Eric Ripert Beats Jury-Duty Blues With Fond Thoughts of Vichyssoise


The Le Bernardin chef gets a jury summons and is called to report, and for whatever reason, even the drabbest municipal settings seem to inspire detailed ideas for dishes.

At the end of a very long line outside the courthouse, it's all about cold soup to start:

Inside, Ripert's thoughts turn to shiso-yuzu pesto and scallops:

On to the next fish course! If this continues, Ripert's probably going to have an entire 40-course tasting menu sketched out by the end of the day.