Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Family Affair at elBulli

Over the years a lot has been written about elBulli. I’ve written a few things myself and described previous meals there in detail on the eGullet Society forums here and here. Since those days coverage of elBulli meals and dishes [...]

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Los Campeones

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Sunday Photo – Green Dusk

The view from my dorm isn’t so bad.

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In the Wolves’ Den

When in the WolvesDen, one might think that one might need to be wary and on guard. When dining in The WolvesDen, one might think that one would need a heightened awareness and be ready for anything. In Craig Thornton’s [...]

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Flying High in the Aviary

 
There is no doubt in my mind that Next, the new restaurant from Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, Dave Beran and company has all the moxie it needs to be a huge success without any additional help. Nevertheless, much like Tickets, the [...]

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Sunday Photos – A Study in Artichokes

Artichokes were a staple during family holidays in my home when I was growing up. My mother would stuff them with bread crumbs seasoned with salt, pepper, grated pecorino or grana padano, garlic, herbs and olive oil then steam them [...]

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The Next Experience – Paris 1906

 
I specifically refrained from reading about other people’s experiences before I dined at Next, the new restaurant from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas with Dave Beran running the kitchen, so if you are set to dine there within the [...]

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Axpe – A Basque Landscape Image

Following our meal at Asador Etxebarri, Andrew and I took a walk up a hill through the small town, coming across absolutely marvelous landscapes. This is an example of what we saw.
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Etxebarri – Purely Delicious

Product, craft and location are the three elements that set Asador Etxebarri apart and make it what it is – a restaurant that crafts and serves some of the most delicious and special food on the planet. Nestled in the [...]

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Sunday Photo – Amsterdam

While studying in Barcelona, my son, Andrew, visited Amsterdam earlier this spring, where he took this photo of a canal at dusk.
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