It has been pretty damn hot here in Maussane (consistently in the mid-90’s), and Saturday was the worst. The kitchen has one window and is poorly ventilated, so it reached well in to the 100’s. It just so happens that it was a little too hot for our 56 year-old dishwasher Maria. She bailed before dinner service even started. You know what that meant.
As an apprentice in a small kitchen, I knew to expect to wash a few dishes. But It’s humbling to see a chef of 24 years wash his own dishes. Ahh, the trials and tribulations of a small restaurant owner.