F&F: Imperial No. 9

March 7th, 2011 by Vanilla Ice

 

PX This presents THE F&F REVIEW

Hey, sorry we couldn’t make it to "Friends&Family," we were out of town/ had to work/ not invited. We’re really glad we finally managed to come by, though— it’s so nice to see you!
What’s that? You would still like us to take the time to fill out the F&F survey, because you’d love to take advantage of all our vast experience, knowledge, insight, and expertise as long as we’re already here? Because you invited 75 people to F&F, and afterward all you got was 41 "Congrats[es]!" 22 "Awesome[s]!" 3 "Ciao[s]!" and 9 "Best of luck[s]!" ?
Of course, we’d be honored. Oh ha, yesss, we’ll be honest— brutally honest even, ha ha! After all, that’s what friends & family are for!
No no please, don’t send anything more, we’re stuffed, we can’t breathe, you’ll have to roll us out of here, ha ha ha… !

 

Imperial No. 9

What was your first impression?
Wow. Swanky.

Please rate the Bar:
There’s two actually— and they’re both pretty slammin. Big, welcoming, commodious, and smart. Curious to see how they end up handling the door, but this place could very well be the new jumpoff…

Please rate the drinks/ cocktails/ wine:
Excellent. Good sagacious recipes with quality, creativity, and lots of fresh ingredients. And the prices aren’t bad either, considering.

Please rate the Dining Room:
It’s pretty stellar. There’s maybe just a wee touch of austerity, probably due to all the glass and concrete, but overall it’s a beauty. Very impressive.

Please rate the BOH:
Well ya know, it’s Sam Talbot
I can’t exactly say I’m the greatest Top Chef fan, but I can say after one meal, this dude has made a believer outta me all right.

How was the staff?
Exceptional. Everybody. Really.

What did you eat?/ How was the food?
Cauliflower fritters : Wow. Not flowers as you might expect, but pureed like mashed potatoes. Sooo delicious.
Iberico lardo and toro :
Faaantastic. How can I explain— sorta like a crostini with scrumptious fresh toro and Iberico lardo piled on top? Oh who cares, just eat it.
Slow cooked octopus : Not as mind-blowing as the others, but still very good. Rich and flavorful.
Shrimp and grits : Better than it sounds, trust me. Succulent and hearty.
Cucumber kimchee : Yah, uh… –the fuck? Whatever, it’s good. Tamer than the "real" stuff, but ya know… that’s just how round-eyes roll, I guess. Ha ha ha ha haaa… oh lighten up there, Casper.

What did you like?
Just about everything.

What did you dislike?
If you must know, I’m not feelin those girl uniforms. What’s with all the hotels and the ugly satin dresses everywheres all of a sudden?

What was your last impression?
Oh look it’s Charlie Walk. [Waaalk this waaay... sorry, couldn't resist.]

Would you come back?
For sure.

Thank you, and hope to see you soon!
Thank you, it was a pleasure.

 

 

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