If Boulud Had Not Garnered Fourth Star
Posted 05 August 2002 - 05:31 PM
Posted 06 August 2002 - 02:17 PM
After spending the whole calendar year 2000 in the restaurant, I was still early in my writing process, transcribing notes, etc. when The Times's William Grimes gave the restaurant the four-star review in March. Therefore, I hadn't really settled yet on exactly what the narrative arc of the book would be, and I certainly hadn't yet come up with the title The Fourth Star. Let's just say that for me, the review--both in its four-star rating and in its timing--was a stroke of amazingly good fortune.