Make It Soigné

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There are things we say in the kitchen, a codified lexicon, that explain some of the kitchen mentality at Ko. “Make it soigné” means make it right and make it perfect.

It’s something you hear a lot in traditional French kitchens. No mistakes, no misunderstandings. Make it the best. Do not fuck it up.

That was a refrain at the first two restaurants; it became a mantra at Ko.

David Chang

by David Chang & Peter Meehan
page 217

soigné /swah-nyay/ (adj)
dressed very elegantly; well groomed
past participle of the French verb, soigner take care of,
from the word soin care

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