On 11 Feb, the Gastronomy Society made a trip down to Kai @ Mayfair. Kai is one of the few Chinese restaurants in London awarded with a Michelin star and was featured in Gordon Ramsay’s search for the best UK restaurant in 2010. This competition portrayed Kai as a seemingly traditional and authentic Chinese restaurant with an avant-garde twist to certain dishes.
Introducing one of the best, if not the best, restaurants in the world: the very renowned, famous and eponymously named Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. This three-Michelin starred restaurant was founded by none other than you-know-who, the most eminent chef today, well-known for his notoriously aggressive demeanour and foul-mouth in his TV shows like Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. Well, to be fair, his achievement to date (currently holding more than 10 Michelin stars worldwide), and the respect he commands in the culinary world warrants him to be such an… ahem… jerk, to put it nicely. But I’m not complaining, as long as my food isn’t going to be assessed by him! What I want is to sample his masterpieces, and so I went down to his flagship restaurant somewhere in April this year.
As with any other foodie’s goals, I wanted to try as many Michelin starred restaurants in the UK as possible, and the opportunity came for Casamia when my friends and I decided to make a road trip to Bristol.