Monday, October 1, 2007

ulterior epicure

Lately i've been going wild over flickr, staying up until the wee hours navigating through pictures of old signs, coney island, vietnamese movie posters, and most importantly here, food.

Tuna Tartar with Quail Egg at Joel Robuchon

Pickled Beef Tongue at WD-50

LC's Bar-B-Q's Burnt Ends

Flickr has become my first choice if I'm looking for photos of food or even recipe ideas and inspiration. Which is how I came across ulterior epicure's page. He (?) "ventures and eats anonomously", posting photos and reviews - usually from the chef's tasting menu - of every restaurant you wish you've eaten at. Everywhere from Babbo and Per Se to Jean Georges in Shanghai.

It also made me smile to see the Shake Shack and LC's Bar-B-Q among all of the michelin star winners. The photos are gorgeous and honestly a better representation of many of these restaurants than you would find elsewhere on the web. I can't imagine how he shoots these thorough documentaries of a meal while remaining anonymous.

It also blows my mind that the plates in all of these restaurants are absolutely perfect. Even the best restaurants get busy sometimes, and not every plate of food looks like it does in the magazines. Somehow our anonymous eater gets perfectly executed food everywhere he goes, or else has some serious editing skills.

Click here to go to ulterior epicure's flickr page.

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