Carolynn Spence is the chef at Hollywood’s iconic Chateau Marmont. Photo: LA Times
What was the food highlight of your year?
By far a lunch in Paris at Chef Jean Francois Piege’s Thoumieux. It almost made me weep. Each course felt like part of an opera.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Watching the Refused perform. The singer Dennis is like a bad ass Swedish punk rock Mick Jagger.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
The most timeless way music & food come together for me is when i get to work in a quiet kitchen alone in the mornings. Those days are few and far between nowadays but there’s nothing like throwing on some Desmond Dekker and straining a perfect veal stock at the ass crack of dawn.