Yet Another Cycling Forum

Off Topic => The Pub => Food & Drink => Topic started by: Tigerrr on August 02, 2013, 02:26:46 pm

Title: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: Tigerrr on August 02, 2013, 02:26:46 pm
I may have posted this before but anyway:
Recently the kids bought me & mrs tiger a lunch at Petrus. It was a sublime experience - service at that level makes one feel so special.

But what struck me was the Chinese family at the table next to us. Clearly very wealthy. They were doing a 10 day tour of European michelin ** restaurants - lunch and dinner - and at each restaurant n the tour they get their certificate signed by the chef to prove it. Apparently the point is the certificate not the actual experience.

The SIL spent the meal on 2 mobiles simultaneously - texting and talking, which was odd. He ate the various elements of the meal as they arrived in one mouthful without looking at it.

'Strordinary.
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: hellymedic on August 02, 2013, 08:38:54 pm
Ooooh! A brevet card for those with more money than sense!
Methinks the LEL riders enjoyed their food more!
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: sojournermike on August 02, 2013, 08:49:37 pm
what a shame. A recent visit to Copenhagen was a delight, just enjoyed seeing into the kitchen of one of the range of Michelin starred establishments after a coffee and CAKE at the bakery next door.
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: Valiant on August 06, 2013, 07:42:19 pm
I never understood why a tire company got into cuisine grading?
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 06, 2013, 08:17:09 pm
Maps. Why a map company got into tyres I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: Hot Flatus on August 06, 2013, 08:44:41 pm
They didn't

It was a tyre company that started distributing free guides in an attempt to promote motoring and thus tyre usage and sales. They started charging for it and realised people were interested in the restaurant section and so started employing a team of anonymous inspectors to grade restaurants.
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 06, 2013, 09:34:03 pm
Indeed. I thought they made maps before they made tyres, but no, they started with tyres, produced their first red guide in 1900 and their first map in 1910. But before all that, in 1892, they set an example of sports vandalism that would be followed over a hundred years later.http://www.michelin.com/corporate/group/history
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: road-runner on August 06, 2013, 09:48:47 pm
(http://roadcyclinguk.com/wp-content/uploads/old_images/news/images/michelin_man_hi.gif)

So that's how he got the spare tyre around his waist - inspecting too much nice food.
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: Tigerrr on August 07, 2013, 01:27:52 pm
That looks like the modern michelin man - he is sort of 'slimline' compared to the original extremely obese version.
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: Wowbagger on August 07, 2013, 03:46:35 pm
That's because he's been cycling.
Title: Re: Michelin restaurant tours
Post by: clarion on August 07, 2013, 06:20:13 pm
But don't you cycle, too, so... ;)