Gourmet - First Taste: Tarry Lodge, as related by bon vivant Colman Andrews [moved from Tristate Board]
Port Chester folks: you'd better prepare yourselves for the Batali–Bastianich-Gourmet-Colman-Andrews attitude toward you before venturing inside.
From the Gourmet/Colman Andrews "First Taste":
"a juicy grilled guinea hen with braised radicchio and oranges (described on the menu as chicken because, well, as our waitress said, “This is Port Chester”)"
“This is Port Chester”???
Sounds like an apology to me: Sorry, sir, but keep in mind where we are!
So Port Chester people don't know guinea hen from chicken?
So these big-city sophisticates have to translate their menus for us country bumpkins?
And have their wait staff make snide remarks about us besides?
This is a very awkward and rude first step that this new enterprise is trying to put into the community here.