Of all the crazy news reports and columns about last week's Department of Health kerfluffle at Per Se, Steve Cuozzo at the New York Post delivers the best takedown of all -- calling the violations "criminally ludicrous."
If nothing makes you hungry for a perfectly seared steak like a restrained woman lying spread eagle on her back with her bra showing, then congratulations! Nick Varano is opening the restaurant for you!
The stuff of fantasies? Perhaps. But it seems like Good Cop Eric Ripert and Bad Cop Anthony Bourdain are teaming up with Eclat chocolatier Christopher Curtin to craft their very own chocolate bar called Good & Evil. Oh, of course they are.
According to Zagat, the bar will be previewed on November 8th, with a wider release shortly thereafter, although no details yet on where one might procure one of these bars. Is this whole thing conjuring strange Willy Wonka hallucinations for anyone else? Are Eric and Tony strolling about a giant chocolate factory somewhere with silly hats and pimp canes chortling to one another? We have to imagine that they are, and so, naturally, we began speculating wildly about a celebrity chef cast for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You’re welcome.