Yeah, I haven’t posted lately, so here’s a post my friends.
My best buddy Aren Stobby, and I are starting to host various events at the Dream House. The sky is the limit on the kinds of events we will put on. Anything from dinners to wine tastings, classes, ice cream socials, and so on.
First Question. Who is Aren Stobby? I’ve known him for the past 7 years. We discovered the restaurant industry and our love for food, dining, drinking, and service together. He stayed living in Ann Arbor, MI while I moved to Portland, and subsequently Spain. We met again two and a half years since we last saw each other. He flew out after my stage at Martin Berasategui to travel in France for 3 weeks with me. Meanwhile he’s been working in the industry in Ann Arbor, including working as a bartender, kitchen manager, FOH manager, catering and most recently as a wine director. Aren is my partner in crime.
Second Question. What is the Dream House? Aren lives in a house with two super house mates. Dave who is a musician/sound engineer/marketing guy, and Tony who is a bartender/server beast. The Dream House is a great place to be hosting events we have plenty of equipment and space. Dave, Tony, and various other close friends assisted in the production of the whole event. Oh, and why is the name the Dream House? Well actually I’m not 100 percent sure, I know mostly but I want to know the whole story before a tell it.
The first dinner was kind of a trial dinner to figure out the best way to use the space and what we can put out. We served 19 people an 8 course menu with wine pairings. We also had two beers, and 3 signature cocktails invented by Dave. To help fund this event we suggested a donation of 25 smackers for the dinner, and 10 cash dollars for beverages.
This is a three part series. The second part will have more photos, and a description of the menu. The third part will have conclusions and future plans.
Our first dinner party was quite successful and now I can’t wait for more events and dinner parties that will do even better! And it’s all because of these amazing people who helped out so much! Tony, Dave, Brooke, Michelle, M, Bill, Michael, Connor, and Scotty. And my brother Simon for taking photos. I hope I didn’t forget anyone. Thanks!!
Subsequent posts will follow soon. Here is a taster.