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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I worked in a Spanish restaurant and the chef (Basque) would make them at 9 am so they were cool enough to serve at lunch. I'm sure somewhere in Spain they serve them as an omelet, but its not very good to my taste. I came in once on a day off to watch how its done, its a favorite around my house. Esquire recently had a great recipe for one, some nice nuances I tried and worked.

BTW, my ex had a redneck sister who put ketchup on one I made.

They are served cool, room temp and warm. I like them a lot. And you are right, lots of possible variations, none of which include ketchup.
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

They are served cool, room temp and warm. I like them a lot. And you are right, lots of possible variations, none of which include ketchup.

I'm no expert, but room temperature is the Spanish norm. Hot and cold seems like American bastardization.

My favorite variation is red peppers, garlic and cilantro. I've tried dozens of combinations, basil doesn't work, nor do green peppers. Making it spicy is ok, I've tried cayanne and red pepper, and strangely french beans work. Another variation I tried was thin sliced Manchego, but it breaks up and you dont get burst of it which is what I was after. Rapini is another I tried, I liked it (my favorite vegetable) but it is likely not to many folks taste.

I talked about that ketchup bullshit for years. Idiot. She was a redneck.
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Sorry, wrong thread
Edited by California Dreamer - 3/21/13 at 6:52pm
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Vetiver Extraordiare today. Got to keep up with the summer fragrances while we still have some sunshine.

I love that restaurant.
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post

In the DC suburbs:

Girasole in The Plains, VA.  Really great pasta dishes at reasonable prices and a decent wine list...  Robert Duvall lives nearby and eats there often.  Try it when the weather permits outside dining.  Also, arriving during daylight is best.  It reminds me a little of Florence, Italy.  It's worth the drive, which is very nice if you avoid I66 and take the side roads.

Cheers,

Rossoz, iif you're out this way, try The French Hound in Middleburg. The chef is a NECI grad, was with the team that opened bouchon in napa, spent time in France as a private chef - he's a total francofile. The food is great, smart updates on bistro classics and some local ideas. Best frites in virginia.

Braised
post #1326 of 1368
^^ The Plains, VA is hardly DC suburb, its like 40 miles out. Nice rec, will have to try if I'm out that way.

Hell, drive the extra 40 miles and $500 and hit The Inn at Little Washington.
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Anyone been to Public in New York? I'm thinking of checking it out tomorrow.
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Anyone been to Public in New York? I'm thinking of checking it out tomorrow.

Public is ok. Nothing that is outstanding and is far from a "destination" restaurant. Should be a solid meal.
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Public is ok. Nothing that is outstanding and is far from a "destination" restaurant. Should be a solid meal.

Hmm. Maybe I'll check out other spots. The Australia-oriented wine list isn't really all that appealing either.
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if you want something great, it's hard to go wrong with a Danny Meyer place.
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^ Weird. Never really thought about it, but I've never been to any Danny Meyer restaurants (Shake Shack doesn't count). Not a conscious choice or anything--just happened that way.
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I had the pig blood Popsicle that Brad Farmerie made at a food tasting event and it was quite excellent. Didn't taste metallic at all. I am usually not a fan of the blood jelly foodstuffs. They don't serve it at the Public but they do at the bar next door.
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pig blood Popsicle

Sorry, even as a blood-eating Korean, I can only respond with a uhoh.gif
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

^ Weird. Never really thought about it, but I've never been to any Danny Meyer restaurants (Shake Shack doesn't count). Not a conscious choice or anything--just happened that way.

fix it. Just pop up to the bar and order some wine and snacks. Nothing more, nothing less.
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fix it. Just pop up to the bar and order some wine and snacks. Nothing more, nothing less.

Yes, sir. Will probably do so for a late lunch tomorrow.
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