Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

L’Olive

A true classic in Barcelona, offers a fantastic opportunity to understand Catalan cousins and its traditional form and really high-quality products. The service is exceptional so be ready for a great experience. The setting is beautiful and a bit formal so try to look the part, get a bit elegant and treat yourself to what surely will be an amazing experience (if you allow yourself to of course). My feeling is that this is the one place you want to explore new things and ask for recommendations, surely an occasion to take your partner for a great night out… or […]


Osties Pedrin

After quite a few years living abroad to my surprise I ended up having lunch at this beautiful and honest place, the food was delicious and the environment quite amazing as it is situated in the back of the very famous Boqueria. Funny enough there was close to no tourists so it felt really really local and the produce was clearly fresh from the market. All in all I highly recommend to go to this particular restaurant and indulge yourself in the very unknown Catalan cousins which in my humble opinion is the best kept secret in the culinary world. […]


Hapa Izakaya

If you like Japanese cuisine you are going to love this modern fusion take on it for both it’s quality and the cool environment. A true must for any visitor to Vancouver.


Cioppino’s

A refreshing export of mediterranean food and wine knowledge that will make you think you are in Italy or Spain when you close your eyes and realise you are in the new world by the uncomplicated approach, fine dining without the uptight service yet very professional one.


La Paradeta

A true honest local that sells the best seafood you can get in Barcelona, simple… well, spartan but wonderful. A place to go with friends or family in a very informal occasion and make sure you leave at home all your prejudices.


Patara

Another gem in London, wonderful Thai cousine at its best in a beautiful restaurant, trendy yet sober, busy but you don’t feel overwhelmed, good service, good everything.


Plum valley

Seems to me I have found another really good chinese restaurant, this time is a cool/trendy/chic place where to eat some delicious dim sum and what not. The menu is not huge because it is done properly, you can tell it has done in place rather than frozen, you can tell the flavours are still there, a nice surprise in the core of china-town which is probably the tackiest area in london.


Nomo

Another japanese restaurant in this world, another promise of fresh fish and of course, being the mediterranean and a country with such love for fish like Spain (2nd to Japan in fish consumption) you can only expect quite good quality. In fact, spanish cuisine tends not to hide but to amplify flavors and natural ingredients are key so you have to expect they really understand what japanese food is all about, enhancing the base product without distorting the natural flavours.


Le Comptoir du Relais

A bistrot you really need to visit in Paris, not only is the coolest bistrot I have ever seen, it is a great location, they have even though about the crappy winters in Paris and provide blankets so you can sit outside in a civilized way, brilliant.


Ryoko’s

Few times you can have such a cool experience and this little restaurant is all about cool, or isn’t it? Well, at the beginning you just know you are in a cool place, the nice vibe, the people look good, there is this music and if you dare to look there is a DJ playing it and then all the waiters/waitresses are all young and hip and you feel like the fat bastard has been unleashed (yourself of course).