BEYOND LONDON

Despite having so much to do in London, it is nice to step out to greener pastures to see what is just beyond London. Not too far, but within easy commutable reach.

Anomalous London seeks out Anomalous experiences beyond London, which include quirky Spa Retreats, Afternoon Tea in Stately Homes, staycations for couples and families and Michelin starred Fine Dining in unique locations.

 

The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page! - Saint Augustine

What is a Michelin Star?

A Michelin star is the most recognized and influential gastronomic rating in Europe. It is awarded to the restaurant. A Michelin starred restaurant will serve first-class cuisine with the freshest and best ingredients available and have imaginative menus, exclusive fine wines and impeccable service. The restaurants with Michelin stars will usually serve food in the French/western European tradition.

 

The Michelin star system was first established in 1926, when the Michelin Tyre Company’s travel guide was designed to help visitors driving in France find acceptable lodging, restaurants and car service stations. The ratings are from one star to three star and are defined by whether the driver should indeed make a detour to visit the venue or not:

 

One star ("a very good restaurant in its category, on your path"),

Two stars ("excellent cooking, worth a detour"),

Three stars ("exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey").

A team of well-trained inspectors from Michelin visit anonymously each restaurant every 18 months to determine the star ratings. The stars reflect "what's on the plate and only what's on the plate."

 

The five criteria they are judged on are:

• The quality of ingredients

• The skill in their preparation and the combination of flavours

• The level of creativity

• The value for money

• The consistency of culinary standards  

 

Despite the criteria of decor and service not being considered, the characteristics of a Michelin starred venue are such that vintage wines, pristine service and unparalleled ambiance will all be present and which will also dictate a substantial price.

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