Daniel Boulud is Not Turning to Budget Italian Fare

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This will not be replaced by fried calamari
DB Bistro Moderne will not be ditching its contemporary French bistro fare in favor of spaghetti & meatballs. I say this because apparently some people took a post I wrote this past week a little too seriously. My fault, really: I attributed invented quotes to Daniel Boulud without explaining that they weren't real.

So no, Chef Boulud absolutely did not claim that Miami residents "wouldn't know a tarte tatin if it bit them in the derriere." Most readers probably figured that out, but not all. Paula Forbes of national Eater.com was one of the latter. "Daniel Boulud: Miami Diners Have No Clue About French Cuisine" blared her blog hed. Sheesh.

I wrote the post as a means of parodying comments by Tim Doolittle of Emeril's Miami Beach. He had recently explained that there isn't much emphasis on New Orleans food at the restaurant because Miami diners prefer Miami food, and that many foreign tourists here don't even know about New Orleans. So I followed Doolittle's real quotes with mock quotes by Daniel Boulud saying that Miami diners prefer budget Italian food to French -- and wouldn't know a tarte tatin...

Sorry for any confusion that may have ensued. Luckily, the folks over at db Bistro Moderne can't get too upset with me after that nice review I just gave them.

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DB Bistro Moderne

255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL

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I also would like to have Miami food. I have never tasted it. Is there any menu available online?

TP
TP

While your comments were in jest and obvious to most people, you should know that sarcasm doesn't translate very well to the written word. And the fact you attributed a quote to DB did not help either. You should have a little more journalistic common sense. Lesson learned.

Zach
Zach

You're a regular Orson Welles

Booger
Booger

Ms. Forbes should resign immediately. Actually, she should wait until she reads my blog post "Burger King to Now Only Serve Hot Dogs".

anon1
anon1

people is stoopid.

Lee
Lee

I have to disagree, TP. Journalistic common sense is valuable when it comes to journalism. Blogs are not journalism; a quick perusal of the writing on this or any other blog should make that obvious. In fact, blogs are places where writers are free to be as sarcastic as they want to be. The only lesson to be learned here is that some people aren't as quick to pick up a joke as others.

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