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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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 & Sake Lists
Mediterranean Rosés for Summer

Mediterranean Rosés for Summer

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Mediterranean Rosés for Summer

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

By Joe Czerwinski, Managing Editor RPWA The idea that rosé wines go with hot weather is certainly nothing new. There’s a natural affinity between a chilled, refreshing glass of rosé and a table of summery salads, a simple dinner of fresh-caught fish and homemade pasta, or even grilled lamb chops…

17
Jul
Burgundy on a Budget

Burgundy on a Budget

Luxeat Insider · 7th ED.

Burgundy on a Budget

Luxeat Insider · 7th ED.

by William Kelley from Robert Parker The Wine Advocate By many metrics, Burgundy is enjoying unprecedented success. Dominating any list of the world’s most expensive wines, the region produces some of the most coveted and costly beverages on the planet. What’s more, Burgundy’s animating philosophy of terroir—the notion that the…

13
Feb
5 Special Champagnes for The Festive Season

5 Special Champagnes for The Festive Season

Luxeat Insider · 6th ED.

5 Special Champagnes for The Festive Season

Luxeat Insider · 6th ED.

Here are my five champagne suggestions worth trying to celebrate the festive season. Our partner Vivino offers a 10% discount for First Time Buyer until January 15th, 2020 (Valid worldwide excluding Sweden, Ireland, Macao and Monaco).Vivino Coupon Code: VINONEW10 Our partner Vivino offers a 10% discount for First Time Buyer…

25
Dec '20
The best season to enjoy Sake

The best season to enjoy Sake

Luxeat Insider · 5th ED.

The best season to enjoy Sake

Luxeat Insider · 5th ED.

By Pablo Alomar Salvioni More than a month has passed since SAKE DAY, a yearly celebration of sake that takes place on the first of October. This observance marks the beginning of the brewing year thanks to the newly harvested rice. Autumn is undoubtedly sake season. Fresh Fresh sake. In…

13
Nov '20
Finding outstanding equality in Burgundy

Finding outstanding equality in Burgundy

Luxeat Insider · 4th ED.

Finding outstanding equality in Burgundy

Luxeat Insider · 4th ED.

By Thatcher Baker-Briggs Canadian/American sommelier Thatcher Baker-Briggs has made a career of stepping outside his comfort zone, always pushing himself to learn and master something new. His professional trajectory boasts key positions in kitchens and dining rooms of some of the most influential restaurants in the world including then three-Michelin…

17
Sep '20
5 favourite wines from the Spanish Mediterranean coast

5 favourite wines from the Spanish Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

5 favourite wines from the Spanish Mediterranean coast

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

by Bruno Tannino Highly regarded wine writer, penning several awarded articles and co-author of the renowned Sapiens del Vino, Sommelier, Cava trainer, jury member, and all-round wine lover, Bruno Tannino knows wine. And more than just wine he knows Spanish Mediterranean wine; the reason we are so lucky to have…

7
Aug '20
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…

7
Aug '20
6 taste defining & defying sakes

6 taste defining & defying sakes

Luxeat Insider · 2nd ED.

6 taste defining & defying sakes

Luxeat Insider · 2nd ED.

by Pablo Alomar Salvioni Sake, locally known as Nihonshu, is drenched in myth and mystery. The Japanese seem to have a complex code in their DNA that defines the exclusive rules surrounding sake tasting…and their exceptions, in a deep and difficult balance. What for Europeans is black or white, for…

27
Jun '20
The 5 Best Rosé Wines of 2020

The 5 Best Rosé Wines of 2020

Luxeat Insider · 1st ED.

The 5 Best Rosé Wines of 2020

Luxeat Insider · 1st ED.

The days are getting warmer. Flowers have started blooming. Summer is just around the corner. Yes, it’s Rosé season! The perfect companion for salads, fruit and seafood, Rosé is also the ideal companion for relaxing in your own backyard during these… interesting times. Check out this exclusive top-five list of…

23
May '20