OK, after a full month of entertaining friends and family and hosting my kid's wedding I am getting back to business!
Last weekend Pook and I drove down to Boston to drop off my kid's car and see them back from their honeymoon. Boston has a lot of great new restaurants popping up like mushrooms after a heavy rain. I'm so jealous of them! I would love to have a blank canvas to do what I really want to do. To take the Grass' cuisine to the next level without worrying about upsetting my clientele.
We worked so hard over the years to build what we have today but sometimes I want to mix it up a little bit. Take sushi off the menu, get rid of some of the dishes we have had since we opened in Mattydale 20+ years ago. However, those dishes have been on the menu for twenty years, people expect them and they are what keep bringing them back!
Don't get me wrong, I love my food but a fresh start would be so fun, get my blood moving again. If we had a new place, we could easily go with 8 apps, 4 salads, 2 soups and 8 entrees with a menu right on season using the freshest local ingredients. We will put the right meat with the right sauce and keep our focus on flavor, timing and presentation. Simple, clean, and elegant with a Max twist!
I had an offer from a great friend of mine to open a restaurant down in Boston but I always refused, after this trip I might reconsider.
Your Jealous Chef,