The Harry Met Sally Phenomenon

Simple summer fresh sweet treat

Summer berries, fresh whipped cream, and vanilla cake That is what we crave in the heat.  Nature provides these gorgeous berries throughout the season.   Combine that with a simple vanilla cake and whipped cream to add the sensation of full-bodied flavor, sweetness and texture. The one, two, threes…it is

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The Isle of Capri, layered in a chicken breast

Gratefully I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel to some of the most luxurious locations in the world (trust me, my journeys have just begun!). Treasured ingredients offered in each unique location become another grain of sand on my “culinary beach”. Each experience building my palette, my appreciation and

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Sushi At Home–Yes You Can!

Sushi.  I crave it at time.  The flavors, so fresh, intrigue my palette.   Going out for sushi dinner is one of my favorite meals out.   One of my dear friends is a Japanese Sushi Master, he’s taught me a few tricks to create these same healthy tastes at

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“When Harry met Sally”, a classic for most of us over twenty.  The food scenes alone are some of the most memorable and impactful.  Of course, we all recall the faked orgasm in the diner, totally rocks!  However, no less significant is the time she orders her food with everything on the side, special ordered.

Harry looks at her like she is insane and she does not understand why.  A phenomenon I encounter quite often with my clients at Kenmare catering.  These clients see a menu before them, it’s long and extensive, but for me, the creator, it’s just suggestions of combinations of ingredients.  When I consult and design with these clients, I work diligently to bring out their inner “Sally”.

Ask for what you want the exact way you want it.  You are helping me create for your palette.  The fact that Harry assessed that Sally is “the worst kind. A person who thinks they are low maintenance when really they are high maintenance” makes us think we are doing something wrong by asking for our food to be served the way we want it.

Of course, we need to back up and realize, Harry and Sally were dining in a highway truck stop diner, not that you can’t find incredible food and culinary talent ever once in a while in these stops, it’s just not their specialty.

Do we feel its okay to ask to have it our way?

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