- Joined Jan 31, 2011
When writing your menu or specials, do you follow trends or are you a rebel and do just the opposite of what's trendy?
Personal choice - Fried is the default cooking method when people either don't know how to cook something, or don't want to know what it is they're eating.Did I miss the memo? Why not, what's wrong w/ fried calamari? I'm just curious. TIA.
I really think it depends n type of place you have. For a sports bar type place fried is the word, for others maybe not . Each menu item has its place.
fried calamari, done right, with the right sauce can be a thing of greatness...such simple fare...somehow, i really don't even consider it deep fried...its in the fryer for such a short time...just to crisp the outside...gotta tell you, that when i had a little italian joint at the ski area, we sold calamari by the ton! by the ton! i disagree about frying being the default cooking method when it comes to calamari...actually, you need to really know what you're doing when you fry it up, or you'll be eating your shoes....as for my trendsetting...since everything is trickled down from somewhere else, i'm sure i follow some sort of diluted trend form, but i try not to.... my customers have come to 'expect the unexpected' from me, and i appreciate that they let me put new spins on things.... ....yeah, i like to shake, rattle and roll...as artists, we need to create...we can't avoid...its something we are destined to do. art is about the human soul...no, its not brain surgery, we're not delivering babies...its art, in its purest, simplest, human form..uh,oh...did i go astray here?