June 18, 2024


Food & Travel Enthusiast

Michelin-Starred Cafe Serves Foods in a Mildew of the Chef’s Mouth

  • A web site put up calling Bros’ in Lecce, Italy, the “worst” Michelin-starred restaurant is heading viral.
  • Geraldine DeRuiter explained one training course was a citrus foam served in a plaster solid of the chef’s mouth.
  • DeRuiter’s submit went viral just after New Yorker writer Helen Rosner tweeted about the dessert.

A blogger’s publish about dining at the “worst” Michelin-starred cafe — where she claims she was served a dessert inside a plaster mould of the chef’s mouth — is going viral in the food stuff environment.

Geraldine DeRuiter, an author and blogger behind The Everywhereist, wrote about her encounter striving the 27-study course tasting menu at Bros’ owned by the Pellegrino Brothers in Lecce, Italy. The establishment is the only Michelin-starred cafe in the southern Italian town. Representatives for the Pellegrino Brothers did not right away reply to Insider’s request for remark.

In her blog site publish published Wednesday, DeRuiter wrote that for the duration of the food, her table was served “twelve forms of foam, one thing that I can only explain as ‘an oyster loaf that tasted like Newark airport’, and a teaspoon of savory ice cream that was olive flavored.”

Nevertheless, one particular dish in specific stood out: a citrus foam dessert served in a plaster mildew of the chef’s mouth.

“Absent utensils, we were informed to lick it out of the chef’s mouth in a scene that I’m fairly certain was stolen from an eastern European horror movie,” DeRuiter wrote of the menu merchandise.

She extra in her publish that the serving dish is sold on the Pellegrino Brothers’ on the net gift shop, “in situation you want to have a restraining buy submitted versus you this holiday break time.” At the time of creating, the merchandise is on sale and expenses €45, or all over $51.

DeRuiter’s submit received focus just after Helen Rosner, a food items author at The New Yorker, tweeted a screenshot of the blogger’s photo of the dessert along with a quotation from the evaluate to her 154,300 followers.

“This is so upsetting,” Rosner wrote in her tweet, which has around 6,000 likes at the time of writing. 

She also shared a screenshot of a textual content exchange with DeRuiter obtaining to the bottom of what was within the bowl.


Speaking to Insider about her check out to Bros’ in October, DeRuiter explained it was “as even though another person who experienced never viewed a cafe or eaten meals tried to replicate what they considered a restaurant was.”

Just one of the worst parts of the encounter, in accordance to DeRuiter, was the absence of a menu, which she reported was “angering” and “irresponsible” due to the fact some objects contained foods her partner was allergic to, even though she explained they experienced furnished this data beforehand. In her put up, she wrote that instead of a menu, there was “a blank newspaper with a QR code linking to a online video featuring a single of the chefs” but there was tiny rationalization about just about every course.

DeRuiter told Insider most of the classes were “not very hitting the mark” and that the fried cheese balls had been a specifically low level (in accordance to her put up, a waiter said they were being made with “rancid ricotta”).

Despite labeling it the worst Michelin-starred cafe of the dozen she has visited, she said that “as an night out, it was so wildly entertaining.” She extra that the check for a bash of 8 was €1,200, or close to $1,354.

DeRuiter acknowledged in her publish that other folks appeared to have a better practical experience with other dishes based on pics that people who experienced eaten at the cafe have posted on the internet.

Continue to, she advised Insider, she would not suggest it. “You should not go there if you’re in Italy,” she said. “I have fantastic suggestions for that element of Italy but not that spot.”

You can read through the complete web site submit on The Everywhereist.