Published: January 22, 2011 at 12:34 PM
That's a difficult question to answer. I've always enjoyed all the elements of Victoria & Albert's, which for a small restaurant offers three unique dining experiences: the main dining room, the chef's table in the kitchen, and the newer Queen Victoria Room. Scott Hunnel always has something new and wonderful to try there.
Remy adds another dimension. And that it offers a fine dining experience as you sail through the Caribbean, well, that's another layer. I've also been fortunate to visit l'Assiette Champenoise last July, and it's also quite good.
Put all three restaurants on land (or all three on the water, for that matter) and which would I prefer? I love the elegance of Remy (rat images notwithstanding) and for as much as I enjoy V&A, its Victoriana decor is not to my taste. How about if we take all the best elements and put them together into one restaurant? Hmmm, I think that's exactly what Remy has done, hasn't it?