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Restaurant Martín Berasategui

Restaurant Martín Berasategui

Located right outside of San Sebastián in the picturesque town of Lasarte -Oria, is Restaurant Martín Berasategui. Impeccable in technique and creative in presentation, the tasting menu spans 1995- 2014 and features a  compilation of old and new dishes. The dining room is beautiful with breathtaking views […]

Mugaritz

Mugaritz

Aside from returning to San Sebastián to savor the flavors of Basque cooking and get my fill of pintxos, it would be insincere of me to stop the story there. After our last trip to Donostia and out-of-this-world experience we had at Arzak, I was left […]

Pujol {Mexico City}

Pujol {Mexico City}

Right after making our Mexico City trip reservations, we started looking for some restaurants to try. Of course, I had my favorites that I would have loved to revisit, but I also wanted to try something new. After all, this trip was about discovering new […]

Zurriola {Tokyo}

Zurriola {Tokyo}

It happened again- I bookmarked way too many restaurants in my Michelin Tokyo guide. I had more dining establishments bookmarked than we had days to eat. So, the inevitable needed to happen… I began to edit out choices and pare down to the absolute must […]

Birdland {Tokyo}

Birdland {Tokyo}

Have you ever dined in a Michelin rated restaurant located in a subway? Yeah, me neither…except for this first time. Birdland was supposed to be easy to find, right around the corner from our hotel. We must have passed it several times looking for the […]

Tenyou {Kyoto}

Tenyou {Kyoto}

Before leaving for this trip, I made sure to get the Michelin guide and got so carried away I ended up bookmarking MANY pages, way too much to reasonably cover. What can I say, I’m ambitious when it comes to good eating. So… I did […]

Dinner at Arzak

Dinner at Arzak

    The highlight of our San Sebastian trip was dinner at Arzak. We also happened to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary so that made it all the more special. On our first trip to Spain, many years ago, I bought the Arzak and […]

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