Sometimes you just can’t predict when the best things in life will happen to you.  A few months back my friend Scott Pierce asked me to be a part of a pilot for a project called Momentum, a web series about ways to improve the city of Birmingham while having a conversation over dinner.  His concept is that the best ideas and sharing happen while sitting together at a table having a meal.  Little did I know that this was going to literally be one of the best dinners I have ever had in my life.  Robby Melvin of Salt Fine Catering is nothing short of a culinary wizard, and extremely humble on top of that.  Currently they work out of a very small house in Forest Park, which is where we shot the Momentum pilot.  It really felt like we were having dinner in someone’s living room.  It was comfortable and cozy, very unpretentious.  While the crew was setting up we all shared a glass of wine on the back porch in the cool fall air.  Our director of photography from Crush even randomly showed up to help for a few minutes. Once we started to film, the conversation was magical and easy.  You could hear and smell Robby preparing the next course in the kitchen, and everyone there had plenty of food to eat.  I did take a  photo of the menu, but one of my favorite things was left off – the truffle risotto.  Oh. My. Goodness.  Yesterday was a bad day to start a diet!  🙂  That’s OK though, I got a good run in and had a very light breakfast and lunch in preparation.  No damage done.  And it was so worth it.

Menu from Salt Fine Catering

Momentum friends - Celine, Chris, Shaun, Jamie and Scott