Last night I had dinner with a celebrity chef. Well, he was there and I was eating dinner. And, well, he was there because it was his restaurant. Frederick was put on the map 2 years ago when Bryan Voltaggio and his brother appeared on Top Chef. And by appeared, I mean dominated the show. In the end, Bryan came in second to his brother. It was amazing television.
Bryan opened his restaurant Volt 3 years ago. I have been wanting to eat there for 3 years. It's fancy. And by "fancy," I mean my first dish was frozen gazpacho with heirloom tomatoes and baby basil. So fancy. And it was delicious. The flavors were sophisticated, but not inaccessible. Volt has tables in the kitchen, where you eat a tasting menu of little dishes. It was two hours of bliss. Not only that, but it was a good show. It's fun to watch a restaurant behind the scenes. Bryan was nice enough to chat with us after dinner and wish us a happy anniversary.
So to say Curly outdid himself this year is an understatement. He won't ever be able to take me to Outback Steakhouse again. It was an evening I won't soon forget.