Dinner – Monday, November 4, 2019 We were scheduled to eat at Single Thread on October 28, but the Kincade Fire put a quick stop to that as it forced a mandatory evacuation of Healdsburg and the surrounding areas. All in all, the fire burned through ~78,000 acres of Sonoma county in about two weeks, […]Read more "Single Thread"
Dinner – Thursday, October 3, 2019 It had been some time since I’d visited Mourad, and I was starting to get that nagging itch. I booked my dinner there, and then saw the announcement about Aziza’s revival a week later – it was meant to be. I’m still as captivated by the restaurant’s design as […]Read more "Mourad"
Dinner – Saturday, August 31, 2019 I was surprised to discover that my most recent post about Aubergine was last April, just before we had our daughter! This dinner marks our fourth visit since that post (!), and notably, our first since the restaurant was awarded their well-deserved Michelin star in the inaugural California guide. […]Read more "Aubergine"
Dinner – Friday, August 9, 2019 Corey Lee has come a long way in the time since our first visit to benu. In 2011, the restaurant was relatively new and the team had everything to prove. Fast-forward 8 years, and all the accolades have come in – 3 Michelin stars, 4 stars from the Chronicle, and […]Read more "benu"
Dinner – Friday, July 5, 2019 I love the diversity of dining options in London, but it certainly makes picking restaurants hard when you’re in town for less than 48 hours. After a fun, casual dinner the previous night at Dishoom (we need places like this back home), I went for bust and planned two […]Read more "The Clove Club"
Dinner – Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Now this was a meal I’d been anticipating for a long time. I never made it to In de Wulf before it closed, so Kobe Desramaults has been a bit of a white whale for me. Chambre Séparée too will shutter in a year or two, when the building […]Read more "Chambre Séparée"
Lunch – Tuesday, July 2, 2019 BOZAR is the Centre For Fine Arts in Brussels, and home to Belgium’s national orchestra. The complex also houses exhibits on theater, literature, dance architecture… and a 1* French restaurant. We had very limited time in the city, and with meals set aside for beers (obviously), choosing the other […]Read more "BOZAR"
Dinner – Thursday, June 20, 2019 Folks who’ve dined with us in the right setting know that we really enjoy two things – good bread and good cheese. Really, this is what drew us to Claude Le Tohic’s new restaurant in the city, just two weeks after it opened. O’ came out of the gates swinging […]Read more "O’ by Claude Le Tohic"
Dinner – Wednesday, June 12, 2019 My first experience at Maum was two months ago, as part of a collaboration series (that dinner being with Chris Kajioka and Anthony Rush from Senia in Honolulu). I enjoyed it quite a bit – enough to book a second dinner, this time with Matt Accarino of SPQR as […]Read more "SPQR at Maum"
Dinner – Thursday, April 4, 2019 Based on two meals a few months apart, I thought Birdsong was one of my favourite new restaurants in 2018 – the menu was focused, the kitchen worked like a well-oiled machine, and the front-of-house was well-trained. They were duly rewarded with a Michelin star at the end of […]Read more "Birdsong"