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Domaine Hudson reviewed

post #1 of 12
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I realize that this should probably be another forum, but Cuffthis' restaurant, Domain Hudson, was reviewed in this Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer (As in many major cities, we get a portion of the Sunday paper on Saturday). There is also a picture of Mr. This - but the quality is poor - so you can't even be sure that he is wearling cufflinks.

The review isn't on the website - but may be there tomorrow - I'll check and post if I remember.

He was awarded two bells - which is actually a pretty good rating from a critic that rarely awards ratings of 3 and 4 bells.

Congratulations - I wish you were around my wife & I were childless and living in Center City. We would definitely have dropped in.
post #2 of 12
Thanks for the mention. I will post on this later.

PS - I'm glad the photo of me is not in the on-line version of the newspaper. I look about 30 pounds heavier in that photo - yuck!
post #3 of 12
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post #4 of 12
The critic seems somewhat of a sarcastic prick, though.
post #5 of 12
Good review. The menu sounds fantastic.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
The critic seems somewhat of a sarcastic prick, though.

How so?
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
How so?

Well maybe not a prick, but things like:

"A number of the menu's starters were uninspired. A flatbread with "exotic mushrooms" and crab brought mostly mixed greens, a few errant scraps of crustacean, and a saute of standard-issue fungus over what appeared to be commercial crackers."

"the fig cake with hardly any figs, can be missed."

Perhaps I don't know much about the critiquing industry, or perhaps I was just in a bad mood when I posted my comment
post #8 of 12
V-man - quotes you cite are not rude, just critical. It's his job to warn people away from bad restaurants and, in good restaurants, bad choices. He was a little snotty about Wilmington finally catching up to o-so-sophisticated Philly when it comes to wine bars, and he rode the whole CPA/pain-in-the-neck/April 15 stuff a little hard, but overall he seemed fairly normal (as critics go)
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Duveen
V-man - quotes you cite are not rude, just critical. It's his job to warn people away from bad restaurants and, in good restaurants, bad choices.

He was a little snotty about Wilmington finally catching up to o-so-sophisticated Philly when it comes to wine bars, and he rode the whole CPA/pain-in-the-neck/April 15 stuff a little hard, but overall he seemed fairly normal (as critics go)

The guy has a James Beard award for national critic of the year from a few years ago. He tends to be very critical and rarely awards more than 2 bells. He often awards one bell - so I think that overall the Domaine Hudson review should be considered positive.
post #10 of 12
A critic's job is to criticize. I am not offended by anything he wrote. He is entitled to his opinion. I value his input as I do for all of my customers. I welcome everyone's feedback, be it good, bad or indifferent.

I will say that, since we opened, the exotic mushroom dish has been one of our best sellers and we not had a single complaint about it, except for the words the food critic used. In fact, we have received a ton of compliments on it.

We also have never had a complaint about our European Chicken.

The bottom line? I created Domaine Hudson as a place I would want to go to for great, affordable wine, creative, reasonably priced food, all in a casually elegant, non pretentious atmosphere. We have achieved that. The crowds we have here everynight affirm that.

I simply refuse to waiver in the wind and do what is the most popular at the moment. I stand behind who I am, what I do and why I do it. I can't stand people, especially politicians, who make decisions based on polls. Believe in what you do and stand by your decisions.
post #11 of 12
So, was the neck surgery for an injury that was the result of wearing ties with alarming frequency?
post #12 of 12
I believe it was caused by polishing all those cufflinks......................

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Originally Posted by MrDaniels
So, was the neck surgery for an injury that was the result of wearing ties with alarming frequency?
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