The idea of a ‘restaurant’ has changed a lot since the word was first coined in post-revolutionary France. We rarely eat out just to be ‘restored’ these days, we expect entertainment, glamour, theatre — and given that this all happens in public, we too are part of the exhibit. No I don’t really believe that, but I suspect it is the kind of thinking behind restaurants like Roberta’s, the new shiny bare-brick, high-ceilinged bar/restaurant from Press Up Entertainment Group.
SO let’s get the cost issue over with first. Yes we spent over €200 for a three-course lunch for two people. But please bear in mind this was two-and-a-half hours of pleasure and you will easily spend as much to see Michael Bolton in the 3-Arena next January, possibly more if you have a few drinks (and who could listen to Michael Bolton sober?). I arrived a little early and I used my time to examine the superlative wine list — Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud’s cellar has over 30,000 bottles.
IT IS difficult to avoid alarming news from the USA these days and while I’m fairly sure I would never want to live there, I am a little envious of one particular US citizen. Restaurant reviewing is already an enviable job but for what it is worth the person with the job that I envy most is Jonathan Gold who reviews restaurants for the Los Angeles Times. I suspect most people would rather the gig at the New York Times but I’m not so sure.
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