15 hours ago
This actually happened. creating a zero-impact culinary event inside the grand canyon was an education in finding a way where there has never been one before. it was about keeping balance amid surprises and designing something meaningful in one of the most remarkable places on earth. it felt at times like we were collaborating with the canyon herself.
we've worked closely with the hualapai nation and maverick helicopters over the last eight months to map out how something like this might actually be done. nothing breakable. no heating elements of any kind. five hours on the ground meant that a restroom was needed, but nothing over 5.5' in length could be transported. no wastewater.
six helicopters, nine c&f crew, seven tables sawed in half and invisibly reassembled. eight panels, a door, and a floor to be built by hand into a luxury restroom on site, with a vacuum-sealing waterless toilet. hundreds of enamel dishes. chefs aurore and chris flown-in with five courses to be assembled and served on site. custom equpale bar with titus on the hot buttered cider and rosemary elderflower cocktails. one hour later: nothing at all.
as we always say: this is about establishing connections. connection with the land, with others, and with ourselves. here are the people and places we feel connected with today:
for trusting us to be stewards of this place.
for everything. you guys are incredible.
for putting wings on this crazy idea.
for constant collaboration and friendship. and for solving every wooden problem with style.
for building a beautiful restroom from a drawing.
on the stunning enamelware.
on the perfect produce.
for creating perfect cocktails everywhere
and finally @kaleymooney @r_yll10e
for making the impossible possible with us.