Egg Dishes; Humor
Posted 10 June 2002 - 05:27 AM
In addition, your input on when humor can play a significant role in a dish (with any available examples) would be of considerable interest to me.
Posted 10 June 2002 - 02:47 PM
As far as humor or whimsy on a menu? I think it's a fine line--a razor sharp one. Only Keller consistently gets away with it. Most of the time, matters lurch quickly into the cutesy-and menus with "funny" or "ironic" or whimsically referential names for dishes usually scare the hell out of me as misuse of the English language often sems to lead to misuse of food. I think subtle plays on classic dishes can work--and often do. But comedy and food rarely mix--at least from the diners point of view.
Posted 10 June 2002 - 03:37 PM
Though specials often reflected ingredients purchased on a whim.
Posted 17 June 2002 - 08:49 PM
Posted 18 June 2002 - 03:24 AM
I think Barney Greengrass's Nova, Onions and Eggs is the gold standard for breakfast eggs.
If I go more than a month without a portion, I have withdrawl symptoms.