Kaiseki at Kitcho

Kaiseki at Kitcho

“Originating from the tea ceremony, kaiseki is a multi-course meal in Japan that highlights the skills of the chef and the finest seasonal ingredients. The kanji characters to write “kaiseki” (懐石) literally mean “breast-pocket stone” and are thought to have been incorporated by Sen no Rikyū , to indicate the…

29
Nov
Blog
Takahashi

Takahashi

Takahashi

One of my best discoveries recently is 8 places sushi-ya in Wimbledon Takahashi, run by a husband and a wife team. Before moving to London, Nobuhisa Takahashi worked at a kaiseki restaurant in Japan as well as Nobu Tokyo, where he acquired great skills for both, sushi and Japanese fine dining.…

27
Aug
Ristorante da ö Battj

Ristorante da ö Battj

Ristorante da ö Battj

The beauty of dining in Italy is that the majority of the best trattorias and restaurants, especially those out of the big cities, are still family-owned. Their decades-old recipes are passed down from generation to generation and are often carefully guarded against outsiders. Like in the case of Da Ö…

24
Aug
Pâtes au pistou by Dominique Le Stanc

Pâtes au pistou by Dominique Le Stanc

Pâtes au pistou by Dominique Le Stanc

The story of vermicellier Maison Barale began when Matteo Barale moved from Liguria in 1892 and brought the Ligurian pasta-making know-how to Nice. 130 years after, it’s still a small family affair run by Eric Guernion and Nathalie Barale, and, since 2 years, their son Thomas. (Who used to work at…

8
Jun
PÂO DE LO by Nuno Mendes

PÂO DE LO by Nuno Mendes

PÂO DE LO by Nuno Mendes

PÂO DE LO cake recipe by Nuno Mendes,from the book “Lisboeta: Recipes from Portugal City of Light” My kind of a dessert! Serves 4 100g caster sugar 4 whole eggs plus 1 egg yolk 80ml olive oil 20g plain flour Extra-virgin olive oil, to serve Sea salt flakes, to serve…

4
May
La Villa Madie

La Villa Madie

La Villa Madie

Lunch with a view at La Villa Madie, the newest 3 Michelin star restaurant in France headed by chef Dimitri Droisneau. The view of the sea and the pinetrees is magnificent, the cooking- even more so. Originally from the Normandy, Dimitri has worked at top restaurants in Paris such as…

24
Apr
Amerigo 1934

Amerigo 1934

Amerigo 1934

One of the best meals I’ve had this summer was at Amerigo 1934, an unassuming trattoria located in the sleepy Savigno village in the heart of the Emilian Appennines. Opened in 1934 like one might guess from its name, Amerigo serves traditional Emilian Romagnol cuisine very much influenced by the…

10
Sep '21
La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

Couldn’t get more old school than La Cova Fumada, a humble workers bar in the neighborhood of Barceloneta. It serves the freshest possible seafood, fried artichokes when in season, and the legendary and very tasty “bomba”, (deep-fried meatball with mashed potatoes, aïoli and spicy sauce), which they invented more than…

13
Jan '21
Alkimia, Barcelona

Alkimia, Barcelona

Alkimia, Barcelona

One of the best meals in Barcelona ever.

12
Jan '21
Mina, Bilbao

Mina, Bilbao

Mina, Bilbao

Very special cooking at Mina@minarestaurantin Bilbao, which is run by the very talented chef Álvaro Garrido@alvarominaboi. The Basque native draws his inspiration from his travels in Japan and China, but what influences him most is the richness of his native country and its seasons. The restaurant is located just across…

12
Jan '21
La Croûte au Beaufort by 3 Michelin starred chef Emmanuel Renaut

La Croûte au Beaufort by 3 Michelin starred chef Emmanuel Renaut

La Croûte au Beaufort by 3 Michelin starred chef Emmanuel Renaut

Recipe for 6 people 6 thick bread slices420 g mushrooms420 g onions600 ml white wine420 g Beaufort cheese1 l of liquid cream1 Reblochon50 g butter Mix Reblochon with the cream and pass through a sieve. Fry the onions and the mushrooms in butter. Toast the bread and grate Beaufort. Heat…

12
Jan '21