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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

Vinous Table, United Kingdom

Neal Martin, Jan 2019

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

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Vinous Table: L’Auberge de l’Ill, Illhaeusern, France

France, France: Alsace, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jan 2019

It’s 150 years and counting at l’Auberge de l’Ill, one of the world’s best restaurants, and also a world-class spa and hotel. My latest visit shows l’Auberge de l’Ill hasn’t missed a step – an epicurean temple that continues to regale food and wine lovers from all over the world.

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Vinous Table: An Unforgettable Charity Dinner at Saison

United States: California, Vinous Table

Antonio Galloni, Dec 2018

This recent charity dinner at Saison was easily the finest meal I have had there and also one of my best dinners of 2018, period. The evening came together as a charity lot that was auctioned off at the most recent La Festa del Barolo to benefit children’s oncology at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Vinous Table: The Ultimate Bachelor Party at Saison

Vinous Table

Antonio Galloni, Dec 2018

This spectacular bachelor party/dinner at Saison was a fitting sendoff as one of our dear friends prepared to embark on the next stage of life. The food, wines and service on this night were as good as it gets.

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Vinous Table: La Ciau del Tornavento, Treiso, Italy

Italy, Italy: Piedmont, Vinous Table, Piedmont

Ian D'Agata, Dec 2018

One of Italy’s best and most beautiful restaurants, La Ciau del Tornavento offers memorable views of the vineyards and one of the country’s “top ten” wine cellars, making it a must-visit, especially in the off-season.

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Vinous Table: JY’s, Colmar, France

France, France: Alsace, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Nov 2018

JY’s is without a doubt one of Alsace’s three best restaurants, offering a combination of precise, complex dishes, a good wine list, professional service and a romantic, refined location along the river Lauch in Colmar’s pretty Little Venice district.

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Vinous Table: Arbor, Hong Kong

Vinous Table

Neal Martin, Oct 2018

Over the years, I have got to know Hong Kong well and made many friends within its thriving wine scene. And it’s a wine scene like no other. Weekly mouthwatering dinners, verticals and winemaker-tutored retrospectives create an almost frenzied atmosphere on libation, only possible here where there is such a concentration of collectors within a 15-minute drive of each other.

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Vinous Table: Arpège, Paris, France

France, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Nov 2018

Arpège is one of the world’s best-known restaurants, a temple of high gastronomy where foodies flock to share in chef Alain Passard’s unique ability to turn vegetables (but not only vegetables) into the stars of a memorable meal.