Food Experiences

  • Maguro

    Sushi heaven: Hakobune in Tokyo

    During my stay in Japan in 2015, I was eager to enjoy high-end sushi. Of course I watched „Jiro – dreams of sushi“ and my crave for these wonderful bits and bites was fired by pics of high-end sushi-yas like Jiro, Saito or Yoshitake. In reality it turned out REALLY difficult to get a reservation,…

  • Juicy greatness

    Getting burger high @high kitchen

    Honestly, I don’t really trust food trucks. Putting a kitchen into a small vehicle can’t bringt the same quality you would expect from a real kitchen. BUT: It seems that exceptions prove the rule. Since one of my favorite burgers in Vienna comes right out of a…food truck: HyKitchen. HyKitchen offers high quality burgers – usually…

  • Artichokes | Nashi pear, walnuts and grated foie gras

    British noblesse at its best: The ledbury

    The 50 best restaurants list bought The Ledbury to my attention. When visiting london we went down to Notting Hill to enjoy the cuisine of chef Brett Graham. The restaurant is a former pub with a high ceiling and an open dining room. Although it was full this evening, the atmosphere was comfortable and not…

  • Lamb part one: fillet, jerusalem artichoke, salad and tamarind

    What a Grace!

    In 2016 Oliver Lucas, former sous-chef of Heinz Reitbauer (Steirereck), opened his own restaurant together with his wife Petra. The restaurant named Grace offers casual fine dining with an english twist, citing Mr. Luca’s origins. Grace is located in the fourth district, near Vienna’s city center. It offers one very well priced menu from four…

  • Ensenada style sea urchin toast

    ¡Hola! – Hoja Santa

    I love Barcelona since the city brings together tastes from all over the world. With the amazing produce available there it is the perfect stage for a fusion of local and interntional tastes. One of the most influential kitchens in the last years has been the Mexican. One of the first to make Mexican food…

  • Oysters, color | Warm and colorful oysters, together with leek, pumpkin and blueberries

    The difficulty of being a (basque) classic: Arzak

    On our first trip to Basque country Arzak came up immediately as a destination. Juan Mari Arzak made this restaurant an institution of fine-dining by bringing traditional basque cuisine to a whole new level. The restaurant holds 3 Michelin stars since 1989 and is now run toghether with his daugther Elena. After a wonderful, warm…

  • Meat Fruit (c.1500) | Mandarin, chicken liver parfait & grilled bread

    Culinary timetravel: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

    Praised to be among the best restaurants in the world (at least according to an Italian mineral water company) Dinner by Heston Blumenthal was a fix starter on my list for London. Dinner is inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s fascination with historic gastronomy. Thus the menu reflects centuries of British kitchen and brings to life old…

  • Soba

    The art of soba: Muto in Nihonbashi (Tokyo)

    Sitting in my room in Tokyo last year, suddenly a desire striked me: I love soba and what could be a better place to taste those lovely noodles than Japan itself ?! So I was looking for a restaurant that served classic soba menus. So I started to google around a bit and found a…