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    Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:36:35

    Saddle Peak is the Linkin Park of Fine Cuisine - Saddle Peak rules as much as Linkin Park does...ARTISTdirect.com editor and <i>Dolor</i> author Rick Florino explains why...

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    Saddle Peak shares some very noticeable similarities to Linkin Park.

    For starters, they're both rather incredible, but there's a common thread between them beyond being simply amazing. Both Linkin Park and Saddle Peak mix and match different flavors seamlessly for a style that's undeniably awesome. During a guest stint at Test Kitchen from Saddle Peak in Malibu Lodge, September 27-28, master mixologist Chris Barragan prepared a bevy of out-of-this-world cocktails that blended everything from cucumber, agave nectar and gin to a non-alcoholic "Mocktail," based exclusively off of the drinker's choice of taste. At a simple request of "sweet" or "tart," Barragan can turn fruit and flourishes of tea into liquid heaven. In a similar manner, on A Thousand Suns, Linkin Park incorporate everything from futuristic hip hop and raw industrial on "When They Come for Me" for an equally spicy anthem. Then there was chef Adam Horton's seven course meal, which proved as divine as Barragan's mixology.

    You haven't lived until you've eaten elk mixed with almond, bacon and brandied cherries or indulged in wild boar "spread" and grilled toast. That's right, wild boar "spread"…I Can't Believe it's Butter better try to catch up, motherfucker.

    Furthering the correlation between Linkin Park and Saddle Peak, Linkin turns "Wretches and Kings" into the angriest arena rocker M.I.A. never wrote, bridging the gap between tripped out pop and heavy music like only they can. Then of course, there's "The Messenger," the final gem on A Thousand Suns and Chester Bennington's most powerful vocal performance yet. It's just like the final candy-fied apples at the end of Saddle Peak's courses—stripped down and soul-filling!

    Watch Linkin Park's new video for "Waiting to the End" here and go to Saddle Peak!

    —Rick Florino
    10.08.10


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