Re: Coffepot cooking - curry tofu ramen noodles

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Ken Blake, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Guest

    In news:,
    Ken Blake <[email protected]> typed:

    > In news:[email protected],
    > chronic hydroponic <[email protected]> typed:
    >
    >> "Ken Blake" <[email protected]> wrote...

    >
    >>> I've eaten in Hilton, Holiday Inn, and Doubletree
    >>> restaurants,
    >>> too,
    >>> and my experience hasn't been better than yours. Clearly,
    >>> *you* have
    >>> never eaten at any of the better hotel restaurants. Don't
    >>> judge the
    >>> entire world of hotel restaurants by your very limited
    >>> experience. Just as a single example, the restaurant Alain
    >>> Ducasse at the Hotel
    >>> Plaza Athenée in Paris gets Michelin's highest rating, three
    >>> stars,
    >>> and is one of the best, if not the best, in the world.
    >>> http://eng.plaza-athenee-paris.com/

    >>
    >> Well I think we're talking about large chain hotels, not ritzy
    >> Paris hotels who distinguish themselves through service and
    >> gourmet food.

    >
    >
    > Well, you might *like* to talk about "large hotel chains," but
    > AlleyGator made a blanket statement about *all* hotel food; he
    > didn't qualify it by saying ""large chain hotels." I said "it
    > depends," pointed out that it's not true of *all* hotels, and
    > pointed out that "some of the best meals of my life have been
    > in
    > hotels."
    >
    > His unqualified statement is preposterous on the face of it.
    > There are many great restaurants in hotels, and all over the
    > world, not just in Paris. Had he said that most restaurants in
    > large hotel chains are poor, I either would have agreed or not
    > bothered replying at all. In fact most chain restaurants are
    > poor, whether or not they are in hotels. I even agreed, in my
    > first sentence you quoted above, that Hilton, Holiday Inn, and
    > Doubletree restaurants are not very good.
    >
    >
    >
    >> And you pay for that higher quality too.

    >
    >
    > Of course. Good food is seldom cheap, whether in hotels or
    > elsewhere, and it's probably even more expensive in hotels,
    > especially in an expensive city like Paris.
    >
    >
    >> A
    >> comparison to restaurants would have Motel 6 as McDonalds or
    >> Burger King, while Hilton would be equivalent to Wendy's in
    >> that they offer you the better service of giving you the
    >> option
    >> of ordering your hamburger without a pickle slice on it.

    >
    >
    > Wendy's? Ugh! I'm not a fan of restaurants in Hiltons but I'd
    > greatly prefer a meal in the worst Hilton restaurant to the
    > best
    > Wendy's.
    >
    >
    >> The
    >> Athenee is probably equivalent to Emeril's or better.

    >
    >
    > I've never eaten in either and don't know for sure, but going
    > by
    > Michelin (and other) ratings, my guess is that restaurant Alain
    > Ducasse at the Hotel Plaza Athenée is *much* better than
    > Emeril's.




    An addendum to my point above. I live in Tucson, AZ. The best
    four restaurants in town (some might disagree, but hardly anyone
    would not rate these four as among the top half a dozen or so)
    are all in hotels: Janos, the Ventana Room, the Gold Room, the
    Grill at Hacienda del Sol.

    If I could afford it, I'd be very happy to rotate among these
    restaurants every four days.

    --
    Ken Blake
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  2. slim

    slim Guest

    Ken Blake wrote:

    > An addendum to my point above. I live in Tucson, AZ. The best
    > four restaurants in town (some might disagree, but hardly anyone
    > would not rate these four as among the top half a dozen or so)
    > are all in hotels: Janos, the Ventana Room, the Gold Room, the
    > Grill at Hacienda del Sol.
    >
    > If I could afford it, I'd be very happy to rotate among these
    > restaurants every four days.


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