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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

Bond Street, next door to Mile End sandwich. Early days, and I haven't got my hands on the calf's head yet, but here's an early look.

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Stuffed pig's trotter.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

Cooking like it's 1899. Fascinating.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

Nineteen zero zero, dinner over, oops, out of time.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

Frog's legs with sunchokes and hen of the woods in parsley watercress/garlic sauce. Yes, pure Escoffier.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

If cuisine bourgeoise ever goes completely out of style, I think I'm going to just stop eating.
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#6 Wilfrid

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

Can't face endless buckets of barley porridge, however deliciously sauced, eh?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

Frog's legs with sunchokes and hen of the woods in parsley/garlic sauce. Yes, pure Escoffier.



Look, I don't know what to say.

Canard a l'Orange
Blanquette de veau
PDC Farci
Tournedos Rossini

I don't have time to look up when someone served frog legs in watercress sauce for the first time, but if that's a prep that's newer than 1899 then I apologize profusely for the inaccuracy.

Are you responding this way because you feel you have to defend the opposite of the reasonably correct observation I made? What's your problem? I can't wait for a 5345345 page thread on how this is the most up to date French restaurant around.

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#8 Sneakeater

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

The whole point of it is that it isn't.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

The whole point of it is that it isn't.


Yeah, I know, I'm just perplexed by the reaction. Like, if I said "the dishes look updated even though they're all based on pre-1899 standards", I'd get a rebuke as well. Pointless.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

Cooking like it's 1899. Fascinating.


I think the problem lies more with the word "fascinating."

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

Are you responding this way because you feel you have to defend the opposite of the reasonably correct observation I made? What's your problem? I can't wait for a 5345345 page thread on how this is the most up to date French restaurant around.


Fascinating.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

Nineteen zero zero, dinner over, oops, out of time.

he would have served crepes after a rousing game of petanque

"This is a battle of who blinks first, and we've cut off our eyelids"


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:54 PM


Nineteen zero zero, dinner over, oops, out of time.

he would have served crepes after a rousing game of petanque


There's a lingerie petanque league?

Oh...rousing. Sorry.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:45 PM


Cooking like it's 1899. Fascinating.


I think the problem lies more with the word "fascinating."


What problem lies with that word, exactly?
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