17 March 2012
I was fortunate enough to dine (alone) in this wonderful restaurant just two weeks ago. From entering the restaurant each moment was a sublime pleasure.
The restaurant itself has an ‘old boy’ charm, quiet discreet with wonderful art works and ambience.
The hosts selected the perfect table for me, where I could relax,and enjoy this gastronomic feast. The ambiance was quiet and relaxing, no blaring phones tv or music. From the first sip of champagne I was enchanted.
The staff knew their menu and could advise me on each dish, together with what wine would most enhance it. I chose a crisp fresh goat cheese salad, followed but pâté de foi gras. Both were delicious, fresh and light with pure clean quite sensual taste.
The silver service is becoming a lost art throughout Europe, and it was a pleasure to be served in such a manner. Oysters were the speciality of the night, and judging by the amount that I saw heading into the dining area they were very popular.
Sea bass was my main course, this too was beautifully presented, and tasted wonderfully fresh and perfectly cooked.
The dessert menu was terribly hard to choose from, everything sounded like my next favorite dessert, but on advice of the waiter I choose the crumble, and I wasn't disappointed. Heaven on a spoon.
What I loved most was that although alone, I wasn't rushed, or made to feel awkward. A woman dining alone can be a lonely experience, but the staff made me feel welcome, comfortable, and at ease. I was there for the evening, with each course spaced at my timing which I really appreciated. The time between courses allowed me to savor both the wine and the decor.
I have to say this has been the best dining experience I've had. I'm a chef, and very hard to please, well done all of you at Wilton's. I hope I can come back again soon.