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And yes that is Emeril Lagasse looking directly at us. Right before we left for the night we looked up and we both stopped breathing for just a second as he looked at us and then he said, "How was your dinner?" Near speechless, Ella successfully managed to respond without tripping over her own words as she said, "It was wonderful." It may not seem like much to the outside world, but that short exchange sent her pulse racing and little stars started twirling around her eyes.