January 2, 2024

A Special Holiday Party for My Bedford Staff at La Bastide and Cenadou Bistrot

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Here's to a prosperous and healthy New Year ahead.

Just before Christmas, I hosted a very special gathering for my entire staff at my Bedford, New York farm. My employees work so hard during the year - caring for the property and my many pets and gardens, and helping me prepare for all the meetings, shoots, and other events. I took everyone to La Bastide by Andrea Calstier and Cenadou Bistrot, a quaint new establishment featuring two French restaurants owned by Chef Andrea Calstier and his wife Elena Oliver. We all enjoyed a buffet of delicious hors d'ouevres including tuna tartare with avocado and yuzu, Compté filled gougères, chickpea panisses with smoked espelette pepper coulis, truffle croque-monsieur, and garden salads. For sweets, we had Madeleine cookies, choux, chocolates, and other treats. It was a most enjoyable party.

Here are some photos, enjoy.