The Globe’s food critic Alexandra Gill ripped into Raincity Grill yesterday, pretty much stating flat out that chef Peter Robertson wasn’t up to the job. I had to read it again just to make sure I was getting it right.
I am truly sad to discover that the restaurant has gone downhill. And that Peter Robertson, the new chef de cuisine who was promoted from C Restaurant last winter, isn’t meeting the same high standards as his talented predecessors, such as Andrea Carlson (who left last winter to become executive chef at Bishop’s restaurant) and Sean Cousins.
Such total recall is impressive, assuming Alex can remember the dinners prepared for her by Andrea or Sean in the past (Sean left four years ago). But what amazes me more than what she wrote was the confidence with which it was written. To see such a high level of conviction in one’s own opinion in such a subjective territory as the true measure of a chef’s abilities is pretty rare these days, at least in print. It sort of reminded me of dinehere.ca but with a better turn of phrase.