Red pill, Blue pill

 
I got a call from Morpheus (aka Javier, Adolfo’s son) the other day…

I was happily going about my early morning routine of setting up the kitchen and was just settling into my café con leche and fish prep when the phone rang:

 

¨Neo, come to the other restaurant.¨

  

¨Pack your knife kit, wear your chef whites, bring a change of clothes… and follow the white rabbit.¨

 

At the other restaurant, Morpheus was sitting in his pimped out black car:

¨If you take the blue pill, you go back to the restaurant and prepare for service. ¨

¨If you take the red pill, you come to Madrid for a special food expo for the restaurant and… other stuff will happen too.¨

Choose, Neo:

Restaurant service

OR

A night of questionable morality and
dubious certainty with Adolfo and family

Um, what do you think I did?! I took a handful of red pills!!! 

Here are the results:

The convention hall

The convention hall

Convention Hall #2

Convention Hall #2

Our companions the next booth over

Our companions the next booth over

The sexy Tio Pepe girls. It must be the hats...

The sexy Tio Pepe girls. It must be the hats...

With Adolfo & Nacho Manzano

With Adolfo & Nacho Manzano

Adolfo works the crowd

Adolfo works the crowd

The crowd gathers... anyone who's anyone in the Spanish food world!

The crowd gathers... anyone who's anyone in the Spanish food world!

Morpheus (Javier, in front) and his older brother, Adolfito

Morpheus (aka Javier, in front) and his older brother, Adolfito

 
with the mack daddy himself

with the mack daddy himself

The Castilla-La Mancha crew

The Castilla-La Mancha crew

with Florencio Sanchidiran, the king of jamon carving

with Florencio Sanchidiran, the king of jamon

Florencio playing with jamon

Florencio playing with jamon

… and then it was off to the after-party and a looooong Madrid night:

Adolfo, aka Al Pacino/James Dean/Escofier in the same body, driving his red jag, cigar in hand

Adolfo, aka Al Pacino/James Dean/Escofier in the same body, driving his red jag, cigar in hand

with Javier and novia

with Javier and novia

The after-hours crew

The after-hours crew

 And some videos from the night:

Video from the Millesime cooking expo

Video from the afterparty

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6 Responses to “Red pill, Blue pill”

  1. Looks like you had an awesome time in Madrid, I wish I’d been there. I like that you have this blog, I can pretend like I’m still in Spain being frustrated but loving it anyways.

  2. The woman in the red HAT. I designed her. She um…well she doesn’t talk very much, but if you’d like to meet her, I can arrange a much more personalized milieu.
    😉

  3. Kristenettes Says:

    Glad you followed the white bunny and the red pill. Looks like a hell of a night.

  4. Sick. That’s bloody awesome. Who knew you’d end up a baller? Now, if you could only master the art of being photogenic dear…

  5. mostinterestingmanonearth Says:

    Looks like quite a night. awfullly sorry I ended up taking you to a dump last sunday. On the other hand, I do [italics underlined] know how to say elderflower in Spanish

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