I bumped into such a great variety of people last night – the lovely nutritionist Katharine Tallmadge, senators, friends, and I even got to meet the assistant White House chef, Sam Kass! He was serving a delicious cucumber avocado chilled soup that was so summery and light.
One of my favorite sections of the new “lifestyle concept” layout of the store is the beautiful 2,500-bottle, climate-controlled cellar. It will be so nice to have a one-stop shop for every time I’m entertaining. The wine went well with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra playing Sinatra songs in the background. Michael Quinn will direct the wine room, and they will be offering regular wine and cheese pairings on Thursdays from 5-7pm.
The best part about this new Social Safeway is that it was built sustainably! There are no CFC refrigerants used in the chilled éclair cases ?. The cooling system is completely green, and all of the unsold produce get composted, just like Whole Foods does, and it’s all built to LEED certifications!
Well social safeway, welcome back to the neighborhood!