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Long lunch today at a place we're only semi-inner circle at. Very serious Italian joint that makes its own mozz daily, etc. The wood fired pizza oven has bricks from Italy, etc. Some certification for pizza dough...Napolitano? The special cert where they say your pizza is like that made in Italy.

Anyway, antipasto plate.


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God even when you eat out it's a sloppy mess.




Would eat.
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God even when you eat out it's a sloppy mess.




Would eat.

I'll share your sentiments with the staff when I'm at L'Atelier in a few weeks.
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I realize that you are in Japan often, but after my recent experience, I am like, you be crazy, man.
 

I have been hiding out in the heart of (food) darkness, aka South Korea. Sometimes all I want is a decently cooked protein and a tender vegetable side with some bread that smells like bread.

 

 

Hm. What, does South Korean food not have much to reccomend it? I live in middle-of-nowhere land in the States, which I can't imagine is much better. All the Korean I've ever had has been some decent (to me, I really have no idea) Bi-bim-bop, which was fairly yummy.

 

I don't think I ate any bread in Japan, but it all looked really good.

 

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This seems like a very Chuck/A Life Worth Eating way to approach a meal. Props for deviating from the script though.

In all honesty, I could not fucking enjoy a single thing about the meal apart from the tea they brought at the end (which was well-made) - in my head, I kept wondering why 85% of the dining room that was white American people with like, a single centimeter of chopstick left below their dirty fingernails, underdressed/in bad loafers, plus there was a busty Indian girl not wearing a bra under her black silk top thing. it was an incredibly distracting meal.

Mrs TOJ said was like the well-prepared version of Morimoto.

 

American people or, in fact, Westerners annoyed me everywhere I encountered them. I realize this comment is very meta, but all the same. I slammed into some woman in Shibuya during rush hour while walking down the street; she stopped in the middle of the very crowded street to take a picture without any warning. I think she was German, since the curse the impact elicited from her lips sounded German. Later, while walking down some alley in Shinjuku, I felt a vague sense of unease. It's the same sense of unease I feel in pretty much any US city. I turned around to see the guy shadowing me. Also a Westerner, dammit. But the worst was when I was at a lovely Ginza cocktail bar, which I enjoyed very much. Some loud American idiot was occupying a corner table with a flock of fellows, talking about how he'd been to all the best cocktail bars in the States, and on and on, naming places that were not, in fact, good cocktail bars, so he clearly hadn't. His party was poorly dressed, really poorly dressed in bad jeans, and yes, loafers. What is it with that? He was generally making a rukus, which is too bad, because I like quiet, and the place was very quiet and peaceful. I shook my head in aggravation, which the bartender clearly recognized -- he looked at me, and with some disdain, pronounced one word:  Internationals. I was surprised to hear that, considering the politeness with which the Japanese seem to tolerate foreigners (and the fact that I and my friend clearly were foreigners).

 

Incidentally, I would probably hold my chopsticks wrong, but I have a colleauge who was born in Hong Kong who properly instructed me some years ago. Not knowing is one thing, it is a forgivable offense, but just generally being disrespectful; not so much,.


~ H

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Those look awesome. Love the langoustine dish.
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Can we come over again soon?
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Those look awesome. Love the langoustine dish.
They don't really seem to tell a story though. It's difficult to tell what chef's vision is with so few courses.
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They don't really seem to tell a story though. It's difficult to tell what chef's vision is with so few courses.

This one time at band camp...
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Does any one else find foamy sauces kind of unappealing? Not to point a finger at Matt's langoustine, but I see that a lot recently and am usually a little turned off.

 

I feel like the guy who goes to the orchid convention and says that he doesn't like flowers with spots. Thinks they're messy.

 

~ H
 

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I feel like the guy who goes to the orchid convention and says that he doesn't like flowers with spots. Thinks they're messy

You are totally that guy.
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I think the foams are nice depending on the application. There are some sauces that are quite strong and just a little will do, but foam helps fill out the visual volume, and adds a visual texture.
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I've been to a restaurant for my grandmother's 80th birthday where they added to--literally--every main course some celery-ish foam. WTF?
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When I finally buy new plates I shall make a foam and Piob the rim.
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This thread is great to check in on every s often. So much good looking food. I wish I had something to add.
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