It has been a busy birthday week for me, yet while I was jetsetting to Hawaii for a three-day reprieve, Max was celebrating his manhood in Hell's Kitchen. There seems to be a challenge like this in each season. There was been a wedding challenge, a Sweet 16 party from my season, and this year, our new hopefuls gave young Max a Bar Mitzvah to remember
The challenge was simple: translate Max's three favorite foods (burger, brisket, and chicken soup) into their fine dining versions. Both teams submitted their best, if ill-planned, attempts, and the Blue Team emerged victorious. The deciding factor in this challenge was the burger. Carol insisted on using bleu cheese, onions, and mushrooms, against her team's wishes. Don't get me wrong, this is a classic pairing, but why serve three things most kids hate to a 13-year-old?
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