Monday, March 21, 2011
Did you see the picture above? And this one, which is what you see after passing through the brown curtain? I'll sit by the door. Apology accepted. I'd sit outside. How cool is this?
Bocuse d'Or competition, which I like to think explains a bit of his very fancy plating stylez. The rim is festooned with fresh, steamed and pickled leaves and veg. The center is the dreaded 'bagna cauda', although with the creaminess and all the odd spices (cumin) wedged in here, I think it rises above the mediocrity the name has come to imply.
The meat is chicken, roasted and shredded, but the theme is 'bees', with honey figuring into the mix somewhere and the dark sauce being dripped in a trail meant to put you in mind of a bumblebee's flight.
Steinbeck and Wright Morris.
Dinner, you might want to be careful.