For the last 2 weeks, we have been hosting the popular Food Network cooking show with master chef Bobby Flay called "Brunch @ Bobby's". In its 3rd Season here at Bennett Media Studio, this show really shines in its focus on the art and craft of making and hosting a delicious Brunch, which is a favorite ritual shared throughout the world. From Brussels, to Beijing, to New York, the concept of a convivial weekend daytime gathering of friends and family around comfort food is a tradition shared by almost every culture and in every country.
Bobby does not disappoint us. I have been trying his new recipes, and spirited cocktails he invents for this daytime event of feasting and munching, chatting and sharing with friends.
His food was a delight to sample, his pastries were obsessively creative and addicting, and his story telling was a match to the food. From travels in Europe to VIP events, he has a story for all.
Recently he was the Chef for Obama and the President of China, Xi Jinping, at their Palm Springs private conference. He created a diverse American menu for Mr. Xi, which featured regional American cuisines, from spicy New Mexico Lobster Tamales with green chilies, to Big Porterhouse Steak with new potatoes and Point Reyes Cheese. He informed me no chopsticks were in use, I suppose a testament to diplomacy from Xi in Food etiquette. I wonder how Obama would do with chopstick etiquette in China? Hmmm...
Click HERE for Bobby cooking for Obama and Chinese president.
Here are some photos for the shoot preparation of the show, so you can see how BMS looks like during the shooting.