Category Archives: Top Restaurant Meals

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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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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Raves For Madrid’s Marisqueria Rafa

I went last year and loved it, but never got around to doing a post on it. I recently went two more times with my good friend, Gerry Dawes, while we were in Madrid for Madrid Fusión and again, each […]

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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2015

With two long, culinary focused trips to Spain in 2015, it is no surprise, to me at least, that this list is dominated by Spanish restaurants. While my travels may not have been as geographically diverse as in some years, […]

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The Docsconz 15 Most Extraordinary Restaurant Dishes of 2015

By virtue of having spent four great dining and drinking weeks there this past year, Spain dominates this list. As a result, if there is a theme to this year’s Top Ten Dishes it is primacy of product. It was […]

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A Taste of Northern Spain – Part 4: Basque Bravos – San Sebastian to Getaria

With a lunch as sensational and wonderful as the one we had at Asador Etxebarri in Axpe, going almost anywhere else after would likely be a colossal letdown. Fortunately, for our little group, we weren’t heading just anywhere. The small […]

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A Taste of Northern Spain – Part 3: Basque Bravos – Bilbao to Axpe

When it comes to food – culture, production and crafting – is there a better place on Earth than the Basque Country of northern Spain? Blessed with a bounty from both land and sea and the know-how to use it […]

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