Meals of Others VII
I promise there will be a steady stream of reviews shortly 1. For now, I’ll link to some interesting restaurant posts I’ve read over the past month.
Momofuku Ko by The (amazing) Girl Who Ate Everything – they might be the last (and definitely the best) pictures of a Ko meal since photos are now prohibited. It’s (obviously) not a policy I agree with. I’ll stick to Momofuku noodle bar or Ssam for my NYC trip in August.
Combal.Zero by Opinionated About – I’m sure most of you read the OA blog too but I’ll link to it anyways – modern Italian food – that even Steve likes. Will Obama pick Jeb Bush to be his running mate?
Facil by very good food – I’ll be the first to admit that Germany doesn’t hold much interest for me (despite being of German ancestry, driving a Porsche, and drinking German rieslings as my go-to wine) but Trine’s excellent photos and write-up make me want to re-consider visiting Germany. I would probably rent a 911 Turbo and drive up and down the Autobahn all day at 190mph; and then adjourn for dinner around 8pm, if I’m still alive.
Ristorante Cracco by Luxeat – After a long hiatus, Luxeat returns to give us another haute Italian cuisine report. The reader that goes by “C” will certainly agree, but maybe I should try to make it to Italy next year. How will I find the time to make it to all of these places?
L’Arpege by A Life Worth Eating – I’ve raved about L’Arpege many times in the past, and A Life Worth Eating might rave even more than I. I purposely left L’Arpege off the itinerary for my trip in two weeks (exchange rate, expense, & wanting to try different places) but his review is quite tempting.
Pujol and random tacos by Oishii Eats – and, finally, some beautiful photos and slice-of-life from Mexico City. I love tacos and I love ceviche; and I don’t know why I’ve only been to Mexico once, living here in California. Keep reading too – there’s definitely an original ending to the story.
Original content coming soon!
1 – What restaurants you ask?
- McCrady’s (Charleston, SC) – quite exciting
- Manresa/Noma dinner – because I won’t make it to Copenhagen this year
- Fat Duck (UK) – my second visit
- Le Meurice (Paris) – a few people have highly recommended it
- Sa Qua Na (Honfleur, France) – some says it’s one of France’s best at the moment
- Ledoyen (Paris) – my truffle meal was excellent
- L’Ami Jean (Paris) – you can’t eat haute all the time
- L2O (Chicago) – everyone keeps telling me to go
- Alinea or Graham Elliot (Chicago) – we’ll see how the reservation game goes
- Blue Hill (NYC) – to compare/contrast it to Stone Barns
- Blue Hill at Stone Barns (NY) – a tomato dinner
- Masa (NYC) – it was that good last time, despite their recent price increase to $450/person before tax and tip
- Sushi Kaji (Toronto) – you have to eat somewhere in Toronto
- and then the Japan trip.