Looking through some more photos and I found what I think may have been one of Wynne’s happiest days ever (and there were many!): Iron Chef Brooklyn February Birthday.
Wynne and Akeo had been talking about putting together an Iron Chef competition among our friends for a while. So Sean, Julie and I turned it into our birthday party (and dragged Sean’s twin brother Chris out from Ohio as well).
Wynne, Akeo and several other friends all participated. We all met first thing in the morning at the Tea Lounge in Park Slope (across the street from the Park Slope Food Coop) where we went over the rules and announced the secret ingredient (“Apples!”) (For the record, after it was all over I was rather in awe when Wynne nonchalantly mentioned to me she had anticipated apples as being one of the likely secret ingredients and had prepared appropriately.)
Wynne didn’t win the award for the day (even with her hubby as one of the judges 🙂 But looking back of course I see how much she and all of us won that day. She got to show her stuff. We all ate great food. And we shared a uniquely fun experience with close and wonderful friends. All the things she cared so much about in life coming together in one special day.