Saturday Night Live once famously gagged that fictional product “Shimmer” was both a floor wax and a dessert topping: it outlasted every other leading floor wax…and was delicious too. Shimmer, of course, did not exist. Gustaf Anders Rooth, on the other hand does.
He is an artist. He is a Chef. He is both a Chef and an artist. And did someone mention that he’s also an inventor? And at the heart of Rooth’s Barrel Smoker Dinner Series are several examples of Rooth’s barrel smokers: wine barrels repurposed as smokers.
The next event in the series is June 18th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Planet Rooth Studios at 3334 5th Avenue in San Diego. Helming the Barrel Smokers will be three of Baja California’s greatest chefs: Drew Deckman, Ryan Steyn and Karla Navarro.
Normally, the opportunity to dine on the food of Chefs this talented would be the reason not to miss such a dinner. Monte Xanic wines would be reason enough in and of themselves.
But then there’s this: Gustaf Anders Rooth. Artist. Chef. Inventor. Performer. Floor wax. Dessert topping. Force of nature.