A Blogger Weighs in on Gordon Ramsay at the London
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 | posted by Mike
The comment boards have been on fire lately (relatively speaking, at least) and we’ve actually heard from a fellow blogger who has dined at Gordon Ramsay at the London. The folks over at Augieland have a full review as well as pictures of all of the courses. And, yes, we are very, very jealous.
The review hits a lot of the main points about the new restaurant, with everything covered from the cuisine to the chairs. From the sound of the review, it’s not all about the amazing new directions that Ramsay takes his food, but rather the virtuosity with which he prepares some relatively traditional dishes.
Go because you want fine food, not because you want to be awed.Of course, this shouldn’t come as a surprise because the food that Ramsay has his contestants prepare on Hell’s Kitchen fall into that same category. Remember the Wellington? It really is all about being “spot on” when you’re a chef-in-training, a concept that is also echoed in much of Anthony Bourdain’s writings about the staffs at his restaurants.
The comment that pointed me towards Augieland said that the meal was not nearly as expensive as the price that I quoted in the Bloomberg article, so you might be able to get a meal for something less than a stratospheric bill. Also, note that the photos were taken clandestinely, hence the lack of a flash.
A big congratulations goes out to “Augie” for “landing” the first blogger review!
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