Pristine ingredients are the real stars at this decidedly un-diva-like restaurant, where the only thing barn-like is the soaring ceiling. From goat cheese croquettes and Alaskan halibut served with a spring pea risotto to a giant macaron the size of a pancake (that makes an equally big impression), their dishes show wonderful finesse and abundant creativity, yet never sacrifice balance or technique. With a thoughtfully constructed cocktail menu boasting an array of spirits, herbs and infusions, Barndiva offers lots to explore off the plate. Witty decorative touches like two-story green velvet curtains and a wall-hanging made of wood shoe stretchers only add to the fun. And for post-meal perusing, there's even an art gallery located right next door.
- Les inspecteurs du guide MICHELIN