A meal at a three-star Michelin restaurant is by definition, indulgent. But real indulgence requires training your senses and bringing context for the experience to come. Without mental preparation and a keen eye, nuances of the breadth and depth of the sensory overload may pass unnoticed. Every element, from the serving pieces to napkins to hot towels used for wiping your hands prior to dessert, is designed to seduce diners — for a price. That's why the fixed price lunch is your friend.
Jon Palmer ClaridgeI’m not a fan of definitive lists that classify restaurants from No. 1 to 10 — even to 100 for that matter. What I do find useful is a guide à la Michelin, or a seasoned blogger who lets me know when an establishment delivers something extra special. When restaurants or bars reach that world-class level, assigning them a rank is largely a matter of personal taste. I’ve spent my adult life seeking out these gastronomic thrills from Napa Valley to Buenos Aires to Santorini.
One great strategy when traveling in search of gourmet temples of haute cuisine is to look for the prix-fixe lunch. Chef-driven high-end food is never cheap. However, if you want a gastronomic treat of Michelin quality at a discount, lunch is your friend. I’ve been reading about Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the world’s greatest female chefs for years, but never managed to make it to her flagship restaurant, Maison Pic, in southeast France.
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