Best/worst food moments of 2003
Best Overall Food Experience: The day trip to Paris from London with Martin, beginning with Robuchon, then for patisserie from Hermé, on to procuring Castleton été at Mariage, and finishing the afternoon with chocolates from Hévin.
Best Food Shopping Moment: Flash-mobbing Borough with the OA crowd.
Best "I didn't know it could taste like that" dishes: Roasted Woodcock (brain, innards, and all but the feathers) at St.John
Best Restaurant Meal: St.John
Best Overall Restaurant Experience: L'Arpège, malgrès les betteraves.
Best Service: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, on the third consecutive lunch in August, and Kiss, by Naga-san, as always.
Best homey dessert: Rosie's crumble and custard at the Christmas Party at the Sutton Arms
Best fancy dessert: Ispahan from Pierre Hermé
Worst fancy dessert: Ispahan at Ladurée
Most Bizarre Meal: 66
Most Blah Meal: 66
Most Disappointing Meal: Nahm
Worst Meal: Nahm
"Best Overall Food Experience of 2003: Pim's Thai Banquet (by some stretch)", Tony Finch
"When you find the time, will you marry me?", Maurice Naughton