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Altazor 2007, Chile

 

Altazor wine Chile

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Altazor 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere, Carignan and Petit Verdot

Undurraga

Maipo Valley, Chile


Says Farm & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Japan

says cabernet sauvignon

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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

 

haggerston

 

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

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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

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La Finanziera

Via Epicarmo, 41

Siracusa, 96100

Sicily

+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

 

gyoza

Gyozas make the perfect side dish

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Ippudo

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

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

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Ika, paper-thin sliced squid

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

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One of the various white fish

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The apprentice

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

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Negi toro maki and toro sushi

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Seasonal clam

???? abalone sushi

Abalone

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Marinated mackerel

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Ebi

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Spotted sardine

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

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Yasuke Komatsu

APA Hotel Kanazawa – Katamachi

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

+ 81 (076) 261 6809

 


Pietramarina Etna Bianco Superiore 2007, Italy

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Pietramarina Etna Bianco Superiore 2007

100% Carricante

Benanti

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

 

langoustine

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

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The Company Shed

129 Coast Road, West Mersea

Colchester

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

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Zucca

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

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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!

 

 

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Paladar La Guarida

Concordia No.418 / Gervasio y Escobar

Centro Habana

Havana

+ 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

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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

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Marismo

Ruta 10, km 185

José Ignacio

+598 (0)  486 2273


Pizzeria Di Matteo, Napoli

Pizzeria Di Matteo, on Via dei Tribunali in the Centro Storico of Napoli

pizzeria napoli

Serving seriously good pizza since 1936

margherita pizza napoli

In the box; or try the medium size margherita for €1 only, folded in paper for mobile consumption

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Pizzeria Di Matteo

Via dei Tribunali, 94

Napoli, 80138

+39 081 45 5262