I really do feel guilty when I don't post every day but I was so busy living I had no time last week. My lunch at Ina Garten's home in the Hampton's far exceeded my expectations. First of all she is THE most incredible cook on the planet, secondly she takes hosting to a whole new level of perfection but lastly her Barn where she films and hosts is positively flawless ! We ate (the best meal of my life) in her DIVINE barn which I had to take notes on for you :
Some of you might be wondering How did a girl like you get to eat lunch in a place like Ina's? Here is the back story. Awhile back I went to an event where Ina was presenting her Barefoot Contessa Pantry packaged food line and I made a b line for her. I told her the infamous story of Glamour Magazine's Engagement Chicken - a recipe that makes your boyfriend drop to his knees and propose (there are seventy documented cases) and Ina loved that story so much that she referred to it in her new cookbook which Glamour will be featuring in the October Issue.
The Barn aka the kitchen/ dining room
Inside the barn : aka HEAVEN
Photo by Simon Upton, House Beautiful.
The perfect grey but only in a big room per Ina
The PERFECT Pantry
One of Ina's Gardens (i took this one)