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The Brutal Truth About The Top Restaurant In The World

Posted: Nov 20, 2019



Excerpt from Escape.com.au

Unless something can be empirically measured – say the amount of time it takes an athlete to run a certain distance – I’m inherently distrustful on anything labelled “the world’s best”. Just how do you quantify greatness when it comes to something as subjective as art or fashion or food? Still, I bought into the hype on a recent trip to the Napa Valley in California with dinner at The French Laundry, which took out the gong as The World’s Best eatery in 2002 and 2003 and still carries three Michelin stars.

As you have to do, we’d booked months in advance and nervously popped the cost per head into currency exchange apps. A meal equates to almost $500 without a drop of booze and not taking into account the minimum 20 per cent tip required in the US. Per person.

As you have to do, we’d booked months in advance and nervously popped the cost per head into currency exchange apps. A meal equates to almost $500 without a drop of booze and not taking into account the minimum 20 per cent tip required in the US. Per person.

At those prices and with this reputation – it was the first American diner to receive the top accolade – you’re talking meal of a lifetime right? Wrong. In fact, the experience only made me more grateful for the high-end dining scene we get to enjoy in Australia.

For a start, there’s the room. Outside lies a vegetable garden bathed in golden Cali sunshine; venture indoors, however, and it’s like having a meal at your crazy aunt’s who believes that daylight saving has leached the colour out of her satin settee. Fair play though, a recent renovation has seen window panels alleviate the gloom.

Still, the atmosphere is one of hushed reverence. We are here to worship at the altar of chef Thomas Keller. Now this man is a bona fide culinary genius, a modern-day Escoffier who has married classic French technique with Napa terroir in the most tasty of ways. But goodness, they take the whole business seriously.

By David Smiedt
November 21, 2019
Source and complete article: Escape.com.au


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