Restaurants
Hedonist's Gazette

The Jetty - Guildford

Neal Martin keeps it local with a trip to a recently opened branch of "The Jetty"...

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Martín Berasategui

Neal Martin explores one of the culinary institutions of Northern Spain with a novel way of delivering food to your plate....

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Morimoto Napa

Great sashimi has other factors besides freshness that render it great, e.g. it should be tender yet firm and never mushy—but the texture, like so many of sashimi’s attributes, is linked to the freshness....

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Farmstead, St. Helena

Farmstead in Napa Valley’s St. Helena has become a staple haunt of a wine friend and I, who meet regularly to set the wine world right. Offering great seasonal, fresh, flavorsome and skillfully prepared food and a bang-on reasonable corkage charge, it has all the winning wino/foodie ingredients....

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1243 Bourgogne Society

There are dinners and then there are "dinners," the ones where 1978 Romance-Conti served...but does not end up as wine of the night. Yeah, one of those. Happens all the time......

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Royal China - London

The best dim sum in London? No contest - Royal China....

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Café Le Suisse - Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Neal Martin checks out Café Le Suisse in Saint-Jean-de-Luz—a tourist magnet that punches above expectations, both in food and wine....

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Vito’s Ristorante Italiano in Maryland (With My Informal Wine Group)

This was a wonderful get-together with my informal wine group at Vito’s Ristorante Italiano in Cockeysville, Maryland....

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Wit & Wisdom

I have been supporting the T. J. Martell Foundation, which is the music industry’s effort to provide generous aid for research involving leukemia, cancer and AIDS, since its inception. This was a luncheon featuring a boatload of wines from my cellar for a group from Los Angeles that purchased this charitable lot, and came to the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Baltimore, where the excellent Wit & Wisdom restaurant is located....

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