Saturday, October 26, 2013

LA BÊTE À PAIN


So your favorite brunch spots have been overrun by clowns who can't take a hint and keep it moving when they're done eating, oblivious it seems to the crowd of people standing on each others toes in the doorway, even less so that the restaurant would probably really like to turn that table. They've paid for their brunch and they appear to be under the impression that such a transaction also entitles them to an unlimited lingering allocation. So these days when you arrive, there's an employee standing in the entrance with pen and paper handy and a complacent look on their face. They tell you it's a half hour wait for a table but they'd be happy to take your cell phone number down and call you back when a few seats open up. Next thing you know, it's nearly noon and you're approaching malnutrition nursing a hateful hangover. At the palpable risk of turning the latest brunch spot we loved into the same tragic scenario, it is after all, the purpose of this website to fill you in.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MUGARITZ


Recipient of two Michelin stars and rated number 4 on the 2013 World's 50 Best Restaurants list (amongst the top 10 every year since 2006), Mugaritz is a worldwide culinary destination. Located in the hills of Errenteria, a 20 minute drive from San Sebastián in the northeastern-most part of Spain's Basque region, chef Andoni Luis Anduriz has solidified his own culinary legacy at Mugaritz after cutting his teeth in the legendary kitchens of Ferran Adrià's El Bulli and Martìn Berasategui's namesake restaurant.