Very sad that superb food critic, Adrian Gill died today. Brilliant reviewer of food. He never reviewed any establishment I worked at, but if he had, he'd have savaged it. But you'd take it as a compliment, he really was that good.
I used to like his regular TV column in the Sunday Times. Always thought provoking and usually raised a smile even when you violently disagreed with his opinion. I don't think the Times has got anyone nearly as good to replace him.
Post by maninasuitcase on Dec 10, 2016 21:30:12 GMT
One of the most controversial and outspoken critics of recent times. I presume he never went back to Wales after 1998? Mind you he was unpopular in a whole host of other places as well. At least you knew where you stood with him.
Gordon Ramsey got some cheap publicity when he threw Adrian out of his restaurant (well, asked AA to leave) Gill did leave and when he got home, his answering machine was full of messages from newspapers for his story. Ramsey had contacted, through his PR, all media outlets what he'd done. It was a shabby exercise to get free publicity, but that's Ramsey for you.
I can't say I'll miss AA Gill. As a Welsh person, I found his comments offensive. He was also quite happy to slate everyone, even having a pop at the Hairy Bikers one week in the Sunday Times, it's why I don't read such newspapers.
I like the comment above about Gordon Ramsey though. Very true. I used to think he was great on the telly, but after eating in his 'Plane Food' restaurant at Heathrow T5, you realise that he doesn't actually give a toss about good quality food at all. I was hugely disappointed. We even gave it another go about a year later and nothing had improved. Gordon Ramsey is quite happy to charge an arm and a leg for average food and small portions.