The Art of fine dining

The Art of fine dining - Blog BenettonThe Art of fine dining - Blog Benetton

I love having an intimate dinner in a quiet, dimly lit room, it’s the only way I can enjoy my food and to keep a conversation on flow in close proximity.

Over a week ago, I had a lovely catch up dinner with fashion pals and experience the art of fine dining at a 3 Michelin star restaurant, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester.

We were seated at the ‘Table Lumiere’, presented with tableware by top tableware designers. Of course, our table was cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain of 4,500 shimmering fiber optics, this ambience mood transported us into space enjoying our mouth watering food, forgetting that there were guests sitting near us. I was told Tom Cruise was dining at the same table the day before… surprised?

The Art of fine dining - Blog Benetton

Left: Appetizer – Veloute soup.  Right: Starter – Steamed langoustines, ravioli, spicy consomme.

The Art of fine dining - Blog Benetton

Above: Main – Seared sea scallops, peas and asparagus light green green jus.

The Art of fine dining - Blog Benetton

Left: Dessert – Wild strawberry tart and clotted crea. Right: Dessert – Chocolate souffle.

The Art of fine dining - Blog Benetton

Above: Yummmmmmmy macarons.

I usually spend half a minute assessing the presentation of my plate before destroying it with a folk, chefs are like seamstresses, fine cuisine is haute couture, crafted by the hands of qualified artisans, what’s presented on your plate is art and craftsmanship.

And the taste? Well, it’s up to your taste buds.

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