Dining versus Eating
Posted 02 February 2004 - 04:24 PM
Are high-end restaurants selling the spritz instead of the soda? Is there an increasing disconnect between "fine dining" and quality eating? Where will this trend go?
Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:44 PM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 09:35 AM
In the end I would say that you judge whether it works or not based on how it taste.
There's one new restaurant in New York where the chef plays with his food so much that it is cold when it gets to the table and it has no flavor. The dishes are more a set piece than for eating
Others, like Michel Richard at Citronelle in Washinton, are unbelievably creative, but to him, the most important thing is how it tastes. He's a genius.
When this creativity works I see nothing wrong with it but I think you probably already know that all the creativity at El Buli doesn't.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 04:10 PM
But I can't forget Julia Child's comment about Nouvelle Cuisine: "You can tell somebdy's fingers have been all over it."
Posted 07 February 2004 - 10:10 AM