Saturday, December 25, 2010

1 or 8

One of the best lamb chops I've ever had.
@1 or 8 in Brooklyn

Chef Yokota displays his talents in Billyburg folks. Another great spot in the Brooklyn resto renaissance.
A must go destination for sure.

I think my friend sums it up best.
"Chef Yokota is a master of Fire". He simply has great control over the flame, whether it be over the grill, in the oven or on top a burner with a sautee pan.
This enables a chef to bring out the very best in each ingredient and highlight it on the plate.
Hats off to you sir. Keep up the great cooking.

The ingredient itself was perfect. Gotta hand it to the chef for not going with a bigger (older lamb). More flavor and more fat isn't always better. This was Australian lamb to be exact. Great young gaminess with tender meat and soft fat surrounding the bone. It was not overly greasy like many of the lamb chops served at steakhouses.

And to be perfectly honest, it was better than Gotham's spider rack.
Lately, Gotham has been slipping and their signature ROL isn't the industry standard for me anymore.
Perhaps this third generation chef is making his mark?
You tell me.

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