Jeffrey Chodorow Has Lost His Marbles [moved from Manhattan board]
The critics don't like his restaurants, therefore they're idiots. Nice, Chodorow, nice.
Also, there is CERTAINLY such a thing as too many options. We go to restaurants for well thought out, well composed flavors. I don't want to mix and match, certainly not when there's 12 sauces to choose from.
Also, since when is the Pacific NW an undiscovered culinary region? Ay yay yay...
I haven't been to Wild Salmon, but I have been to some of his other place, and as a Seattlite, I have been Ray's Boat House (where Wild Salmon's chef comes from) many times, and the reviews Chodorow links to seem to suggest that the restaurant hits the nail on the head of what an upscale Northwest fish house would be like. Many of them do offer the options of different cooking methods and some offer different sauces. We like our salmon cooked the way we like it, and with the flavors we like.
I also have to agree with Chodorow that any restaurant critic who can't taste the difference between sockeye and king has no business writing about food.