Which brings me to my story... So Craig was kind enough to let everyone have a shot at making some pizzas throughout the night. Once everyone was completely full... and I mean FULL, I started cooking some blanks with just a little tomato sauce. I probably had baked up 7 or so pizzas just to get the feel of his oven. Well that flour belly pic Craig shot of me was REALLY early in the evening. By the time I got done baking and doing some dishes I looked like the Pillsbury Dough boy on Crack cocaine! Diana was kind enough to give me a ride back to my hotel and as I got out of her car I heard a "click". The hotel attendant had apparently locked the sliding glass doors leading into the lobby. I knocked on the glass and all I got was her wagging her finger "NO" . So I was looking for my room key which I misplaced somehow and she informed me that she was going to call the authorities if I didn't go away! She thought I was homeless I guess . So I finally pulled out my AMEX card and held that to the window and told her to check the name. She reluctantly did and finally let me in. I have told that story to countless friends over the last week and I"m still laughing....
That just capped off a terrific night of food, friends and wine!
Scot, I had so much fun! I'm going to be ordering more different kinds of chiles soon from the Turkish and Syrian regions and I'd be happy to share some with you.
Hopefully you won't almost be locked out again, but if you ever are, you can stay on my couch, you are quite the gentleman and a blast to hang with. Plus, you got to watch me sweat it out over the garbage disposal incident. Funny how people bond over odd things.
Nice write up Scot. It was a pleasure meeting everyone but especially you and Bill. I think I could sit around and Bs with you guys and some of the others for hours. Too much fun. Scott showed the most improvement working Craigs oven Saturday night. Scot you need to get one of these NP ovens soon. Let me know and we will have a NM summit!
I'd be up for a NM Summit! It was a pleasure watching you make fresh mozzarella.