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Started by tincatinca on May 28, 2014 7:25:30 PM
Michelin starred restaurants

It's my new thing. We've eaten in two, though Mrtincs says four. The two I don't count are the one that had just lost its star when we dined there, and the other one gained a star after we'd dined there.

Tell me about your Michelin experiences. NotthatLondon especially.

LilacWine - 28 May 2014 19:39:10 (#1 of 217)

We've never been to one in London, but we have been to Picasso in Las Vegas, which I believe has two stars. It was very nice, but slightly marred by the fact that I was half-dead from jet lag and was also suffering from what I now suspect was a slipped disc. The main thing I remember about it is some white wine we had that tasted of butter popcorn.

tincatinca - 28 May 2014 21:01:46 (#2 of 217)

I forget that the US has Michelin restaurants. I watch too much Man v Food.

AppleCatcher - 28 May 2014 21:02:45 (#3 of 217)

Ah ah ah. Funny British people.

milhouse - 28 May 2014 21:16:54 (#4 of 217)

I've been to a couple here in Paris - La Chiberta and L'Arome, plus a couple elsewhere, in Brittany and Biarritz. La Chiberta was pretentious, but the others were great.

LilacWine - 28 May 2014 21:48:46 (#5 of 217)

We also went to Bradley Ogden in Vegas, which I think had one star. I remember nothing about the food, but our waiter was the snootiest fucker I've ever had the misfortune to meet.

Turkish - 28 May 2014 21:51:17 (#6 of 217)

It must be good if it's a Michelin, no?

tincatinca - 28 May 2014 21:54:48 (#7 of 217)

It's what you pay for, so it should be exceptional.

Rendered - 29 May 2014 10:43:40 (#8 of 217)

Not all Michelin places are about the price you pay, though they do tend to award them to the feyn deyning establishments.

MaisonLazlique - 29 May 2014 10:47:08 (#9 of 217)

Am I right in thinking The Cinnamon Club hasn't got one now?

That's a good nosh after the pub, that one.

Crayola - 29 May 2014 10:49:00 (#10 of 217)

Worth noting that a lot of the Michelin starred places do good value lunch menus. the portions can be small, but they still work out excellent value

JudasGoat - 29 May 2014 10:51:01 (#11 of 217)

Speaking of which, you never elaborated on what you didn't like about Lima, Cray.

spartak - 29 May 2014 10:53:26 (#12 of 217)

Back in the days when I had cash my wife and I were once on a trip to Paris and we decided to visit 4 Michelin starred restaurants in 4 nights. The first 2 were great, the third tired us out and we cancelled our reservation at the fourth cos we were sick of posh food by then. I'm SUCH a pleb!

Intowntonight - 29 May 2014 22:17:03 (#13 of 217)

If you are eating on your own in a Parisian 3 star restaurant, they will bump you off if a reservation comes through from a posh hotel for a table for 2:I had this happen a 3 occasions, over a period of 12 months, in two where I had confirmed a booking 4 weeks old the night before.

tincatinca - 16 Jun 2014 18:16:31 (#14 of 217)

Oh my days, I've just been informed I'm having lunch at Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 on Saturday

MonsoonBloom - 16 Jun 2014 18:18:02 (#15 of 217)

I'm not really interested in eating at places a bunch of psueds have decided are good. Tbh.

tincatinca - 16 Jun 2014 18:23:55 (#16 of 217)

I am, though.

JudasGoat - 16 Jun 2014 18:31:31 (#17 of 217)

Poor old bloomers.


Amnesiac1 - 16 Jun 2014 18:32:12 (#18 of 217)

I've eaten in Heathcotes, Lancashire (has one think it had 2). The food was exquiste, right down to the flavoured jellies they bring on silver tea spoons between courses. The decor was tasteful (nasty carpet aside) and the staff refreshingly welcoming, despite us obviously being too poor to eat amongst the regulars.

One problem, we had to order pizzas for us and our guests as soon as we got home as we were all starving. I'm not a fan of huge portions, but these were ridiculously small, so you left the restaurant starving.

It's gone now, replaced with yet another empty curry house I think.

MonsoonBloom - 16 Jun 2014 19:12:33 (#19 of 217)

I like food.

milhouse - 17 Jun 2014 08:28:47 (#20 of 217)

Gosh yes - Heathcotes was fab: I've not been there for years though. They (used to) have one in Manchester for the footballers/soap stars which was fucking awful though.

Northcote Manor up there was also great.

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