Stars in my eyes!
February 7, 2010
Three Michelin stars that is…
Yesterday I spent the day in the kitchen of Daniel. I was shadowing for an internship position for at least the next three months, and let me say, I feel frightened of the intensity that is soon to come in my life. The kitchen moves as frenetically as a spin class at the gym but with the finesse of the Paris Ballet. The plates were incredibly gorgeous, composed with skill and extreme care.
I came away from the experience in awe at how precisely the food was made but scared at my lack of experience. I really owe one lucky break at my birthday meal to this amazing opportunity. I will see what happens! As of now, I am hopefully committed to one day a week after school and every Saturday. After I finish school at the end of March, I’ll see how the schedule develops.
I didn’t try any of the composed plates, but I did get some scraps of the chicken. It was the MOST amazing chicken I have ever tried in my entire life. It was cooked sous-vide in a circulator, with black truffles between the breast and skin. Then the guy on saucier seared and finished the breast with a truffle sauce. I got to try scraps and it made me reconsider the not so positive thoughts I’ve had about chicken for my entire life. Really exquisite!