I just came across an article which listed 'Opinionated about Dining' survey's Top 100 restaurants in North America and Europe. Splendido came in as Number 10 with 105 points. Others in the top 10 include three Michelin three stars. They are French Laundry,111 points; Jean George,109 points and Per Se, 107 points. One of my favourites, Alinia of Chicago also make the top 10 with 106 points.
After just coming back from an overseas trip to the Orient where I had a chance to sample some Michelin star quality food from the kitchens operated by 3* chefs Gagnaire, Ducasse and Robuchon. I must say that even though a Michelin two stars like Tokyo's L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon might pay greater attention to detail to their dishes ( may be a whole team of chefs with syringes in hand to apply the finishing touches! Ha! ). Based on my previous dining experiences at Splendido, David Lee's cooking in the most part is more delicious! And ultimately, I think this is the most important criteria to us foodies! Hope Splendido can sustain this high standard until the Michelin guide comes to town!