MAZE by Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel | New York, US | the one and only New York restaurant of celebrity chef (aka. Hell’s Kitchen) Gordon Ramsay in New York city. Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel is divided into three sub venues The LondonBar (for great drinks), MAZE (for informal dining based on the small plates concept, offering French-based dishes with Asian influences), and Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel (for a more refined British style dining). Our selection for the night was MAZE. I was waiting for him to come out of the kitchen and scream at me …” I had enough, close the kitchen…” but fortunately it did not happen.
A MAZE is a tour puzzle in the form of a complex branching passage through which the solver must find a route, a labyrinth. And I have to say that although the overall experience was impeccable, I did not love the restaurant. I don’t know, something was not working out for me there… feeling myself indeed in a MAZE. Do not get me wrong, great food, amazing wine, and friendly-professional-service oriented staff in a beautiful ambiance, but without being too harsh I felt it cold and forgettable at the same time. The name and allure of Gordon Ramsay with his celebrity status, took over and is the main reason why I remember this restaurant. Now having said that, the Black Ink Risotto was fantastic.
The presentation of the dishes was worth taking pictures of, jumping across the table to my friends dish. We paired our choices with a delicious, med to full body Red Bordeaux – Château Laroque.
Dessert Degustation courtesy of the Chef. Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting walnut praline ice cream. Ginger mascarpone mousse olive oil cake with keylime and rhubarb sorbet Ice cream and sorbets.
(*) MAZE by Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel @ Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurants