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Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Shake Shack in London’s Covent Garden works on the same principal as the flagship stand in Manhattan. You queue the line, get the buzzer and then wait until it rings as soon as your food is ready. Unfortunately, my experience at Shake Shack London was not much better than…

10
Apr '14
How I fell a victim to a cronut

How I fell a victim to a cronut

How I fell a victim to a cronut

Who has heard of cronut? Or, more correctly, who hasn’t heard of it? Since NY pastry chef Dominique Ansel invented this croissant and doughnut hybrid last May, it has become the most talked and copied pastry around the world. As Dominique Ansel’s website states, cronut is “the…

5
Dec '13
Relae

Relae

Relae

Usually I don’t like posting nasty posts and I really respect the hard job chefs are doing, but you don’t come here to read my sweet lies, don’t you? One Michelin star Relae is considered one of the hottest restaurants in Copenhagen. Nothing surprising about that- it’s chef and most…

9
Jul '12
The grand disappointment by In-N-Out

The grand disappointment by In-N-Out

The grand disappointment by In-N-Out

I don’t have enough words to express my disappointment by the In-N-Out burger in Los Angeles. Everybody raves about how fantastic it is and how it’s” the best burger in LA” , but unfortunately even McDonalds burger tastes better as far as i remember. The meat was especially bad- tasteless,…

7
Mar '12
Dinner by H. Blumenthal revisited

Dinner by H. Blumenthal revisited

Dinner by H. Blumenthal revisited

When I blogged about Dinner one year ago, my post received quite mixed comments. Obviously some people are big fans of Dinner and the fact that the restaurant is always full just confirms it’s incredible success. Sometimes you can’t judge a restaurant having visited it just once, so i started…

29
Jan '12
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Reservation at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal must be the hardest to get in London or maybe even Europe at the moment. When I called there i was told there were no availabilities until June. So i asked my hotel concierge to put me on their waiting list for the three…

24
Mar '11
St John Smithfield, London

St John Smithfield, London

St John Smithfield, London

Peas in the pod St John (26 St John street,EC1M 4AY,London; tel. 020 7251 08048 ) got famous for it’s “nose to tail eating” , returning to old British cuisine where all the parts of an animal are consumed. It has great reviews and was even awarded one Michelin star-…

21
Jun '10
Benkay

Benkay

Benkay

This is not an “Opera” cake – it is an amuse bouche of foie gras, eel and soy sauce jelly at Benkay.A nice dedication to French and Japanese cuisines. Speaking of Japanese ingredients and toro in particular (see my previous post), Benkay located in Novotel hotel in the 15th arrondissement…

8
Mar '09
Ozu by Thierry Marx , Paris

Ozu by Thierry Marx , Paris

Ozu by Thierry Marx , Paris

Update 19/05/09. The menu has been totally changed in Ozu and now they serve “small plates”. So when you order shrimp tempura , you have two small and quite pathetic shrimps , when you order fish, the size of the portion is maybe three bites. The quality of the products…

5
Mar '09
L’Auberge de L’ill

L’Auberge de L’ill

L’Auberge de L’ill

L’Auberge de L’ill was rewarded its 3rd Michelin star in 1967 and was able to keep them to this day.Like Paul Bocuse and Troisgros family, other two French gastronomy legends, Haeberlin family managed to maintain the high level of their Alsatian auberge for decades, although the style of cooking reminds…

17
Jan '09