Woman details ‘most singularly awful meal of her life’, from a Michelin-starred restaurant
Usually, when you see that a restaurant has a Michelin star, it’s a pretty good sign that the food will be spectacular, the presentation will be immaculate, and the experience will be sensational. Usually. For Geraldine DeRuiter, a food blogger, that wasn’t the case. Yeah, nah, her trip to Bros’ in Italy was pretty much the complete opposite of that…
By now, you may be aware of this story, but if you’re not, strap yourself in because it’s a wild ride and it’s one that’ll get you feeling everything from mirth to revulsion. Yeah, nah, it really is that good.
Remember how a while back I said that I went to a Michelin starred restaurant and it was one of the most singularly awful meals of my life?
I finally sat down and wrote about the whole fiasco. https://t.co/7edAjXIiKx
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) December 8, 2021
Basically, DeRuiter is an author, a blogger, a public speaker, and a lucky bugger who gets to eat all around the world. To say she was excited to tuck into a 27-course meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant in southern Italy is probably fair. Italy is, after all, renowned for great food.
As you can imagine, though, things didn’t turn out that way. Yeah, nah, they just didn’t. DeRuiter went so far as to describe it as the ‘most singularly awful meal of her life’. In her blog, she claimed, “There is something to be said about a truly disastrous meal, a meal forever indelible in your memory because it’s so uniquely bad, it can only be deemed an achievement. The sort of meal where everyone involved was definitely trying to do something; it’s just not entirely clear what.”
She goes on to say, “What followed was a 27-course meal (note that “course” and “meal” and “27” are being used liberally here) which spanned 4.5 hours and made me feel like I was a character in a Dickensian novel. Because – I cannot impart this enough – there was nothing even close to an actual meal served. Some “courses” were slivers of edible paper. Some shots were glasses of vinegar. Everything tasted like fish, even the non-fish courses.”
Of course, we won’t just copy the blog-post whole. Nah, you can check that out here. What’s worth pointing out, though, is that after the story went viral on Twitter, the head chef responded. We can’t do that justice with a little re-telling of it here, but check it out in this thread. It’s epic.
Final thought: Yeah, we’ve all been to places and received bad food. If you’ve ever experienced anything bordering on this, let us know. See you in the Facebook comments.
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