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The Next Four-Star Cuisine


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#1 oakapple

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 08:37 AM

At present, the four-star restaurants (as judged by the Times) are French (JG, Daniel, Le B), American (Per Se), or Japanese (Masa). I would add that although Keller is American, there menu at Per Se clearly borrows a lot from the French. On another thread, you mentioned that the new Batali/Bastianich venture, Del Posto, is gunning to be the first four-star Italian restaurant.

Is there another cuisine for which you can envision someone taking that kind of risk in New York? What would be the next likely candidate?

#2 Ruth Reichl

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:06 PM

At present, the four-star restaurants (as judged by the Times) are French (JG, Daniel, Le B), American (Per Se), or Japanese (Masa). I would add that although Keller is American, there menu at Per Se clearly borrows a lot from the French. On another thread, you mentioned that the new Batali/Bastianich venture, Del Posto, is gunning to be the first four-star Italian restaurant.

Is there another cuisine for which you can envision someone taking that kind of risk in New York? What would be the next likely candidate?

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AT some point, I assume, we'll have a really high-quality Chinese restaurant. I could see someone doing something fabulous with Indian food as well. And wouldn't a really impressive MIddle Eastern restaurant add something wonderful to our food scene?