From shop to plate
Posted 21 March 2003 - 01:54 AM
On my last visit a few weeks ago, I had Smoked Sprats as a starter, and again thoroughly enjoyed them, as did one of my companions.
Now I perceive the added value that you deliver to be in your selection of the best ingredients, your choice of the dishes you make available to balance your menu, and of course the ambience that you provide as part of the dining experience.
I'd be interested to hear if you have a different justification, and also the general rationale behind St John offering such dishes.
Posted 25 March 2003 - 10:09 AM
And nothing is more dissapointing than starchy peas from the greengrocers. But due to our efficient veg supplier we can celebrate the pea in the pod, preferably with a glass of something before lunch.
On the value side of things, we are not asking you to pay just for that celebration but for the fundamentals that keep a restaurant working.