Three Michelin Stars, New York
Reviewed by Justine Murphy, CEO of mymuybueno – March 2017
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten was born in Alsace, France, and now resides in New York City. The restaurant Jean-Georges opened in 1997 and is the jewel in the crown of this French man’s empire. Jean-George is responsible for the operation and success of a constellation of three and four star restaurants worldwide. According to the Michelin Guide, it is one of the top five best French restaurants in the Americas. It also remains one of the few restaurants in the city awarded four stars by The New York Times. The current executive chef is Mark LaPico and the executive pastry chef is Sean Considine.
There had been a table mix-up upon my arrival, so I was left to wait for ten minutes. I was then seated on a wonderful table with a view across the whole restaurant, and my favourite champagne, Rose Billecart-Salmon, was poured. This also had Jean-George’s name on it.
I was left waiting yet again for twenty minutes this time, until the bread and amuse bouche were brought. My menu was then removed, and re-printed twice due to product changes, and then twice more again later in the meal, swapping a venison dish that I had been looking forward to for lamb, and also changing wine. Not the best of starts.