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What Is Your Favorite Restaurant Ever In Europe?

Old Oct 11th, 2020, 07:27 AM
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Zur Holl in Rothenburg. It is a little hole in the wall place, cash only. The owner was so nice and obviously very proud of his offerings (rightly so). Everything we had was excellent and we loved the atmosphere.

LittleJane--That place sounds wonderful! We had an excellent meal in Reykjavik as well at Snaps Bistro. I am making note of your suggestion though for our next trip. We were supposed to be back there this summer, but obviously that got cancelled so we have rescheduled for next summer, fingers crossed!
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Old Oct 11th, 2020, 09:47 PM
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A few memorable meals, all of it vegetarian:
1. Grotto De La Fontaine, Sion, Switzerland, great Ticinese food.
2. Bonatchiesee, Valais, Switzerland, pastry with Chanterelles and a pasta made with wild garlic pesto followed by Apricot sorbet.
3. Breizh cafe, Paris, several varieties of crepes
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La Cantinetta in Borgo, Florence, the pasta dishes and desserts were outstanding
5. Alfredo E Ado, Rome, homely Roman fare
6. Granada: Oum Kulsum and El Tragsu, tapas
6. Arcos Frontera, Andalusia, tapas fare again.

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Old Oct 12th, 2020, 11:03 AM
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Ash, we once were dining in Arcos when suddenly there was a big demonstration outside the cafe defending the honour of a local boy, Manolo: 'FREE MANOLO OUR INNOCENT SON!!' and like that. Seems that young, working-class Manolo had recently married up. Waaay up. Unfortunately, his wealthy Madrid bride had now turned up murdered, with gruesome evidence suggesting a severe crime of passion. Locals later told us that Manolo was notorious for his temper and that of course, everyone in Arcos knew that he had done the deed, but his family were in deep denial.

I am done. The demo.
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Old Oct 12th, 2020, 11:55 AM
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I would be remiss in not adding the Shish Mahal in Glasgow to the collective list. Lamb dopiaza, OMG.
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AGMcapecod and Nikki recco'ed this one in Paris. From my noes, here was dinner the first night:

La Cerisaie, 70 boulevard Edgar Quinet
Vin rouge de la maison;
Veloute d'esperages, fois gras et truffee rapee;
Fricasee de pigeon et raviole de foie gras;
Tarte fondant au chocolat et glace cafe.

Yums of the giant kind.
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Old Oct 15th, 2020, 09:58 AM
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GardyLoo--Bookmarking your Shish. Its been years since we've been to Scotland, but many claim that the best Indian food outside of the subcontinent is found in Glasgow and London.
I am done. The spoon.
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Old Oct 26th, 2020, 05:18 AM
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Interestingly, Glasgow's Shish Mahal was in the newspapers this past weekend because a reporter found out that the restaurant was providing free food to folks with Covid-19. Well done them. Before retiring, when I lived and worked in Glasgow city centre I ate there every few weeks or so and loved their food. I always thought the restaurants on Manchester's Curry Mile could not be beaten but how wrong I was.
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Old Oct 27th, 2020, 06:54 AM
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The back streets of Bradford are tough to beat. The Kashmiri near the centre of the University was a fabulous visit when I worked there, no cutlery, only flat bread (it is a kashimiri after all). and only water in the basement, though the muslim taxi drivers on the ground floor used to find the off license across the road dispensed more relaxing drinks.
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Old Oct 28th, 2020, 10:11 AM
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Foie gras at Pottoka Paris. Thin🤩❤😍❤🤩❤😍❤🤩❤😍❤🤩
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Old Oct 29th, 2020, 04:51 AM
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Magret de Canard at L'Ange 20 Paris. ❤😍❤😍❤😍❤😍❤😍❤😍❤😍❤😍❤😍❤ Thin
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Old Nov 15th, 2020, 07:50 PM
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Osteria di Passignano via Passignano 33, 50028, Barberino Tavarnellle, Italy

We came upon this restaurant entirely by accident the first round, and fortunately I had written a report for TripAdvisor so we had the address to find it on a subsequent trip. "We stopped for lunch on a whim on our travels around Chianti and what luck; wonderful setting in an ancient building; impeccable service, fabulous food and a nice local Chianti. The chef offered complimentary small seafood starters on a pea puree (hubby had mine as I don't eat fish--said it was delish); I had herbs risotto for my main and hubs had the monkfish; again beautifully prepared and delicious. Homebaked breads and rolls; lovely. Again the chef offered a complimentary set of small delights -- sweets of chocolates, raspberry puree with whipped cream garnish and tiny cookies. Cafe to wind up. You pay an appropriate amount for the meal."


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The one and only Secret Garden in Edinburgh. Great atmosphere with candlelight, great food and an amazing wine list...
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Old Nov 26th, 2020, 12:47 PM
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In Venice, Ai Mercanti is our favourite for a special event. We were introduced by Phil Jones, inviting us to celebrate that his agent had told him that his first novel, The Venetian Game, had been accepted for publication.

We made something of a hole in Phil’s advance that night; Phil’s fifth novel will be published next March. Rather fun to have attended the birth, so to speak.

Phil’s wife is/was Caroline_Edinburgh on fodors.
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My favourite is Villa Crespi where Antonino Cannavacciuolo is the Chef Patron of the 2-star Michelin restaurant. It's amazing and located in Piedmont Region, near Turin.
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"My favourite is Villa Crespi where Antonino Cannavacciuolo is the Chef Patron of the 2-star Michelin restaurant. It's amazing and located in Piedmont Region, near Turin."

Thanks. I really want to return to that area one day. We spent a great week in La Morra and Turin.
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