By Lolis Eric Elie
I happened to be sitting on set with Alan Richman between takes of his scene in Episode 204. There was a copy of the Restaurant Brulard menu sitting around. He picked it up, took a quick look and pronounced it good. There was little time for a more thorough analysis. Soon he was back at work, doing another take. But the fact that at least one New York restaurant critic gave the menu a nod is testament to the combined efforts of Chester Kaczenski, our production designer, Chris Lynch, our chef/food stylist, Anthony Bourdain, who wrote the restaurant scenes in this season's episodes, and Soa Davies, a chef and member of the Le Bernardin brain trust.
Unless Victor Slezak decides to quit acting and open a restaurant using his character’s name and menu, this may be your only chance to drool over these dishes.
Or, failing that, happy drooling!