The Meals of Others IV
I’ve got a backlog of reviews but little time to write them – Masa (NYC), L’Atelier de Robuchon (NYC), Orson (SF) – and by the time I write those, I will probably have a few more to write – Boulevard (SF), Urasawa (LA), La Toque (Bay Area), and maybe more.
For now, here are some reviews I’ve read lately that make me want to jump on a plane and eat.
El Poblet by Cachagua Store – a pub/store somewhere in my neck of the woods went to El Poblet and wrote this entertaining review. Where my review only covered the food, they do a great job of capturing the restaurant in all its glory – including its near strip mall digs.
Sant Pau by the same folks – Sant Pau was on the itinerary for the original 47 Michelin Stars in 24 Days trip but logistics prevented us from eating there. I tried to fit it into last year’s Barcelona/Madrid/Denia trip but it was just too far away given the time constraints. Nonetheless, another great review from Cachagua Store. And he even likes Thomas Pynchon and Manresa.
L’Ambroisie by A Life Worth Eating – my truffle-eating-friend recently told me about the feuilleté de truffe fraîche “bel humeur” – a whole truffle with foie gras cooked inside a perfect pastry. The price tag for that dish alone is frightening but I wish they were open last year during the Truffle Trip. L’Ambroisie was open for A Life Worth Eating and they also espouse the greatness of what must be one of the world’s most luxurious dishes.
Momofuku Ko by Opinionated About – I had/have a chance to attend one of these “friends and families” dinners for the pre-opening of Momofuku Ko but I won’t be in New York for awhile. Reading over OA’s review, I think I ate one of the first Momofuku Ko meals – it just happened to be at Momofuku Ssam two months ago, accompanied by OA, where we had 8-10 courses followed by the infamous Bo Ssam. Regardless, it will be on the top of my to-do list for the next NYC trip.
Bouley by Luxeat – Bouley does not seem to get its proper due but I would return there before eating at Le Bernardin or Per Se again. My review, 2 years ago, reads similar to Luxeat’s review – very high quality seafood and ingredients. And, to think, refusing to bring a suit to NYC on my last trip prevented me from enjoying a great meal here.