You will probably say that you don’t have to be a great mind to write notes to write about a cook whose only restaurant on the Costa Blanca has the highest rating and three Michelin stars. But for our family, this restaurant means a lot and for a long time was a standard of taste, but it was he who did not have three stars at the time of our acquaintance with Kike Dacosta. We immediately appreciated the phenomenal sensitivity and subtlety of details, design, atmosphere. Not too pathetic, somewhat pleasantly provincial, but with great respect for products, wine and guests. The necessary three conditions were present there: the administrator of the hall with great charm, a sense of humor and knowledge of the laws of the kitchen and several languages, the chef and the chief of the kitchen, the wine list and the ability to recommend the right wine. A fourth participant is still desirable: an upscale pastry chef. Without this “attack” line, the success of the restaurant is doubtful. And this is only the tip, the leadership. To make everything perfect when serving dishes, you need a big team. Sometimes in gourmet restaurants it comes to the point of absurdity: for example, a hall for 40 seats, that is, a restaurant can accept no more than 40 guests at a time, and a team in the kitchen of 50 people or more. This is something like a sport where there are more players on the field than fans in the stadium. Continue reading
So, we continue our notes on a hyper-relevant topic during the summer holidays: it is impossible to be in Spain and not go to a restaurant, but how to choose a place and not regret the time and money spent? Partly helping the tourist is that the Spaniards themselves are extremely capricious customers. This, on the one hand, irritates the restaurateur, but on the other hand makes him keep a high level of service and cuisine in his restaurant. When it comes to the hosteleria segment in Spain, many shrug: fast food is America, haute cuisine is France, styles fusion is the influence of oriental cuisines, gastronomic fashion is now the Scandinavian countries. Continue reading
Abroad, the situation is the same. In some, even pritelnyh, restaurants there is a note that you can have dinner with young children until a certain time, for example, until 19.30. Try typing in a search engine child-friendly restaurant with the addition of the name of a European city. I do not think that more than two dozen will be typed, even in London or Paris. Only fast food chains really target families with children. There will be chairs for babies, and separate playgrounds for older children, and children’s dinners with toys.
In Russia, the segment of restaurants with children’s animation and game rooms is much more developed than abroad. On weekends, it will not be difficult to find a place where parents can “hand over” the child and relax. This is primarily due to the need to fight for the client. Still, in our country, going to a restaurant for the bulk of the population is not an everyday event. Continue reading