French Food? American Food? How Different Are They?

In order, there’s:  steamed leeks with mussels, trout roe and vinaigrette; petals of raw scallops with citrus vinaigrette (it got my vote for best dish of the day); and a slice of room temperature grilled beef (hard to see) with toasted mustard seeds, topped with raw carrots and radishes and a very light vinaigrette.

Saturne leeks and mussels

scallops and citrus from Saturne, Paris

beef and raw carrots, Saturne, Paris

Could you have had this food in New York or San Francisco or Chicago or Dallas or I think so.

If I served you any of these dishes, would you say, “Oh, goody!  French food!”  Probably not, huh?

Dorie Greenspan