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The Docsconz Top 20 Traditional Restaurant Dishes of 2016 – Craftsmanship

This list is to highlight the very best dishes of my dining year based upon the the craft of cooking and the quality and presentation of the central component or traditional preparation. As with the Creative Restaurant Dishes list, I will […]


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The Docsconz Top 20 Creative Restaurant Dishes of 2016 – Artistry

I enjoyed so many wonderful, creative dishes in 206. There were numerous examples of dishes that harnessed impressive creative drives, often in the same meal. The dishes here were not just imaginative. They were also beautifully presented and above all, […]


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Shellfish and Albariño – Galician Greatness at d’Berto

There are few, if any, foods that I enjoy eating more than top quality shellfish. Cracking open a just-from-the-sea lobster in Maine, slurping down a lightly dressed Gillardeau oyster in Paris, Barcelona or Lyon, devouring a grilled carabinero in Madrid, […]


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Sunday Photo – Recent Instagram Highlights

In general my Instagram feed is quite different from what I put on here or on Flick’r. I only post iPhone or iPad photos on Instagram, which have a very different feel from most of the photos that I take […]


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My Top 10 Dishes of 2011

2011 has been, for me,  a year of extraordinary dining, perhaps my best year ever. It is incredibly difficult choosing ten dishes as the very best of the year, let alone ranking them. This is a subjective list, subject to […]


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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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The Glories of the Grand Central Oyster Bar

I can’t believe that in all my years living in and coming to New York City and in all my years as a lover of oysters, clams and assorted seafood, I had never before eaten at the Grand Central Oyster […]


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