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Thought we needed a thread on places we walk by, places we hear about, places we want feedback on without starting a thread about it (yet)...   So last night we walked by Lure Fishbar. I love the l

Walked by that newish place Turquoise on E. 81. Nice fish menu - lots of whole fish, and meditarannean stuff. Not wacky expensive, believe it or not. If they do all the fish well, might be nice. N

I went a few months ago. I liked the wings; the potato mochi are good if you don't mind the typical mochi texture. They're served with a sweetish sauce and lots of butter. The place really is small

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This is very exciting, especially for cultural conservatives like myself, but both of these men are not young, and I expect this restaurant will not be especially relevant to today's culinary universe [especially given it's opening in an Upper East Side hotel].

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I was excited by the combination of Masson and Shea Gallante, but no matter how conservative I often feel about dining out, this combination doesn't feel right. I'm truly sorry Delouvrier's career stumbled in the aftermath of 9/11, when two restaurant projects collapsed, but he hasn't seriously cooked for ten years or more (in New York, anyway, I don't know how seriously to take his Boca Raton place).

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I was excited by the combination of Masson and Shea Gallante, but no matter how conservative I often feel about dining out, this combination doesn't feel right. I'm truly sorry Delouvrier's career stumbled in the aftermath of 9/11, when two restaurant projects collapsed, but he hasn't seriously cooked for ten years or more (in New York, anyway, I don't know how seriously to take his Boca Raton place).

 

It depends what you mean by "serious". He cooked a damned good confit de canard at Secession. I cannot blame him that the place was already on life support—for reasons he had nothing to do with—when David Bouley brought him in to attempt a rescue.

 

I know you had a terrible experience at La Mangeoire, but I had good meals there twice. Not life-altering by any means, but not unserious either.

 

But Chevalier wasn't by any means "relevant" either.

"Relevance" is an echo chamber in which certain anointed Mandarins decide what they think is today's fashion.

 

Having said that, I wouldn't bet on this place lasting more than a year or two.

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"Relevance" is an echo chamber in which certain anointed Mandarins decide what they think is today's fashion.

I know what you mean, but that's only partially true.

 

The dining masses certainly vote with their feet (or their teeth) (or whatever).

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Surely nobody would suggest that Delouvrier's involvement at Mangeoire represented any kind of continuation of his work at Les Celebrites and Lespinasse, however lucky some diners might have been to have received decent bistro dishes.

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