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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So i have limited it down to these 2 places for externship.

Welcome to The Pluckemin Inn

and

Huntley Taverne

So i dont know what to do with, there is a pay difference by 1 dollar but at this point its all about the experience and knowlege. So please guys take a look at the menus and what place itself and give it to me streight.


Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 10
First one looks a lot more involved.
post #3 of 10
I agree. The first one looks like it will give you a more classical "food arts" so to speak, training then the tavern.

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post #4 of 10
I would recommend eating at both places first even though it may be expensive. I have seen it many times before that you can create a menu that looks great on paper, but if you can not execute it or can not season your food properly then it is not good. I had a master chef critique me once as an apprentice and he said something that has stuck with me my entire career "to much fusion creates confusion".
post #5 of 10
I agree that you should have a meal at both places. Infact and a couple if convenient. See how the place operates during a different shifts and how the consistancy is. Remember this is something that's gonna carry you to the next level and reflect on your schooling as well. I have to admit both look good on paper but how each place performs it's execution is is going to determine your success... Now and Later. That's what you should base you decision on and certainly not us blindly choosong the place for you.;)
post #6 of 10
Menu wise they both look nice. Pluckemin Inn looks a little more upscale and possibly a little busier. Either way food wise it looks good. I would opt for #1, but as Old School and 24/7 said, there's more to it then the food. Go have a drink or dessert or just ask the owner or chef or manager if you could hang around a little during service to help you make a decision. But again you should do well in either place.
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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I actualy just got off the phone with the first place and set an resie for 5:30.

I plan on atleast crusing past the second place. But i agree with you all the first place is alot more upscale and has been in food arts a number of times.

So im leaning towards that. Thanks for your help! Ill let you all know how it turns out!

Thanks again!
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post #8 of 10
Could you work a shift in each and see which you like better?

I have heard of Pluckmin Inn and it is very good. I have not heard of the other. Another place to consider is rats restaurant, a little farther south but a good place to learn.
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post #9 of 10
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My girlfriend and i went Saturday night to The Pluckeminn Inn at 5:30. We were the first ones to be seated that night, which they took us down into their wine cellar. It was beautiful. The chef sent out complements of a warm aruglua custard with a crispy piece of ham in a double shot glass. I loved it however my girlfriend did not. For the first course of my meal i got American "Kobe" carpaccio, two hour yolk, Meyer lemon mustard & brioche, second course i got hearts of palm, grapefruit, avocado, peanuts, mache & fresh coriander salad, my girlfriend got a roasted butternut squad soup with a beef wanton in the middle with fresh hazelnuts, she loved it. Neither of us got a third course, but when the 4 course came i got a half portion of venison tenderloin with a ginger and cinnamon rub served with a pomegranate sauce, natural au jus, herloom roasted garlic, and a candied apple slice. My girlfriend got a half portion (2 frenched) rack of lamb with a sage crust served with ratatouille and a small mushroom en crute.

Then we got 2 cappuccinos and the bill came to 101.85 or something like that and i gave a 30 dollar tip on top. It was great, service was great, meal was great, the bread was great as well.

This is the place I'm aiming for, upscale, talented chef and pastry chef and a nice place.
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post #10 of 10
Just a thought before you make a decision, you might want to consider doing a stage at both paces first, for two reasons: One chemistry in the kitchen is greatly important, if you can't stand talking to a person how are you going to learn from them. Two while one is more classical, the other looks more progressive, but it could be a matter of in one place you tourne potatoes all day, and in the other you may be offered a variety of tasks.
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