We went to an "Outstanding in the Field" dinner Marty cooked for at the beach a few weeks ago. It was a blast! My parents had been to a few of them - it's an organization that takes "outstanding chefs in their field" to a dinner out in the middle of a field or on the beach - the chefs use local ingredients and cook out in the field and you sit communal style with a big group. Great wine and a bon fire round out the night - it was a great evening to enjoy some California weather and food!
We borrowed a Sprinter (still my dream car) to haul 10 adults over the hill to the beach - and so we could consume some adult beverages on the way :) It'd been a long time since any of us had enjoyed a little party bus action!
This was the view as they prepped us for dinner and introduced Marty - there cooking on behalf of The Alley, which was cool to hear it so official! (and we are sooo lucky to have Marty's amazing talent)