In my previous blog post, you could read all about my trip to California and the first of a couple of epic dinners. After Napa Valley we continued to San Francisco, with a stop at Saison. That is how I far I got in a draft 2 YEARS AGO. Clearly I’m not feeling the whole “writing elaborate blog posts” these days. But I still … Continue reading Saison (***)
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.
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)
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:
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.
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 (***)
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 (**)
Noma doesn’t really need an introduction and neither does it’s chef, René Redzepi. “The best restaurant in the world” was definitely a good reason for me and some friends to visit Copenhagen after one of us managed to get a table for 8. Not sure what to expect, but filled with excitement, I couldn’t resist doing some research. Here you can find a better review with … Continue reading Noma (**)