Chairman Bruni reviewed Resto today, and Eater's Ben Leventhal, in a beautiful bit of Bruni handicapping, correctly predicted Frank's two-star rating for the Belgian eatery located just around the corner from Serious Eats' old offices. I tried to eat there last week for lunch, but alas it is not open for lunch. Maybe after Frank's review they will.
He did make it sound like my kind of restaurant:
"It's time for a quiz. A diagnostic test, really. This one is best taken on an empty stomach, with a napkin and a defibrillator at hand.
1. If the lamb ribs you’re served are striped with garishly thick bands of fat, you ...
a) use your knife as if it were a scalpel, surgically isolating the meat.
b) quiver with joy.
2. If a tower of French fries is skirted by a deep well of mayonnaise, you ...
a) gasp, and ask for ketchup instead.
b) say a prayer of thanks.
3. If a deviled egg wobbles on a pedestal of breaded, deep-fried pork jowl, you ...
a) send it back.
b) wonder how much better the egg might taste on a double-decker pedestal of breaded, deep-fried pork jowl.
If you answered (a) to all or most of the above, stop reading now. What follows may sicken you, ruining your breakfast of low-fat cottage cheese and jeopardizing your attendance at Bikram yoga class.
If you answered (b), perk up. A terrific new restaurant named Resto serves lamb ribs just like the ones I described. Its deviled eggs really do piggyback on pork."
Is there any doubt how I would answer? I'm B Squared. What about you?
Resto 111 E. 29th St. Ph: 212-685-5585
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