Gourmet (May 2008)
"You Asked For It" is a recurring feature in Gourmet, where readers write in and request recipes for their favorite dishes from restaurants around the country. It's a great idea for a column. Many of us have dishes we love at our favorite restaurants. Personally, we've never asked for a recipe in a restaurant. It seems unseemly somehow, like asking your great-granny if that's her real hair or a wig.
There are many recipes we'd like to request, but only two we've requested so far. This weekend, we ate at Paolo's in Georgetown, and had their amazing Cayenne and Espresso Steak Salad -- always one of our favorites. The other recipe we've requested is the Tempura Green Beans from The Red Cat in NYC.
C'mon Gourmet, help us out!