L2O Blog Still A Must-Read
By Chuck Sudo in Food on Sep 9, 2008 2:50PM
Laurent Gras' L2O (in the former Ambria space at 2300 Lincoln Park West) is hands down the most critically acclaimed new restaurant to open this year; trust us when we say it is better than advertised. Chef Gras' blog has also been a must-read. The blog has chronicled everything from designing and building out the restaurant to previewing menu items and being a consistent source of amazing food pr0n.
Gras' most recent post details this beautiful creation, a "fake" egg:
"In this preparation the egg yolk is cooked up to 65˚C molded into a sphere and cooled down. Then in a bigger sphere, a scallion bouillonwith gellan is poured to fill it half way. The center is scooped out to make room for the yolk. The sphere is closed and then filled up with the remaining bouillon to cover the egg."
Then it's served with roasted chorizo ground into a coarse powder, seasoned with rice wine vinegar and smoked salt.
Image courtesy of L2O blog.