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
Restaurant reviews: Good
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
Ikoyi

Ikoyi

Ikoyi

One of the most forward-thinking chefs in Europe of his generation, Jeremy Chan founded Ikoyi with his friend Iré Hassan-Odukale in 2017 inspired by Nigerian cuisine, completely new and unheard back then. One Michelin star and 3 years later, Ikoyi has largely outgrown itself. The cooking is still very much about the…

14
Dec '20
SUNDAYS OMAKASE at Yashin Ocean House

SUNDAYS OMAKASE at Yashin Ocean House

SUNDAYS OMAKASE at Yashin Ocean House

SUNDAYS OMAKASE by Shinya Yashin at Yashin Ocean House. Serves only on Sundays, for 6 people max only.

12
Oct '20
Story of Wiltons

Story of Wiltons

Story of Wiltons

Here is the story. British merchant banker and chairman of Hambros Bank, Captain Ronald Olaf Hambro would lunch every weekday in the same restaurant on Jermyn St. in London during the second world war. A time of scarcity and rationing. One day, whilst he was dining, the lady proprietaire who…

15
Sep '20
La Merenda, Nice

La Merenda, Nice

La Merenda, Nice

One of my favourite restaurants in South of France, La Merenda is a tiny, 20 seat restaurant in the old town of Nice. Before taking it over 25 years ago, its chef-owner Dominique Le Stanc used to run Michelin starred kitchens in Nice and Monaco. He now cooks traditional Provençal…

15
Jul '20
Casa Jondal, Ibiza

Casa Jondal, Ibiza

Casa Jondal, Ibiza

First day of the opening of CASA JONDAL, the new restaurant by one of my favourite chefs in Spain Rafa Zafra known for the exquisite seafood and its minimal preparation. The beach-restaurant is located on the picturesque Cala Jondal and is open daily for lunch.

1
Jul '20
Spring on the plate

Spring on the plate

Spring on the plate

Some of my favourite, mainly Provençal dishes and tarts, prepared by Richard, the head chef of 104 restaurant in Notting Hill (who used to work at Anne Sophie Pic 3* in Valence), and who does take away now.

15
Apr '20
D’Angleterre hotel in Copenhagen

D’Angleterre hotel in Copenhagen

D’Angleterre hotel in Copenhagen

Wild Danish turbot steamed in a turbotierre and squid tagliatelle with caviar last week at D’Angleterre hotel in Copenhagen. The turbot is steamed in Riesling and aromatic herbs and served with cauliflower cream, sauce made from the juice it releases in the turbotierre, bianchetto truffles and drizzled with really beautiful…

3
Mar '20
Maison Sota, Paris

Maison Sota, Paris

Maison Sota, Paris

Excellent ingredients and skilful execution at the newly opened Maison Sota in Paris by former Clown Bar chef Sota Atsumi.

16
Feb '20
Restaurant Le Griffonnier

Restaurant Le Griffonnier

Restaurant Le Griffonnier

At Le Griffonnier bistro in the 8th. The egg mayonnaise world champion 2018 (awarded by ASOM (Association to Safeguard Egg Mayonnaise)). And how one cannot love the French? (pics from several visits)

10
Oct '19