Nusr.Et Dubai. Meat with flair and the ‘salt sprinkle’ from Salt Bae.

  Everyone was telling me that I ‘simply had to go’ to Nusret.Et. that it was the absolutely best best ever restaurant for meat not simply in Dubai but in the world. That’s a pretty big assertion and it intrigued because these over the top statements came from several sources and as such I was…

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The Goring Dining Room. Perfect for Sunday Lunch

I am a creature of habit and my security blanket is often when we go out is to choose a place that I know I will be comfortable and relaxed. Sometimes these restaurants are just my local. I love Boudin Blanc in Shepherds market. Every time I am stuck as to where to go its…

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Ribadoura: Our Go To Seafood Restaurant in Lisbon.

We started going to Lisbon on a regular basis several years ago. There was just something so appealing about the place with its trams ,narrow streets in the historical part , wide avenues in the newer parts and the food. Wherever we went we never seemed to have a bad meal. Over time as we…

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XL: Trendy Chic and oh so Comfortable. I loved it.

It was just one of those days. Nothing had gone as planned and all is seemed to be doing was Ubering from one end of Lisbon to the other and back in some erratic manner trying to keep up all the appointments I had made. The only thing that was positive to the day was…

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Ramiro: A Lisbon Institution.

You haven’t been to Lisbon if you haven’t eaten in Ramiro. It is a Lisbon institution where you will eat the most sensational fish and seafood in a noisy boisterous atmosphere with paper table covering and long long queues outside. The food is that good. We thought we would be really clever and miss the…

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JncQuoi: I liked it’ He didn’t.

I had heard so much about this place JNcQUOI that I really wanted to go. I passed it quiet a few times on Avenue Liberdade which is the chic Avenue in Lisbon and it just appealed to me. A friend had gone and had a wonderful lobster and glass of champagne in the bar downstairs…

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Essebar: Great Local Produce in a Cool Bar

I don’t know what I was expecting in this lovely Alpine village of Pertisau on Lake Achensee. I knew it would be pretty and I love the utter beauty of these small Alpine villages in the Tirol . Pertisau did not disappoint . By the lake and low in the valley with  part of the…

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There are Restaurants and there is Arpège. Sublime Perfection.

We were in Paris for one night on our way to Cuba. We had  come from London on the Eurostar and  booked into a quaint hotel I cant remember the name of.  The sole purpose of the visit to catch a flight the next morning to Havana. Paris reminds me of my student days and…

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Pierre Gagnaire: 3 Michelin Stars, Too Slick, No Soul or Passion

I hate being negative about a place. I understand the tremendous work input creativity and imagination that goes into establishing  a good restaurant, more so when you are at the top of the ladder with Michelin stars. But Pierre Gagnairs restaurant at the Hotel Balzac despite the super efficient staff and slick service, wonderful presentation…

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La Nouvelle Auberge, Alsace. A Michelin Star Restaurant Run with Passion.

I have a  Lebanese friend who is passionate about food and when I went to Beirut he absolutely insisted on arranging all our food stops while we toured Lebanon. One place which brings a huge smile to my face was literally a hole in the wall on our way to Baalbek. All it served was…

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