An Exclusive Chef’s Dinner at Sonoma of Worcester


Full and original article posted on Mass Foodies

On November 2nd, Executive Chef Bill Brady hosted the first exclusive chef’s dinner in Sonoma’s new home at The Beechwood Hotel. The guest list included members of the local media who took to the distinct space right away, slurping down oysters and sipping on champagne like old friends.

There was a great deal of reminiscing about Worcester’s restaurant renaissance throughout the night and I did my best to learn from those who have watched the city’s transformation carefully for decades. Telegram & Gazette correspondent, Barbara M. Houle and International Hotel Management and Development President, Sayed M. Saleh, exchanged one extraordinary culinary story after another. (I was pleased, for instance, to learn that the late American chef, Julia Child, served Goldfish Crackers at all of her house parties.) I sat alongside Jim Eber of Mass Foodies, pressing him for details about what it was like to work closely with Thomas Keller of The French Laundry. The evening was a freshman food writer’s dream.

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