The three-dish menu concept of Il Corvo was mentioned in the book Modern Romance, which Alex S. read the day after our first meal at Il Corvo. The author, Aziz Ansari, was drawn to the limited choices offered by the restaurant. While the world forces us to make myriads of decisions, many of which do indeed benefit us, the sheer quantity can sometimes overwhelm us. Perhaps the fewer choices we have, the happier we would be.
Easton’s successful and characteristic way of operating Il Corvo sheds light not only on managing thriving restaurants but also on our way of life. Whenever you feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities and the choices you have, take a step back, focus on one thing at a time, and do it well.
Picture: Maccheroni, with Braised Beef, Black Pepper and Red Wine (July 20th, 2015)