Core By Clare Smyth

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Let me tell you a fascinating tale about a place where you are transported away to someplace magical. A place that is welcoming and internally warming once you get there. A place that you want to hold on to very tightly and never let go even when your time there is done. For me this place of sinful magic was a restaurant in Notting Hill, Core by Clare Smyth.

I was welcomed on a rather cool night into the warmth of the lounge area of this restaurant. The warmth that I am referring to here references more than the temperature of the room. Continue reading Core By Clare Smyth

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Benares

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In conversations with several friends, it has been mentioned to me on multiple occasions that London has the best Indian food in the world…. even better than in India. As I am constantly in search of the best food, I thought to test that theory with my visit. I chose Benares, a Mayfair restaurant, as my testbed based on recommendations Continue reading Benares

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Dinner by Heston Bluementhal

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I made it to London and this is my first visit so I am wholeheartedly excited. For my first meal in the city, I decided to pop in to Dinner by Heston Blumenthal for lunch. I had intended to go for the tasting menu for dinner but I could not get a reservation. I was excited nonetheless. I mean it is a meal at a two Michelin star restaurant and as of this writing, No. 36 on the world 50 best restaurants list. In arriving, I had initially forgotten Continue reading Dinner by Heston Bluementhal

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Blanca

BROOKLYN, NY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dear Friends,

I am a Manhattanite. I made a pledge to myself when I was younger to work hard so that I can live and work in the big city and well I achieved that goal. To that end, I am in fact one of those people that lives as though there is no life outside of Manhattan. It is wrong, I know (or is it?) and I guess that you can well imagine how hard it is for me to expand my foodie horizons to other boroughs. Expanding my food radar to other states and countries poses no problem but when I think different boroughs well… Alas, I know and understand that good food is not bound to a location Continue reading Blanca

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Eleven Madison Park

NEW YORK, NY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This was a much anticipated restaurant visit for me so much so that I gave up on waiting for a reservation to eat in the dining room in favor of a walk in for a seat at the bar. I had been trying for close to a year to get a reservation for a single diner but those do not seem to be readily available here. No matter though, the food and experience was just as astounding. To be honest, Continue reading Eleven Madison Park

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