Your Dining Preferences
Posted 11 January 2003 - 08:37 AM
When you visit a two- or three-starred restaurant with which you have a relationship, do you receive special treatment (e.g., off-menu or additional dishes, complimentary wine) and do you sometimes not have to pay?
Posted 12 January 2003 - 07:01 AM
All depends on my mood. One of my top experiences was at "Guy Savoy", an excellent table with a wonderful,friendly and knowledgable staff. I will always remember their Tuna Steak with Beure Blanc and Gingembre sauce! The foie gras ravioli at "Grand Vefour" was also amazing as is the Amandine du Foie Gras at the excellent "Relais d'Auteuil" (a little known, but extraordinary ** in the 16eme). "Bath's" has a great Bonbon de Foie Gras in Lentil Veloute, "Balzar" has a great piece of beef in peppercorn sauce, "Allard" has great Coquilles St. Jacques in a Beurre Blanc sauce, Ze Kitchen Gallerie (William Ledeuil is great) has a fresh, light cuisine, where everything is tasty...
Paris has so much to choose from.
I am pleased when invited (rare), and all to happy to sample things other than ordered to discover what a restaurant can do. Most will offer, at the least, a kir or glass of champagne. I believe, though, that a Paris concierge gets far less invitations than, say, New York or Boston, where some of my colleagues eat free daily...