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When I first met him, Duffy was about to leave his job as head chef for a high-end Chicago hotel to open his own restaurant, one he hoped would become “the best in the country.” Duffy’s resume, which included stints at the internationally renowned Chicago restaurants Charlie Trotter’s and Alinea, among others, suggested he might have the skills and ambition to pull it off.
As the dining reporter, I thought there might be a compelling story in his quest to open America’s best restaurant. The process of building a restaurant felt more procedural than emotionally compelling, and not the type of Thomas French or J. Moehringer page-turning feature I had grown up reading in newspapers.
A long time fan of Curtis Stone, dating as far back as his Biggest Loser days, I was super pumped to discover that our ship, the Ruby Princess, had been refurbished since my last cruise to include his new restaurant concept: SHARE.
Before even opening the menu, I was first blown away by the sleek and modern design of the restaurant.
Multi-colored balloons filled with a liquid nitrogen and kaffir lime concoction wait to be frozen into edible dessert bowls. CD: When Kevin [Pang] approached me, the film was about documenting the process of doing what we set out to be—this great restaurant. But if people start asking and probing, eventually they're going to want to know about your parents. They expect to hear a car accident, cancer, something (like) natural causes. With my upbringing, I didn't really have a strong family sense, so it was probably easier for me to lean toward the professional side. But at least when they leave here, they have been in a culture that's not of the old-school thinking. Were you more nervous about her tasting your food at Grace than anyone else? I think for me the greatest thing I can give back to people who have done great things for me in my life is to be able to cook for them.I’ve always had an interest in visual storytelling, though; I studied broadcast journalism in college and had a grasp of shooting and editing video. Duffy agreed to cooperate and, my filmmaking partner Mark Helenowski and I began documenting the birth of a restaurant, one that would be named Grace.We envisioned the piece as a short, standalone online video for the Tribune, paired with some online text components.It laid the foundation for one of her best quotes, “It takes more energy to be afraid than courageous.” It was while she was with Bill that she opened her bakery and first restaurant.She’s modern by today’s standards, even though she is retired; Ina was an entrepreneur when a woman being a business owner wasn’t something that was done.