To start our European trip September 2017, we spoiled our self’s with a Michelin Two Star dining experience in London at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught.
They start you out with a game, where you and your guest(s) fill out a board with marbles selecting your tasing menu.
I loved how they had everything on display, before you order they walk around with a primal cut (large piece of meat they cut steaks off of), on a large silver tray, of the A5 Wagyu beef.
Of course we had to try to the beef (extra 80 pound fee (Lisa went for it and I tried hers), but the grouse was the best.
We each chose a tasting menu with a couple upgrade, split an “inexpensive” bottle of wine. The bill came out to about $1,100 United States, which is about what we spent for similar services at Guy Savoy in Las Vegas. The food here was slightly better, the service at Guy Savoy was way better. They were slightly snobby, but sometimes that how it goes at a Two Star Michelin rated place. We had explained to the reservationist, we were running thirty minutes late because we just came in from California and were taking too many pictures walking. When we got there, the staff was very concerned with us getting in a food order and we were more concerned with getting in a wine order. They had to send both Sommelier’s over and neither were helpful. The Sommelier’s were more concerned about selecting a wine that would pair well with all the foods, from red meat to fish, so they would suggest white wines and soft red wines like Pinot Noir. Lisa kept telling them she wanted a complicated red wine and didn’t care that she was having fish. So then they picked some uncommon French varietal wine; I had googled it previously because I know most varietals and knew it was a softer red wine. Lisa called them on it and they kept repeating it would go well with everything. Also, the restaurant was pretty empty and they sat someone right next to us on the couch half way through our meal.
- Ambiance (Environment) = 3
- Taste = 4
- Value = 3
- Presentation (Plating for food) = 4
Stars = 3.5 out of 5.
Address: Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL, UK