin with sautéed shiitake mushrooms and fried yam balls
Bread pudding infused with lemongrass
The place had a really nice kitchen, but since it was a housewarming party, the equipment was blessed with my culinary hands. The client is also a chef, but did not have the time to put things together for this particular occasion. His testimony on my service is still pending. My evidence of satisfaction? Licked clean plates. As in LICKED CLEAN.
After service I cleaned up all that I messed up, tried putting back the pots pans and dinnerware in the new kitchen cabinets. I think I organized it for this bachelor well enough.
I hope he leaves me a testimony of a positive nature. Word-of-mouth is a great weapon. Will my latest client use it? Time and phone calls will tell.