Now that Yegen has a seafood restaurant, Sea Salt, he felt liberated enough to publicly deride Eric Ripert: “I don’t want to be compared with him. He had his chance because Americans don’t know anything about fish.” If you’ve ever had the good fortune to talk to Yegen at length, you’ve probably heard his rap on the Le Bernardin chef, but this is one of the first times we can remember seeing him let loose to a reporter. Really, if you want to get more of this, all you have to do is go down to Sea Salt. It doesn’t take much to get Yegen going. We just wish Metromix had included more Orhanisms. If ever there were a time to take advantage of the Web’s unlimited space, this is it. We could read these things all day long.
And God Created Orhan [Metromix]