Monday, June 21, 2010

Celebrity Sighting!!

Remember how a few weeks ago I posted about Comfort, a super-awesome restaurant right across the street from Eric's apartment in Richmond? Well, we went again on Friday. But THIS time we were in foodie-heaven.

As we walked in the front door, I noticed that the silver fox eating at the best seat in the house looked strikingly familiar. And he had several plates of food in front of him. And he was alone. All of those pieces of evidence led me to believe this was definately someone important. Our favorite bartender Patrick confirmed our suspicions: it was Eric Ripert, creator of West End Bistro, Chef of Le Bernadin in NY, and all-around food super celebrity. I would insert lots of gloating here about how we've obviously refined our palates so much so that we choose the same restaurants as famous chefs....but I can't take any credit for that. One visit to Comfort and you just keep going back...

I know what you are all wondering: what did he eat? I snuck a peak onto his plate and noticed the catfish and the mac and cheese. Of course we ordered the mac and cheese, but chose the pan-fried trout this time (with green beans and fried okra too). The trout was topped with a pat of maple-bacon butter that melted into the light, crunchy breading on the fish and left teeny bacon pieces meandering about the plate. I can only imagine how they made this and am hell-bent on figuring it out no matter how much butter I have to plow through! Now that's a promise.

1 comment:

  1. oh it's not fair for you to discuss such things as Comfort, and celeb sightings at the same time. That restaurant is one of the top ones on my list!