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She absorbs everything in her flamboyant architecture. Inspired by the east, she looks for innovation to the west, while cherishing the sense of self in her admirable cultural labyrinth.
108 Copenhagen: delicious illusion of simplicity in Nordic cuisine

108 Copenhagen: delicious illusion of simplicity in Nordic cuisine

108 Copenhagen is a sister restaurant to Noma focused on new Nordic food and great taste. The naturalist plates might look purist, ultra-simple, yet they cover up elaborate contemporary techniques ...
NOMA 2.0: dining at one of "the best restaurants in the world" is for the unafraid

NOMA 2.0: dining at one of “the best restaurants in the world” is for the unafraid

René Redzepi is one of the most iconic chefs in the world today. His spin on the New Nordic cuisine inspired myriad culinary creatives globally to forage for ingredients and ...
Semilla: buzzing market cuisine for locavore foodies in Saint Germain

Semilla: buzzing market cuisine for locavore foodies in Saint Germain

Semilla fills an authentic yet contemporarily-aligned french niche in Saint Germain created by the expats and tourists flocking into Cafe Flore, Brasserie Lipp et al. This millennial Parisian bistro has ...
boulangerie

Best bakeries in Paris: best traditional bread, organic loaf from ancient grains, baguette, croissant and pain au chocolat

Long comme un jour sans pain, long as a day without bread, the idiomatic French saying captures what along with butter and cheese, well might be a true national dish ...
Best tea rooms NOW in Paris

Best tea rooms NOW in Paris

Paris tea culture has evolved tremendously over the past twenty years since I visited the enchanting French capital for the first time. Beyond the established commercial giants and the 'historic' ...
Contemporary, lively and diverse tea rooms in London

Contemporary, lively and diverse tea rooms in London

In my recent Top tea shops in London list I included my trusted, re-tasted best tea boutiques in the British capital. Still, there are some other good, diverse tea shops ...
Top tea shops in London: why you must skip Eater's advice

Top tea shops in London: why you must skip Eater’s advice

London and tea have a rich history together. Sipping on an afternoon tea has been the local tradition for centuries. We found, where you should buy the best tea in ...
Dinner

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London

Busy, buzzing with talkative business people and the space feels open. Unless you dine at the more private chef's table or are one of the guests at the 10-people-seating private ...
Silvacane Abbey: one of the three Cisterian treasures in Provence invites culture in

Silvacane Abbey: one of the three Cisterian treasures in Provence invites culture in

I reached the Silvacane Abbey on the spur of aesthetic and spiritual curiosity. After being intrigued by the island monks habitat on an island in the Mediterranean this summer, I craved ...
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