By Terry Trucco
This month Michelin and Zagat had their say. Which hotel restaurants did these reviewing heavyweights smile upon?
The Modus Operandi differ sharply between the two guides. That said, you’ll see many of the same names in both.
To win a coveted Michelin star – or two or three – restaurants are visited anonymously by Michelin inspectors who rate everything from product quality, food preparation, value for money and consistency over repeat visits to the chef’s personality as revealed in the flavors (no wonder Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant at the London NYC, a two-star winner for several years, was dropped from the new list).
Zagat reviews, in contrast, are crowd sourced, with voters weighing in numerically on food, décor and service and summing up the experience in pithy phrases.
And the stats? (more…)