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Extebarri, Bizkaia

extebarri spain

Stone walled house of Extebarri, the asador. An hour drive from San Sebastian.


extebarri restaurant

To begin with, small grilled dishes. Anchovy on bread, delicate grilled cherry tomato with tuna, edamame, and artichoke.


grill oyster

Perfectly grilled oyster.


sand sebastian restaurant

Followed by local squid and its ink, sea cucumber, and a dish of grilled aubergine and mushroom.


spanish prawn

Vibrant coloured prawns only available from Palamos.


gattobravo extebarri fish

Grilled fish of the day. A special note: eyes and cheeks are saved for last.


extebarri steak

When in the Basque Country, a chuleton is a must.



Plaza de San Juan,1

48291 Atxondo, Bizkaia

+34 (094) 658 3042

GPS: 43.11555, -2.59923

Altazor 2007, Chile


Altazor wine Chile


Altazor 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere, Carignan and Petit Verdot


Maipo Valley, Chile

Says Farm & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Japan

says cabernet sauvignon


Says Farm & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Says Farm & Winery

Toyama, Japan

Towpath Cafe, London

canal cafe

A little gem, tucked away on Regent’s Canal between De Beauvoir and Kingsland Road




Open from morning till early evening: Home made jam and blueberry pancakes to start the day


broadway market


Early lunch: Mini parmaham sandwich and quiche fresh from the oven

london canal

Late lunch: Chickpea stew and baked artichoke


london canal

The creation of Lori De Mori, a food lover and writer. A perfect place to spend a sunny day and be surprised by what will be added next to the menu


Towpath Cafe

Regent’s Canal

between Whitmore Bridge & Kingsland Road Bridge

London, N1 5SB

La Finanziera, Siracusa

la finanziera ristoranti siracusa

Opposite the Guardia di Finanza in Siracusa, Sicily …

la finanziera sicily

… Trattoria La Finanziera

restaurant sicily syracuse

Choose from the fresh seafood counter

linguine vongole

A truly Sicilian affair: spaghetti alle vongole and plenty of scampi and gamberi rossi

nonna lucia zie

Like it or not, you are at the mercy of Nonna Lucia. Bring cash


La Finanziera

Via Epicarmo, 41

Siracusa, 96100


+39 0931 61888

J for John Dory

fish john dory


John Dory  (Zeus faber)

French: St Pierre

Italian: San Pietro

German: Petersfisch

T for Turbot

turbot rombo steinbutt rombo chiodato


Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus)

French: Turbot, Barbue

Italian: Rombo Chiodato

German: Steinbutt

Ippudo, Hakata

tonkotso ramen japan best

Located in central Hakata-ku on Kyushu, the home town of Tonkotsu Ramen


tonkotsu ramen


Classic Tonkotsu Ramen: perfectly balanced white cloudy broth, cooked for several hours, topped with chashu and vegetables



Gyozas make the perfect side dish



1-13-14 Daimyo, Chuuo-ku, Fukuoka Chuo Ward

+81 (092) 771 0880

Yasuke Komatsu, Kanazawa

apa hotel kanazawa

Yasuke Komatsu, hidden away on the ground floor of a mundane business hotel in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture Japan


A true master at work, achieving perfection while every movement remains effortless and in harmony


Ika, paper-thin sliced squid

???? akami

Akami, lean tuna with a special sauce followed by freshly cut green aubergine


One of the various white fish


The apprentice


Signature dish:  beautifully arranged rice, maguro, uni and yam


Negi toro maki and toro sushi


Seasonal clam

???? abalone sushi


???? mackarel sushi

Marinated mackerel




Spotted sardine


Considered to be a national treasure by his patrons – many of whom have travelled from different corners of Japan


Yasuke Komatsu

APA Hotel Kanazawa – Katamachi

2-21-1, Ikedamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

+ 81 (076) 261 6809


Pietramarina Etna Bianco Superiore 2007, Italy


Pietramarina Etna Bianco Superiore 2007

100% Carricante


Etna, Italy

The Company Shed, Mersea Island

The Company Shed: a fishmonger and simple restaurant located on Mersea Island, which is famed for its native oysters and excellent fish

seafood london bar

The concept is simple, bring your own bread, condiments and drink and enjoy the delightful seafood on offer

lobster london

Seafood platter and oysters grown by the owner’s family, who have been cultivating oysters since the mid 1700s

baked oysters scallops chorizo

Razor clams with chorizo, seared scallops and baked mussels with herbs breadcrumbs



No reservations are taken, eating with your hands is encouraged and don’t forget to bring your favourite white

london seaside

Mersea Island is located off the coast of Essex and has a thriving fishing industry. The island is joined to the mainland by a causeway and can be reached from London in approximately one hour


The Company Shed

129 Coast Road, West Mersea


Essex CO5 8PA

+44 (0)1206 382 700


Zucca, London

italian restaurant london bridge

Modern Italian on  Bermondsey Street, South London. Not far from the Maltby Street market

focaccia italian onion restaurant

Selection of bread, lovely foccacia

london bridge restaurant

Burrata with pappa al pomodoro

bermondsey london restaurant deep fried pumpkin

Zucca fritti


fish carpaccio

Sea bass carpaccio

fresh pasta mint sauce zucchini

Strozzapreti with zucchini

bermondsey street

Excellent wine list with focus on Piedmont / Northern Italy



184 Bermondsey Street

London, SE1 3TQ

+44 (0)20 7378 6809

Sushi Tetsu, London

jerusalem passage clerkenwell

Sushi Tetsu, small and delightful: Jerusalem Passage, Clerkenwell

Takahashi Harumi nobu london

Takahashi (a.k.a. Tetsu), the master and Harumi, his lovely wife

nobu london

Sashimi to start

o toro the best sushi in london

Prawn, razor clam, sea bream

blow torch sushi

Blow torch meets o-toro

bamboo leaves sushi london

Turbot, o-toro, snow crab

nobu london takahashi

Tuna, uni

unagi roll saba

Mackerel, eel handroll, tamago


Sushi Tetsu

12 Jerusalem Passage

London, EC1V 4JP

+44 (0)20 3217 0090

Paladar La Guarida, Havana

paladar la guarida cuba

Located in a derelict multi-family building in busy Centro Habana

paladar havana cuba

Lavish staircase leading up to the Paladar (a private restaurant in somebody’s house)

havana cuba

The dining room is spread out over the various rooms of the turn of the century accomodation

Ravioli, exquisitely cooked meat and a bootle of Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva. Way to go Cuba!




Paladar La Guarida

Concordia No.418 / Gervasio y Escobar

Centro Habana


+ 537 866 9047

La Huella, José Ignacio

punta del este

Right on the beach not far from the faro, a José Ignacio classic

punta del este

Recommended for both lunch and dinner

jose ignacio beach

Laid back outside area, perfect place for a long lunch

lunch at the beach

Chipirones a la Plancha and Pizzeta con Muzerrella y Albahaca

punta del este

Before & after


La Huella

Playa Brava

José Ignacio

+ 598 (0) 486 2279

Marismo, José Ignacio

jose ignacio punta del este

Just outside José Ignacio, on Ruta 10 near km185 follow the wooden fish

jose ignacio punta del este

Bonfire and candle lit sandy courtyard set in a pine forest, rhythmic drums in the background



Ruta 10, km 185

José Ignacio

+598 (0)  486 2273