(Video link here.) Some brilliant soul at the New York Times had the inspired idea to see what second graders would make of a meal at Daniel, one of New York City’s fanciest, seriously haute-cuisine, restaurants. Six kids from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn were treated to a seven-course, $220 Tasting Menu.
Their reactions are captured in this beauty of a video by Oscar nominated filmmaker Jeffrey Blitz. It is total charm and revelation to see
kids experience the elaborate creations with truly fresh eyes and unfiltered candor. (We also love the shots of dishes being prepared in the kitchen).
For chef Daniel Boulud “the goal was“, he says, “for the children to really discover a lot of flavor, a lot of layers, a lot of texture, something very unique for them.”
At the end, the kids toasted to “Justice and All!”