They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s the case what do you think a taste would go for? No doubt we live in a tremendously visual world. Photos are simply everywhere–probably because of the speed and ease with which images can communicate big ideas. I’ve always thought that next to images, flavors and flavor memories are some of the most powerful and lasting experiences. At this point gentile reader, you might be wondering where all this is going and what this has to do with our usual food and restaurant ramblings. Well a couple things actually. First, this past week Doug announced the promotion of sous chef Cameron Pishnery to the position of chef de cuisine. When we asked Cam what a successful dish at fire would entail he replied, “I feel a successful dish should remind a guest of their fondest memories of family, friends, and experiences.” The point being, like visual images, flavors connect us to people, to experiences and at times to big ideas. Food can be profound. I bring this up because last week we debuted our next seasonal menu change–redolent of the flavors and feelings of Fall, the holidays and this particular place-Northeast Ohio– it’s people, places and rich culture.
I could wax on, on this one friends. You see, I was moved…..by the new dishes, the pure ingredients, and the care and beauty evident in each preparation. Yet as I’ve already stated–a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are a few images. I hope they convey how lovely and delicious this menu really is. I also hope you’ll join us soon at fire and re-visit some of your own memories! Post and photos by Amy Viny.