Last week Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800 or www.farmhausrestaurant.com) owner/chef Kevin Willmann and manager Eric Scholle took their crew to the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, where Willmann was selected as one of 2011's Best New Chefs by Food & Wine magazine.
Even though it's a hectic three days of parties, food prep and events, Scholle found time to post about his weekend adventures on Twitter.
Says Scholle: "I have been tweeting for the restaurant (@farmhausstl) and for myself (@Farmhauseric) since we opened over a year ago. I feel like we get to experience a lot of cool and interesting stuff in our business, and I like to share that with other people. The Aspen trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I was pretty excited about, and I wanted to share that excitement and experience with my friends and the rest of St. Louis."
Did you miss his live recounting of the event? We've culled the best of Scholle's Tweets, and he's expanded on the ones that merit more than 140 characters.
We got the Best New Chefs to drink Busch with us.
This is the room we are cooking the dinner in. Nuts! http://lockerz.com/s/111587681
Lovin it. We're about to work our butts off though http://lockerz.com/s/112024467
Oh geeze http://lockerz.com/s/111946938
They got some local love from Marianne Moore, Director of Catering and Conference Services at the Four Seasons St. Louis (@chefgirl55):
Umm. Fuck yes http://lockerz.com/s/112085983
One of chef's proudest moments. We are freaking jacked http://lockerz.com/s/111726065
Just snuck into another party. How did I do it? On Mario Batali's coat tails of course. Fucking hilarious
"One more thing: Mario Batali was definitely wearing bright orange clogs."
Holy Moly. Just getting out of a party that was a little out of my league. Waxman and Symon: Y'all are crazy. Samuelson: you too cool
So I've done a lot of cool stuff this week, but working a brunch with two badass chefs and a hotel kitchen staff was the most impressive
How do you end such a jam-packed, whirlwind, once-in-a-lifetime event?
Jacque Pepin, Ming Tsai, and Richard Blais just chilling and eatin lunch in Aspen. And we're about to go trout fishin with a guide. Pumped!
Last night in Aspen spent eating great French bistro food with chef and Jess then watching Return of the Jedi. Cool