Enjoy it simply.
To quote Michael Pollan (again...):
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
These simple words are his, now oft repeated, answer to the question of what to eat when there is a seemingly endless parade of options that confront the American palate. It is remarkably clear and sane advice for a public inundated with food options, nutritional claims, and heavy-handed marketing of new food options.
I'd go on to argue that the fine food industry- with magazines, cooking shows, restaurant trends, and trendy "food-of-the-month" discoveries (rediscoveries of long-established and/or heirloom items typically)- could be included in this assault on food. (I implied it's arguable.)
Some of the various "food movements," while doing a great deal to re-emphasize local, sustainable, organic (etc.), sometimes overemphasize their own dogma in the opposite direction. (I implied they do good overall.)
If every bite of food or drink of wine becomes a political statement, or meal becomes symbolic of some movement, we've perhaps, once again, made eating about something other than the food.
So, here at River Myst Haven, we've added a corollary to Mr. Pollan's creed:
Enjoy it simply.
The double meaning is intentional: find the joy in simple preparations of food and really enjoy your food thoughtfully.
Several of us would add an additional element (though we don't all partake):
With good wine.
Essentially, we have a passion for food and are committed to the thoughtful experience of food and wines.
Recently, we've hosted a winemaker dinner featuring fantastic local pinot noir paired with amazing menu selections, a French-themed birthday luncheon with fantastic wines, and a "farmer's market" cooking experience with...well, you get the idea.
Timothy, General Manager