My husband and I treated ourselves to a five star week in London, staying at a suite at the Savoy and dining out at London's finest. The evening at Gavroche was the only sour note in an excellent week. We were seated at a table squeezed next to its neighbor, in a row of other American visitors, next to the kitchen, with waiters bustling past us all night - no privacy, no quiet conversation, no peaceful enjoyment of our meal. The food was unexceptional in every way - uncreative, and while acceptable but not especially delicious. I enjoy formal French service, but I found the service at Le Gavroche unpleasantly pretentious. I could understand the waiter making unpleasant comments about the diners in French. I ordered a $20 wine by the glass to go with my first course, and received such a scant, measly portion I was shocked - it was a tasting portion, not a glass of wine. From my cramped little table, I could see a lovely spacious banquette waiting the for the lucky couple, who finally arrived - an old man and an obvious, shall I say, "paid escort", who were fawned and fussed over for the remaing hour of my meal. Not the memorable and romantic evening with my husband I had expected.
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