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Hedonist's Gazette

Dinner with Jean-Louis Chave at La Balena, Carmel

Jean-Louis Chave was in town for the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, and a group of friends convened to celebrate the occasion with some great food and bottles. Since I wasn’t far away reviewing wines in the Central Coast, I didn’t hesitate to drive to Carmel for the evening—a place that holds fond associations for me as one of the places where my wife and I honeymooned after our wedding in 2014. ......

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Kiro Sushi: Ginza in Rioja?

Step inside the Michelin-starred 10-seat sushi counter in the heart of Rioja....

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Venta Moncalvillo: A Must for Wine Lovers Visiting Rioja

This restaurant by the Escapresto brothers is not to be missed....

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Piazza Duomo (Ceretto Winery Lunch) – Alba, Piedmont

Turns out 2017 was a great year for both wine and truffles....

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Restaurante Elías: The 100-point Paella

I’ve been meaning to write about the rice at Restaurante Elías for a long time—I mentioned it in a previous article on the wines from the Mediterranean strip of Spain last year. But even if I sometimes dream about their crunchy, tasty rice with snails and rabbit, I haven’t had the chance to go back until I had to taste the wines from Jumilla, Yecla and Alicante again, the appellations closest to the village of Xinorlet (or Chinorlet, you might...

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Chez Michelle – Singapore

Two of our reviewers felt right at home at a friend's spectacular dinner in Singapore....

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Ara Pacis – La Capricciosa - Rome

Come rain, snow or shine, La Capricciosa is always a safe refuge at the heart of Rome....

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Masseria Barbera – Minervino Murge (Bari), Puglia

Monica Larner recalls a spectacular lunch she had a year ago in Puglia....

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Il Palagio - Florence

The 2006 vintages of Chianti Classico’s Montevertine and Monteraponi were presented alongside quite the gustatory experience at this Four Seasons Hotel Firenze restaurant....

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