Greetings backers, friends and muses!
Once again, countless thank yous for helping us fund this project. We wouldn't be where we are today without your support!
And now for a project update of the recent happenings here at 25 Cleveland Place...drumroll, please.
A Restaurant That's Very of the Moment
New York Times restaurant critic, Sam Sifton, gave us a stellar review! Thank you, Mr. Sifton and congratulations to chef John Fraser and our team!
"An appetizer of smoked hen egg, its yolk as bright and as glossy as
paint, runs into chicken livers and butternut squash, the dish scented
with Serrano ham — a sculpture of winter beneath a piercing sun. Fried
frogs’ legs (lollipops, really) come with leeks and potatoes, with mint
playing the role of grass in snow. The loamy taste of mushrooms slips
into hazelnut, into salsify, into the soft pop of barley: a mouth-feel
What a picture. Read the review here.
Tea Time Cookie Surprise
What happens when we surprise the Kickstarter team with batches of freshly, baked cookies on a rainy Wednesday afternoon?
Smiles all around!
Emilie and pastry chef Jeff Systma showed up at Kickstarter headquarters with a trio of delectable cookies:
chocolate almond flour, vanilla buttercream
classic, scottish, butter, flour, vanilla, crumble
Toasted Almond Biscotti
butter, eggs, flour, sugar, almond, lemon zest, calvados
Read Cassie's posting on the Kickstarter blog for deets on the cookie surprise!
With Movement 2 in full swing and the next movement on the horizon, brainstorming has officially begun for Movement 3. We'd really like to go about our next SEVEN months in bigger and better ways, so your pledges mean a lot to us. We have 18 days left until our project is funded on Kickstarter. Help us spread the word! We'd also like you to stay involved with the process (talk to us on Facebook & Twitter), join in on the fun...and for dinner!
Stay tuned...more soon!
-What Happens When
Photos © emiliebaltz