I know many people don’t see the point of Twitter and if you don’t run a blog or business I wouldn’t try to convince you that you need to be on it. But Twitter could be one of my favourite social media platforms, remember when I was stuck in Buenos Aires and Twitter got me on the first flight to Vancouver?
Facebook may be where I connect with friends but Twitter is where I connect with people with shared interests. Many months ago I started following @ChefEricWood and we chatted back and forth. But then I wrote about being personally and professionally dumped within a span of a few weeks and Eric sent me a direct message of support and shared his own very personal story.
That is a beauty of Twitter. You can connect with people you would never otherwise meet.
I knew Chef Eric was in the middle of opening Hawthorne Food and Drink and when he invited me to a preview lunch I was so nervous. Not for meeting him, I already knew he would be fantastic. But I wanted his food to be amazing and knowing his story I really want things to go well for him.
That was silly.
My highlights were the smelts from Nova Scotia (a taste from home), crispy fried quail and the lemongrass BBQ ribs. I didn’t know this but Eric is known from previous restaurants for his affinity for the #4squaremeal which I love because it means I don’t have to commit to one thing to eat.
Hawthorne Food and Drink is now open for lunch but in the New Year he’s going to run cocktail nights with small plates of food called Flight Club. And after drinking the amazing house made organic ginger aleI’m ready to make a move to cocktails.
It’s nice to meet someone who is so nice and yet is so talented. It’s just another reason I am so happy to be back in Toronto.
Besides who doesn’t want to drink out of a boot glass?