See this pretty photo? This is what means by stalling. I'm not going to tell you the story of this hundred year-old apothecary in the old part of Bangkok yet. I'm just putting this photo up here since it looks good, and it will likely sits on the top of Chez Pim front page for a few days.
I will tell you, though, that the mystery chefs were indeed Alain Passard and Daniel Boulud. The first photo, of Passard alone, came from the kitchen at the site of the $5,000 a plate 'Rarities Dinner' at the Masters of Food and Wine in Carmel. David did the amuse, while Alain and Daniel did the main courses. Larry Stone, Rajat Parr and a long line of fancy sommeliers poured the wine. My memory is quite hazy but I do vaguely remember '00 (that'd be 1900, not 2000) Mouton and '00 (same here) d'Yquem, among others. The second photo, with Daniel Boulud, was taken at the main kitchen of the Highland Inn, the site of the Masters.
There are, of course, more where that came from. But it might be a few days before I dig myself out of this mountain of boxes. It will be worth the wait though: that I can promise you.