Marilyn Hagerty Frenzy. Have you caught it yet? Two weeks ago her review of the Olive Garden went "viral," and the media frenzy improbably landed her in New York City for some wining and dining and Anderson Cooper. Her NYC trip culminated in a meal at Eric Ripert's esteemed restaurant Le Bernardin (a reservation secured by Anthony Bourdain).
Having returned to North Dakota, Hagerty has filed her review — possibly the most anticipated restaurant review of the last decade. Unfortunately, the headline calls it "La Bernardin" (probably not Hagerty's fault, but yikes). Being an unanonymous critic, Hagerty admits to having "received special attention," but she believes "the experience would be as good for all customers," an "unforgettable experience." She also owns up to the fact that she had never eaten octopus before? Anyway, she writes, "There are not many minuses at Le Bernardin," but is unclear what any of those minuses be.
This is probably not the last we'll hear of Marilyn Hagerty. Eater operatives inside the Grand Forks Herald reveal that she may be re-reviewing the Red Lobster soon.
· Elegant food, impeccable service define La [sic] Bernardin [Grand Forks Herald]
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