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Well, that was fast — at least for those of us who haven’t had to hold our breath, crank out thousands of meals, and wish we could stick a paring knife into the ears of that young couple who just wondered why the hell the lobster isn’t available for $35.10 per person. Yep, we’re just a short weekend away from wrapping Restaurant Week for another six months (unless you’re into the whole extension thing).
So it’s time to compare notes. Who did well? Who stunk up the place? Whose plate did you want to lick clean? And whose did you want to throw against the kitchen wall, Oscar Madison-style.
Personally, I have a cool story about a chef who took away his own lesson from another restaurant’s RW nightmare: He decided to create a killer Restaurant Week menu, no matter what the cost. But I’m not going to tell you about it now. You’ll have to wait, I’m afraid, until next week’s Young & Hungry column.
In the meantime, tell me about your Restaurant Week experiences: the good, the bad, the ugly plates of microscopic pieces of cheap meats left on the pass until they tasted of shoe leather slathered in demiglace. The person with the best RW story will win a free copy of Best Food Writing 2009.
Don’t write your story in the comments section below. Sent it to me via e-mail before Monday at noon. I’ll announce the winner in Monday afternoon’s Young & Hungry newsletter. Sign up at the right if you don’t already subscribe.