This is how to treat an asparagus supplier on Monday.
Another Monday- another annoying day for supply.
Why can't we find anything of good qualities on Monday?
First, I went to Covent Garden Market to buy some flowers for the restaurant. I reached the market around 6am; despite the early hours, I did not see anything worth buying. The vegetation were so old- I was embarrassed to even look at them.
The fresh cut flowers were all half baked. No small tight Lillis; no bright and closed red roses; the eucalyptus branches I bought last week were all gone- the only things left were not worth adding to a compost.
So I spent a small £20 and embarrassed myself in front of the restaurant staff with some really bad cut flowers. I need to go back this week-annoying!
Then in the kitchen, I noticed that our Asparagus suppliers sent us the thinnest asparagus he could find! At our last meeting, he told me that we were VIP customers and we shall always get the fattest and tender asparagus- rubbish!!!! Only VIP when it comes to charging us!
Fish was crap; meat was just OK; fruits were just alright... not good enough for what we are trying to do here.
The problem is that we can't hide ourselves behind bad ingredients. If the ingredient is not first class, our food looks crap- really crap- and tastes old. Shall we close on Mondays?
I know that tomorrow, all of our suppliers will have plenty of great stuff- freshly picked the day before.
Food on Monday is freshly picked from Friday (if you are lucky!).Crap!