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"[It's important] to rely on your palate instead of formulas and recipes."
"[On being a 4-star restaurant] It's pretty daunting to be honest with you. Very soon after receiving our 4th star, Brooks and I were so beside ourselves, we really didn't know quite how to digest it and I don't think we have figured it out to this day."
"Italian food for many reasons has never been perceived as being capable or deserving, at least in the Manhattan community, of a 4-star rating."
-- Mark Ladner, Executive Chef of Del Posto Restaurant
"I started making desserts completely by accident, it was never a planned thing."
"When it comes down to it, the guest who comes in isn't looking to check out the ego of a kitchen, they just want to have an awesome time."
"My desserts are completely Italian, though they might not be something you'd see in Italy. The inspiration, flavors and presentation are 100% Italian. I've never worked in anything but an Italian restaurant, so that's what I know."
-- Brooks Headley, Pastry Chef of Del Posto Restaurant
"When you go out to eat, you're eating with somebody else's palate."
-- Katy Peetz on The Main Course