An utter delight of a dinner at @restaurantlarcane. Beautiful space, lovely patio to take in the evening neighborhood, and a warm candle-lit dining room. Food was smart, using fantastic product, and inventive flavor combinations. A wine list that I barely knew a bottle of, which always pleases me. A bit off the usual path, which made it all... More
Just a few highlights from an exceptional meal at @lerigmarole When I first heard that there was a place doing Yakitori, pasta, and natural wine, I thought I was dreaming. It’s just as great as I hoped. Creative flavors, beautiful product, a killer wine list that’s very reasonable, exquisite technique, and service like you stumbled into... More
Just a few of the 30(!) brilliant courses last night at @disfrutarbcn last night. Truly, one of the greats. So impressed by everything from the minute I walked in the door. Service was impeccable. They have transcended modernism into pure creativity. After the meal, we had an extensive tour of their studio and test kitchen where amazingly... More
Arzak. Fantastic meal, and in no way what I expected. A perfect blend of classic and modern, always with an eye on taste first.
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People told me that Mugaritz would be a love it or hate it experience. I fall firmly in the first camp. Exceptional meal, from start to finish. The setting is almost painfully picturesque—I wish you could smell the woods and hear the birdsong that was our music. The dishes were focused, delicious, and sometimes challenging. There was far less flash... More
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