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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Goodbye and Hello! Reply with quote

goodbye to Mendocino and hello to Sedona Arizona! I am moving there next Monday and rejoining the culinary rat race. I wasn't really looking hard for a new job but after cooking for Muhammed Ali's 70th birthday party three weeks ago a job came and found me. On a super positive note I am SO much closer to kick ass hiking and camping than I have been in a little while... Wahoo. I am a little nervous because I usually gauge how well I will do in an environment by how many westys/buses I see in a town. I only saw one white one last week and that scares me a bit. Oh well!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the new job, and welcome to AZ!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This made my day Francois! You failed to mention the Iron Chef win last week too Wink
It is truly your calling.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Francois, now you are closer to my neck of the woods. I live in Durango, Colorado (SW corner of the state.) I get down there now and then for the mountain biking. If you ever come my way, I would love to meet up and enjoy a bottle of vino with you.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love the durango area!!! I usually get there once every two years... I am do!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats on the job and move...& if you dont mind me asking what does one put on the menu for the champs 70th birthday ?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CONGRATS and hopefully you'll get back to posting some lip smacking camping trips with your clan! So now you are very famous! Can I say I knew you when? Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howdy!

Ali's birthday was part of a greater four day event called Escape for Good. The main function was to put star atheletes with wealthy individuals and figure away to wisely spend their money on great vauses... I participated in three main events that weekend...

The wine dinner http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswah/sets/72157629449298701/

Five Chefs paired up with five wineries to create an amazing dinner:

most ridiculous wine dinner ever

1st course

smoked salmon & black river caviar

chef douglas keane

2009 lambert bridge chardonnay
sonoma county

2nd course

agnolotti of duck confit
pear crema, black truffle foie gras espuma, port wine drizzle

chef todd english

2009 melée rhone blend grenache
st helena, california

3rd course

seared tuna tart
piperade, crispy jamon & olive flor de sal

chef francois de melogue

2009 kosta brown pinot noir
sonoma coast

4th course

kobe short ribs
corn & potato mousseline, caramelized young carrots
& crispy confit of sweet potatoes

chef julian serrano

2004 amber knolls cabernet
red hill, lake county

5th course

salted caramel & milk chocolate parfait
cracker jack corn & toasted peanuts

chef beau macmillan

dow’s tawny port, 10 years

Saturday there were two events:

The Celebrity Iron Chef competition (which I kicked ass and won!):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswah/sets/72157629088990880/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswah/sets/72157629114894272/

I paired up with Alonzo Mourning and made a Moroccan style roasted Salmon...

That night we did the Muhammed Ali dinner and all us Chefs did a passed hors d'oeuvres while the champs favorite dishes were served:

creamy dreamy grits with shrimp
chicken fried steak
and two others that escape me now...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswah/sets/72157629458492255/

I had a great time... After talking with Ali I returned to my room and found a boxing glove that was signed by him! wowza!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Northern Arizona. Feel free to drop me a line and we can meet up in Flagstaff or Sedona.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:10 am    Post subject: welcome to AZ Reply with quote

Blue Bay Bus Welcome to NO. AZ. Have a bud with a syncro in Sedona, we are all of 28 miles away. There is over 30 of us in Flagstaff. There is a meet at the end of March. One at the KOA in the summer. You just missed BBB. WE can always use a great cook up here! Moab is coming up . The wife and I love to come to Sedona to eat, camp, bike, and just look at the sites! Drop me a pm and can fill you in on all the goings on! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome news! Welcome to the oven of America (they'll be turning it on broil in just a couple months.)

So this seriously calls for an AZ get together in your neck of the woods.

Joseph, is that meet only for Flagstaffers?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW - you are in good company there, and you are obviously very talented... and you've made me very hungry Razz


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: meets in NO. AZ. Reply with quote

Destructo wrote:
Awesome news! Welcome to the oven of America (they'll be turning it on broil in just a couple months.)

So this seriously calls for an AZ get together in your neck of the woods.

Joseph, is that meet only for Flagstaffers?
These are for all. VW howard at grand canyon caverns march 30 31 and 4- 1 syncro safari canyon de chelly 7-8 to the 14 and the koa camp out in Flagstaff on 7- 27 to the 29! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Aswah,
There's great hiking and camping in Southern Arizona as well, especially Tucson! If you ever feel like making the drive down, be sure to pm me and we can get together with some other Westy owners here.
By the way, where is your new job at? The next time I drive up to Sedona (its about 4 hours from Tucson) I'll be sure to visit your restaurant.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

l'Auberge de Sedona

Thank god there are many VW owners out there... I was worrying a bit. I usually work weekends but will make it to some events as soon as I get things settled in my new digs...

look for the painted bus!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aswah wrote:
l'Auberge de Sedona

Thank god there are many VW owners out there... I was worrying a bit. I usually work weekends but will make it to some events as soon as I get things settled in my new digs...

look for the painted bus!

ASWAH


I proposed to my wife on the hillside above l'Auberge! And was married in Sedona a bit later.

If you haven't seen the grounds already, it is a beautiful resort, especially creekside.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Stop By Salt Lake Reply with quote

Hey... stop by Salt Lake on your way and we'll crack a bottle of wine. Our guest room is open and our shower is hot.

Who's punch down slave am I going to be now? Laughing

Travel safe

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking about Arizona get me excited! I'll be moving to Prescott this summer for school. I can't wait. The great out doors will be right down the street. No more hour and a half drives to just to get out of the city. Sedona is just a short drive away and one of my best friends lives in Flagstaff. Sounds like there are a bit of Vanagon owners in N. AZ which is awesome! Now I'm looking forward to it even more. I'm jealous you get to move out there so soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Does this mean Alaska is off the menu this year?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iron Chef! wow super cool , the menu oooooohhhhhh the menu ...iron chef aswah...sounds better then that matsumoto guy Wink Wink
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