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Vinous Table: Yakiniku Futago, Tokyo, Japan

Vinous Table, Japan

Neal Martin, March 2019

This was a fabulous yakiniku set meal that delivered everything you could wish for: mouthwatering meat from the finest wagyu, stunning presentation and a bit of theatre.

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La Piola, Alba, Italy

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Ian D'Agata, March 2019

Located in the pretty, lively town of Alba, La Piola is more than your average Piedmontese trattoria. Impeccably prepared dishes offer something for every palate.

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Maialino, New York

Vinous Table

Antonio Galloni, Mar 2019

Our Vinous Table column often highlights extraordinary meals and fabulous wines our critics have the privilege of enjoying all over the world. This week I want to spend some time on a slightly different topic – the pricing of wine in restaurants.

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Vinous Table: Trattoria del Cimino da Colombo, Caprarola, Italy

Italy, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, March 2019

Trattoria del Cimino is one of Italy’s best country trattorias, boasting expertly sourced ingredients, local wines and authentic recipes that explain almost 70 years of happy diners and culinary success.

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Vinous Table: Le Saint-Placide, Saint-Malo, France

France, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Feb 2019

An isle of refined gastronomic tranquillity, the very pretty setting and precise, flavorful cuisine make Saint-Malo’s Le Saint-Placide one of the year’s restaurant discoveries.

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Vinous Table: Portland, London, UK

United Kingdom, Vinous Table

Neal Martin, Feb 2019

I came away from this dinner impressed by the restaurant, since the service and food had been exquisite, and with a higher appreciation of Chablis than ever before. If this evening set out to demonstrate the apotheosis of Chablis, then it is “job done.” These wines may actually have surpassed my high expectations.

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Vinous Table: La Taverne Alsacienne, Ingersheim, France

France, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Feb 2019

Ingersheim’s Taverne Alsacienne is one of the best easygoing, reasonably priced country restaurants you will eat at anywhere in the world. Its refined simplicity, great food and outstanding wine choices make it a must for food and wine lovers.

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Vinous Table: Le Coquillage, Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, France

France, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Feb 2019

Le Coquillage is the restaurant founded by superchef Olivier Roellinger in the high-class Maisons de Bricourt hotel complex on Brittany’s fashionable coast. Today, it’s Roellinger’s son, Hugo, who is at the stove in this temple of Breton cuisine especially devoted to seafood.

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Vinous Table: San Domenico, Imola, Italy

Italy, Vinous Table

Antonio Galloni, Jan 2019

Founded in 1970, San Domenico was one of the first restaurants in Italy to introduce the concepts of refined service and cuisine that remain cornerstones of the dining experience today. Much of the food culture in Emilia-Romagna centers around trattoria-style food. Not that there is anything wrong with that, as well-executed versions of the classics are immensely satisfying. But at San Domenico, you will eat la grande cucina.

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Vinous Table: Core by Clare Smyth, London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom, Vinous Table

Neal Martin, Jan 2019

Core is the most impressive debut since I first dined at The Ledbury, another Notting Hill destination restaurant.