Lena Brava – Tuesday, August 23
Mood Scale: This is the time of year that I get most excited about the agua del dia: we’re in melon season. We had a minute before pre-shift formally started to talk about the kinds of melons we bring in from Nichols Farm, as well as some fun facts about the farm itself. Today’s agua del dia was yellow watermeon, amazing with the sour gose as a radler. For a special service touch for Manny and Tony’s business table, we served slices of kampachi, with a half tasting glass of this radler, and it was well received for flavor and as a showcase for our seasonality.
MVP: Gio was the MVP for his solo handling of the polish today. Gio and I spent the first couple hours of service going through the polishing strategy, as it’s become more likely that he is going to have repeat solo performances now that Francisco is back in school. Gio kept his head in the game all shift and thought through the next steps very well.