Restaurant Reviews

Best Meals in Spain in 2022: Part 1 (Madrid)

I dined extensively in Spain after the long and dark days of the pandemic. This particular review contains my best meals in Madrid in 2022.

By Vedat Milor 15 Min Read

Hedone: Towards the Peak of Gastronomy

A recent meal there in April 2017 moved me sufficiently to write about Hedone. To put it very bluntly, in my first meal I have had some good and very…

By Vedat Milor 13 Min Read
Best Meals in Spain in 2022: Part 1 (Madrid)

I dined extensively in Spain after the long and dark days of…

15 Min Read
Hedone: Towards the Peak of Gastronomy

A recent meal there in April 2017 moved me sufficiently to write…

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Perfect Symphony of Senses: The World of Michel Guérard

Two meals at Michel Guérard’s gastronomic restaurant in Eugénie-les-Bains put me in…

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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…

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When Innovation Overshadows Taste: The Aponiente Experience Disappoints

Since 2015, Aponiente has been located next to the train…

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Bruce Palling and Wall Street Journal: Poverty of Western Restaurant Criticism and Ibai in Donostia

We are witnessing a very interesting moment in history today, regarding food and wine criticism. On the one hand, there…

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El Celler de Can Roca

Joan Roca’s cooking has always technically very elaborate but also delicious. He often subjects the same dish to multiple cooking…

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Tokyo Journal by David Kinch

The Michelin guides awards more three stars to Tokyo than to any other city in the world, but for many…

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Arpège

Sometimes the most simple (but not simplistic) is also the most decadent. But one is equally flabbergasted to see that…

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A Trip to Venice

The sheer utterance of this name conjures up images of romance and beauty, but not culinary treasures. This is strange…

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Osteria alle Testiere

The seafood of Venice and the Adriatic coast to the south is one of the very best and unique in…

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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 in France is on the verge of death?…

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Le Calandre and Da Vittorio: The Two Best Restaurants in Italy

Following our trip to Alba, we had four more outstanding meals in Italy: superb fresh seafood at Alla Testiere in…

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Gastronomic Trip to Donostia/San Sebastian

6 trips in the last 7 years and we are as thrilled about the Spanish Basque country and cooking as…

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A Trip to Alba: Not Only Good Truffles

Main courses are equally successful at Da Renzo. Roasted suckling pig with balsamic vinegar is as good as one can…

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