The Meals of Others V

Some might call it filler but here’s another installment of The Meals of Others. There has been some exciting dining happening out there.

Secret Beef (LA) by All In – While this review is from an “other”, I orchestrated, and attended, this secret beef expedition. I first ate this beef nearly two years ago and, after four or five visits now, I think it’s some of the best beef in the US. Oren was disappointed with the taste and I would agree that it does not have a beefy dry-aged flavor; but, what it lacks in dry-aging, it more than makes up for with texture. Its texture is not fatty like wagyu yet it is marbled nearly as much and retains its bite.

L’Arnsbourg by Refined Palate – Refined Palate went on a whirlwind trip through France and this looks like the best meal. There is nothing like the magic of a 3-star restaurant perched in the middle of nowhere. This restaurant will be added to the must-do list next year.

Le Meurice by Country Epicure – Country Epicure has been on a blogging tear recently with who-knows-how-many-posts across at least four continents. Le Meurice has eluded me on past Paris trips but I hope to correct that in July. For now, you can read about their feast.

Pierre Gagnaire by Hungry Hedonist – The Hungry Hedonist enjoys her meal but possibly falls victim to the roller coaster ride that is Gagnaire.

Per Se by Foodie at Fifteen – Fifteen year old Nick is too young to have a “best meal of his life” but reading this review, complete with rock-star treatment, is quite a joy.

Momofuku Ko by The Wandering Eater – makes me want to book a flight to NYC immediately and partake in the fun. I’m sure we’ll begin seeing more many Ko posts but I doubt many, mine included, will have such fine photography.

Geranium by Very Good Food – Trine shows us why Copenhagen, and parts up north, will soon be en vogue with the fooderati (once we get over our Japanese kick!) This meal looks Spanish experimental but it seems to retain an organic-ness to it.

Ledoyen by Refined Palate – my meal during the Truffle Trip was among the best I’ve had in Paris. The hot/cold uni dish found in this review looks spectacular. Ledoyen will be on my July itinerary.

That’s all for now.

- chuck

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