I should be on the runway at this very moment.
Going to LA for the first time since Gerry took me to see his home when we both lived and worked in Napa. We spent 3 days there and I think I slept a total of 7 hours. He wanted to show me EVERYTHING and that's what I saw.
This time I am going down to see the famous, elusive Chino Ranch Farm.
You know-- the one who's always featured on the Chez Panisse menu in Berkeley. Yes, it's not in LA, but even farther, in San Diego county.
I will be eating at Mozza and Lucques and a few more I can't remember. And of course I must have a Californian Pretzel Croissant!
I'm looking for some Iranian spots-- stores which sell Persian goods... Know any? Can you hook me up with the ethereal Persian Candy Floss which changed my life a few years ago at Moro in London? Some amazing pistachios? The best rose water? Any leads MOST appreciated!
I'll be back soon enough-- I have to train my team (yeah!) and open a restaurant.