I'm VISITING ALL 131 Michelin 3-Star restaurantS in the world. I'm 72% done!
Extraordinarily formal even by 3-star standards, Martín Berasategui's Barcelona outpost does not achieve the same levels of culinary or service prowess as his flagship restaurant (located in Lasarte, Spain, interestingly) but it comes close.
The pinnacle of heartwarming, family-centric, gorgeous fine dining. If you're looking for a truly authentic experience from a restaurant that has honed the concept of fine dining service over generations, this is it.
Led by Franck Giovaninni, Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville is a tribute to the perfection and hard work achieved by its former master. One of the most satisfying meals in Europe.
Below average by Joël Robuchon's global standards, this underwhelming and ludicrously overpriced restaurant delivers on classic dishes and desserts but falls short in many important categories, like service, just to pick one element at random.
Though set in a dreamlike, gorgeous interior décor style that mirrors Ducasse's incredible Monaco restaurant, several dishes were serious misses, and like other Parisian 3-stars this place is among the worst-priced experiences out there. Seemingly lost in its own opulence, the restaurant presents a boring and rudely short menu for a comical price. I cannot recommend.
I plan to accomplish the whole challenge using miles, points, and discounts. This is my repository for food reviews, the financial piece I discuss here. Thanks for reading!