The Olive Garden-reviewing meta media food celebrity Marilyn Hagerty is on a plane now, headed back to chilly North Dakota. Capping off her final day in New York City? Oh, just dinner at the Eric Ripert's three-Michelin star restaurant Le Bernardin (a reservation scored, of course, via Anthony Bourdain).
See tweets of her multi-course meal here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Also it appears GQ's Alan Richman was in the house, as a "GQ food writer" sent over a bottle of wine (brought over by sommelier Aldo Sohm). Ripert himself noted there was another critic in the house: "Special visit from Marilyn Hagerty @LeBernardinNY Funny to C another legendary food critic get up&go pay homage to the Lady."
Sadly Hagerty did not offer a video recap of her day, but via Twitter it can be gleaned that Thursday she dropped by the Wall Street Journal offices and met WSJ managing editor Robert Thomson. Wrote the Grand Forks Herald: "Marilyn is in with elite media."
Also, like any good tourist, she visited the National September 11 Memorial site.
Still to come: Her appearance on Anderson Cooper's show (should air next week) and her review of her experience at Le Bernardin. And perhaps we'll even get to see her on Bourdain's No Reservations. Bourdain tweeted: "thinking about doing a Grand Forks show."