Like I said...only place 'michelin' I've ate was n Iceland and...I reckon it cost around £150. Was a 'tasting menu'.We ate at Gleneagles Michelin starred restaurant when Andrew Fairlie was cooking there. The food was absolutely superb, an elegant sufficiency thereof. The service was brilliant, almost a piece of theatre just for us. To dismiss starred places as serving miniature portions of pretentious food is just inverted snobbery.
*This is not a thread about slagging off, it is about gaining understanding.
Gen question...does the French version seem pretentious in it's explanation to your ears?
Yes sometimes it does but it is also nice to know what you are going to eat. Also, some people who will only dine once in their lives in such restaurant appreciate to read that the will not pay 30 Euros for a "Gâteau au chocolat with vanilla sauce and cream on top" but instead will enjoy a "Soufflé extraordinaire, glace à la vanille Bourbon, crème juste fouettée"....it's part of the experience
Some average restaurants have tried to emulate the style with things like "The carrousel of deserts" which means you get left overs on a plate of the "Sea crust" where you have left over fish with bread crumbs...
I dont know whether you are in UK or not...
Have you ever gone into a restaurant, heard French "waffling" and just thought "oh shut up?!"
I base this on stuff I've watched online and places pretending to have a sniff of French about them.