John A Ablahani
February 4, 1943 – September 30, 2019
John A Ablahani was born on February 4, 1943 and passed away on September 30, 2019.
- Graveside Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019
John A Ablahani
October 4, 2019
I met John through his sweet and beautiful daughter, Jillian a few years back on a road trip to help a mutual friend, Susan move. He graciously put us up for a few days at his home.
Before he retired, John was an accomplished chef and restaurant entrepreneur for many years. When I met him the first thing he did when he learned that I was also a chef, was to allow me the honor of cooking in his kitchen and I was delighted! I love his kitchen!
John was also an accomplished hunter and had recently brought down an elk that he proudly cleaned and cut himself. He said, "Dani, I want you to cook up these elk cuts for dinner tonight, are you up to it? ". I said, nervously, sure I am! and set about marinading and searing up the steaks accompanied by a lovely spring salad melody from his garden. I am proud to say that he was more than pleased with the results, and between you and me so was I! I had never cooked elk before and it was delicious!
When we departed his home Susan and I were left, totally rested and stomachs happily full - and I had gained a new friend.
John was the most gracious host, generous friend and all around pleasure to have known.
He has beautiful and talented children and has led a very blessed life. He cooked for celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and the Ratpack after all! Wow!
I will never forget you John! and I have no doubt that your good spirit is resting peacefully.... Until we meet again RIP. ... P. S. Thanks for the recipes!