After I left Per Se, a former colleague passed along a story that the chef told the staff. If you want to understand commitment, he explained, all you have to do is look at the American breakfast of bacon and eggs. The chicken was involved, but the pig was committed.
An evocative image, though the followup comment that Keller passed out shirts saying "be the bacon" to staff may edge it over into Creeptastistan, but Keller's muse will surprise many, though not longtime readers of the Cod. Fred Shero, coach of the legendary Broad Street Bullies squads of the 1970s, is the source of this particular aphorism. No word yet on how many Per Se menu staples were ganked from the Flyers' training table.