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New York Michelin Starred Restaurants

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by von Rothbart, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    i've had weird ideas executed well at The Fat Duck. Plenty of gimmicks there, but those weird ideas did a lot to strengthen the key ingredients in the food. At B-F, several of the preparations i thought totally overwhelmed the key ingredients present, which was a real shame if it was a stretch of an idea, and an even bigger shame if that was the intent.
     
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  2. dabestspoona

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    Speaking fo weird ideas, ate at Atera, around the same week as a few other folks here and we absolutely hated it.
     
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  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did you see any unshorn beaver?
     
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    I can appreciate cleverness in cooking. Blumenthal is in another league, obviously, but sometimes it goes too far. I disliked the food I ate at Corton for that reason. It was much too cerebral, and I felt as though I was eating someones fourth grade art project rather than actual food. I find simplicity, both in concept and preparation, is the most reliable and consistent theme of excellent cooking.
     
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  5. dabestspoona

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    I did see a old beaver. My wife flashed hers as well.
     
  6. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    i suppose the only thing about Blumenthal is many of his ideas were from years ago. I was there in 2010, and even then plenty of those ideas were quite old. A bit different from this "we cook what we can find or forage" idea.


    I thought of Corton as somewhat similar to Bras in many ways.
     
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    Never been to Bras. It is obvious Liebrandt is largely influenced by him. There are the originals, and then there are the copies. Not to go too philosophical, but if it is to be truly good, it has to come from within. I think he does a fine interpretation, I'm just not convinced that is entirely him, or if it is what he is trying to be.
     
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    i mean, i don't agree with that, but so it goes. Have you seen the recent Bras documentary? It's worth a look, and last i knew was on itunes.
     
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    Yeah, I watched it. It was okay. Also watched the Liebrandt documentary and found him to be a pompous twat.
     
  10. gomestar

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    try working in finance. or architecture.
     
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    I remembering seeing his restaurant in a NY Times story about the city's best hamburgers.
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