4 restaurants with wonderful art collections

4 restaurants with wonderful art collections

Art and food have always had a harmonious relationship, showcasing art in restaurants is hardly a new concept. Starting with the days when chefs-proprietors and artists were swapping food and drinks for artworks to hang in the dining room to today’s many modern restaurants which are still showcasing all forms…

17
Sep
Topic: Experiences
The grand tortellini debate or Don’t mess with the Nonna!

The grand tortellini debate or Don’t mess with the Nonna!

Luxeat Insider · 2nd ED.

The grand tortellini debate or Don’t mess with the Nonna!

Luxeat Insider · 2nd ED.

by Edoardo Celadon There’s likely no country in the world that has exported its cuisine better than Italy. To be honest, we Italians usually consider this fame a double edged sword; on one hand the expertise and the selection of products on which our country prides itself and on the…

27
Jun '20
Who needs Balenciaga when you’ve got bento boxes?

Who needs Balenciaga when you’ve got bento boxes?

Who needs Balenciaga when you’ve got bento boxes?

Learning the joys of living local during the lockdown. The first days of lockdown in London already feel like another age. Maybe it’s because they were marked by never-ending queuing for food. For someone born in Lithuania duringthe last years of the Soviet Union, long queues for grocery shopping felt…

6
Jun '20
Culinary Journeys brings Japan’s finest cuisine to Europe

Culinary Journeys brings Japan’s finest cuisine to Europe

Culinary Journeys brings Japan’s finest cuisine to Europe

There is an irony about Japanese cuisine: it is ubiquitous but at the same it’s one of the least-understood of the world’s great gastronomic cultures. Sushi is easily available from Norwich to Novosibirsk, but finding real Japanese cuisine is very difficult. Culinary Journeys events in collaboration with All Nippon Airways…

3
Mar '20
Aztec agriculture

Aztec agriculture

Aztec agriculture

Few weeks ago I was very fortunate to experience Mexico City’s incredible Xochimilco area and learn about the Chinampas. An inspiring initiative led by the @yolcan_mx entrepreneurs is reviving traditional farming practices established in Aztec times centred around Chinampas: these are small, rectangular areas of fertile land harnessed to grow…

22
Sep '18
World’s best turbot at Elkano

World’s best turbot at Elkano

World’s best turbot at Elkano

I thought I knew something about fish until I met up with Aitor Arregi, who heads the kitchen at Elkano, a seafood restaurant in Getaria on the Cantabrian Sea. Aitor is the son of the late Pedro Arregi, who founded Elkano in the 1960s and developed his own pioneering ways…

19
Mar '18
17th-generation tea master Fuyuko Kobori

17th-generation tea master Fuyuko Kobori

17th-generation tea master Fuyuko Kobori

If you have ever witnessed a Japanese tea ceremony, then you know that it is a very special event. Unfortunately, many Westerners think the ceremony is just a fancy way to drink tea. As Fuyuko Kobori, a 17th-generation tea master and one of the rare women to attain this position…

27
Feb '18
The last king of tuna, Mr Yamaguchi

The last king of tuna, Mr Yamaguchi

The last king of tuna, Mr Yamaguchi

Many thanks to Mrs Mimi Kobayashi, my “fixer” and interpreter, who made this interview happen. Mimi-san can be your best guide in Tokyo! https://www.instagram.com/kobayashimimi2/ Yukitaka Yamaguchi is, without any doubts, a very important man at Tsukiji market and one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met in Tokyo. If…

26
Nov '17
The master and his knives

The master and his knives

The master and his knives

You can probably tell me what brand coat you have on, but can you tell me what brand of knife you used to prepare dinner last night? According to Jay Patel, owner of London-based Japanese Knife Company, the knife is humankind’s most valuable and underrated tool. There is a big…

31
Jan '17
I-COM event at Ximénez-Spínola

I-COM event at Ximénez-Spínola

I-COM event at Ximénez-Spínola

I’ve been lucky enough to have met many exceptional people thanks to my blog, and today’s post is about one of those experiences. While I was staying at Maria Cristina hotel in San Sebastian last year, I had the great pleasure of talking with Andreas and Dr Shokat Cohen, organizers…

3
May '16
Tsukiji: the end of an era

Tsukiji: the end of an era

Tsukiji: the end of an era

The market of all the markets, the largest fish market in the world is coming to the end. Or at least in the form how we know it. On November 7th 2016 Tsukiji market will officially open in its new location, where tourists will be no longer allowed to browse…

6
Apr '16