Gordon Ramsay's Los Angeles restaurant, the London, opened last night with a star-studded dinner service. However, the cheftestants from Hell's Kitchen were nowhere in to be found. This makes me wonder if the HK prize — to be chef of the London — is a little exaggerated. Perhaps they merely get to be a line cook there? Items from the menu are far more sophisticated than the dishes made on the reality show. The menu includes:
- Baked foie-gras custard, crispy duck tongue, micro greens
- Monkfish with crispy chicken skin, lemon-thyme consommé
- Smoked pork belly with roasted Scottish langoustine, celeriac, and apple
For some reason I can't imagine Bobby, Jen, or Corey making any of these dishes. What do you think? Does one of the HK contestants really work at the London?