Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
He didn't. What I believe what he said was that he's an experienced diner. Regardless of the unfavorable reception he's been given here, I haven't seen any reason to doubt his claim.
I am sure he is a very experienced diner, and certainly knows his way around fine dining better than I do, and most of the people on this board do. I am also sure that he is a very interesting man, and most prorably he comes off as extremly charming. but he has presented himself as the source of all knoweldge in this field and put himself in the position of facing all comers.
dispite my ethousiastic attacks on my P, I am torn here. I find him somewhat cute - and I can't help but remember that he is basically of my parents generation, a generation where if you knew what capucino was, you were a wildly cultured and worldy person. I am sure that in Atlanta society of his generation, the handfull of trips that Mr. P made to a few European capitals made his somewhat of a world traveler and expolorer, and he has been resting on this position for 30 or 40 years, which I do find very cute. In an earlier thread, Mr. P boasted of his "X" number of trips across the Atlantic, as though it was a 6 digit number, when, if I remember correctly, it was in the low 2 digits. what has happened to Mr. P is that, when he started out in this "area of expertise" he was in a vastly different reality, and he apperently hasn't been able to adjust.
that said - I think I am pulling out of this thread after this post, where as I would not want to be a waiter in a resteraunt that Mr. P frequents, I do get the feeling that this is getting too brutal, and after all Mr. P's motivation is simply to provide all of us with what he considers (and many of us would agree) is a better dining experience.