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Rich

Member Since 22 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2019 04:06 PM
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Breakfast at Tiffany's

10 August 2019 - 10:15 PM

Audrey Hepburn would be proud, so would George.

 

After months attempting to secure NYC's most difficult reservation, we finally went today and it was surprisingly good. Very, very good in fact. 

 

It's not a dinner spot or a lunch spot for fine food, but it is quintessential NYC breakfast/lunch and they do it as well as anyone. Much better then it should be. The smoked salmon with truffle cream cheese was outstanding. The tuna tartar perfect and the poached salmon was cooked rare and tasted delicious.

 

Service is beyond skillful - whoever trained the staff - kudos!!! Views by the windows are breathtaking of Central Park.

 

Desserts were luscious and a nice little wine list. Prices were quite reasonable and portion sizes exceedingly large. The lobster salad looked incredible and will be my choice next time. Been assured there will be no more difficulty in securing a spot.

 

Every person who considers themselves New Yorkers MUST go there at least once.

 

And yes, Audrey and George were spotted on the ground floor by the diamond ring display!!!

 

ETA - the most beautiful and graceful women of every race and origin happen to dine there and it was Peggy who pointed that out to me. Think I was one of three/four men in the place.


Old Friends

17 July 2019 - 06:49 PM

Although it was a sad thread, it was very nice to see Suzanne F. and Lex post again. Hopefully their contributions will resume.


Poached Eggs

15 June 2019 - 05:47 PM

As Professor Higgins once said to Col. Pickering - "Why can't the English learn to speak?"

 

Relating to food - Why can't chefs learn how to poach an egg? Most of the time they're cooked to within an inch of being hard-boiled. It is a rare occurrence when a poached egg is a poached egg.

 

Without a doubt eggs are the most important food ingredient. So why do chefs ignore the science of poaching an egg? Why I ask, why? 

 

There is no answer except laziness - any cook/chef who can't poach an egg properly, should turn in their toque immediately. There, I've said it.

 

LEARN TO POACH AN EGG - BEFORE THE EGG COMES BACK AND POACHES YOU!!!


Washington Post Has Gone to the Dogs

05 June 2019 - 11:41 PM

The Washington Post has rated the top fifteen store-bought hot dogs. 

 

Rated #1 by a wide margin - those infamous Costco Doggers!!!!


Common Sense

06 April 2019 - 07:14 PM

What happened to it?

 

No, seriously, what really happened to it???