Palmer had a wonderful 13th birthday. Palmer, Lori Ann and I spent two nights with just Palmer at a hotel in Frisco, Texas. We shopped on Saturday, mostly ogling at Williams Sonoma, cruising Sam Moon and enjoying a leisurely morning at the hotel. The highlight of the weekend was a very special experience at www.ferredallas.com. Palmer spent from 4:30 until after 6:00pm with renowned Chef Jeff Moschetti at Ferre' in uptown Dallas. I had talked with Jeff by phone and via email, he graciously offered to teach Palmer a few things and make a place for us for dinner on a very busy night for them. Jeff presented Palmer with a chefs jacket signed by all the team at the restaurant and a large chefs knife engraved with Ferre'. This all was a total surprise to Palmer and she was totally thrilled and impressed. Palmer got to participate in the kitchen, hang out with the staff while they tasted and prepared to serve a full house that night. I wish you could see her smile, it did not go away all night! (watch for pictures in the next few days) Thank you to the staff of Ferre' who where all so gracious and kind. And to Chef Jeff who made a lifetime impact on someone very precious and special to Lori Ann and me, Palmer has not stopped talking about her time with Chef Jeff. Ferre' was recently awarded 4 star recognition and is opening another restaurant in Fort Worth. Our dinner was fantastic and the experience even greater. Thank you Chef Jeff your kindness was such a blessing. Thanks also to Michael and Omar. All ya'll in Texas need to drop in and tell Chef Jeff "that Palmer sent you".
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