Had not planned on writing about our dinner at Guy Savoy, but writing about Ledoyen made me reconsider, although I don't really like being negative. Don't misunderstand me, the dinner was lovely, but everything was simply too "smooth"for our taste, like a well oiled machinery that felt unpersonal in a strange way. It feels odd to write this, because everyone was extremely nice and Guy Savoy himself checked on us 3 times. Don't know how to explain the feeling, maybe someone else who have been there have felt the same way?
We had the "Colours, Textures and Savours" menu (360Euros p.p.). The food was very good, but only two dishes out of 12 stood out, The truffle and artichocke soup, and a small complimetary lentil dish with truffles. Both were excellent and memorable, as were the wines (gave the sommelier a budget of 400Euros, most of it went to an excellent Mersault). Except for these two dishes, the food was beautiful and tasted good, but lacked that creativity one is entitled to expect in a meal as expensive as this. The feeling of well oiled machinery, again.
All in all, it was a pleasant evening, but not the memorable experience we hoped for. We will of course never forget some of the rater quirky stuff they do, like having a special kind of bread with each course, and the obsession with the serving temperature of the water. But I don't think we will pay 1200 Euros for it again.
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