I had no idea, but apparently one of her partners in her soon-to-open restaurant is Rob Katz, a dad at our school. Rob and his wife Kathleen's house was AMAZING, and we had a total blast at the party.
Stephanie's food was definitely the highlight. My favorite were the tempura-battered soft shell crabs with a wasabi aioli dipping sauce. We also had lamb chops topped with a marcona almond paste, seared scallops over a salad of beech mushrooms and grapes, and an amazing pork belly concoction that featured coconut milk and peanuts.
Once Stephanie was done cooking, we were able to hang out with her a bit and she was terrific. We chatted a bit about twitter and blogs (and the fact that her dad reads every blog post about her thanks to Google alerts - Hi Mr. Izard!), and plans for her new restaurant. Great, great night.