Barcelona, one of the food capitals of this world, is a foodcrafting mecca! It’s a real pleasure to get lost in the tiny paved streets of the Barri Gòtic, where one always ends up some hole-in-the-wall drinking holes, with great food, sublime wines, and an exciting atmosphere packed with locals engaging in lively debates (most […]
The Perennial Plate is a series of beautiful short movies about sustainable and adventurous eating around the world. Along the exact same ideological lines as ours, it’s beautiful, smart, warm and we love it! They have well over a hundred short movies, so definitely get ready for a few hours of fun. And eventually to […]
Remember I last wrote about Osmosis? Next time you’re in Barcelona, do yourself a favour and walk 100 meters around the corner (literally!) to Gresca. A whole different category altogether! A pioneer of the bistronomics genre (modern, bistroesque food at affordable prices), chef Raphael Peña opened Gresca in 2006 after learning the tools of the […]
Hidden discretely on Carrer d’Arribau in Barcelona is the restaurant Osmosis. A couple of blocks away from my hotel? Let’s give it a try! Bread and olive oil. And salts (Hawaiian Black, Australian Pink, Maldonian White) like we love ’em. First course was some amuse-bouche. A lollipop made with some sort of morcilla, rolled toast bread, […]
Quick – a drink! Walking around the hilly Lausanne, from Ouchy to the cathedral can be quite an exhausting activity that deserves a serious reward! And nothing beats a serious cocktail done by mixology nerds full of talent and passion, which is quite hard to find in our tiny Switzerland. Don’t despair – we found […]
The most incredible culinary experience of my life has been a dinner at Narisawa in Tokyo in December 2010 (thanks to my buddy H., I still owe you one!), who happens to be still be the Best Restaurant in Asia. Sure, I’m a Japanese food nerd, nevertheless this experience has been as much intellectual as […]
Penang, a tiny island off the Malaysian coast and recognised as having the Best Street Food in Asia by Time magazine in 2004. I’ve been to Malaysia in late 2010 and always wanted to share some of the incredible food I had there. It was, indeed, incredible! I just can’t forget how flavorful those roadside laksa were.