I am currently in South Beach for a couple days helping out with some judging on The Next Food Network Star and doing a couple demos for South Beach Food and Wine Festival.
Judging with Bob, Susie and Bobby was a hoot and the contestants this year are really great. I think it should be a really fun season. Ill also be doing a best of the best dinner for the festival (beef cheek pierogie) and a couple demos on the beach on how to roast the perfect chicken and a zucchini salad.
Normally i really do not like to travel as it takes me away from the restaurants and my beautiful bride Lizzie. This trip is always a little different though as it gets me out of the cold for a couple days and allows me to spend some time with some chef friends I don't see often. Liz always comes with on this one to which makes it all the more enjoyable.
So today was an off day so myself and Mr. Flay thought we would sneak in a round of golf. For those of you that don't know I am a golf fanatic (as are allot of chefs) including Bobby. We are also about as competitive as any two people you will find. After 18 holes we were dead even. I rip one about 270ish right down the pipe and Bobby hooks one left. He recovers nicely an.d is about 100 yds out. I hit three wood about 240 to about 10 yds short of the green....after my shot I boast ur done. He hits his 3rd shot to about 20 ft and I chunk my chip. Unf------in believable....I choked. I never choke as a matter of fact I live for the fact that the person Im playing will. I bogey he pars..game..set..match. A very Phil Mickleson moment indeed. Next time Flay your mine!!...Live to cook, MS