I'm in New York now - and I really needed to leave now if I wanted any chance of seeing Ferran Adria and nine of Spain's most influential chefs up close and personal. They're in town for Spain's 10: Cocina de Vanguardia - Madrid Fusion invades New York. They're cutting the ribbon on the French Culinary Institute's new home, the International Culinary Center in minutes.
But first there's a classic Spanish hot chocolate and churros breakfast and Ferran Adria or not, I have got to get me some of that.
By the way, did you send in your El Bulli 2007 reservation request today? It's that time of year again.
And did you see the premiere of Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie this week? If it's not running yet on your local PBS station, please email them - and why not slip them them a little donation while you're at it.
I will have a chateau slideshow available soon - with a surprise ending to that story.