It's summer time, so the topic is HOT - and not just the climate-control. Condé Nast's Traveler Magazine has chosen 80 of the hottest tables around the world, and not only does the US top that silly list with 23 restaurants, but LA has three of them. Good thing, otherwise I'd have to jet down to Brazil for some ai, caliente! Not that I mind Brazil. I just hate flying. Hate.
In LA, they are Geisha House, Meson G, and Patina. Now that makes me wonder about Condé Nast's criteria for what's hot and what's not. Of all the restaurants in LA, they chose Geisha House?!?! My experience at Geisha House was *eh* Certainly, the company was fabulous, and smooth cold sake is never bad, but the food was...so very so-so. Is it that Condé Nasty is simply about fashion over food-tion? I didn't think so, but maybe I was mistaken. The other two, Patina and Meson G - well duh, I haven't tried those yet, but if making it onto Condé Nasty's Hot List means they're anything like Geisha House, then... *sigh*
And it makes me wonder even more that Condé Nast only found two hot tables in San Francisco. Oh really? Only two? Bocadillos and Quince. Is it safe to assume that these restaurants are owned by celebrities and/or have about 3 million dollars invested in interior decor and/or have clientele who are just too precious to eat? LOL!
Oh, alright, Meson G is still on my To-Dine List. ;)