This is too good. Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert return to the line, cooking sweating, and sipping tequila. I love Bourdain's self-deprecating voice here, and the fancy-pants, "I don't cook" portrait he paints of Ripert, "Eric cooks like most big boys of his caliber these days, meaning... not much. He tastes. He conceptualizes. He creates." So true to a comment once made by ChefX, who used to work at Le Bernardin.
Though Monday night at RestoX comes nothing close to being this busy, the video really captures the energy, the rhythm, and dynamic between the staff at the heat of service in a professional kitchen: "No matter how many people you cook for, no matter how fast, more will take their place. You have to keep swimming, swimming, and swimming upstream."