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Robert Godwin

Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.

VIP Palate Pleaser Far More Than Pleasing

Posted at April 19, 2013 by Comments Off on VIP Palate Pleaser Far More Than Pleasing

It was a good thing that guests arrived at the home of Melanie and Charlie Jones with an appetite because Chef Tim Love was in full cooking mode. Weather had been a threat earlier, but cleared by party time to treat all attending with a spectacular sunset. “Spectacular” was a word in frequent usage during the 5 course dinner. It all began with an artichoke carpaccio, salmon and halibut paired with a Bollinger Grand Annee Brut 2002 (selected by Master Sommelier Devon Broglie). It was followed by grilled ramps and a kale salad with a Riffault Sancerre Les Boucauds 2011. Then came a deluge of meat dishes from a chef whose license plate reads “carne.” There was brisket, elk, pork chops, lamb belly, and gnocchi with a rabitt-rattlesnake-fennel ragu. Broglie paired these with a Ponzi Reserve Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2009 and a Fontanafredda Serralunga D’Alba Barolo 2007. Also, from a chef famous for his meat dishes, there was a phenomenal smoked squash with a chile honey, grilled asparagus and smoked potato puree.

By this time, it was close to impossible to push away from the table–which worked out just fine as Pastry Chef Philip Speer of Uchi had been working some magic with dry ice, a blow torch and a ton of imagination to create a Bananas Tres Leches Sphere. Entirely too beautiful and tasty to say “no” to as it was placed in front of guests.

This extraordinary evening was hosted by Melanie and Charlie Jones, Emilie and Tim Love, Jesse Herman with special guest Devon Broglie.

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