Vinous Table, France
Arpège is one of the world’s best-known restaurants, a temple of high gastronomy where foodies flock to share in chef Alain Passard’s unique ability to turn vegetables (but not only vegetables) into the stars of a memorable meal.
Italy, Vinous Table
Armando al Pantheon is arguably Rome’s best trattoria., Small, snug, and cozy in ambience, Armando al Pantheon is a real bastion of Roman comfort food and is not to be missed on your next trip to the Eternal city, provided you can get a reservation.
Once upon a time the Right Bank was a dismal place to eat out. It was even worse than the UK. Pomerol might have been studded with famous châteaux, but try buying a measly croissant...it was harder than finding a legit bottle of 1991 Petrus. Thankfully the Right Bank has come a long way in culinary terms. Fortunately, Saint-Émilion’s restaurant scene has blossomed with numerous places to dine, and yet one restaurant soars above the rest – Logis de la Cadène.
Italy: Tuscany, Vinous Table
Tuscany is littered with dozens of exceptional and even world-class wine estates. When it comes to dining, though, things get much more dicey. It is not always easy to cut through the plethora of anonymous restaurants serving indifferent fare to the unsuspecting tourist crowd and find places that excel with both delicious, well-prepared food and a carefully thought out wine program. Located steps away from Siena’s Piazza del Campo, Osteria Le Logge is one of the bright spots in Tuscany’s food and wine scene.
Italy: North, Vinous Table
Langosteria is one of the hippest restaurants in Milan that harkens back to Paris brasseries, but with a Milanese fashion attitude, very good food and a truly outstanding wine list.
United States: New York, Vinous Table
The Modern’s beautiful interior space and garden views are very fitting for a restaurant housed within the Museum of Modern Art. And just as fittingly, it is one of NYC’s best dining spots.
Vinous Table, France
Many food experts believe that Pierre Gagnaire is France’s most talented, inventive chef. My last visit at his Paris temple of culinary delights confirmed that the man is still on a mission.
United Kingdom, Vinous Table
I will tell you what is cool. Lyle’s – in cool Shoreditch in cool East London in the cool Tea Building. I am freezing cold by the time I walk inside because I have passed so many cool people all with beards, multiple tattoos and multi-warhead piercings. With the capital’s restaurant scene buzzing, I wanted a cool Vinous Table but the trouble is, hip ‘n trendy restaurants usually fall flat on their face in the one department that really matters – the food. Would Lyle’s be the same?
Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table
The Terrazza Vittoria in Sorrento is the beautiful terrace restaurant of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, which offers a simple but fine lunch menu of classics in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.
China, Vinous Table
One of Hong Kong’s most famous restaurants, the multi-award winning T’ang Court may not be the last word in trendy, but it offers precise cooking and a fine wine list in a classic, refined atmosphere.