Before any other comment, just to say that the food and the price was basically inline with a 1 Star Restaurant, but we did personally not appreciate a certain number of things which we feel mandatory for holding such a Michelin Star, described below:
- due to good weather we were asked to eat outside, which is a good idea, but then you need to make sure their are not hundreds of flies bothering you during diner, make sure the seats and table are clean before asking guests to sit down and have decent protection against the rain. As it was starting to rain a bit, people's tables, chairs etc needed to be moved around during diner!
- we have personally felt the cooking style was too "sophisticated" already, too much mousse, too strong reduction of sauces and concentrate's leading to high contrast tastes sometime diverting too much form the basic food tastes
- I have not identified the "sommelier", but was left alone with wine selection. As I wanted to try a local one, I simply made the wrong choice and the wine was not fitting the food.. nobody warned me or gave me a tip, just discovered that it was not a good choice I made when asked to taste the wine.
- the chef was not taking time to personally chat with the guests and ask feedback on the food, he just was "trowing a hello" over his shoulder.
All in all the experience did not motivated us to come back, the food did not shout for "more" or trying to grab the last bits of sauce with your spoon from the empty dish..., not like our experience with Chabran at Pont de L'isere :-)
We also stayed over night, the room was basic but modern, no AC, WLAN working fine and TV featuring no channels in other languages then French. Not very well noise isolated as well. Breakfast was not at all at the level of a 1 Star Restaurant, even if this is not directly related but as on top fee (I think 17€/pers) was asked for breakfast it could have been better. Breakfast is the last chance to excel and make sure the great experiences of the Star Restaurant diner will be burned into the mind of the guest... here they miserably failed. Only 1 piece of fresh baguette per person, 1 croissant, awful Cappuccino (waiting 10 minutes to get it), 2 different sort of jam.. point, nothing more, even had to "beg" for butter and additional milk for the coffee!
All in all I think they could do better, I hate to be negative, but honestly I tried to think hard if I could find a single positive thing to highlight, but could not find one.
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