Let me start by telling you that i did specially take my time to create account on tripadvisor to review Your restaurant. We had a seven course dinner at your place and we have to share our feelings about it. Dinner was prepared by Your own chef Vladislav Djatšuk and 2 Michelin star restaurant chef from Hamburg mr Karlheinz Hauser ( or was it his team? ).It was full house with probably about 80 guests and we were seated in the smaller room. As i understood half dishes were made by local chef and other by visiting team.
First course was different kind of tomato with yoghurt and passion fruit. It was fresh and tasty, and we really liked it.
Second course was scallops with cabbage and caviar. It was clear that kitchen was starting to struggle to get dishes out at reasonable time. As we were seated in the second room i think we were served among the last customers and by the time we got our plates, scallop was already cold. Probably the scallops were put on the plate first and then other ingredients little bit later. I think everybody knows the process of preparing many plates at once so i prefer not to stop here to go through that. Also cold sauce was helping cooling process.I understand that it takes time to prepare so many plates at once but i really think that professionals have to be avare of problems that it could bring- and dont like to have this kind of mistake on my table. Apart ofthis the taste was good and ingredients matched eachother rather well.
Norvegian king crab , Enoki mushrooms and apple. Apple was a surprise, i liked the dish.
Crusted sole with black garlic, truffles, spinach and beurre noisette sauce. I did not find this combination of ingredients working together on one plate, giving me mixed feeling of what i just ate. It did not have any caracter at all with spinach taste stepping out.Never serve it again to customers!
Lettuce sifon and vinaigrette granita cleared awful taste of last dish in my mouth. Thanks.
Frozen goat cheese with orange and olive oil and crumbled black pepper.
How can i describe it? All show-no go. I would have better not touched it at all an just pleased my eyes with beautiful appearance.
Last dessert was almond cream with vineyard peach and lavendel. Flavours were ok, but did i just got served with regular peach compote?
The whole dinner took 5 hours to serve which is a little bit too much. Waitress came before dessert and advised us to take a break and have a walk because it was still being prepared and not ready to be served jet.
After every course waitresses were asking for feedback from us and by dessert they stopped doing it, maybe it was coincidence, maybe they did not like honest feedback. Thay were nice to us and professional, describing every dish and vine. As for vine, it was quite good match for food, exept for rabbit which we would prefer stronger body, maybe even red vine.
Taking all together i had wery high expectations for Your place and i was little disappointed. I am considering coming back and choosing a-la carte menu, maybe you could do better with ordinary evening but i guess it will take some time until i am ready to take another shot in the dark.
By being regular customer at Alexander from the beginning i now really understand why you have given out second place, and i am sorry to say that the difference is huge between these placings. Next time i hope the judges will also attend events not separate dinners, there could probably be some surprising results this way.
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