Giles Coren is the restaurant critic for The London Times.
His good opinion is said to be worth a million dollars to those restaurants graced with his words of approval. He cannot be bought. He cannot be invited. If your place is good then you just have to hope he shows up. And if it’s bad, then you have to hope he doesn’t. He can close a restaurant with a single weary belch.
Giles has eaten at the world’s finest restaurants, but, as a critic, nothing excites him more than discovering a hidden gem, a place that’s doing everything right, but not getting the recognition it deserves. So Giles is packing his bags, hopping across the pond, and going city-to-city to discover some of North America’s most enticing restaurants. In each episode, he’ll sample meals from five worthy restaurants and thrust one lucky winner into the limelight by giving it his million dollar review.