Journal

22nd August, 2012

Epicure at The Bristol, Paris

Epicure at The Bristol, Paris

Ah, Paris in the summer would make any Briton sell their soul, with its endless days of clear blue skies and hot afternoons that lead into perfect evenings. Truly the city of love, walking in Paris is achingly beautiful and spending an evening on the banks of the Seine with a picnic of foie gras, […]

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28th May, 2012

Per Se, New York

Per Se, New York

It’s only been rated 6th best restaurant in the world this year, and spent the last 8 years on the list of 50 Best Restaurants, been given higher ratings than any other restaurant in North America (with maybe the exception of its sister in California) and I could go on and on, but the truth […]

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10th December, 2011

Kojyu, Tokyo

Kojyu, Tokyo

It’s always hard going to a well known restaurant the day after you’ve had an exceptional meal as the expectations are high. The first was Creations de Narisawa, a 2 star Michelin in Tokyo, with Kojyu, a 3 star in Tokyo the night after. Would this change my experience from European Michelin restaurants where 2 […]

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27th September, 2011

L’Arpege, Paris

L’Arpege, Paris

Ah Paris, a city rich with history and culture, home to the Eiffel tower, one of the world’s most recognizable and famous landmarks and the Louvre, the world’s largest single museum that has 16km of galleries including the wealthy Mona Lisa, worth a staggering £700 million. The city of lovers, the city of poets and […]

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14th September, 2011

Arzak, San Sebastian

Arzak, San Sebastian

Everybody knows the risks of running a restaurant; keeping it financially viable, preventing it from closing within the first 3 years and so on and so forth. Every now and again, one chances upon restaurants that have been operational for long enough to be considered a part of history itself, and Arzak, in the modern […]

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12th August, 2011

The Fat Duck

The Fat Duck

 How does one go about reviewing one of the best restaurants in the world? You don’t! You merely narrate and illustrate how you were transported into another world for a few hours. Especially when Heston Blumenthal, nicknamed the mad scientist of food, Willy Wonka is the one responsible for taking  you to wonderland. I ate […]

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