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:
Waiting for Jury Duty thinkingVichyssoise (chilled leek/potato soup)w young Asparagus tipsSorrel purée. Funny:) pic.twitter.com/dmDy6FsCa3Eric Ripert (@ericripert) June 18, 2013
Inside, Ripert's thoughts turn to shiso-yuzu pesto and scallops:
Waiting for Jury Duty call dreaming of steamed Shizo wrapped Scalop w Shizo Yuzu Pesto SCE...Strange why now? pic.twitter.com/q2wgEVmIRLEric Ripert (@ericripert) June 18, 2013
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.