Showiness, That Foolish Thing

Pete Wells
Photo of Pete Wells, courtesy of his Twitter page

A restaurant willing to send out a garnish meant to be interpreted rather than eaten is a restaurant that wants to be admired, not enjoyed.

Pete Wells

The New Yorker
Pete Wells Has His Knives Out
by Ian Parker,
who quotes from a 2012 review Wells wrote on Romera,
a restaurant in Chelsea

… Romera closed soon after
Wells described its many pretensions in his one-star review 

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