When Innovation Overshadows Taste: The Aponiente Experience Disappoints

Since 2015, Aponiente has been located next to the train station in El Puerto de Santa María (Cadiz). Specifically, it is housed in a grain mill from 1815 that operated…

By Carola Sitjas I Bosch 43 Min Read
Bagá: Avant-Garde Flavors and Emotional Journey in the Heart of Jaén, Spain

I left Bagá unable to express in words all that Pedro Sánchez's…

73 Min Read
Joshua Skenes’s Saison, Part II

Joshua Skenes is one of the few chefs, not only in the…

13 Min Read
Paul Bocuse: Larger than Life

When a living legend is no longer living, the air immediately after…

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A Trip to Alba: Not Only Good Truffles

Main courses are equally successful at Da Renzo. Roasted suckling pig with…

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Vedat Milor 55 Articles
My obsession with exquisite products and wines with character developed…
Robert Brown 13 Articles
When I was born, I was destined to dine. When…

Wine Reviews

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Articles on Food

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Comments on Jancis Robinson’s Comments on Turkish Wines

Less than a month ago, the renowned wine writer, Jancis…

13 Min Read

Excellent Aged California wine: Le Cigare Volant

Both of these wines have been offered to me, courtesy…

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Spanish Red Wines (September – December 2014)

In this brief article, I will review the following wines:…

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The Apotheosis of Western Seafood: Elkano and Güeyu Mar

It is probable that neither Abel of Güeyu Mar, nor Aitor of Elkano perceive themselves as great chefs. Probably they consider themselves as having mastered “a la parilla” (grilling) techniques.…

By Vedat Milor 12 Min Read
Tributes to Bernard Pacaud, Part II: The Last of the Mohicans

Inconceivable these days, Bernard Pacaud began his apprenticeship with the…

11 Min Read
Claus-Peter Lumpp at Bareiss: Mastering the Art of Culinary Variations

High End French Gastronomy is Alive and Well in Germany:…

10 Min Read
Nomicos: A Disappointing Meal with Many Problems

In his review, Vedat Milor recounts a disappointing dining experience…

4 Min Read
Da Vittorio and a note on Osteria Di Via Solata

I have very fond memories of this restaurant which was…

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A Trip to Venice

The sheer utterance of this name conjures up images of romance and…

33 Min Read
French Haute Cuisine: Dead or Alive? Reflections on L’Ambroisie and Le Cinq

Sensationalism and marketing gimmicks aside, is it true that the Haute Cuisine…

19 Min Read
Chef Guy Gateau Recalls Joël Robuchon

It is nbsp no wonder that I revere Guy Gateau. In a…

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A Theory of Ingredients: Musings and Hypothetical Conversations

I had a fascination with gastronomy first piqued more than a decade…

44 Min Read
A Theory of the Creation of a Dish: Part II

Food has the power to nourish not only our bodies but also…

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Editor's Pick

Feeding Off Each Other: Henrique Jayer & Robert Brown Discuss Les Maisons de Bricourt–Olivier & Jane Roellinger’s Brittany Seafood Haven

Le Coquillage is not a restaurant that attempts to solicit diners. This is a rare case where the “figure” of…

By Robert Brown 184 Min Read
Claus-Peter Lumpp at Bareiss: Mastering the Art of Culinary Variations

High End French Gastronomy is Alive and Well in Germany: Part 2

10 Min Read
Joshua Skenes’s Saison, Part I

The Skenes era at Saison was the greatest period, not only in…

25 Min Read

Opinion

Michelin: A Friendship That Went Sour

I started serious dining out in 1986 when I had…

Tête de Cuvée: Inside the Head of the Talented Sommelier Michele Smith

Nothing has shaped my thinking and…

When Innovation Overshadows Taste: The Aponiente Experience Disappoints

Since 2015, Aponiente has been located next to the train station in El Puerto de Santa María (Cadiz). Specifically, it…

43 Min Read

Clandestino Susci Bar: A Dining Experience on the Riviera del Conero

LOCATION Located in the Bay of Portonovo, about 45 km south of La Madonnina, in the province of Ancona (Le…

16 Min Read

La Madonnina del Pescatore: Traditional and Modern Seafood Dishes in Senigallia

LOCATION - HISTORY - PEOPLE - CUISINE Located at Lido di Marzocca in Senigallia (Ancona, Le Marche), on a beach…

31 Min Read

Bagá: Avant-Garde Flavors and Emotional Journey in the Heart of Jaén, Spain

I left Bagá unable to express in words all that Pedro Sánchez's cuisine made me feel. It took me 17…

73 Min Read

Uliassi: A Culinary Journey Through Sea, Game, and Innovation in Senigallia, Italy

Uliassi is located in Senigallia, in the province of Ancona (Le Marche), at the level of Florence and Zadar (Croatia).…

35 Min Read

Christian Bau’s Victor’s Fine Dining: A Culinary Journey of Balance, Flavor, and Innovation

High End French Gastronomy is Alive and Well in Germany: Part 3

17 Min Read

Claus-Peter Lumpp at Bareiss: Mastering the Art of Culinary Variations

High End French Gastronomy is Alive and Well in Germany: Part 2

10 Min Read

Nomicos: A Disappointing Meal with Many Problems

In his review, Vedat Milor recounts a disappointing dining experience at Nomicos. From the letdown of a promising "Menu Truffe"…

4 Min Read

Quality in Every Bite: Table by Bruno Verjus

Discovering Table by Bruno Verjus is like entering a world where everything is about top-notch quality in food. In this…

9 Min Read

Assiette Champenoise and Its Gastronomic Highs and Pies

In his comprehensive review, Vedat Milor delves into the peaks and valleys of his culinary experience at Assiette Champenoise, a…

7 Min Read

Between Brilliance and Bland: Deconstructing Guy Savoy’s Three-Star Experience

Embarking on a culinary journey at Guy Savoy's renowned establishment is an experience steeped in history and gastronomic prestige. Having…

6 Min Read

Plénitude: Navigating Arnaud Donckele’s Culinary Journeys

Embark on a gastronomic journey through the renowned Plénitude, located within the Cheval Blanc hotel in Paris, as acclaimed chef…

8 Min Read

Maison Lameloise: Tradition Lightened by Eric Pras, but Where’s the Culinary Spark?

After a 30-year hiatus, my wife and I revisited Lameloise, a renowned restaurant now under the guidance of chef Eric…

3 Min Read

Tales from Le Cinq: Navigating the Flavors of Excellence and a Few Potholes

In this review, Chef Christian Le Squer's culinary prowess shines as he continues to impress diners at Le Cinq with…

4 Min Read

High End French Gastronomy is Alive and Well in Germany: Part 1 (Waldhotel Sonnora)

Vedat Milor welcomes you to a gastronomic journey celebrating the legacy of the late Chef Helmut Thieltges and the seamless…

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