Good but Polly has questions

Rick Zumwalde, head chef, and his wife Roxanne opened The Purple Poulet, a southern-inspired bistro, in March 2016 in Dayton, Ky.

I don’t generally consider it my place to tell a restaurant what to do. I’m a reporter, not a consultant. But after a dinner at the new restaurant Purple Poulet in Dayton, Ky., I’m full of advice. I found myself itching to take the place back to the drawing board. There’s a good restaurant here, if it could shed its fancy purple get-up.

I’d lose, for instance, the sorbet palate cleanser between courses. It’s an outdated, awkward fine-dining touch. I’d 86 the sweet, cake-like cornbread, especially the lemon-mint version. I’d serve more dishes on plain round plates instead of long restauranty ones. I would pour the sour mix down the drain and take most of the pickled onions out of the oyster po-boy. I’d actually take the white linens off the table – along with the bright purple linens, I’m afraid. I’d exchange some of the old signifiers of a fine dining experience with some newer, hipper ones. (Though there is some reclaimed barnwood in the decor.)


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