Surreal Dining Experience in eG Forums Q&A with Eric Asimov Posted February 15, 2005 Mr. Asimov,Last week's New Yorker mag featured a sharp piece of satire loosely based on the Times' 4 star review of Masa in which the diners are insulted in Japanese, slapped, served white rice for an appetizer, slapped again and when their food finally arrives it is the waitstaff that gets to eat while the diners are merely told how good everything is. This reminded me of a skit on Tracy Ullman's show in which a couple finally gets into Manhattan's "hottest" restaurant of the moment, Troy's. As the abuse dished out by the waiter becomes intolerable, they demand "to speak to Troy!" The noisy dining room crashes into silence as our chef Troy appears and he is all of 15.....Anyway the point of my segue is surely you have had ONE meal so outrageous, so self-important and so sanctomonious that it stands out head and shoulders above the rest in its audacity. Please share & thank you for appearing on E Gullet.