Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by ChicagoRon, Apr 29, 2012.
Why does David Chang constantly place on this list? I don't get it.
TFL at 43 and Amber (Hong Kong) at 44, which I just went to recently - I find that strange. I haven't been to TFL but I imagine just the experience of driving out to wine country and eating in TK's little fine dining shack is more memorable than pushing an elevator button and eating anonymous pseudo-French in a Chinese luxury hotel.
See that quote above. Panels are weighted somewhat equally by region, and the voters don't even have to go to the restaurants they vote for. So places with lots of buzz or good PR get voted up and capitalize on it.
I really don't understand how TFL went from #1 restaurant in (all of) the Americas to something like 40 on the list. Having dined there, I put it easily in my top 3. Is Per Se that much better?
For the Canadians out there... Since we didn't make the world list, at least we can have our own list
BC and Ontario topping the list with 17 apiece.
Nice to see 7 restaurants in Montreal get in the top 50, would have expected more seeing Montreal known for its cuisine. One thing is for sure, I am quite surprised where Toque is on the list, seeing it is supposedly one of the best restaurants in Montreal after Joe Beef.
I have very little experience with Chang and none beyond Ma Peche but isn't Ko supposed to be his flagship? So what is this Ssssam Bar or whatever that is on the list?
It's probably too tiny top matter.
Ssam is wrapping stuff in lettuce like hand rolls; I think at Ssam bar he makes things like his Bo ssam (pork shoulder with lettuce wraps) and the $100 fried chicken.
At Ko he makes things like an amuse bouche of a pork rind sprinkled in the lowest quality S and B brand shichimi tougarashi, and a 'kimchi consomme' that is like the strained version of a broth that Korean $2 noodle shops serve.
In other words, neither one deserves to be on the list ...
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