Posts Tagged ‘French’

Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa lights up his unassuming restaurant with dishes resembling carefully curated art pieces. If you don’t go to Les Créations de Narisawa with a child-like imagination, you have denied yourself most of the fun. Like the children in The Chronicles of Narnia who traveled through a wardrobe to a magical land – as… READ MORE

02.26.2013

Benoit, a Alain Ducasse Restaurant – Paris, France

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benoitcover The Hungry Giraffe
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Three Forks

Alain Ducasse’s Michelin starred Benoit in Paris was not on my radar until someone highly recommended it to me. He believes it is the best and convinced me to cancel my prior reservation at a restaurant, which I booked a few weeks in advance. My taxi driver had a hard time finding the restaurant, after… READ MORE

03.07.2012

L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon, Hong Kong

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LATELIER_crop The Giant Eyes
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Five Forks

What hasn’t been said about L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon Hong Kong already? Well if you didn’t know, it’s the one and only L’Atelier that has 3 Michelin stars. I have tried the L’Atelier in New York City, which has 2 Michelin stars and now I am trying the Hong Kong branch. What is the difference,… READ MORE

02.29.2012

Blue Pine Restaurant, Kifissia – Athens, Greece

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bluepine-crop The Little Dik-Dik
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Three Forks

Since 1961 Blue Pine has been one of the oldest and chic French restaurants in Kifissia, the type of restaurant you go with your parents and their friends to celebrate a special occasion. As I mentioned before I love old-fashioned places and this is one of those ancient looking restaurants with the waiters averaging about… READ MORE

12.31.2011

Spondi Restaurant – Athens, Greece

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spondi_crop The Fat Bulldog
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Five Forks

Spondi restaurant in Pangrati Athens is a 2 Michelin star restaurant and a member of Relais & Chateaux. Since it’s opening in 1996, it has became a landmark in Athens as one of the top (if not the top) restaurants to dine. It is around 150 -200 euros a head. It was voted best restaurant… READ MORE

11.05.2011

Daniel, New York City

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daniel7_crop The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Daniel is a famous restaurant by renowned chef, Daniel Boulud. It’s located in a beautiful pre-war building on 65th street and Park Avenue, a prime location in the affluent neighborhood of NYC’s Upper East Side. The ambiance of the restaurant is far from being extravagant. It’s elegance and understated luxury are well defined in the… READ MORE

08.25.2011

The Press Room – Hong Kong (Update: Now Closed)

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pressroom_crop The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Four Dollars
Rating
Two Forks

The Press Room looks and feels a bit like Balthazar and Pastis in NYC but not quite. Since I am not a wine expert I always ask for suggestions. I asked the waiter to suggest a dry, non-sweet white wine and he seemed confused and suggested Riesling, but I went with the Sauvignon Blanc instead…. READ MORE

08.23.2011

Amber – Hong Kong

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p1070959_crop The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Five Forks

I was in Amber for a surprise dinner. Since it was a surprise, I did not have much of an expectation for the food, let alone any knowledge of what the restaurant would entail. We ordered the Degustation menu which consist of dishes like foie gras lollipops, mushroom cappuccino, Hokkaido sea urchin, Tasmanian salmon, Wagyu… READ MORE