Restaurants need to cut it with the pompous menu-speak, says Pete Goffe-Wood
A good chef lets the food speak for itself, says Restaurateur Pete Goffe-Wood.
Goffe-Wood says he's had it with the pretentiousness of the local restaurant scene.
In a recent column, Goffe-Wood advises that restaurants should deliver good, properly cooked plates of food, instead of trying to prove how clever they are.
It's this menu nonsense where everyone feels the need to describe every single process taken to produce a plate of food.Pete Goffe-Wood, Celeb chef and restaurateur
Skilled chefs these days want to list every single ingredient that appears on the plate and the meticulous process that through producing that ingredient.Pete Goffe-Wood, Celeb chef and restaurateur
Superfluous language doesn't make a dish any more enticing.Pete Goffe-Wood, Celeb chef and restaurateur
These menu descriptions seem to get longer and longer. You have to have waiter who has a culinary qualification to stand there and explain your dish to you when it arrives.Pete Goffe-Wood, Celeb chef and restaurateur
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