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Vinous Table: Le Chalut, Saint-Malo, France

France, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2019

Le Chalut, a historic restaurant of Saint-Malo, may no longer be the highly awarded, media-darling dining destination it once was, but it still offers fresh, beautifully cooked seafood in a quiet, refined environment.

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Vinous Table: Noizé, London, United Kingdom

Vinous Table, United Kingdom

Neal Martin, Jun 2019

As banal as it sounds, what I love about Noizé is its simplicity. You come here to eat well. If you are looking for a vibrant atmosphere, good French food and a central location, I cannot recommend Noizé enough.

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Vinous Table: Ca’ D’Oro Alla Vedova, Venice, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2019

Ca d’Oro, known locally as Alla Vedova, is one of Venice’s most historic osterias. Located in the trendy Cannaregio sestriere, Ca d’Oro is famous for its polpette, an absolutely iconic dish, and one of the main reasons why locals and tourists flock here.

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Vinous Table: L’Ancrage, Saint-Malo, France

France, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

L’Ancrage, in Saint-Malo’s very pretty old town, is nobody’s idea of a snooty dining destination, and that sits perfectly fine with the restaurant’s patrons, who flock to it in droves, happy in the knowledge that they will eat and drink well for a song.

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Vinous Table: Studio at the Standard, København, Denmark

Vinous Table, Denmark

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

Hip and magically located right on the water, Studio at the Standard is routinely voted one of Denmark’s five best restaurants. Absolutely nothing about my latest visit leads me to believe such fame is undeserved.

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Vinous Table: La Barrique, Rome, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

La Barrique is a typical Roman osteria, the sort of dining place the Eternal City does so amazingly well. Hearty, flavorful food, in a warm, easygoing environment, coupled with a choice of many wonderful, fairly priced bottles, is the recipe for never-ending success.

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Vinous Table: Le Calandre, Veneto, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

Nobody does modern Italian cuisine better than the Alajmo family of Le Calandre, the multi-awarded, ultra-famous restaurant just outside Padova. An excellent wine list, great service and a refined environment all contribute to the magic.

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Vinous Table: The Samling, Windermere, UK

Vinous Table, United Kingdom

Neal Martin, May 2019

Based on this dinner, The Samling probably deserves its Michelin star, even if some of the dishes were overly complicated and some combinations of ingredients worked better than others.

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Vinous Table: Xin Rong Ji, Huangpu

Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Apr 2019

Xin Rong Ji is an upmarket restaurant with multiple locations in Shanghai, specializing in award-winning Taizhou cuisine. The stylish but comfortable ambience and the stellar food make Xin Rong Ji one of my top discoveries of 2018’s dining adventures.

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Vinous Table: Le Bistro de L’Hôtel de Beaune, Beaune, France

France: Burgundy, Vinous Table

Neal Martin, Apr 2019

One of my favorite places to eat during my Burgundy barrel tastings is Le Bistro de l’Hôtel, located in central Beaune overlooking Place Carnot. Established in 2007 by Stockholm-born Johan Bjorkland, it is upmarket yet unpretentious.