Check out my article over at Wired about the pure craziness surrounding getting one of the 12 seats at Momofuku Ko.
So much has already been written about the food at Momofuku Ko, so I won’t bore you with yet another full rundown of the 10-course tasting menu. But I did manage to snag a reservation (don’t ask how!) so I do of course have a few points I just have to share.
– The first thing they serve you is an English muffin. I shit you not. They even call it that. Of course it has pork fat slathered on top. Naturally.
– I’ve had quite a go making fun of Frank Bruni of the New York Times for this quote about the pea soup with morels and crawfish: “such resonant pea flavor that you wonder about the bastard pedigree of all prior peas in your life.”
What a thing to say about any dish, right? It’s true though. I don’t understand how peas could taste this good. Damn you, previous bastard peas! Damn you to hell!
– The craziest dish had to be the pine nut brittle topped with lychee, a foamy riesling gelee, and shaved foie gras. The FG was actually a little too much for me, but can we talk about pine nut brittle? I had no idea it even existed. Someone send me a recipe, stat!