26 Sep '13, 9pm

Handing Over Control

I was talking about Rene Redzepi’s talk at the NBC last night and had a realisation, that perhaps is not staggering or new but was probably worth writing down. Rene remarks that people have no objections to being fed live ants, but get very angry when you stop them from having milk in their coffee. From the outside it does look a little crazy, and you would think that the best restaurant in the world should be able to serve everything exactly as they want it. What I think is missing from this dynamic is the idea of control. When you eat at a restaurant like Noma your meal begins when you hand over control to the chefs. This is the glorious part of it – you are entirely in their hands, to experience food as they see it or as they want you to see it. You’ll be adventurous because you the experience leads you to believe that your trust in them won’t be abused and they won’t s...

Full article: http://www.jimseven.com/2013/09/26/handing-control/

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