Where are we headed?
Posted 04 March 2003 - 05:28 PM
I have never dined at Trio, but am aware of the menu and the work involved with putting it together. Being a student myelf, and swayed by the wave of the trends I too try to make things or atleast conceive things that are complicated, even though they may only take up an eighth of the plate.
My question to you is, do you feel that in simplifying things we seem to be complicating them to an even greater degree, or is that the price one has to pay to take cuisine to that 'next' level?
Posted 04 March 2003 - 11:40 PM
Certainly there can be complexity in simplicity. that is one tool a chef can use. I don't know if cuisine is moving to a simpler state overall. In fact I would say the opposite. With the advancement in techniques and new found flavor combinations cuisine is growing more complex. I find the post by Micheal Laiskonis especially interesting because now we tap into the possibilities of changing the progression of multi course meals, making the experinence even more complex.
Posted 05 March 2003 - 12:56 PM
I admire your wisdom Chef, and must say that I too hope to bask in the glory of being able to think beyond, between and into the lines some day. Heres to the new approach to food, and the deconstructed gazpacho.