RJ: Opening night at Harvey’s–Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in London, that would definitely be my first choice. It doesn’t get any better than that. Three michelin stars? Come on. He’s my God. Also a dinner that was held at the White House last year caught my attention…they have some really good entertainment these days!
You have a possess a pronounced Rock Star status. What Rock God, in particular, would you compare yourself to?
RJ: Someone once made a comment that I was to food what Radiohead is to music, I took that as one of the highest compliments somebody could have ever paid me. I never thought about it, but I’d have to say Joe Strummer of the Clash. I’d love to be able to say David Bowie, but I’ve got a bit of a mouth on me, I wear my heart on my sleeve, and when I go out to do what I do I leave it out all on the floor. If you’ve ever seen have the opporutnity to see the Clash perform, my heart is pounding just thinking about it. The insanity, the immediacy of what they were and what they stood for as a band. The intensive artists that they were and how they lived their lives, some pretty cool shit.
Lafitte’s specialty lunches on March 1st benefit the Lunch Break for School program, dedicated to promoting proper nutrition and healthier eating habits in schools across the country.