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I'm sorry...I think I jumped the dining shark

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I'm sorry...I think I jumped the dining shark

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kayowinter | | Oct 14, 2013 07:29 PM

Maybe it was the day, maybe I was tired of eating out after being on vacation for 10 days already (*sob I know*) but I had the tasting menu at atelier crenn last week and I felt...sad at the end. The food wasn't bad. The service was lovely. The chef was charming and kind of like an approachable rock star. But nearly every course of the 14 courses felt hollow. They described everything very nicely and I would put a salty/fatty/sweet something in my mouth and have no idea what I was actually supposed to be eating. For the most part. There were a couple of dishes that I felt like I understood - the "onion soup" part. This isn't my first tasting menu experience. I've eaten at Per Se in new york, french laundry a long time ago, gary danko... but this is the first time I felt this way. Not sure if it was me or the restaurant. It wasn't that I was hungry at the end, far from it, but I was far from sated emotionally. I'm wondering if it was me so this might be the last time in a long while that I drop that amount of money on that kind of experience. Has anyone else felt that way? perhaps this belongs in general topics instead, but I put it here if anyone feels the same about the restaurant as it depresses me to think it was me instead. All of the reviews I found here and the michelin star indicate it may be me but perhaps I am not alone?

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