Not everything about molecular gastronomy is bad. But, as a trend, molecular gastronomy threatens to detach "fine dining" from popular food culture. And that's not good for D.C.
It's funny how much New York City's culinary scene has changed in recent years. Carrie Bradshaw and her cohorts embodied neon-y bottle culture; they even brunched in a sea of uber-modern white spaces. Yet these days, old-things-new is the chicest aesthetic going.