I hate thinking of clever ways to start a story, so I’m going to start typing and see what happens. It’s 1:20 in the morning and I just got home, forgive me.
Today was more of the same, lots of prepping for dinner service. I made a handful of things - gingerbread cake, mascarpone custard, pie dough, apple gelée to name a few - and then got to start plating for service! The pastry kitchen is so different from my experiences in the hot kitchen during service… even when you have a lot of stuff to go out at once, it’s quiet, precise, and organized. I also got to write on some birthday and anniversary dessert plates, fry donuts (burned myself because I am an idiot), and a surprising amount of math. Oh, and I’m forgetting the best part - I got to help come up with a vegan dessert!
Oh man, so much more happened today but I think my legs are going to fall off if I don’t go to sleep soon. So far loving the experience though, and not just at Gilt. Every day I go to the train and my MetroCard is still in my wallet, every time I don’t get on the wrong train, and every time I make it home with all the belongings I left the house with is like, the biggest success of all, haha.
Okay but seriously, nap time.