Par littleboboon le 6 Mai 2018 à 14:24
Marc Fosh is probably the only British chef working in Mallorca, Spain. He started there in early 2001 and in 2009 opened his first restaurant and earned a Michelin Star.
To be honest, Marc Fosh was not our first choice for our last night in Palma the Mallorca, we initially wanted to go to the restaurant Zaranda (**), but they considered our almost eight year old son to be to young to sit through the whole dinner quietly and thus would not take our reservation. So our option B was Marc Fosh where they kindly accepted a seven-year-old.
When we looked at the menu, we found their “Menu Natural” very appealing, it was indeed true for the first three dishes : the savoury goat milk yogurt with compressed apricot, granola, curry and pickled red onion; salt baked beetroot tartare with wild fennel pollen; and probably the best Tortellini dish we ever had, cooked Tajine style with tomato and a smoked garlic emulsion.
But the four following dishes were a let down, a disappointing finale not up to the first three dishes. The two desserts were downright distasteful.
How could a menu go from high to low in seven acts? How could Marc Fosh score so high and finally lose so big? One reason, we suspected, was that the Menu Natural was not thouroughly thought through by the chef and his team, plus the dessert should be more refined and subtle.
Overall, our dinner at Marc Fosh was so-so and left us wondering whether he really deserves a Michelin Star when there was such an enormous gap between all the dishes.
The wine list was mostly Mediterraneen (Spain, France and Italy) with great local wines from Mallorca. They also had a great choice of cocktails.
The service by our hostess was impeccable and in English.
Address : Carrer de la Missio, 7
07003 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Tel : +34 971 72 01 14
Par littleboboon le 1 Mai 2018 à 11:26
If you want to taste good food with creativity and fun while in Mallorca, you should head to Adrian Quetglas where the Porteño born proposes a solid degustation menu in seven dishes with democratic prices (50 euros) for a haute-cuisine experience.
The atmosphere at the Adrian Quetglas restaurant was more of a sophisticated bistro than a Michelin star restaurant. Adrian Quetglas wants his restaurant and his food to be more accessible to all gourmets and gastronomes.
For our dinner, there was a unique menu of seven dishes with a pairing of five wines. The cuisine of Adrian Quetglas was exactly what we look for when going to a Michelin starred restaurant, his menu was creative, original and most of all well thought through, all the dishes were perfectly dressed and served in the right proportion.
Even the wines we chose were coherent with the meals served. We were a little bit skeptic about the shot of Vodka proposed with the Borsch Adrian Quetglas style, but it turned out to make sense since we know that Adrian Quetglas spent 10 years in Moscow.
The service was multilingual and very warm. For us it was in French by our charming French hostess, Camille, her service was professional, smooth and in tempo.
Adrian Quetglas is highly recommended for all goumets travellers looking for original and innovative cooking without emptying their wallets.
Address : Passeig de Mallorca, 20
Tel :+34 971 78 11 19
Par littleboboon le 12 Avril 2018 à 22:00
After our wonderful lunch at Lume where tradition meets innovation, we wondered what other restaurant in Milan could possibly offer us something as original and creative? The answer is Tokuyoshi.
Tokuyoshi is the restaurant of Yoji Tokuyoshi, who came to fame as second to Massimo Bottura at the Osteria Francescana.
Most critics credit chef Tokuyoshi with chanelling Massimo Botura's crazy energy and creativity into dishes while he worked at the Osteria Francescana.The rest is history as Osteria Francescana obtained three stars in the Michelin Guide.
Now on his own, Yoji Tokuyoshi can execute what he calls “Contamined Italian Cuisine” contaminating Italian cuisine with Japanese heritage and his personal experience.
Tokuyoshi project seemed serious – and pretentious, but in fact it was the exact opposite: playful, fun, creative and extremely concise in its conception, realization and presentation. Each dish was thought out like a piece of art, for exemple his version of the Pizza Capricciosa, a pure player as music geeks would say.
Chef Tokuyoshi accomplished a tour de force with all his dishes by creating a distinctly Italian dish with a touch of Japanese and Asian flavors.
The service had a touch of French and English class.
For the wine, the in-house sommelier suggested a wine pairing with our choice of menu, or a selection of infused cold teas. The restaurant also had a vast array of sakes.
Tokuyoshi and Lume in Milan reconciled us with Italian haute-cuisine. Their cuisines are masterworks that illuminate the city of Milan but also the entire Italian gastronomy.
Via S. Calocero, 3
20123 Milano MI, Italy
Par littleboboon le 7 Avril 2018 à 20:10
Lume Milano is a luminous restaurant; it’s where executive chef Luigi Taglienti has conceived a series of à la carte and tasting menus that combine tradition and innovation of Italian cuisine.
Set in the former Richard Ginori porcelain factory – itself a part of the swish W37 multi-purpose development in Milan’s Naviglio Grande district – Lume makes the mark for its all-white 40-seater dining room designed by Monica Melotti.
The all-white restaurant is extremely beautiful and the sensation of intimacy is reinforced by the fact that tables are spread out over two rooms and an “al fresco” area (patio).
As for his cooking, heritage meets evolution. Our party had opted for the “Taglienti Racconta Taglienti” menu. In our opinion, it was the appropriate menu to taste because it was the best expression of chef Taglienti. This menu told the story of his life growing up, tasting his family’s cooking and recipes, and his interpretation of the dishes he ate when he was a kid to bring them to 21st century cooking.
The nine dishes composing the “Taglienti Racconta Taglienti” menu were fabulous, masterly thought out and realized, as one of the friends who were with us put it : the “Thinking Design” of his menu was wonderfully executed.
The wine list was fabulous as well -- as it should be in this kind of restaurants -- full of great references like the Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve champagne and the tag prices were very democratic and affordable, ranging from 35 euros to 650 euros.
We chose Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve to start our lunch and then followed with a fabulous organic red from Marche called Le Cantinette Morellone Piceno Superiore 2011 which was incredibly good and smooth, a real find at a great price (only 40 euros).
The service was smooth, professional and bilingual.
It was our best high-end gastronomy in Italy so far with our dinner at Tokuyoshi.
Luigi Taglienti has a great talent and a big personality; it was a big risk for him to accept this project to setup his restaurant in the Milan’s Naviglio Grande district two years ago.
Lume is worth taking a plane to Milan to discover a great chef like Luigi Taglienti, his restaurant has one star in the Michelin Guide, but for us he deserves at least two.
A big bravo to the chef and his team.
Via Giacomo Watt, 37
20143 Milano MI, Italie
Tel :+39 02 8088 8624
Par littleboboon le 24 Janvier 2018 à 14:38
Corner House in Singapore is a wonderful colonial house located in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. It is also the working place of Jason Tan, one of the most talented chefs in South East Asia right now.
Jason Tan's cooking is of French inspiration with some Singaporean twists, extremely delicate, refined and well balanced. His forte is the sweet and sour flavors which he combines masterfully.
For our dinner on January 6th 2018, we opted for the "Gastronomic menu", served in four sequences plus the usual amuse-bouche and petit fours for 115 Euros without drinks.
From the Hokkaido scallops to the chef's interpretation of Kaya Toast (a well-known snack every kid in Singapore loves to have for breakfast or as an afternoon snack) through the New Zealand blue cod, every dish was perfectly cooked and presented, the New Zealand blue cod being one of the best fish dish we had ever tasted: it was crispy, savory and simply plain delicious.
The wine list was impressive and eclectic. Your choices range from a glass to a magnum bottle.
The service was welcoming, professional, kind and in tempo.
Jason Tan is a chef whose talent is worth making a detour to discover.
There was only one (minor) flaw in this marvelous place: the beautiful colonial house is in need of some interior refreshing, particularly the salon area and the carpet on the stairs (new carpet needed), the restrooms need to be redone and upgraded as well in order to make this Corner House the perfect destination for fine dining in Singapore.
1 Cluny Road,
E J H Corner HouseSingapore Botanic Gardens (Nassim Gate Entrance)Singapore 259569T: +65 6469 1000www.cornerhouse.com.sg
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