It’s a beautiful day for an early super at Arcadia. I joined Tony Chittum, the super talented chef at Vermilion, for a family style feast on the farm. For dessert I served a rustic trifle of Almond Cake, Blueberry Compote, Pecan Granola and fresh Chamomile Chantilly. Arcadia was kind enough to grow chamomile for me because I couldn’t find any fresh the first year I moved to DC. I thought it appropriate to serve their labor of love at the dinner held to benefit them.
At last year’s Vices That Made Virginia event, one of the live auction items was a dinner at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope Leighey House at Woodlawn, cooked by Tony Chittum and I. It was a beautiful night (I wish I could have gotten more pictures but it was dark before I knew it,) and we had a great time. I love cooking with Tony!