Category Archives: City Guides

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Contra – NYC

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

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Azurmendi – Bilbao

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

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The Clove Club – London

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

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Frantzén/Lindeberg – Stockholm

  On our short but sweet 3 day trip to Sweden we were lucky to land seats at two of Sweden’s most coveted and acclaimed restaurants Faviken (covered in the previous post) and Frantzén/ Lindeberg. (Featured below) Before we get … Continue reading

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City Guide: Madrid

Updated on January 2014 – New additions: Montia, Hotel Orfila, Nakeima, La Buena Vida, Triciclo, La Casa del Carmen, La Candela Removed from the list: Club Allard (closed), La Tasquita de Enfrente (not enough consistent to be recommended), Nikkei 225 … Continue reading

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2012 European Review

2012 was indeed the year of travel! I did my fair share, with trips to Copenhagen, Paris and Spain. The real globe trotter here is Jose. He has covered tremendous amount of ground this year with multiple visits to Belgium, … Continue reading

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2012 The year of the Pop Up

  Pop ups are not a new phenomenon but this past year we have seen way more than usual. I believe there is a fabulous entrepreneurial and collaborative energy in the air that is helping chefs network and learn from … Continue reading

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Aska – Williamsburg

We have been eagerly awaiting the return of Frej, one of our favorite restaurants in NYC of 2012. Taking the place of Frej is a new venture lead solo by Fredrik Berselius and a staff of well trained Scandinavians in … Continue reading

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&, The Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs – London

There used to be times when hot restaurants were the ones with the best views… for example the restaurant Le Jules Verne on top of the Eiffel Tower, The Windows of the World, Boathouse in Central Park…. It was all … Continue reading

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Agape Substance – Paris

Out of all the places we planned to try in Paris the most anticipated meal was at Agape Substance. Jose met David Toutain and his wife Thai while dining at La Grenoiullere a few months back and since that encounter has … Continue reading