Strange that some people seem to still be living in the 50s and 60s. Of the 50 best restaurants in the world as of this May, 14 are in Britain. http://money.cnn.com/2005/04/29/pf/goodlife/restaurants/
As for the prices, though, you’re probably right, although I’m not sure how they compare to, say, France.
Does anyone else feel a touch of, er, jealousy when other nationalities try and get in on the anti-French thing?
I mean, they’re our best enemies and I feel this should be a monogamous love-hate relationship. We’ve been at it for 700 years or so and don’t need anyone else muscling in on it.
So the one thing most likely to make me feel European is an anti French comment from George Bush.
The thing about the English is that we’ve never felt the need to stop eating French food, drinking their wine, or visiting the country - it’s not them that we have a problem with! It’s purely personal! So the whole “Freedom Fries” thing seemed quite funny to us.
I propose a toast to best enemies everywhere- long may they continue as such. (Surely no one takes this stuff seriously?)
France was pretty until they started this Euro thing - then all the prices went up 15% - 20% overnight
How’s 17 Euros for a salad, bread, soup, main course, dessert & coffee plus all you can drink table wine? If you can afford the 2hr it takes to get through the “menu express” & actually get the bill, it’s a deal.
Wow, a British magazine finds that a disproportinately high number of the best restaurants in the world happen to be in Britain!
The rest of the article talks about how wacky these restaurants are. The Fat Duck, supposedly the best restaurant in the world, serves items like sardine-flavored sorbet, snail porridge, or a puree of mango and Douglas fir.
If that’s the best cuisine in the world, you can take it.
/would chop off one of my fingers for some decent cannoli and Italian sausage.