What would Spike Mendelsohn serve at his ultimate dinner party?
I always wanted to do a real cool, traditional, secret ortolan dinner, where guests eat small birds — really hot, hot small birds. But you have to do it with a drape over your face because no one can be seen eating ortolan. It’s one of those things I read about all the time and people talk about doing one — Eric Ripert has talked about doing one. It’s a super-secret underground dinner with like 12 chefs. They fly these delicacies from France — small birds called ortolans. I think that would be a pretty ultimate dinner party.