Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Big Things, Little Packages

I had tea with Sylvia Weinstock. What a gracious lady. A huge amount of talent and experience in such a tiny package! And so beautifully presented in her book of past events. No time for photo shoots she says!

The tea reception, hosted by TCBA’s Wedding Guys, was held just prior to a larger event where she would be speaking to the local chapters of NACE and ISES. Those attending were presented with her new book- personally inscripted, had a picture taken,and could chat one-on-one or in small groups with this amazing woman as we sipped vodka-infused tea and nibbled on sandwiches and scones.

When I was assistant pastry chef at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead, Sylvia was flown in with one of her masterpieces. After re-introducing myself to her at the reception and mentioning a few details, she recalled everything about the bride and the wedding as if it had just happened last week. Did I mention this was 17 years ago? What a head for details.

Time passed quickly, but she chatted with everyone, shared some favorite cakes from her book and gave freely of opinions, advice and her experience. She is practical, forthright, and will never give less than her absolute best.

Big things, little packages, the book is more than it’s cover.

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