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Either/Or: Laurent Tourondel of BLT Steak
The Manhattan chef is opening a DC steakhouse. But first, he takes our Either/Or questionnaire.
Does DC need another steakhouse? French-born chef Laurent Tourondel thinks so. This fall he’s bringing a replica of BLT Steak, his airy Manhattan bistro with its foie-gras-and-Kobe sandwiches and thyme-strewn hanger steaks, to 1625 I Street in downtown DC. He recently submitted to our Either/Or questionnaire.
Hamburgers or wings?
Wings, definitely. I love chicken wings. I can’t say where my favorite are from. Okay—Hooters.
Kobe beef or Angus?
Angus. It’s better flavor.
Chocolate cake or crème brûlée?
Chocolate cake. I hate crème brûlée.
Vodka martinis or gin martinis?
Gin martini, made with Sapphire and with a twist. I don’t drink, but I used to.
Loire Valley or Napa Valley?
Ooph. Both are good.
Fiji or Voss?
Fiji, definitely. Voss is just cheesy.
Vespa or Yellow Cab?
Vespa. I have a 1958 Lambretta model.
Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart?
Rachael Ray, because Martha Stewart refused to do the forward for my book.
Jenna or Barbara Bush?
Which one should I pick? The party girl.
The Sopranos or The West Wing?
West Wing — I like politics.
Walkman or iPod?
IPod. I have a lot of older 1970s music, like the Rolling Stones and the Bee Gees.
Knicks or Wizards?
What’s the Wizards?
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