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PSmith

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Rayner is a mixture of the balanced and erudite (for example, his book A Greedy Man in a Hungry World) and the purveyor of humour which is - to be charitable - an acquired taste!

His latest review, of the Oxfordshire (UK) Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is, I think, most enjoyable. I didn't know it was probably the most expensive restaurant in Britain. Is that true?

It's here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/sep/15/le-manoir-aux-quat-saisons-restaurant-review

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Rayner is a mixture of the balanced and erudite (for example, his book A Greedy Man in a Hungry World) and the purveyor of humour which is - to be charitable - an acquired taste!

His latest review, of the Oxfordshire (UK) Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is, I think, most enjoyable. I didn't know it was probably the most expensive restaurant in Britain. Is that true?

It's here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/sep/15/le-manoir-aux-quat-saisons-restaurant-review

It's hard to tell - I suspect that The Fat Duck plus wine flight might be more expensive, but their website doesn't list the costs of tthe wine flights anymore... I seem to remember there being a "basic" wine flight and the option of a much more expensive one - which would probably go over the figures Jay quotes for Le Manoir.
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I like Jay Raynor. (I don't care if he has a cape in his wardrobe.) I like Gregg Wallace, too. He was a judge of MC Professionals on BBC with Michel Roux. They were both very exacting, but encouraging and not sneering like the American chef judges can be.

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Is the Gregg Wallace comment a joke?


"Why would we want Children? What do they know about food?"

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A couple of recent Guardian reviews reminded me why I generally enjoy reading Mr Rayner. With him, the reader usually gets a sense of the excitement and enjoyment when an experience is good (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/sep/15/le-manoir-aux-quat-saisons-restaurant-review) and a sense of genuine disappointment when it is poor (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/sep/22/leon-de-bruxelles-restaurant-review).

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