As I've noted above, I am a huge
Kentucky Hot Brown fan.
A few weeks ago, I was at a luncheon at the Bar Americain in NYC. It's a Flay property.
This was a luncheon for a group of conference speakers in a private dining room -- and we've had lunch there before at previous conferences. Usually, the food is pretty good. They include excellent corn sticks in the bread basket, for example.
This year, one of the entree choices was a Kentucky Hot Brown, so of course I ordered it. Unfortunately, it was not very good. The turkey was real (if sliced a bit too thick for my taste) and the bacon strips were real, so that wasn't the problem. But the cheese sauce was much too thick and almost curdled. The guy sitting next to me (who had never had a Hot Brown, and had ordered it at my suggestion) thought it was disgusting. I was very sorry he had such an experience with his first Hot Brown, because now it might be his last!
This is a link to the restaurant web site, but I can't get the menus to load. http://www.baramericain.com/new-york-city-restaurant/menus.php