Next restaurant review is China Chilcano
PHOTO: Interior of China Chilcano courtesy of China Chilcano
In the grand scheme of the restaurant review world, it's hard to say whether being "anonymous" truly changes the experience you have at a restaurant. If the food and service is good, then it is good to anyone regardless of the diner's employer -- the exception perhaps being if you are a movie star like Bradley Cooper or Queen Elizabeth II -- then, perhaps, the dining experience would be entirely different.
Me? I hardly find a diametric difference in my level of service though, clearly, I am not a world famous celebrity. The service is either friendly and prompt or it is not. The food is either warm, flavorful and interesting or it is not. Therefore, I don't particularly care whether they know who I am before I go and check out the food.
So, with that being said, I am off to China Chilcano, the latest of Jose Andres' restaurants, tonight.
Actually, I can't remember the last time I ate in an Andres' restaurant. I've been assiduously avoiding them for a variety of reasons, mostly because there is always a crush of people and I hate crowds (which is truly odd considering my previous life was in politics), but tonight I will embrace the spirit of Jose as well as this Peruvian themed restaurant, crowds or no crowds.
Be sure to check in later this week for the full review!