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Halibut. And Foie. Separate.

I’m bad about putting up photos I’ve taken. So finally, a few from the last couple months. First, not really relevant anymore, but we used to have halibut on the menu. These fish usually came out of the ocean and … Continue reading

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“I’ve never been worried a day in my life…”

I’ve been working in the kitchen of No 9 Park for nearly 3 years, spending the last year as sous chef. My responsibilities have changed, my focus has broadened, my stress transposed. I work the line less often, and when … Continue reading

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Congrats to Team Wine at No 9 Park!

Despite the low production value and awkward ceremony of watching the James Beard Foundation Awards online, Ben and I sat down in front of the computer and were riveted for the first half hour. The JBFA – the ‘Oscars of … Continue reading

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Cake for Breakfast: Perfect Pancakes

“We don’t have any milk.” I had promised pancakes for breakfast. “I can go get some,” I offered, the store being only across the street. But I was still in pyjamas. “No, I’ll go get it,” Ben claimed, sporting a … Continue reading

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It’s after work…

This is my first, I do believe, after work posting. So forgive the drunkeness. It is 12:33 am, early by most standards. Would have been earlier, but a late 3-top showed up 10 minutes before close and ordered food at … Continue reading

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Happy Restaurant Week

What comes twice a year, lasts two weeks, and sends you into a manic state of excitement and frustration? Boston’s Restaurant Week started on Sunday 14 August, and lasts until the end of the month. And you love it. I … Continue reading

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Everything I know, I learned in a year…

Which is to say, I’ve been working at No 9 Park for a year as of November 2. It was an important milestone for me. So far I’d worked two prep stations (vegetables, and purees), and 3 service stations (cold … Continue reading

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