On Saturday, June 18, 2005, I worked at Jean-Robert at Pigall’s for my seventh night.
By Polly Campbell Enquirer staff writer From Enquirer.COM Â Jean-Robert de Cavel (center, in the Pigall’s kitchen) says he’s happy with four stars, but the question now is, ‘Do we want to go for five stars?’Cincinnati may have lost its most visible national award-winning restaurant…
I’d been unable to work there during the summer because of busy schedules so it was a tremendous amount of fun to get back into the kitchen with the crew (some of whom were new since the last time I’d worked) and to put out some wonderful food.
I arrived around 1:00pm and got started with prepping for service. I worked on whatever anyone needed me to do, so I did a wide variety of tasks (including a not-quite-up-to-snuff attempt at brunoising red peppers — I’m slow and not as precise as they expect down there, which is something I intend to work on).
The restaurant has gotten a lot busier since my last time in the kitchen. The first turn was very busy — much more so than the last time I was in. I believe this is because Jean-Robert at Pigall’s recently received a 4-star designation.
I stayed through the first turn and left around 8:00pm.
Â On Friday, December 30, 2005, I worked at Jean-Robert at Pigall’s for my tenth night of 2005. It was January of 2005 that I started volunteering at the restaurant. Today, I arrived around 1:00 and walked in to find the place buzzing with activity.…
On Saturday, January 14, 2006, Milan, Brian, Tracy, Ted, Wendy, and Drew dined at the best restaurant in Cincinnati, the incomparable Jean-Robert at Pigall’s. Our reservations were for 6:00, but we’d decided to meet at 5:30 to have a drink in Pigall’s intimate bar. We…