In addition to fine meals in the places we stayed, we also enjoyed a number of restaurants along the way.
Those who still believe that Swedish gastronomy can be summed up by a nice smörgåsbord will be in for a delicious surprise the next time they visit Stockholm. During the last 10 years, this charming city has evolved into one of the most innovative food locales in Europe.
As ever, we dined exceedingly well on our trip to New Orleans. Each day, we promised ourselves that we would exercise restraint, but this is one place where self-denial is almost impossible.
Though less celebrated than famous gourmet destinations such as Emilia-Romagna or Tuscany, Umbria is much loved by the Italians themselves. They come for its delicious black truffles, but also for the bounty of Norcia, renowned for its charcuterie. In the Middle Ages, its farmers became known as excellent producers of ham and sausage (they fed their pigs on wild acorns). Many traveled to...
The caliber of Dublin’s restaurants has increased markedly in recent years, and you need never worry about finding a good meal in Ireland’s capital.
The French Alps have recently emerged as a gastronomic destination on par with Burgundy and Provence. Many people now travel to the region purely to enjoy its outstanding and inventive restaurants. In fact, in the recently released 2012 Michelin Guide to France, the only new three-star restaurant is chef Emmanuel Renaut’s superb Flocons de Sel in Megève.
Ski resorts are not noted for excellence in the culinary arts, but Park City provides a pleasing exception to the general rule. In addition to the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford has given Park City a delightful restaurant, Zoom, set within the atmospheric old Union Pacific station.
I had no idea what to expect from restaurants in Panama City, but I am pleased to report that I was agreeably surprised by the general quality of the cuisine. Here are four places that I warmly recommend.
St. Barths has no shortage of good restaurants. My general strategy is to find a place on the water for lunch, and then go somewhere at night where a view is less important. With minimalist interiors designed by Christian Liaigre, Le Sereno hotel does not greatly appeal to me. However, its restaurant, Le Restaurant des Pêcheurs, certainly does.
Thanks to waves of immigrants, New York has always been a center of great Italian food — full of charming, if not particularly innovative, establishments where traditional fare reigns. But until the mid-1980s, the really upscale New York restaurants were invariably French or continental. That began to change when the young Danny Meyer, who has since become one of the most...