Just to make sure everybody knows and understand. Unless stated, I was not invited to these lunches or dinners by the restaurant. My sentiments and conclusions are subjective, which is the idea of my blog. I am, not an expert, but visit restaurants as your average customer – a customer with some extra kilos on his back though. I hope the restaurants can use my experience and sentiments as input in their efforts to achieve what they aim for.
I have this system in my head where a perfect gastronomic experience gets 19-20 points. A brasserie type of restaurant normally between 11-15 points. But there is no reason why a “simple” restaurant should not score higher if its justified. Or a gastronomic restaurant can score lower if something is not up to par. Furthermore, I reserve the right to use “happiness points” if something makes the dining experiece exceptional.
I have received many advices of how to improve my scoring system. But the suggestions from friends and readers goes in many different directions. And until I have found the perfect system, I shall just stick to what my head and heart tells me.