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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/14/2012

CityZen video showcases kitchen’s elegant dance

Chef Eric Ziebold, center left, at CityZen with Andy Hsu and his kitchen staff. (Bill O'Leary - THE WASHINGTON POST)
We’ve shed light in recent years on the splurge-worthy delights put out nightly by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s culinary temple CityZen. But what does it look like behind the scenes of Eric Ziebold’s 1,000 plate-per-night kitchen? An intricate ballet, according to the Post’s dance critic Sarah Kaufman.

“Great kitchens match drill-field precision with gestural art,” writes Kaufman. “The best cooks possess a soldier’s obedience and a dancer’s grace, transcending the dangers with meditative beauty.”

This interactive time-lapse gallery captures an evening of Ziebold’s kitchen choreography in 280 frames; it’s worth a look if you’ve ever admired the rush of a well-run restaurant on a busy evening.

Read more from the Washington Post and Going Out Guide:

At CityZen, chefs cook up sweet moves

Fall Dining Guide review: CityZen

The Dance of Life: The Kitchen

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