Atera – New York

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Atera is an intimate 13 seat dining destination with a focus on creating modern, technique driven art/food, often from unusual foraged ingredients. (A trend that I hope will stick.) Chef Lightner has a background that would perk the ears of … Continue reading

Riverstead, Virginia

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If you are really into food, the names John and Karen Shields should conjure up some kind of emotional response. This culinary power couple have a long history together: They both worked at some of the best restaurants in the country, fell … Continue reading

Kadeau – Bornholm, Denmark

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On our recent trip to Denmark and Sweden we had a multitude of post worthy experiences at Relae, Daniel Berlin and Noma. (posts to come) One of the more unique legs of the trip was organized by our friend Laurent Vanparys from  One … Continue reading

Le Grand Fooding 2014

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Jose and I have always been in love with the Le Fooding events. The parisian based events made their way to NYC in 2009 and have been going strong every year since. Our first encounter with Le fooding was 2011 … Continue reading

Luksus, Brooklyn

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  Luksus is one of those restaurants that we have been meaning to write about since our second visit in August 2013. The food may appear casual and approachable, but don’t be fooled — it is jam packed with complexity of flavor, … Continue reading

Contra – NYC

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Contra has been our go-to restaurant in NYC since its opening in september.  The vibe in this tiny well designed restaurant is one that is hard to come by in nyc/brooklyn: it’s laid back, doesn’t take it self too seriously despite … Continue reading

Azurmendi – Bilbao

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Food is a fundamental part of a Spaniards identity, especially those from the North of Spain where the most ancient culinary traditions are the gastronomical societies. Txokos, as they are called in the Vasque country, are food clubs, where groups … Continue reading

2013 Year in Review

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No better time than the end of the year to look back and recap some of our favorite restaurants / dishes & experiences of 2013. It was a busy year indeed. There was a great deal of traveling, we got … Continue reading

Astrid & Gaston – Lima

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A little background… Jose and I were fascinated with Peru and it’s culinary potential so naturally we had to incorporate it as part 2/2 of our honeymoon, first part being Japan. (Japan roundup post and an additional post on Peru … Continue reading

Atera New York

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The Last time we tried Matt Lightner’s food was in the early days of Atera, back in July 2012. The experience was overall memorable: the food strong, the tunes wonderfully eclectic and the service on point. The one criticism was … Continue reading

The Clove Club – London

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The clove club Is one of the latest openings in the rapidly changing London food scene. Other recent openings have included Bubbledogs Kitchen Table, Koya, Hedone (a restaurant that made it on the Pellegrino top 50-100 list after a little more than a year open) … Continue reading