Jump to content


Photo

Dinner


  • Please log in to reply
33 replies to this topic

#1 balex

balex

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,189 posts

Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:37 PM

a) it's very hard to get a reservation
b) it's very expensive
c) the food is no fucking good

...

m) the wine list is filled with overpriced young trophy wines from off vintages
n) the room is like a Holiday Inn in Florida
...

etc etc

#2 Suzanne F

Suzanne F

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 16,415 posts

Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:28 PM

No, tell us what you really think.

Because it's allowed doesn't mean it isn't creepy. -- Sneakeater, April 10, 2014

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#3 Slapsie Maxie

Slapsie Maxie

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,661 posts

Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:48 PM

a) it's very hard to get a reservation
b) it's very expensive
c) the food is no fucking good

...

m) the wine list is filled with overpriced young trophy wines from off vintages
n) the room is like a Holiday Inn in Florida
...

etc etc


Almost exactly what my brother's e-mail to me about his meal said

Slapsie

#4 Anthony Bonner

Anthony Bonner

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10,439 posts

Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

but but - he stuffs a tangerine with chicken liver. Its meat fruit. its playful. its fun.

(i've been very amused by the twitter posts about this place.)
Why not mayo?

#5 Nancy S.

Nancy S.

    Advanced Member

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 922 posts

Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:34 PM

a) it's very hard to get a reservation
b) it's very expensive
c) the food is no fucking good

...

m) the wine list is filled with overpriced young trophy wines from off vintages
n) the room is like a Holiday Inn in Florida
...

etc etc

Yikes, I have a reservation there in July. Since there's still time to switch, do you have any suggestions. We're also going to The Ledbury, The Square, The Harwood Arms, The Bull & Last and Pollen Street Social on this holiday.

#6 balex

balex

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,189 posts

Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:23 PM

Pied a Terre, River Cafe, not very fashionable but excellent food.
Or you could try an Indian place -- Quilon or Trishna.

Or the new St John Hotel restaurant is quite good -- I had some great suckling pig recently there.

#7 g.johnson

g.johnson

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 18,881 posts

Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:25 PM

but but - he stuffs a tangerine with chicken liver. Its meat fruit. its playful. its fun.

(i've been very amused by the twitter posts about this place.)

Is the other dish chicken a l'orange?
The Obnoxious Glyn Johnson

#8 Daniel

Daniel

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,955 posts

Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:58 AM

yeh
Ason, I keep planets in orbit.

#9 Daniel

Daniel

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,955 posts

Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:00 AM

yup
Ason, I keep planets in orbit.

#10 Daniel

Daniel

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,955 posts

Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:02 AM

i see nowPosted Image
Ason, I keep planets in orbit.

#11 foodie52

foodie52

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,340 posts

Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:01 PM

Did you at least get to lick the walls?
[size="4"]Visit our website for updates...Friends of Colombian Orphans

Donations are always gratefully accepted.

#12 Wilfrid

Wilfrid

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 68,410 posts

Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:05 PM

Sifton went.

He thinks pigeon is "poultry". I suppose farmed pigeon is, but if he thinks pigeon is better farmed than wild he is misguided. (I don't think that is his point; I think he believes grouse is poultry too.)

#13 yvonne johnson

yvonne johnson

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,076 posts

Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:07 PM

Sifton went.

He thinks pigeon is "poultry". I suppose farmed pigeon is, but if he thinks pigeon is better farmed than wild he is misguided. (I don't think that is his point; I think he believes grouse is poultry too.)


I really don't know where to start with this article. He wants to take a look at

"restaurants that are helping London make its mark on the world’s map of Places Where It Is Good to Eat."

Where has the NYT been for the last 20 years?

Can we have more stereotypes please?
"prickly British press" and "In Britain, class will always loom".

"Reservations at Dinner.... are in any event among the hottest tickets in town. (A meal for two costs in the neighborhood of $200.) The rush for them rivals the one for orchestra seats for the new West End production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” with a cast led by the television stars Catherine Tate and David Tennant,"

Err, Tennant might be a TV star but he is a classically trained actor. (Looking up the comedian's Tate's bio, she is too.)
It was not a new dish, as I recognised my tooth marks. Wilfrid

#14 FoodDabbler

FoodDabbler

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 520 posts

Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:51 PM

He thinks pigeon is "poultry".

The bounder.

#15 g.johnson

g.johnson

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 18,881 posts

Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:55 PM

"Game" doesn't seem quite right either. Perhaps "carrion".
The Obnoxious Glyn Johnson