I hadn’t planned this post but when my wife, Donna, started emailing these iPhone shots of the dishes she was served at per se yesterday at lunch I just had to put them up. First of all, Thomas Keller and his ace staff two years ago began offering dishes a la carte in their salon area, outside the dining room. It’s a fabulous way to taste what the per se chefs, led now by CDC Eli Kaimeh, are up to. (It’s no wonder that Sam Sifton, in his final column as restaurant critic for The New York Times, called it the best restaurant in New York City.) Chef Kaimeh did not work lunch yesterday; in his stead was Chef David Breeden.  I once complimented Deborah Jones on her amazing photography in Under Pressure (she’s photographed all of Read On »

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The first of a three part post on the El Bulli menu at Next, via Time Out Chicago.

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Video: a preview of the El Bulli menu at Next, via YouTube.

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Video: The amazing Julia Child bringing cooking home to all and Julia Powell sharing what she learned, via Good Morning America.

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Video: Chef Hubert Keller’s serves up a $5000.00 burger in Las Vegas, via WSJ.

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