travels for friends, food and wine - in exactly this order
San Sebastian, Spain
A very personal list, the numbers are not supposed to be rankings, however 1-4 are fining dining 5-10 is casual and the last one is Vienna's famous open bread store.
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The Kitchen Table in Soho's Charlotte Street is almost a copy of the old Brooklyn Fare. Counter Seating in super tight conditions, 20 courses of small dishes with a super focus on the main ingredient, which gets gently treated and enhanced by just a few other tastes.
No use of machines and sous vide, just heat and coldness, nothing else.
A wonderful... More
Second visit to St. Hubertus, the mountain food place. This time we chose the classics menu as my fellow diners would not want to have the long version but also because the menu has not changed much in the last two years since my last visit.
However, I am happy that we did, these classics are called classics not because they are long standing dishes... More
Chef Clément Leroy worked with Guy Savoy in his three star restaurant in Paris and heads now the legendary The Square in London.
He has a modern style and creates complex dishes with multiple layers of flavours.
However, this time the ingredients and the technique contained some flaws. The foie gras was too soft in texture and did not break properly.... More
This restaurant is located inside one of the leading restaurants of the world but it feels like walking into an old Austrian farmhouse. The ceiling is low, the wood beams exposed and obviously old. The whole room is overloaded with objects on display, some with religious background. But they still they make it work, it feels like coming home. And so... More