Saturday, July 16, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The concept is french asian fusion flavours in a minimalist contemporary art setting as the name suggests. The ambiance was extremely cold and kind of awkward actually. I instantly disliked the space but I tried really hard to give the food a chance and not judge preemptively.
All the entrees were priced at twenty something euros and the mains on average went for 37.
The service was deplorable for any restaurant, but especially for a michelin star rated establishment. The waiters lived up to the parisian stereotype and acted as though they couldn’t be bothered to look at you, they were unattentive and blasé, a little snotty and just generally careless. They were more interested in chatting with their colleagues in the kitchen which was exposed behind a glass wall at the back of the restaurant then by serving their clients. One would expect professional behaviour from the cooks if they are on display for all the patrons to see. And hear. The conversations we were overhearing and their work method was simply unprofessional and downright tacky.
Raviolis (4 to be precise, drowned by the sauce, very forgettable)
When my mother asked the waitress about the wine we had picked she looked a little annoyingly at the bottle and tried to find the info to answer her question on the back of the bottle and then gave up. “Je ne saurais vous le dire” was the best she could come up with.
They didn’t even have a sommelier and for this price point, in Paris, you would expect knowedgable courteous taff.
St-jacques. (decent scallops, chewy squid)
The menu was uninspired, mostly boring sounding dishes with ginger glaze vinaigrette.
These people should be ashamed of themeselves. It also makes me wonder what level of standards people in this city have as the place was packed. Perhaps, like me, they were induced by John Talbotts and other reviewers' praise which i truly am completely baffled by! These famous food bloggers guide visitors on their culinary adventures in a city where good food is abundant. This was by far the worst food experience I've had in Paris.
Cod (actually they got the name of the fish wrong, they couldn't even tell us what it really was)
No one in this restaurant seemed to care. The young waiter barely knew what was on the menu and he wasn’t embarassed by his lack of knowledge either.
Anyone with any sense could see right through this joke of a restaurant. There was no passion, it lacked innovativeness and especially the quality that the high prices demanded. It makes you wonder if certain prominent food bloggers and reviewers are being paid off... it was that bad.
From the uncourteous and unprofessional waitstaff to the bland over-priced food, this restaurant was an all around disaster.
Save your money. You’re better off at any random brasserie.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
So ok i know my first Paris post has been a little delayed... and on top of that I'm starting off with an italian restaurant. The thing is I've been basically eating delicious baguette, cheese, charcuterie and wine instead of going out to fancy dinners. But tonight was my friend Daniel's birthday so we went to this little cozy Italian eatery in Oberkampf called l'Osteria dell'anima.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The drinks are made with homemade juices and are all very interesting sounding and some better than others (the favorites were the cucumber one and the beet juice one).
Overall we had a wonderful time, the food was great, the place is cute and comfortable.
I’m going to miss my friends so much but I’ll definitely be having more food adventures here in Paris.
I'll keep you posted!