I arrived an hour early and was surprised to see an empty parking area. I grabbed the closest spot to unload my equipment. Inside I met Rich Herzfeld, the owner, and we discussed logistics. His biggest concern was I be sure not to play too loud.. and that a good way to check was if folks were sitting near me or not.
I noticed the place was pretty empty as I began my set up. Then I chowed down some excellent breakfast food, and began tuning up. Soon I detected a lot of activity around me. Folks were piling in in droves.. Ordering food and grabbing seating.. The place was suddenly packed! And I began playing.. It was noon. I started out with my original piece, the Mountain Song, and then on to the tunes from my list.
It was a fun way to celebrate the entrance of June, and thus Summer.. Along the way I met some real nice people who, like me, love music of many kinds. I am very grateful I had the chance to play the Chef's Table, and hope Rich will allow me the pleasure of returning soon.