Last week, Oteich, Oren, and I went to Manresa. The Teichs liked it on their past visits but they didn’t quite understand my unbridled enthusiasm. Phoned the chef, put in my requests, and we were off.
Of course, as luck would have it, I came down w/ a vicious flu bug that day. I couldn’t finish the meal (3 courses were left out) and I didn’t eat a real meal til last night @ Morimoto (a week later.) It did detract from my complete enjoyment of the meal but the meal was still stellar.
The first half of the meal was about as good as dining gets. Period. Nearly every dish was flawless and exceptional – met w/ surprise, grins, and proclamations of greatness. (And this is a very tough crowd )
The latter half was equally good but far more challenging. The meal was definitely tailored towards my tastes (which veer towards the raw) when i should have asked for more cooked dishes. Next time i’ll get it right for the Teichs and they’ll love every last dish
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