...can't say I'm too impressed with the U.S. Michelin ratings
Is French cuisine underrated?
yes and no
Some of the best meals that I've had have been prepared in a French restaurant. But mediocre French food is underwhelming...and there are plenty of mediocre French restaurants around. French food, to me, is all about subtleties...it's about finesse...but most of all it's about masterful balance. Balance in flavor, textures and temperatures...