Restaurant Reviewing with Rob Broadfield
Rob Broadfield’s recent Food and Wine seminar / workshop “That’s not a knife” was held in the Terrace Ballroom at the Hyatt hotel in Perth during April. More than 150 people attended soaking up valuable information as well as being thoroughly entertained. Broadfield said the sessions are popular and he would possibly hold one annually.
This is good news for up and coming writers and for the hospitality industry in general. He said a review needs to be entertaining, creative and innovative, while also providing good solid consumer advice. It should set the scene, be educational and backed up by good knowledge.
In a review a writer should comment on about three dishes to give an overview of what’s on the menu, the menu itself (new, trendy, old fashioned etc, the decore and the clientele.
Hints for better writing – keep it crisp with simple structure and listen to the music of the words giving a bit of magic where you can i.e. the use of alliteration e.g. Perfect Pan fried Pizza.
West Australian Good Food Guide 2013