While some of our loyal readers have been very encouraging and supportive of the fact that Atetoomuch is getting known enough to at least receive sporadic invitations, others have expressed disappointment that we've "sold out".
The invites that we've received thus far have been sincere offers to showcase what an establishment has to offer. There has never been any obligation for us to write gushing, positive reviews, nor indeed an obligation to write anything at all.
We're not apologising for accepting such invitations, nor are we going to promise to turn them down in future, because let's face it - who hasn't been envious of bloggers who've been invited to media tastings for the opening of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, for example?
What we can do is reassure all our readers that we will only accept invitations to places that we are genuinely interested in, and if we do write about it after, we'll be transparent about the fact that it was an invite, and will always, without exception, write an impartial, unbiased review.
Until I strike it rich, if there's free food (that I might like), I'm there.