I learned this new word when I visited the new kitchen at Le Petit Terroir, where my friend, Kevin Sarbora, is now the executive chef. Having known him since his days as head butcher at Bill the Butcher, I saw that his zeal for food encouraged his customers, helping them discover their own inspiration, challenging them to new horizons.
And I am not the only one that saw this passion. Dave and Karin Shoup saw it also. Le Petit Terroir is their brainchild. I was honored to meet the couple while visiting Mr. Sarbora, and I had to smile while I stood there and watched the interaction between these three. Mr. and Mrs. Shoup were bouncing around the kitchen with as much excitement as Mr. Sarbora was. I truly saw that this was a team, a partnership of appetite you could say, that I foresee will make a statement here in the wine world of Woodinville, WA.
But it wasn’t just their enthusiasm, it was the food that they were creating. I was allowed to taste a few of the flavors that they are soon to introduce to the public. I could tell that the true love of food had been put into these creations. What were they you ask? Well, let’s just say, if you really know me, you know that when I say that ‘someone was in the mood, because it showed in the food’, then you know it was good.
But don’t just take my word for it, check out their site. See what they are all about. If you enjoy the wine culture here on the Eastside, ask at your favorite wine tasting establishment if they are also serving food from Le Petit Terroir.
I, for one, will raise a glass to Mr. Sarbora and the Shoups. Here is to a wonderful future for you and your guests. I plan on being one of them. Sláinte mhaith!