Journal

18th June, 2012

Momofuku Ssam, New York

Momofuku Ssam, New York

“Momofuku ssäm bar is a casual, loud restaurant with an inventive menu that is constantly changing” Is how the restaurant describes themselves on their website. I wish it had been true! I do wish the food had been inventive. For the life of me I cannot fathom how a restaurant like this made it to […]

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13th June, 2012

Red Rooster, New York

Red Rooster, New York

After two weeks of gastronomic heaven in New York, I still hadn’t tried any food rooted in American tradition – now whilst most may laugh at the prospect of such a cuisine existing outside the staples of burgers and pizzas, the south has a strong culinary history that has spanned hundreds of years and been […]

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10th June, 2012

Eleven Madison Park, New York

Eleven Madison Park, New York

Easily one of the hottest tables in North America, hitting 10th best restaurant in the world 2012, and rocketing from 1 Michelin star, which it held for only 2 years to 3 Michelin stars – a feat that had the attention of the entire culinary world, it now seems that Eleven Madison Park is one of the […]

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09th June, 2012

Red Farm, New York

Red Farm, New York

It goes without saying that when a restaurant says they don’t take reservations, you need to go early. Or so I thought. Going early just meant that there weren’t that many people standing in line, though on this occasion, I had the game of numbers on my side – I was without company. A lone […]

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09th June, 2012

Fatty Crab, New York

Fatty Crab, New York

There’s street food, and then there is street food on steroids! The funny thing about being a foodie is that one always has a complete list of restaurants to eat at whenever we go travelling, leaving little to chance, especially when it’s a good Mecca such as New York. What I was glad for, however, […]

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04th June, 2012

Jean Georges, New York

Jean Georges, New York

“He makes foie gras creme brulee”, is the first I ever heard of Jean Georges Vongerichten, the French demi-god of modern, cross cultural cooking. The next I heard of him was about his unique style of marrying south-east Asian cooking to traditional French, which became a source of instant inspiration. The third time I heard […]

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01st June, 2012

Le Bernardin, New York

Le Bernardin, New York

As the glorious summer days ticked on in New York, I was beginning to understand why and how the food scene here far exceeded that of London, and with good measure. One way to balance all the food was to walk about 4-6 miles a day – best way to see the city, and best […]

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31st May, 2012

WD-50, New York

WD-50, New York

Back in the day when molecular gasatronomists were exploding their food all over the place such as El Bulli in Spain and Fat Duck in England, Wylie Dufresne of restaurant WD-50 in New York was doing equally hair-brained and exciting things with his food. One of his dishes was actually called ‘hair applicator’ where one […]

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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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28th May, 2012

Kin Shop, New York

Kin Shop, New York

New York, New York…one only has to mention that name and a smile immediately erupts on everyone’s face and they start waxing lyrical about their love for the Big Apple. No less is everyone’s view that it is truly one of the greatest, if not THE greatest city in the world for food – long […]

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