What happens when a food writer is denied food? Famously anonymous Sunday Times restaurant reviewer M arina O’Loughlin travels to the Lanserhof Tegernsee health resort for what may be her most radical culinary experience to dateI am, as social media “influencers” would have it, #blessed. My job – restaurant critic and food travel writer – would appear to be the best of all possible worlds. Each morning, as I contemplate which restaurant I’m off to, or which country, I sing a tiny hallelujah.
I go all over the world in search of food-oriented enlightenment, eating snake and preserved snow frog fallopian tubes with the best of ’em (no, honestly). I read everything I can get my hands on, even the 3,000-word burblings of the Internet’s worst offending foodie bores; I check and cross-check restaurants to make sure I’m never stabbing in the dark. But I’m prepared to dent any possible credentials by saying I love the deliciously daft Bob Bob Ricard.
It is a long, long time since I’ve come out of a restaurant feeling so comprehensively ripped-off as I do at Jean-Georges at The Connaught, Mayfair. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten comes trailing a stellar US reputation, wowing Manhattan’s moneyed classes (The Mark, ABC Kitchen) and partnering with upscale hotel groups here and in Asia (he had a previous London foray with his Vong at The Berkeley).
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