Tomorrow, Sam Sifton will review Recette, a small, moderately ambitious West Village restaurant that opened in the old Jarnac space a few months ago.
THE PLAYBOOK: Recette is a restaurant that began its life as an underground supper club of sorts up in Harlem. The chef Jesse Schenker serves up an American menu of small plates that has received tepid to positive reviews so far but has yet to blow any of the big critics away. Servings have been deemed too small, prices too high. But there are fans in the neighborhood.
A goose would be a little out of the blue, so chances are Sifton is going to reward a solid effort with a solid one star. Two is a possibility, but not an incredibly likely one.
SIFT HAPPENS: Sometimes we have to throw all odds out the window with the Siftonator. It may just be a friendly neighborhood space, but if Sifton notices real talent, he could up the ante with a deuce.
THE LINE: Goose Egg: 10 - 1; One Star: EVEN; Two Stars: 5 - 1; Three Stars: 100 - 1; Four Stars: 2,500 - 1. [Recette, Reviewed, NYT; after ~8PM]