Kappa no He hands over the reins in the Absloute Write blog chain number 10 wondering if I can salvage anything from the post. If I can’t it won’t be your fault one way or the other Terrie but I’ll do my best. Considering we are rumbling along the food train of thought I’ll give some ideas about it.
Great chefs know they need to work in a great restaurant. You can’t create sublime food and be appreciated if the guy next to you is throwing burgers and onion rings nor if the waiter is a guy called Cindy who has just been released after a stint in the can for carjacking. France maintains a priviledged place in the world for a certain type of food – expensive, exquisite and rare. The whole experience is based around these things and it’s a difficult combination to democratize. But that’s the whole thing isn’t it? Not everyone can buy this quail stuffed with foie gras and raisins nor can they pay the check at the end and that’s why it’s special. No one would buy high quality food even if there was absolutely no difference between it and the most expensive restaurant in Paris, from a chain called Foie Gras is Us.
We want to feel something special when we fork out 375€ for a menu just as brides want to feel special wearing a dress bought for $5000 and worn only once. It’s all lies as Seth Godin would say and that’s the way it should stay. We are in the era of experience-based consumerism and if the experience doesn’t correspond to the product people drop off like flies.
I suggest you read all of the intelligent blogs in the chain and I wish good luck to Havlen who is up next. Happy reading.
Cath – http://cathsmith.madaboutkites.com
Midnight Muse – http://www.mymidnightmuse.blogspot.com/
Niteowl – http://theniteowl.blogspot.com/
s_aileronbois – http://samwoodfin.typepad.com/
wordsmyth – http://virtualwordsmith.blogspot.com/
Deathwizard – http://www.deathwizardchronicles.blogspot.com
Gillian – http://www.foodpast.com
Madderblue – http://kappanohe.blogspot.com/
Oswann – https://cootelibeau.wordpress.com/
Havlen – http://www.soundoff-blog.com/
valeenc – http://virginialeenc.blogspot.com/