An ongoing journal of the life of an Ostrich living in New Orleans.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
I have a serious new addiction to Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. It's this amazing show on BBC where this really famous chef goes into failing restaurants and makes them work (for the most part). Some of the shit going on behind the scenes in these places is so appalling that it's amazing that they ever managed to stay in business in the first place. Which brings me to my bitch of the day:
I went to Langenstiens to get some Yellowfin Tuna for Valentine's Day dinner with the research scientist. Normally, I would consider them to be top notch purveyors of fish; with fish you really have to be careful, but, well, it seems that even they are slipping. The tuna, while not completely bad, tasted strongly enough of fish that I knew it was past its prime, which is sad, because that's what I made us for dinner. Well, that and some really amazing asparagus. So I guess it's now nothing but Whole Foods and the $19.99 a pound ahi. What a pain in the ass!