Andy Hayler returns to Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and increases
his rating to 8/10
it was remarkable how much better this experience was than my
previous two visits (admittedly one of them on opening night).
Certainly the price is high (over £200 a head with wine pairing) but
this is now accomplished cooking. The desserts are top drawer, as is
Francis Bown reviews Restaurant Sauterelle
"I wish there were more
French restaurants like this in London. Real French dishes, with good
quality ingredients, properly prepared and carefully served (here by
cheerful waiters and waitresses in black aprons), are becoming too rare in
our city. Yet they afford much delight. I think it would be well nigh
impossible to go to Sauterelle for dinner without achieving a very high
measure of enjoyment."
The man who holds the most Michelin stars -- 12, compared with 11 for Gordon Ramsay -- aims to make Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester a fine-dining destination to rival his own Alain Ducasse au Plaza
Athénée, in Paris, and Louis XV, in Monaco.
"Britain is drinking more champagne than
ever, new figures revealed yesterday, sealing the UK’s position as the
product’s top export market."
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second largest wine supplier?