Restaurants
Hedonist's Gazette

Trattoria Il Leccio – Sant’Angelo in Colle (Montalcino), Tuscany

Two Bs: Brunello and Bistecca alla Fiorentina are the perfect formula for warming up on a chilly winter evening. Montalcino's Trattoria Il Leccio offers both in generous supply....

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Casa Cámara - San Juan de Pasajes (Spain)

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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Vito’s Ristorante Italiano in Maryland

This was a terrific meal with friends at our local Italian bistro. I asked Chef Luca to make his homemade ravioli, which are clearly Michelin three-star in quality....

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Kushi Uemon – Tokyo

The intrepid "gaijin" Neal Martin ventures into the deepest Tokyo to check out one of its finest yakitori restaurants along with a bevy of superb wines......

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Magdalena Restaurant – The Ivy Hotel (July 2016)

I have eaten at least a half-dozen meals at this small, boutique restaurant inside the exquisite and relatively modest Ivy Hotel in midtown Baltimore. Chef Mark Levy, in less than a year, has established himself as possibly Baltimore’s most creative and interesting chef de cuisine......

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Ristorante Il Pirata – Praiano (Salerno, Campania), Amalfi Coast

Lost between land and sea, this little waterfront fish restaurant offers the Amalfi Coast as its dining room backdrop....

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Pearl & Ash – New York

Five TWA reviewers limbered up for their Matter of Taste event in the New York by checking out one of the Big Apple's most mouth-watering wine lists at Pearl & Ash....

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Dinner with Friends - Chez G-Man

Dinner with Friends promoted Spanish flavors, so I brought some older Spanish wines from my cellar. We started with a relatively dull, austere and uninspiring 1998 Krug Vintage Champagne. Luckily, the 2012 Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes was beautiful, with notes of rose petals, delicate apricot marmalade and honeysuckle. The wine was medium to full-bodied, fresh and endearing. We then progressed from older to younger wines, as the 1960 Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva, at 56 years of age, still had some...

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Kitchen W8 - London

Back in ye olden days when Britain's culinary horizons ventured as far as spam and baked potato, restaurateurs named their establishments with French or Italian names in order to make them sound more exotic and appetizing....

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