Corton: The Covered Flame (In Which I Disagree With Mr. Bruni)

“Are both the beef and the lamb done sous vide?” I asked the server as he assembled our main courses in front of us.
“Yes.  The kitchen has no open flame!” he exclaimed with what sounded like pride.
Well… that’s interesting.  Is that something to be proud of?  Or simply the staff putting a brave face and [...]

New York’s 2010 Michelin Guide Release is No Surprise…

…In that it continues to confound.  Year after year.
And only one restaurant by an Iron Chef!!!  How can this be???  (joke)
The Michelin Guide to 2010 Starred Restaurants was released today.  Who knew that a tire company could know so much about restaurants?  Or do they?  The list raises lots of questions as to its accuracy and thoroughness:
No [...]