A two-star Michelin restaurant needs to have a few qualities which set it apart from all others:
- Ingredients: 10/10 flawless quality and preperation
- presentation/creativity: 7/10 pretty safe, no surprises/innovation here
- atmosphere 7/10 large tables and lots of room inbetween tables. Decor is neutral and 'safe'. On the positive side this gives you good opportunity for quiet conversation with your table partner, on the other hand there is no contact whatsoever with the other diners, for example to share your enthousiasm about the dishes
- service 9/10 as with many of these restaurants, you have too many people at your table (one to seat you, one to welcome you, one for the water, one for the wines, one for the bread, one for the.... etc.) All where technically good, but it lacks the personal attention factor
- wine (list) 10/10 on this occasion: interesting choices, not all really expensive wines but selected on the fit with the dish. Another good thing was that my wife, who was driving, got a sip to taste of every wine served at no extra cost.
So now for the intangible part... for a two star Michelin restaurant, we did not walk out with the Wow-look on our faces. In fact, after the meal, we asked ourselves: would we rather return here, or at a nearby 1-star restaurant we ate a month earlier. We both chose the nearby 1-star for the creativity and the ' buzz'.
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