The bistrots of Paris have witnessed eras of gastronomic change. They began as unpretentious eateries for the working class, evolving with the city’s shift to industrial urban living in the 19th century. In the 1950s and 60s, as the urban post-war French population changed its tastes, these straightforward dining …
We tried Albert Adrià’s moneymaking project in London, bringing the desserts from elBarri to Regent Street. The décor, influenced by his collaboration with the Hotel Café Royal, feels opulent, yet unsophisticated. A majority of the patrons seem to fit the lavishness of the place, with some …
Enigma is back and with big ambitions. Albert Adrià has put all his efforts into his only remaining endeavour in Spain with a project that highlights a produce-driven cuisine elevated by thoughtful technique. Our first experience with this new concept was very promising.
Thomas Keller has transformed Yountville in Napa Valley into a must-visit for food enthusiasts. By branching out with more laid-back dining options, he ensures that both casual diners and the most demanding gourmets are catered to. Dive with us into an exploration of Keller’s culinary spectrum Yountville, from …
Having dedicated a whole post to croissants in Paris, we cannot overlook the plethora of baked treasures that the city’s bakeries and pâtisseries offer. Since we buy many other pastries or viennoiseries on a daily basis, we have included a short summary of our favourites.
In the picturesque heart of Ezcaray, Echaurren Tradición is a symbol of Spain’s traditional gastronomy. Apart from the famous croquetas of Marisa, dishes such as stews, roast lamb, and potatoes a la riojana alone are worth a visit.
Jamal James Kent and Jeff Katz are on a roll with their new ventures, Crown Shy and Saga. Enticed by Crown Shy’s more casual setting, we decided to drop by. No wonder it’s a hit – the food speaks for itself.
If Spain has been the birthplace of avant-garde cuisine, it has also been instrumental in revitalizing a more produce-driven cuisine, especially in the Basque country. Elkano is one of the sacred places, a shrine built for grilled turbot.
On our recent trip to Burgundy we paid a visit to the Château of Chambolle-Musigny, home to Domaine Jacques-Fréderic Mugnier. Burgundy might be the best place to understand both terroir and soils, thanks to its myriad of well defined clos and lieux-dits delineated over centuries. The uniqueness of …
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