I think those are some pretty big accusations to make when you have no evidence at all that you have to pay to get your slot. The Fat Duck, Noma, all those restaurants are on an extremely high level where personal preference is going to be the deciding factor. However the "influential group of over 800 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene." have deemed Noma to be the best, two years running.If this is the best restaurant in the world, Im muslim Santa Claus.
And I dont know how this kind of food could be better than what you get in Maze. [Just fits my stomach better.]
Would even say that L'arpege is place that I would love to eat more than Noma. Im very happy it made it back on the list.
But what happened to Maze in Saint-Pellegrinos list makes me wonder how much each of those restaurants are paying for the empty slot? Especially when Hibiscus is there. I was working in England when they moved the restauant from where it was, Shropshire? Most of the staff moved with the restaurant, but they lost Michelin lately.
You tell me it doesnt happen?
My restaurant in London fell out off TimesEatingOut guide after chef refused to pay the tribute.
...Yeah"influential group of over 800 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene." have deemed Noma to be the best, two years running.
I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on Alinea. I went about a year and a half ago and really enjoyed it, but I like all types of restaurants -- that serve good food. Sometimes I like to be fascinated like Alinea, but I also love the places that serve more comforting/casual food too. With that said, about a half year ago I went to Paul Bocuse's restaurant outside of Lyon and loved that, so even gilded, over-the-top French can make me happy. For me it's like wine. I like all colors and (almost all) grapes as long as they are part of a good wine. They all have their place in my belly when the time is right.On June 9th, last Thursday my wife took me to Alinea here in Chicago for my birthday.
What? You dont fancy chicken curry Adria's style? With chicken as a liquid and solid sauce?On one hand this kind of food always fascinates me because of its ceativity and unusual thinking, on the other hand, I always crave meat loaf with gravy and mashed potatoes whenever I look at pictures of these creations for a few minutes...