Saturday, April 18, 2009

Gramercy, Park Avenue South Between 28th and 29th Streets

Mary Sargent © 2009 ……….. click to enlarge

I loved Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. If you have any interest in food and restaurants, you must read it. Very funny. He was the chef at Les Halles and I couldn't wait to go there. It's pretty, right? Real Frenchy. One of the first.

All I can say is it was so disappointing that I lay awake writing letters in my head to him. Dear Tony, casual is one thing, inept is another. And another thing . . . Of course, he was long gone as chef there, but still, it's his restaurant.

When you read books you love, do you kind of assume a special relationship with the author and have mental conversations with him/her?

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1 comment:

luka said...

I think I was there to witness your disappointment, altho I can't remember what we had. We were sitting in a dismal location by the kitchen, I think, and there was something horribly wrong with the service, and I also recall a terrible kind of 'din' in the place. I think you DID write a letter to dear Tony.