Yesterday we wrote about Frank Bruni’s review of Co. in The New York Times. Jim Lahey, the chef and owner has struck back at Bruni saying the following, via The Observer:
We’ve been open only 90 days. We have not had a chance to even breathe in 90 days. What the fuck are we being reviewed by The New York Times for, you know, 90 days into being open? It makes no sense.
Although I’m no authority on the matter, it would seem that after being open for three months you should at least start to get your shit together. What do people think is a reasonable time a restaurant should be open before The New York Times writes a review? Lahey must have know this would be happening within a few months of opening… especially given all the hype surrounding the opening of Co.