I really enjoyed Andrea Weigl’s Sept. 7 column “ Hot plates” on Triangle dining and how we are viewed at the national level.
The Triangle food scene is competitive nationally and internationally – on quality of food. While service is generally good, let’s hope that some day service will be an equal of the food and that the dining experience can be enjoyed at moderate sound levels. A few top-end restaurants can now provide such an experience on occasion or for special dinners.
We might not have quantitatively as many great restaurants as in the NYC area, but there are more really good ones here than I can patronize in a year. And we have wonderful restaurants that feature the idiomatic cuisine of the South, featuring farm foods from our wonderful farmers markets and local providers. Perhaps Guide Michelin wouldn’t review them, but that is its loss.
Our ethnic cuisine is really on the ups! So, if the national press hasn’t quite caught up with us, that is OK with me. It will only result in a greater premium to enjoy what we now have at a reasonable price.