Jean Georges Vongerichten's Flagship Restaurant Misses the Mark

Honest Cooking only awards three stars out of six to the exclusive Jean Georges restaurant in the Trump Hotel.

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And then, it gets worse. A venison comes out, well cooked, but served with a thick quince and madeira puree and a grainy blue cheese “foam”. It tastes – and looks – like cruise ship dining. Twenty years ago.

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2012

In a review on Honest Cooking yesterday, restaurant reviewer and Editor in Chief Kalle Bergman calls the flagship restaurant in Jean George Vongerichten's restaurant empire "confused and lacking in direction".

He writes "Our menu at Jean Georges, starts out promising. The toasted egg yolk with brioche and caviar, is a great dish. Decadent, rich, and smooth – with textures and flavours, dancing a slow, classic waltz across the mouth."

However, most of the rest of the dishes do not impress Mr Bergman. "The Steamed Maine Lobster, Squash and Yuzu Vinaigrette is another fusion that doesn’t succeed in fusing. The yuzu vinaigrette is simply way too sour, completely overshadowing any flavour that the lobster might have originally contained. And then, it gets worse. A venison comes out, well cooked, but served with a thick quince and madeira puree and a grainy blue cheese “foam”. It tastes – and looks – like cruise ship dining. Twenty years ago."

Honest Cooking awards Jean Georges three stars, which is far below the maximum six stars that restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin received recently.

Read the full review here.

The Honest Cooking Rating System

****** Six stars – Cooking on the highest international level. Service is impeccable and beverages are perfectly paired with the food. A world class dining experience.

***** Five stars – Represents cooking on an international level. Dishes look and taste great and display a personal touch. Service is highly professional making it a dining destination that is really worth a detour.

**** Four stars – This represents very good cooking with ambitions. Solid preparation of all dishes, only very few flaws. A restaurant that Honest Cooking recommends a visit to.

*** Three stars – Represents good cooking, and an above average restaurant, but without the more personal touches and craftsmanship that is demanded of higher ratings.

** Two stars – Represents average cooking. The restaurant doesn’t reach a level where the food stands out as anything special, and service / ambience has flaws.

  • One star – Represents sub-par cooking and service. A restaurant to stay away from.


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