Food Experiences

  • Red mullet in three servings: Fritter of interiors and caviar | Flame roasted red mullet

    Disappointment with a view: Azurmendi

    From the moment I saw Azurmendi some years ago from the motorway, I’ve been wanting to come to this place. Now I had the opportunity to visit Eneko Atxa’s three Michelin starred restaurant, which also holds rank number 38 on the San Pellegrino list. The restaurant is situated in the hills around Bilbao, sourrounded by…

  • Duck and white prawns warm sashimi vietnamese nem with sweetsour chillis and creamy aioli

    Crazy comfort zone: StreetXO

    Since my efforts to get a reservation at Dabiz Munoz‘ three-starred-restaurant DiverXO failed, the logical thing to do was to visit his street-food inspired StreetXO. It is located in the (for me) most awkward location possible – the top floor of the shopping mall „El Corte Inglés“. There are no reservations, so you have to…

  • Our turbot as a whole ...

    Focus on the product: Elkano

    I love fish and I love to grill: So Restaurante Elkano had been on my list for quite a long time. So a visit to the wonderful basque country led me to Getaria. Getaria is a small city on the Atlantic coast – being there you should absolutely visit the Christobal Balenciaga Museum. But on…

  • The ingredients on display

    A glimpse into paradise: Frantzén

    A three-starred restaurant is said to be worth a trip for it’s own. So why not go to Stockholm, just to have dinner at Frantzén?  After reopening in 2017, the restaurant was immediately awarded with 3 Michelin stars. So starting with a restaurant booking I ended up organising a trip to Stockholm and spent a…

  • Jasmine | Cocos, Galagant

    Japan meets Bavaria – Geisels Werneckhof

    A posting of the wonderful foodblog troisetoiles brought Geisels Werneckhof right on top of my to-eat-list. The connection of bavarian and japanese cooking just sounded too good to be true. The restaurant is located in Schwabing, inside a traditional building. After finding the entrance you open the door … and stumble right into the dining…

  • Onsen egg with hamachi, okra and spring onions

    Swedish sushi art at Sushi Sho

    I really love sushi. Since the selection in Vienna is quite limited, I am looking for good sushi shops basically everywhere I travel. Which leads to the quite odd result of going to a japanese restaurant in…Sweden. I simply could not resist when i read that there is a one Michelin-starred sushi bar in Stockholm:…

  • Potato & Pumpkin

    Aend(joy)

    In the begining (almost in the ides…so to say) of march a new restaurant opened in a rather uncool corner of Vienna’s sixth district: aend. It was said that chef Fabian Günzel cooks a reduced, product centered kitchen – reason enough for  me to go there and try it out. The restaurant itself is a…

  • Partly seared tuna belly | Sardine with Lardo | Partly seared turbot Nigiri

    Japan in Madrid: Kabuki

    It has become a passion of mine to look for good Japanese restaurants – whereever I go. So it seemed logical to look out for the same in Madrid too. Especially after experiencing the wonderful seafood quality in Barcelona. After some research on the net I decided to visit Kabuki for sushi. The restaurant itself…