the last days of school were filled with distillery field trips, wine and beer tastings, appetizer competitions, and of course, LOBSTER DAY.
the final day of pro-skills was the production of lobster risotto from start to scratch. that being said, i got to dispatch my first live lobster.
it was awesome. except the part when i tried to clean the lobster tail (after being removed from the body) and it snapped and i dropped it on the floor. three times. hahaha.
the plating wasn't all that exciting...
but this part was:
i heart lobster. from Jane Hashimawari on Vimeo.
yes, that is a beating lobster heart.
this was fun too:
death of a lobster. from Jane Hashimawari on Vimeo.
we finished off school with a bang and threw a big party for all of the finishing students from both night and day classes. everyone cooked up a little something--beet and pear salad like always for me. awards and scholarships were handed out (i was awarded the "president's award" and recieved a $500 scholarship!), pictures were taken, hugs were given. i look back to only six months ago and i can still say that this was the best decision i have ever made. the next 3 months will probably be the most challenging. i'll be working around 70-80 hours a week at both castagna and biwa. after that, who knows?
anyone want to open up a food cart with me?