Тверской бульвар, д. 26/5
T: (495) 739-00-11
An old inn in an ancient building from historic downtown district of Modena some years ago, has become today in the best restaurant in Italy and the 4th restaurant in the world in the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2011 list and awarded with 2-star Michelin.In 2009 restaurant Osteria Francescana entered the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list at no. 13th making it the highest new entry for the year. In 2010 climbed 7 places to rank as the 6th best restaurant in the world and finally in 2011 got the 4th place in the list.
22 Via Stella
T: + 30 059 210118
Via Liguria 1
35030 Sarmeola di Rubano
T: 39 04 963 0303;
2 Michelin Star. Tucked away in the affluent but relatively off-piste Notting Hill neighbourhood of west London, Brett Graham’s small but perfectly realised restaurant has become one of the city’s ultimate dining destinations. The tone is set by impeccable service, with the largely Antipodean front-of-house staff successfully walking the tightrope between formal and relaxed. Graham’s equally outstanding food combines elements of French cuisine using traditional British ingredients, presented with charm and personality.
127 Ledbury Rd
London W11 2AQ
T: +44 (0)20 7792 9090
Tres Encinas is a well-known seafood and fish restaurant in Madrid, serving since 1967. When Autoban was commissioned to redesign the interior, for inspiration, they just took a look at the great socio-cultural richness of the city.
Located in a small street in Barcelona’s El Born, Big Fish is a concept restaurant founded by a family of seafood merchants. A fresh and dynamic interior design by Lázaro Rosa-Violán, has been achieved using period furniture and fittings mixed with striking modern elements, many of which nod to the provenance of the restaurant’s cuisine. Centre stage is a giant, cascading light fitting made of disks of shells, whilst old ship lanterns illuminate the bar area. Worn leather sofas are mixed with mid-century modern chairs in the dining area, lending it a cosy, ad-hoc air whilst a spectacular bar evokes the charm of a 19th century saloon.
C/ Comercial, 9
T: 932 681 728
The modern French menu at Raymond Blanc’s two-Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons restaurant has been described as “a twist of imaginative genius” and the cuisine is undoubtedly the focus of every guest’s visit.The quality of the food stems from the freshness and purity of its ingredients. The two-acre kitchen garden, which supplies the kitchen, produces 90 types of vegetable and over 70 varieties of herb. Raymond Blanc has been a champion of the organic movement for the last 28 years and comments: “flavour alone would be a reason to buy organic food, quite apart from its freedom from additives”. His Executive Head Chef since 1999 is Gary Jones, whom Raymond describes as “the most gifted chef I know”.Complementing the menus is a superb range of wines. Le Manoir’s wine cellar, which nestles beneath the conservatory, is home to around 1,000 different wines from around the world, with around 60% being of French provenance.
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons **
Church Road, Great Milton
Oxford, OX44 7PD
T: +44 (0)184 427 8881
Harry’s Bar is a bar; it began as one. It offers in some ways the very essence of the cafe society that once played so large a part in the affairs of Europe. It is not that one would normally go into Harry’s just for a cup of coffee, though some people do; but the atmosphere of the restaurant, the warm immediacy of it, the company always of people who know each other, the ease of converse, the somehow knowing attitudes of the staff — all these add up to the club like feeling that all the best European cafes possess. In 2001, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs declared it a national landmark. Harry’s Bar is by now one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants. The very name of the place evokes not simply a cuisine, or a kind of drink, but a frame of mind.
San Marco 1323
T: +39 (0) 41 528 5777
Rua Pedroso Alvarenga, 708
Itaim Bibi – São Paulo – SP
T: (11) 3078 0388
Via Wallpaper … The Japanese restaurant group Shiro has opened its fourth outlet in the Samrat Hotel, in New Delhi. A dramatic 30-m-high old wooden gate welcomes you towards a bridge leading to a space divided into a bar, a more intimate ‘live’ Teppanyaki area, and onto an outdoor dining deck. The space, designed by delhi-based design studio Lotus, has been constructed in a monochromatic palette of hand-cut local sandstones, featuring over 900 hand blown red glass tea-lights over the bar and solex crystal screens. When night falls, Shiro transform into Tsuki, furniture rolls away under platforms, and the wall above the bar unfolds to make way for a DJ booth, complete with flashy lights.
Hotel Samrat, Kautilya Marg, poolside, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, Delhi 110021
T: 011 26110606
(White Cover Suite from 675 EUR)
(The White Lounge)
The lounge uses symmetry and artistic pretence to create a thoroughly designer atmosphere: a black and white trompe l’œil mirror effect is achieved with a woollen carpet that portrays a classical French ceiling while the ceiling has itself been covered with a wall paper printed with the same ceiling.Cream-coloured traditional French panelling cover the walls, suggesting a non-existent past with traces of pictures and their lighting. Shimmering coffee tables imitate the Margiela ‘Group’ sofas, covered in white cotton and linen.Bar Service from 8am to 8.30pm
(The Cigar Bar)
This incredible space is a negative of the bar, in which white has become black. The traditional French panelling and very darkly stained oak parquet floor seem to have been burnt, giving the impression of a catastrophe. The gentle lighting is diffused by small ceiling lights and black bottle-lamps. Big dark brown leather armchairs blend perfectly with the black flooring to create a voluptuous, intimate atmosphere. Sink into one of them and savour a cigar in this typically English setting. (This space is exclusively for smoking cigars!)The entrance fee to the smoking room does not apply to guests of the hotel or restaurant.Open from midday to 3.30pm and 6pm to 2am.
Hotel la Maison Champs-Elysées
8 rue Jean Goujon, 8th
Heston Blumenthal runs the succesful 3 star *** Michelin restaurant in Birkshire outside London. In 2005 it was named as the best restaurant in the world!
The Fat Duck
High Street, Bray
Berkshire, SL6 2AQ
( €371 – €1560 EUR)
Imagine a private sanctuary of tranquility and balance where the smallest of details have been carefully crafted with your experience in mind. Imagine an escape destined to expand your journey, while ensuring your privacy. Imagine Kenoa, a first wave eco-chic design resort. Embraced on the north by the resplendent panorama of miles of virgin Atlantic outback and on the east by the turquoise enchantment of the open sea, Kenoa Resort is as wondrous as it is very private, a place where luxury is defined by its earth-given beauty.Kenoa service style is best described as residential luxury.
Intimate without being intrusive. Executed by impeccably trained attendants who capture your preferences and whims without perception, Kenoa – Exclusive Beach Spa and Resort delivers a world-class hideaway experience that only the fortunate few can enjoy, and that Brazil is proud to present.
Keona Beach & Spa Resort
Rua Escritor Jorge de Lima, 58
Barra de São Miguel
The Riding House Café
43-51 Great Titchfield Street
London W1W 7PQ
T: 020 7927 0840
17 Bruton St
London, UK W1J 6
A lively and exciting new restaurant and bar from the team at Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, Bread Street Kitchen is home to a relaxed dining experience set in a large warehouse style space drawing inspiration from the East London aesthetic that surrounds it.
Bread Street Kitchen
10 Bread Street
London, EC4M 9AJ
T: 020 3030 4050
The building was originally commissioned in 1921 by Wolseley Motors Limited for a showroom. The building features Venetian and Florentine detailing. The interior includes marble pillars, arches and stairways. The company however became bankrupt in 1926.Acquired by Barclays Bank it re-opened in April 1927 with the original architect William Curtis Green reemployed to create offices and a banking counter as well as designing furniture. The branch closed in 1999.A major restoration and renovation took place in 2003 and The Wolseley opened as a restaurant and shop in November 2003.
To dine at Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo’s Hotel de Paris is to step back into a time of old-fashioned luxury. Each feature in the dining room, from the crystal chandeliers to the portraits of courtesans that hang on the gilded walls, mirrors the opulence of Versailles. As the name of Alain Ducasse’s restaurant suggests, each of the 50 diners who come to the Louis XV for lunch or diner are given the royal treatment.The hands of the marble clocks around the dining room are all stopped at 12 to remind guests of the gastronomic pleasures that await them. No one at Le Louis XV is starved for choice. There are 18 types of bottled water available, 10 varieties of herbal tea on the fresh infusion trolley, and the Sommelier Noel Bajor offers 950 different wines.Despite this amazing variety and the lavish decor, the menu reflects what Ducasse calls the “essential” cuisine of the French Riviera. Head Chef Franck Cerutti creates each dish with great technique, but as a native of Nice he also knows how to utilise the simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine. Ducasse knew that Cerutti would be perfect at the helm of Le Louis XV because he has “olive oil running through his veins”.
Le Louis X
Hótel de Paris
Place du Casino,
T: +377 98 06 88 64
Picture yourself under sweet-scented mango trees, lounging in the latest in European outdoor furniture or perhaps flopped in one of the over-sized bean bags – The Backyard provides outdoor relation at its best.The 6,000 square foot paradise on level L enjoys a waterfall and water feature that streams throughout the space and chill music. Champagne flows freely, cocktails are available by the glass – or jug, and beer comes in more than 20 different varieties.For the hungry, eclectic gourmet pizzas are created in the lower area of The Backyard, along with a variety of other easy-to-share morish morsels.For those wanting to make the most of it, The Backyard offers a Lazy Daze package with three-hours free-flowing Champagne plus unlimited wine, spirits, beer and pizza any time, any day for just $498 (plus service tax).Operating hours: Monday – Sunday from 5:00pm
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok
Kowloon, Hong Kong
T: (852) 3552 3388
Setting the tone for the ultimate dining experience, The Darby offers a mix of innovative culinary offerings and interactive live performances created by visionary restaurateurs Scott Sartiano and Richie Akiva along with partner Ronnie Madra. The restaurant restores the glamour, charm and exuberance of a bygone era to 244 West 14th Street, located in the legendary Nell’s space.“When speaking about The Darby it’s impossible to ignore the history of Nell’s, the great supper club that occupied the space starting in 1986,” explains owner Scott Sartiano, “It was in this legendary space that jazz and blues bands entertained Manhattan’s elite, serving as a swanky, cool cultural staple.”The design, envisioned by Steve Lewis and Marc Dizon of Lewis-Dizon Design, pays homage to the original incarnation of 244 West 14th Street, from the antique moldings and stage footlights to the nickel-plated “Dia-grid cage” which hovers off the ceilings and walls of the 100-seat restaurant.“The ‘cage’, with its sleek and sharp modernism, leaves the brilliant past just out of reach but not forgotten,” explains designer Steve Lewis.The deep cranberry mohair banquets lining the back wall of the space compliment the antique cerused oak wood windsor spindle back spine chairs. The molding details reference early colonial estate paneling normally found in drawing rooms and great halls of yesteryear. The color scheme of deep garnets, rich cranberry and nickel is based on a Tom Ford and YSL collection of Chinois-French, offering a contemporary take on a classic palate.
246 West 14th Street (Seventh and Eighth)
Fresh, bright and inspired by Hyde Park greenery, Four Seasons presents a completely new experience in the heart of Mayfair. Chic interiors soar with light and liveliness. High-style dining brings the gardens indoors. Above it all, a glass-walled rooftop spa blends sophisticated pampering with 360-degree views. Smoothly skilful Four Seasons staff provide the most devoted personal care – curating the very best of London.
(Park Suite from £3.000 GBP)
The Park suite living room features a fireplace, lounge seating for six including a sofabed, a dining area for six, a writing desk, an enhanced audiovisual system and a 42-inch (107-centimetre) LCD television.
Presenting a new concept in luxury hotel dining, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is destined to be among the city’s most fashionable venues for cuisine and cocktails. Amaranto is a single destination near Hyde Park with three different areas – restaurant, bar and lounge – serving a consistent Italian-inspired menu throughout the day. Simply choose the setting most appropriate for your occasion and mood.Amaranto Restaurant offers a warm environment that extends to a sun-filled glass conservatory and al fresco dining in the private garden overlooking Park Lane. Amaranto Bar provides a clubby, social destination, featuring a dramatic glass wall of wine bottles. Amaranto Lounge is a succession of three window-side rooms, providing a casually elegant meeting place.
Hamilton Place, Park Lane
London W1J 7DR
T:+44 (20) 7499-0888
The Hotel Aire de Bardenas is a four star hotel with 22 rooms including four deluxe suites, piercing alongside the Bardenas Reales National Park and Biosphere Reserve in Tudela, Spain. The restaurant invites you to sit and enjoy authentic savory dishes in the middle of nature. The chefs cultivate the same products served to your table. Vegetarians will find themselves in paradise with the vegetables from the Ribera of Navarre, their speciality. Each room combines comfort and well being with simplicity and naturalness. Some of the rooms include a private patio with an exterior bathtub.
Hotel Aire De Bardenas
Ctra. de Ejea, Km. 1,5
T: 948 11 66 66
Following a complete refurbishment and redesign, The Krug Room at The Dorchester reopened on 1st October 2009.The Krug Room is without doubt one of the most exciting dining rooms in London. Located within the hotel’s master kitchens, it is the original ‘chef’s table’ and was first opened in the 1940′s. Recently redesigned, the space pays homage to the heritage, elegance and subtlety that is the underlying thread of both Krug’s and The Dorchester’s ethos.The Krug Room can seat up to twelve guests on deep-red leather chairs around a specially commissioned glass table while they enjoy a menu designed specially for them by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Henry Brosi. Whether it be a 3-course lunch or a 10-course degustation dinner,The Dorchester will also select wines to match including champagnes from the world renowned champagne house, Krug with some unique vintages available upon request.The famous chef’s private dining room, originally opened in the 1940s, has been transformed into a magic gem of contemporary glass and red leather. Menus are personally prepared by Executive Chef Henry Brosi, who is on hand to discuss the philosophy and preparation of the meal.
The Krug Room
London W1K 1QA
T: +44 (0) 20 7629 8888
The new restaurant on Bayswater Road hosts three different grills but it’s “not a steakhouse”. Chef Patrick Dang takes inspiration for the menu from his travels through Mexico and the Caribbean, whilst distinct Asian flavours can be tasted on select dishes. At this stylish eatery creativity is born from originality, as well as a celebration of tradition and respect for seasonal ingredients.
33 Bayswater Rd
NSW 2000 Sydney
T: 02 9380 8307
A must try when in New York!
Daniel Boulud is a French chef and restaurateur with restaurants in New York City, Palm Beach, Miami, Vancouver, Beijing, and Singapore. His New York restaurant has Michelin 3-stars.
60 East 65th Street
New York, N.Y. 10065
It’s hard not to be excited by Le Chateaubriand. It is effortlessly cool, understated yet accomplished, democratic, affordable and, perhaps most importantly, fun. Its lack of airs and graces – hard chairs and bare tables, the take-it-or-leave-it five-course fixed-price menu and the championing of natural wines – is not to everyone’s tastes, but Le Chateaubriand doesn’t really care.
129 Avenue Parmentier
T: +33 (0)1 43 57 45 95
The shop designed by Richard Hutten is a mix of night shop and a design shop, with preserves, chutneys and muesli for sale. All products are homemade by Lloyd Hotel, using the best ingredients, of the season and without artificial additions. Also for sale are products we developed together with Dutch designers, a selection of special design- and travel books and socks from Hungary.
Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
341019 BN Amsterdam
T : +31 (0)20 561 3636
(Rates from €475 – 2395 EUR)
Château de Bagnols is in the village of Bagnols, near Lyon. Located in the Beaujolais region of south-east France, it’s surrounded by both Beaujolais and Burgundian vineyards. There’s a golf course not far away, and tennis courts within easy walking distance. The Lyon international airport is within 45-minutes’ drive and Lyon train stations are 30-minutes’ drive.
The suites are very charming and romantic. Set among vineyards, forests and green hills in the heart of the Beaujolais countryside is the 13th-century castle Château de Bagnols. The lovingly restored Château retains many of its original features including the spectacular stone vaulted cellar and their own incredible 1* star michelin restaurant.
Nothing is left to chance, nothing is too much trouble – especially in the kitchen. Lyon is world famous for its cooking and food markets, and the Chef at the Château de Bagnols is justly proud of his seductive restaurant menus, which offer a range of regional specialities, traditional spit-roasted meats and game and inspired new dishes.Meanwhile, the Sommelier offers guests, from his splendid and varied wine list, all the subtle varieties of taste of the various Beaujolais wines, including the ten celebrated Beaujolais crus, as well as any of the great wines of neighbouring Burgundy.
Indeed, the Chateau de Bagnols wine list features the finest wines of France and many other countries. On fine days, you might choose to eat out of doors on the south-facing terrace under the shade of the 100-year-old lime trees; a sublimely romantic location. From here, you look down to the gently splashing fountain, which stands at the centre of the park surrounded by an orchard of cherry trees underplanted with wild flowers. Beyond, there lies a dazzling panorama, which melts into the hazy distance of hills covered in vineyards and woods.
Château De Bagnols
T: +33 (0) 4 74 71 40 00
Negro de Anglona is a stylish restaurant in Madrid created in a converted 17th century Spanish palace, Palacio de Anglona, by architecture and interior design virtuoso, Luis Galliusi. Known for his ability to combine unexpected elements and to create elegant spaces, Galliusi has designed houses, stores, hotels, restaurants, offices and clinics in Madrid, Paris, Cairo, Mexico, Morocco, Indonesia and Miami. His client list includes Manolo Blahnik, Chanel and Phillippe Starck. In the seven rooms of Negro de Anglona, Galliusi has shown his usual flair. He has combined a strong, black-and-white color palette including enormous black-and-white, back-lit images of castles with ornate floor-to-ceiling drapery and other, strong decorative elements. The task of overseeing the predominantly Mediterranean menu has been trusted to the 24-year-old chef, Aitor Garcia Cerro.
Negro De Anglona
T: 913 663 753
Alinea is a restaurant in Chicago that opened on May 4, 2005. Its head chef and owner, Grant Achatz, is known for his preparations and deconstructions of classic flavors.
In 2010, Alinea became one of only two restaurants in Chicago to receive the highest rating of three stars from the Michelin Guide and was subsequently reviewed by restaurant critic Sam Sifton in the New York Times. The restaurant takes its name from the symbol alinea, which is featured as a logo.
1723 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614-5501
T: +01 (312) 867-0110
Five centuries ago this was a Nordic vineyard — now it’s one of Scandinavia’s finest restaurants. Chef Thomas Rode Andersen’s (one of my favorite chefs) French-Danish inspired dishes employ the freshest local ingredients and are served in a medieval subterranean space with whitewashed walls and vaulted ceilings.
(Kong Hans classic: Oysters & vintage Krug)
Kong Hans Kælder
The food is a reinvention of the quintessential Danish smørrebrød. They invented the Smushi:-) which are finger-sized portions of open-faced rye-bread sandwiches break tradition by pairing odd ingredients together, swapping horseradish for wasabi and combining cheese with black current jelly. Sounds strange, but it works.
The Royal Cafe
The signature Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. dining complex is a one-of-a-kind over and under water dining concept, exclusive to Anantara Kihavah Villas. Imagine roast lamb with rosemary grilled on a Himalayan salt block, bringing an inventive touch and rich taste sensations to your palate. Gaze at angelfish playing along the colourful ocean floor, just metres from your table as you indulge in a decadent molten chocolate cake.
T: +960 660 1020
This is Sweden’s most beautiful restaurant with its original interior of wall paintings, gilded oak panels, suspended panel ceiling and impressive chandeliers. The Main Dining Room serves international haute cuisine, signed by Stefano Catenacci. The wine cellar has an extensive, exquisite selection from around the world. Operakällaren has been honored with one Guide Michelin star and five red Couvert symbols, crossed forks and spoons.
Karl XII:s torg 3
111 47 Stockholm
T:08-676 58 00
Everybody is going crazy about Mumbai’s Blue Frog, opened earlier this year. It’s a 1,000-square-meter complex that includes a club, restaurant, lounge, sound stage, recording studio and sound lab, all encased within the massive walls of an old warehouse in Mumbai’s mill district. The Blue Frog Club interior may remind you of those delirious nights at the end-of-summer Exhibition with its midway games, roller coasters and dizzy-making rides. Or you may suddenly start channeling Queen Amidala, addressing the StarWarsian Senate from her floating pod. Luckily, Blue Frog does its dizzying job in a way that is totally stylish – not a tacky thing or overdone costume in sight. And everyone’s table is definitely on level ground, although it does not appear so first.
The Blue Frog
Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Opposite Kamala Mills Compound, Entrance From Tulsi Pipe Rd
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
T: 022 40332300
Amazing new restaurant in Copenhagen.
Grønbech & Churchill
1256 Copenhagen K
T: 3221 3230
(Aamanns Smørrebrød Tartar is outstanding!)
Still my favorite lunch spot, smørrebrød from Aamanns: “A-Must-Try when in Copenhagen!”
Øster Farimagsgade 10
If you like your food pretty, this is the place. Father-and-daughter team Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak Espina’s plates look fantastic: striking, colourful and imaginative, yet for the most part unfussy.The pair run the kitchen as equals and are a major presence in the dining room. Like the food, it pulls off the neat trick of balancing tradition and innovation, with warm, familiar service.
Avda. Alcalde Jose Elosegui, 273
T: 943 278 465 / 943 285 593
682-21 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu
El Celler de Can Roca is a restaurant in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Founded in 1986 by the three Roca brothers next to the family restaurant that makes traditional meals. The oldest brother, Joan Roca is the head chef; Josep Roca, the middle brother, the sommelier, and the youngest brother, Jordi Roca is in charge of the desserts.The restaurant was voted 5th best in the world in Restaurant (magazine) Top 50 2009. It has also been awarded 3 michelin stars.
El Celler de Can Roca
C/ De Can Sunyer 48
T: 972 222 157
(Designed by Alex Meitlis)
Just in! Simona Hassan from Alex Meitlis Architects was very kind to send me one of their latest projects: The Messa Bar in Tel Aviv. Can’t wait to go there and check it out. It looks incredible!
A haute-cuisine Mediterranean restaurant or, in local terminology, a chef’s restaurant, located on the trendy Ha’arbaa street in Tel Aviv and boasting one of the most beautifully designed interiorsMessa is perhaps the most beautifully designed restaurant in Tel Aviv, with long white drapes hanging from the ceilings, lengthy marble tables across the center of the restaurant and a cushy ultramodern seating area on each side of this remarkable space. Even the toilets are exceptionally designed, with black stone and dramatic lighting that make washing your hands seem like an almost revelatory experience. The menu, which changes with the seasons, includes an intriguing combination of various tastes and makes use of very fine raw ingredients. Portions such as underline his mix between European and Mediterranean. The dark bar next door, where the restaurant guests can enjoy a more laidback and smoke-filled environment and a selection of smaller dishes, is almost as impressive in its design as the central area and clearly has its own advantages.
19 Haarbaa St
Alemagou is a bar and restaurant on the sands of Ftelia Beach, in Mykonos.The concept is holistic, with every element of the project telling a common story and coming together to create an inspirational yet laid-back atmosphere, perfectly suited to the site.The menu revisits traditional, well-loved Greek recipes to produce simple but intriguing new dishes.
The cocktails and the music selection also offer new combinations of favourite ingredients. The architectural design is an extension of the same approach, creating an exciting reinterpretation of tried and tested, traditional building techniques. Taking inspiration from typical Cycladic architectural elements such as whitewashed, smooth-edged houses; drystone walls that blend into the scrubby landscape; practical, hardwearing screed floors; and natural reed-thatched roof insulation, the familiar textures are applied to contemporary, organic forms to create a unique character.
Mykonos (at the right edge)
A French chef already festooned with awards and accolades, including three Michelin stars, has been recognized as World’s Best Female Chef.Anne-Sophie Pic, who helms the restaurant Maison Pic in Valence, France, beat out Elena Arzak of Spain and Nadia Santini of Italy to snag the coveted title.The category was introduced for the first time this year from the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.
285 avenue Victor Hugo
26000 Valence Drome
T: +33 4 75 44 15 32
127 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn
T: +01 (718) 855 – 7500
Aschan Café Jugend
Does anyone know the address of this place?