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24 April 2008

Here's some I made in California...

A final thought about Restaurant Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants.
In position number 5, is Thomas Keller of The French Laundry in The United States, so the critics say that's the best restaurant in the U.S.A.
In 6th place is Thomas Keller of Per Se, in the United States, so that's the second best restaurant in the U.S.A.
But hang on a second.. isn't The French Laundry in California?
And isn't Per Se in New York?
Can Tom Keller bi-locate?
Through all those time zones?
He isn't a chef. He's superman!
And aren't critic's lists absurd?!
So, it isn't our job to tell Restaurant magazine how to do their job, but isn't there something preposterous about one guy grabbing the top two positions in the U.S.A. when the restaurants are on opposite coasts.
Ditto Alain Ducasse, with joints in Monaco and Paris, who appears a bit further down the list.
Let's get back to chef-proprietors who shake the pans: Aduriz; Arzak; Blumenthal; Tetsuya Wakuda, and so on.