Cafe Salle Pleyel Burger: The Burger of The Times
First, there’s guest chef Sonia Ezgulian’s recipe for the Pleyel Burger with capers and cornichons and Parmesan cheese (my photo was taken when the cheese of choice was a very American cheese).
Second, and unimaginably exciting, wonderful, smart, funny, talented Helene Samuel is the author of The New York Times’s Quotation of the Day. In the space usually reserved for the words of heads of state, Nobel Prize laureates and rock stars, my friend Helene is quoted as saying about the burger:
“IT HAS THE TASTE OF THE FORBIDDEN, THE ILLICIT — THE SUBVERSIVE, EVEN.”
It makes our national favorite sound pretty romantic, doesn’t it?