Italy is the go-to country for food lovers around the world. Arguably the number one country where most of the world’s favourite foods originated. While mostly my lists feature authentic Italian places run by family from one generation to the next, I also share some other spots worth visiting, from fine dining to cutting edge places from all over the country.

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Luxeat readers know that Japan’s exquisite food is my first true love. The country’s diverse regional gastronomy reflects, not only the climate, nature, or terroir of that place, but also its history and social customs. My carefully curated lists contain Japan’s best places including cheap eats, modern Japanese cuisine and Michelin-starred stalwarts.

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Wine is the indisputable match for any meal, well-matched it can drastically change food’s texture and flavour. Among the huge variety of wine options, my trusted sommelier friends have listed the most outstanding ones for you to try. And my very good friend Pablo Alomar Salvioni introduces and suggests some sakes which can (and do so very nicely) as a replacement to wine.

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My annual lists of the year’s 20 best dishes started in 2013. Every year I bring you amazing gastronomic discoveries by extraordinary chefs from various locations all around the world.

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Here you will find some interesting and new suggestions for my favourite things and experiences, to help to discover and enjoy the world of gastronomy more.

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The restaurant scene in London has rightly put the Big Smoke on the foodie map, thanks to a wide range of international cuisines and cutting edge chefs. My carefully curated lists are assembled to indicate what are, in my opinion, the best restaurants there today. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a quick bite, delivery options or authentic Japanese, these are the ones not to miss.

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French food is the envy of the world, with the subtle mixture of traditions and international flavours, young chefs’ creations and fresh ingredients, the French are more than entitled to their culinary pride. My restaurant recommendations in France cover it all, from the capital’s newest restaurants by talented young chefs from all over the world, to the country’s Riviera spots as well as the longstanding institutions.

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Spain is home to some of the world’s best and most cutting-edge restaurants, it’s also a country with culinary tradition at heart. My assembled lists include specialities from the gastronomic city San Sebastian, traditional taverns and Michelin-starred spots from the country’s biggest cities, as well as quality Mediterranean holiday vibe places featuring the freshest of ingredients.

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5 favourite wines from the French & Italian Mediterranean coast

5 favourite wines from the French & Italian Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

5 favourite wines from the French & Italian Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

by Mirazur’s Benoit Huguenin Well under thirty-years-old, head sommelier at three-MICHELIN-starred restaurant, Mirazur in Menton France, Benoît Huguenin represents a new generation of wine experts. “The first words chef Mauro (yes, he’s referring to chef Mauro Colagreco) said to me were, ‘I don’t want a classic sommelier,’” he tells the…

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Aug '20
Rome list

Rome list

Rome list

Roscioli – Roman classics and original dishes made with quality ingredients. Recommended dishes: mortadella, Cantabrian anchovies with butter and toast, fresh ricotta, carbonara, rigatoni with yuzu butter and bottarga, rigatoni with butter and Parmigiano. Ask for the French wine list. Trattoria Da Cesare al Casaletto – out of the way,…

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Feb '19
Where to eat in Capri?

Where to eat in Capri?

Where to eat in Capri?

Once home to Emperor Tiberius, Capri is one of the most picturesque islands in the world and a mix of great climate, breathtaking nature and style. Here are my restaurants recommendations: Da Gelsomina Da Gelsomina ( Via Migliara, 72 80073 Anacapri;tel. +39 081 837 1499)Family-owned trattoria and organic winemaker. Accessible only…

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Jun '13
My first days in Rome

My first days in Rome

My first days in Rome

When I asked my Roman friends if they knew any “hidden gems ” unknown to the tourists they started laughing,- “Everywhere there are tourists!”. Until this moment I have been to only one restaurant (two if you count gelateria) which was touristy. Ristorante Matricianella And it was Ristorante Matricianella (…

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Feb '11
Report from Milan, Spring 09 edition

Report from Milan, Spring 09 edition

Report from Milan, Spring 09 edition

As I’ve posted last year, Milan is not only about shopping for designer bags and shoes, but also about delicious Italian food and certain Milanese style that you can’t find anywhere else. I don’t speak about the new rich sweeping away “Dolce” and “Giorgio” shops, but about the old Italy…

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Mar '09
My long weekend/short week in Milan

My long weekend/short week in Milan

My long weekend/short week in Milan

I always have a great time in Italy. The nice combination of mild weather, beautiful architecture and hearty food makes me want to come back there even before going back home. My recommendations from my 5 day trip to Milan. I love in Milan… The Bulgari Hotel Via Privata Fratelli…

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Apr '08