I loved our experience at Le Gourmet, although I was not crazy about the food. How can a restaurant get a 4 star when the food is not good? Read on...
The whole dining experience reminded me of something from a 1920’s movie. The room takes you back in time with it’s high ceilings, huge chandelier and hand painted walls….we also loved the wood paneled bar area outside the restaurant…a perfect complement to Le Gourmet. Even when we were informed the hotel was only 33 years-old the illusion remained intact.
The unquestionable highlight of Le Gourmet was the work of the Maître Milton. To call Milton a Maitre’d does not give him enough credit. He is a symphonic maestro. Professional, omnipresent, yet subtle. He is an old school professional as one would find in a Michelin 3-star restaurant in Paris. It is such a treat to watch a true professional who has mastered his craft and does so with grace, pride and excellence. He is a perfect complement to the classic surroundings.
The service is classic old school. From the amuse-bouche to the soufflé dessert all impeccably orchestrated by Milton.
Alas the food was not up to par. If the food were just good, this would be a five star TA restaurant. However the food was just average, at best. There was no memorable dish between the 8 dishes and appetizers we tried…we ate here twice.
Nevertheless, it is worth a visit just for the show.
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