Category Archives: Pastry

An Interview With Albert Adrià

The world is full of excellent restaurants and excellent chefs, while a few rise above the rest to create consistently extraordinary experiences for their guests and produce food that fully transcends its basic nutritive purpose. It is an extraordinarily difficult […]


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Eleven Madison Park Made It Nice!

Disclaimer alert: My family and I are certainly known to the restaurant and I received a significant discount as well as no corkage fees for bringing a couple of special bottles of wine. My son, L.J., works at Eleven Madison […]


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Making Way For Momofuku Ko

In its first iteration, despite a reputation for great food, I could never be bothered to go to the purportedly cramped, camera-phobic and aloof Momofuku Ko, but then it moved and it changed. It was no longer cramped, cameras were welcome, […]


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New Tastes of New England – Part 1 – Portland’s Eventide, The Honey Paw and Hugo’s

It is difficult to imagine a specific New England cuisine. Unlike the South, there are few ingredients or dishes that appear to be New England specific, especially if one removes certain locally caught seafood items. What New England does have […]


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A Taste of Cuba(n Miami)

It’s hard to imagine what Miami, Florida would be like now if the Cuban revolution never happened in the late 1950’s. The Cubano culture has become such an integral part of the city and surrounding areas. I’m sure there still […]


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The Splendor of El Celler de Can Roca

It has three Michelin stars (since 2009), is the current no. 1 restaurant in the world according to the World’s Fifty Best Restaurants list and has been in the Top 5 of that list since 2009 and either first or […]


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Game On at La Buena Vida in Madrid

I have been acquainted and know Rogelio Enriquez since my earliest days on eGullet. He was a leader of the then-thriving Spain and Portugal Forums, who has always been a clear source of worthwhile information on Spanish food and restaurants. […]


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A Taste of Northern Spain – Part 6: A Fabulous Finish – Navarra, La Rioja and Madrid

Leaving a city like San Sebastián is never easy, but one of the things I love most about Spain as a travel destination, is that around every corner there is always something good to eat and drink and something interesting […]


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My 17 Favorite Photos from Madrid Fusión 2016 Day Three

By day three of Madrid Fusion, between all the running around, not to mention the lack of sleep amidst the socializing, dining and drinking, I get pretty exhausted. Yet, the congress remains compelling, especially when the likes of the great […]


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A Taste of Northern Spain – Part 5: Basque Bravos – Eskerrik Asko Donostia

 
Our trip was entering its home stretch, but we still had a bit more time in San Sebastián, as we returned from a stellar fish-based meal at Kaia-Kaipe in the nearby fishing town of Getaria, starting with a visit to […]


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