On one of the food websites I spend much too much time on, you’d think that there were only about a dozen good restaurants in Paris, places like Spring, Septime, Frenchie, Chez L’Ami Jean, Rino and so forth.
Whatever happened to the places that were so hot 5 years ago? Places like Bigarrade, Le Violin d’Ingres, Afaria and l’Agassin?
Or 10 years ago – like Les Magnolias, Ze Kitchen Galerie, Le Repaire de Cartouche, Celadon, Fish and Le Meurice?
How can places like MBC, the original Regalade and Les Ambassadeurs fall off the blogospheric cliff seemingly in the blink of an eye? Are they bad, did they suddenly lose their moxie, or is cyberspace really fickle?
I think the latter.
It seems to me that every year two or three places are chosen kings of the heap by posters and then anointed by The New York Times and they remain darlings until finally they too are forgotten in the rush to find the next big thing. I guess it’s human nature and I should just get on with it, but it does seem a shame to limit our horizons so narrowly.