Woman Shares the Ridiculous Things She Was Served During 27-Course Meal At Michelin-Starred Restaurant


Eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant is surely a treat. Michelin stars are given to restaurants that are of a particularly high standard. People typically splurge to eat at a restaurant like this for a special occasion—a birthday, anniversary, or engagement dinner, perhaps.

Of course, when you eat at a Michelin-starred restaurant, you have a high level of expectations. Not only is the food supposed to be spectacular, but you’re also likely paying a pretty penny for it. So if you’re served food that’s anything less than superb, you’re probably going to be disappointed.

Most Michelin-starred restaurants live up to their hype. But one restaurant, called Bros’, located in Lecce, in southern Italy. Geraldine DeRuiter, the founder of the Everywhereist blog, and her husband wanted to enjoy a nice meal so they went there for a 27-course extravaganza—and they were brutally dissatisfied.

Honestly, we can’t blame them—it’s not that they were just picky. Geraldine documented each course in her blog, and wow! They were pretty mediocre at best. Sure, with 27 courses, they’re bound to be small, but for some of the meals, it seems like a toddler could’ve done better!

“Some ‘courses’ were slivers of edible paper,” Geraldine wrote in her blog. “Some shots were glasses of vinegar. Everything tasted like fish, even the non-fish courses. And nearly everything, including these noodles, which was by far the most substantial dish we had, was served cold.”

Seriously, take a look at some of the courses they received at this top-rated restaurant!

This was described as a “course for two.”

“This was a main course. It’s about a tablespoon of food,” she writes about the above dish.

“A sliver of oyster loaf with foam. David’s face here says more than I ever can.”

Shall we go on?

“There is no menu at Bros. Just a blank newspaper with a QR code linking to a video featuring one of the chefs, presumably, against a black background, talking directly into the camera about things entirely unrelated to food,” Geraldine explains.

“He occasionally used the proper noun of the restaurant as an adverb, the way a Smurf would. This means that you can’t order anything besides the tasting menu, but also that you are at the mercy of the servers to explain to you what the hell is going on. The servers will not explain to you what the hell is going on,” she added.

Her takeaway? “Do not eat here. I cannot express this enough. This was single-handedly one of the worse wastes of money in my entire food and travel writing career bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha oh my god.”

Honestly, if we ate at this restaurant, we know we’d want our money back. But reading Geraldne’s blog and seeing all the photos of her “meals” is pretty darn hilarious.

Check out each meal in her post here, and try not to laugh!

What do you think of this 27-course meal? What’s the worst meal you’ve ever received at a restaurant?