What is What is the beef, Morton’s?

MORTON’s was really good in 1998 when my very good friend, Michael Donlon was the GM. Michael is one of the nicest and kindest people I have ever met and a true blue straight American like his uncle. Standards have dropped alas,and what displeased me a lot  awhile back, and I have a memory like an elephant, is the waiter whose name always reminds me of Hi-Lo milk who demands tips when he does not get a big fat tip on top of the 10% service charge. C’mon, this is SINGAPORE, NOT New York so there is already a 10% service charge, capische! Also as observant gourmets have noticed,  no more Godiva chocolate so what is the deal, cost cutting to make more profit or what??? And last but definitely not least, NO USDA beef, their unique selling point. Yes, you are right, Aussie grass fed beef is drier and not so nice as USDA corn fed beef. Scientific studies document this fact. So, make my steak Lawry’s, OK Jose! I have to go there tonight to do a tasting, I shall try to be objective and unemotional like Spock in Star Trek……

 

By the world renowned The Travelling Gourmet Dr. Michael Lim

Btw, I think foul mouthed Anthony Bourdain sucks. For those who want a Chef hero to emulate, try Heinz Beck, Michel Roux or Philippe Legendre, all Masterchefs and great gentlemen who I am honoured to call my friends. {:-)

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About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cusines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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