Jump to content

The Bruni Thread


Guest Aaron T

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 7.8k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Eater puts the Bruni odds at even money for three stars on a review of Momofuku Ko

 

Bets down?

New York Journal has three stars. I made the decision this morning, before knowing what the Eater odds would be. But for the record, Eater doesn't offer even money very often. The translation is that three stars are a sure thing (in Eater's opinion).

Link to post
Share on other sites

Forgive me if this has been discussed somewhere. Has anyone eaten at La Sirene on 558 Broome Street? A friend of mine just got back from NY and said he had a fun, reasonably priced and delicious meal there.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure if it's been remarked but I do wish that he [Mr. Big] would write more about how the food tastes instead of saying what he had.

 

In literary terms: show, don't tell. :angry:

 

ETA: he tries, and in point of fact compared to his earlier material, he's improved. Just not nearly enough for my own satisfaction. I suppose after Reichl they wanted someone who didn't ascend to heights of rapture.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Forgive me if this has been discussed somewhere. Has anyone eaten at La Sirene on 558 Broome Street? A friend of mine just got back from NY and said he had a fun, reasonably priced and delicious meal there.

Pretty good. My review is here.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I read that with interest, to see if you concurred with Bruni. Personally, the consistent reports of the chef's involvement with your dining experience are off-putting (“Here it is, medium. I refuse to cook it medium well.” I hate that attitude.) What I really can't figure out though is whether the food really is much better than, say, the level represented by Flea Market, Zucco, Epicerie, etc. (And I think those are all pretty good in their own way.)

Link to post
Share on other sites
I read that with interest, to see if you concurred with Bruni. Personally, the consistent reports of the chef's involvement with your dining experience are off-putting (“Here it is, medium. I refuse to cook it medium well.” I hate that attitude.) What I really can't figure out though is whether the food really is much better than, say, the level represented by Flea Market, Zucco, Epicerie, etc. (And I think those are all pretty good in their own way.)

We didn't find it off-putting, and apparently neither did Bruni, but there's a fine line between charming and pushy. We thought he was on the right side of that line.

 

I haven't tried any of the other places you mentioned. But part of the beauty of La Sirène is that it's so inexpensive, compounded by the fact that you can bring your own wine. At these prices, the menu may have a mixture of hits and misses, and you still don't feel cheated.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...