Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Nadine Levy Redzepi of Downtime: Deliciousness at Home | Ask Your Questions Now ›

General Discussion

Your Benchmarks?


General Discussion 3

Your Benchmarks?

meatnveg | Dec 19, 2010 11:02 PM

I was wondering what hounds hold to be their benchmarks when trying the same dish at different places.

For example, every Ice cream sundae I have ever eaten gets compared (somewhat unconsciously) to the Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae I had at Nirula's in India.

Similarly, all steaks are up against the Porterohuse at Des Nivel in Buenos Aires (this changed a lot initially)

The dishes that have never been bested are:

- Chiken Tikka from the orginal Saleem Dhaba in New Delhi (even their new incarnation fails)
- String Hoppers from Hopper Hut in Toronto
- Thai Chicken that my mom makes
- The Vegetable Tower Pintxo from Pintxo in Montreal
- Mussels from a Moulierie in the old town of Nantes, France

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound