|Theo's chocolate budino with flake salt, pasilla caramel and crumbles of popcorn - yes, please - Photo by Wasabi Prime|
Thank you so much for putting together a truly unforgettable evening. The concept behind One Night Only (ONO) Project was to create a unique culinary experience, never duplicated, to celebrate that fleeting moment of something truly delicious. Last Saturday's dinner was an intimate gathering to capture a sense of transition, for both Chef Josh Henderson and Efeste's winemaker Brennon Leighton. Henderson, while still associated with Skillet Street Food, is working on a whisky tavern concept in Woodinville, and Brennon Leighton, while still consulting with Efeste, is ready to embark on an adventure, heading out to collaborate with Charles Smith in Walla Walla for an all-Chardonnay winery. These recent big-news announcements punctuated the evening with a sense of both endings as well as beginnings. With every taste of seasonal, fresh perfection, I had that line from Close Encounters of the Third Kind in my head, "This is important...This means something." And no, I didn't form any weird alien formations out of mashed potatoes like some extraterrestrially doped-out Richard Dreyfuss. But maybe I would have if they had mashed potatoes.
|Efeste's wine-gasmic event space, plus a sighting of the soon-to-be elusive Brennon Leighton - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Delicious starters, including quail eggs topped with pork and kimchee - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Fresh bites and summertime delights for ONO - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Culinary experience much like a concert - every night a new performance - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Summer sunsets and how Wasabi gets ready for a big night out - Photo by Wasabi Prime|