The Restaurant at Meadowood (***)

A couple of weeks ago, (been postponing this post for months…) At the end of June this last year, me and three friends went to the US for a road trip through California. Food wasn’t the main reason for the trip, but a nice bonus. So after visiting Joshua Tree, Death Valley and Yosemite, we took a break in Napa Valley.

Panamint Valley

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Culinary Trip to Japan (Wrap Up)

I keep postponing these blog posts about my trip to Japan almost a full year ago (!!). Memories start to fade, but I still have plenty of pictures of some of the restaurants we visited back then. I decided to not dedicate a full blog post to each restaurant, but instead do a smaller review for each of them in this post. Tapas Molecular Bar … Continue reading Culinary Trip to Japan (Wrap Up)

Yasaka Endo (Kyoto)

About half a year ago, you could read the first part of my series about my trip to Japan in April earlier this year. A very short lived series you might think thanks to the lack of updates on this blog. I have plenty of pictures, but just didn’t really feel like writing… And since I’m doing this purely as a hobby, I wasn’t going to force myself to do so.

But no worries, (at least for now) I’m back!

So without further ado:

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Gen Yamamoto (Tokyo)

In the first two weeks of April, I visited Japan with some friends. A couple of days in Kyoto mostly covered the culture part of the trip, which means we had plenty of time for the culinary part in Tokyo … and that ‘s what this blog is about anyways!

We kicked things of with a degustation menu of cocktails.

That’s right. First time I encountered one of those, but hopefully not the last.

Gen Yamamoto runs an eight-seat bar (adequately named “Gen Yamamoto”) with unique cocktails using seasonal, local, fresh ingredients.

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The Fat Duck (***)

Two weeks ago, I went to the Fat Duck with some friends. This is a restaurant by Heston Blumenthal  in Bray (village near London), sporting 3 Michelin stars. Now for those of you who don’t know Heston, he is a pretty big deal. Working his way up the the top, questioning the consensus en re-innovating food.  Perfecting dishes by trial & error… and science! He’s known for … Continue reading The Fat Duck (***)

Frantzén (**)

About a month ago, one of my friends pointed me to Frantzén  in Stockholm. It is currently listed as nr. 12 in the world and he managed to get a reservation for 5 people total. I had never heard of it, but the introduction movie on their website was pretty awesome. My first impression was “a better Noma”. This may sound funny and/or arrogant, since Noma was … Continue reading Frantzén (**)