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Noma reservations still nigh impossible?

The latter, the number is random as long as you are on by 10AM, but don't take chances, log on early.

You could get friends to help..just let them know what date, times, number of people you want.

Nov 01, 2014
albatruffles in Europe

Noma reservations still nigh impossible?

We snagged a reservation last month, we actually got two and cancelled one. Normally I charge for my services, but these are my tips:

1. Get as many computers/laptops/phones/ipads that you can borrow.
2. download Safari, IE, Mozilla, Chrome on each computer
3. log onto Noma about 2 hours before 10AM local time, there should be a countdown
4. Once you get your number, generally 100 or better will get a dinner and 300 or better will get you lunch. We had about 20 numbers with a 78, 250, 275 and the rest around 1,000 or worse.

Hope that helps...

Oct 28, 2014
albatruffles in Europe

Best Food near Füssen while visting Neuschwanstein Castle

I did a search and there's not much on CH, Michelin lists a couple Bib Gourmand restaurants, looked through Yelp and Tripadvisor, travel guides and there doesn't seem to be a clear winner. We just need one lunch or bakery that has the best food while visiting the castles. Thanks.

Oct 24, 2014
albatruffles in Europe

What's the best sausage you've had in your mouth?

We decided on these restaurants for Munich. I'll let you know what we thought of them after our visit:

Haxnbauer
Der Pschorr
Wirtshaus in der Au
Gaststätte Großmarkthalle
Café Frischhut
Augustiner Braustuben
Spatenhaus an der Oper
Hofbräuhaus München

Oct 24, 2014
albatruffles in Europe

What's the best sausage you've had in your mouth?

Spatenhaus looks good, maybe we could go there. So far, we decided on the following meals. It looks like casual brauhauser are the way to go in Munich:

Augustiner Braustuben
Der Pschorr
Weisses Brauhaus
Wirtshaus in der Au
Nürnberger Bratwurst Glöckl am Dom
Haxnbauer

Oct 08, 2014
albatruffles in Europe

What's the best sausage you've had in your mouth?

Going to Munich in November and needed some recommendations for local cuisine, what are the "can't miss" meals in the city?

Sep 30, 2014
albatruffles in Europe

South of France Itinerary Restaurant Recommendations

I can't seem to find Jen's ranking, but this is how I ranked the restaurants after the trip:

1. Mirazur
2. Bras
3. Auberge de la Mole
4. Le Parc Franck Putelat
5. Edouard Loubet - Bastide de Capelongue
6. Le Tracteur
7. La Petite Maison de Cucuron
8. Le Petit Nice Passedat
9. Le Louis XV
10. La Fourchette
11. Le Bistrot de la Marine
12. Le Jardin du Quai
13. Bacon
14. La Table du Chef
15. La Merenda
16. Le Saint-Estève
17. L'Atelier de Jean-Luc Rabanel

The only restaurant I didn't like was L'Atelier de Jean-Luc Rabanel. Everything else was good to great. My two cents on places you just shouldn't miss would be Mirazur, Bras and Auberge de la Mole.

Sep 07, 2014
albatruffles in France

Need one more dinner for our trip

We are getting married at city hall and going to saison for dinner afterwards. Thanks for ruining our wedding.

Need one more dinner for our trip

We have the following 5 dinners planned:

State bird provisions
Saison
Crenn
Benu

Then we seem to be leaning towards Kokkari over Aziza.

Just in case we die on this trip, I want to make sure we get our meals in order, what wold you change. ..

Best wording to offer chef services as a gift to bride & groom

That's weird. Just pay for the food or don't offer the gift. Also is this gift for you, seems self absorbing...

Please review my itinerary - lunch

We will be there Wednesday through Monday. Thanks, my fiancé has been pushing me to drop MCF. I guess it's dropped now.

Please review my itinerary - lunch

We'll be in SF Labor Day weekend and have the following lunches planned. Let me know what you would change...

Bar Tartine
Swan Oyster Depot
SPQR
Roli Roti
Mission Chinese Food

L’atelier de Jean-Luc Rabanel or chezbru le bistrot d’eygalières?

Thanks girlfriend, much props for your reply. I do have to say Jean-Luc Rabanel appears to have the most potential to be off the chain. He has 2 Michelin stars, so gives him much street cred. I think we'll go there. Thanks again.

Apr 27, 2014
albatruffles in France

L’atelier de Jean-Luc Rabanel or chezbru le bistrot d’eygalières?

We have been doing a bunch of research for our trip and we are divided between L’atelier de Jean-Luc Rabanel or chezbru le bistrot d’eygalières while in the area of Arles. Has anybody been recently that could offer some insight, we just care about the food. Lack of service, length of meal, etc isn't our concern. I was also curious as to why chezbru lost its 2nd Michelin star. Thanks in advance and I've already searched the board, so thanks to OaklandBob & famboc for your post.

Apr 24, 2014
albatruffles in France

South of France Itinerary Restaurant Recommendations

now thats how you answer a question directly. Thank you so much.

Apr 13, 2014
albatruffles in France

Our NO rankings [split from Site Talk]

[Note: this thread was split from a Site Talk discussion at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/969011 -- The Chowhound Team]

Oh cool, we just got back from NO. Here's how we ranked our experience:

1 Restaurant R'evolution
2 Willie Mae's Scotch House
3 Peche Seafood Grill
3 Central Grocery Co
5 Mr. B’s Bistro
6 The Company Burger
7 Casamento's
8 Brigsten's
8 Galatoire's (Friday Lunch
)10 Restaurant August
11 Cafe Du Monde
12 Cochon Butcher
13 Parkway Bakery & Tavern
14 Morning Call
14 Southern Candymakers
14 B & C Seafood Market & Cajun Restaurant
17 Drago's Seafood Restaurant
18 Elizabeth's Restaurant
19 Stanley
20 Commander's Palace
21 Arnaud's Restaurant
22 Leah's Pralines
23 Antoine's Restaurant

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in New Orleans

The problem with Chowhound

Just trying to improve CH...while it's around.

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk
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The problem with Chowhound

you hit the nail on the head. My girlfriend is nodding in agreement.

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk
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The problem with Chowhound

completely agree, I appreciate the support

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk
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The problem with Chowhound

You miss the point, I'm asking what you think is the best food, once I get a few replies I can do more research and narrow from there.

How does any publication write about the best restaurants in an area. Do they know about all their readers preferences/parameters. No they just write. CHers should follow suit.

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk
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The problem with Chowhound

Your comment doesn't add much value, you should post more on CH.

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk

The problem with Chowhound

If you need parameters, you dont know your area.

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk
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The problem with Chowhound

The must visits in any city should be a given. It should be the first thing that appears when i go to a city board. And when i ask a question about must visits I'm constantly met with stupidity.

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk
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The problem with Chowhound

Agreed on both accounts

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk
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The problem with Chowhound

My girlfriend posted this:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/968826

8 replies so far and 1 recommendation. You are not an expert if you cant answer a question. This is one of the downfall of this website.

Mar 16, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk
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The problem with Chowhound

When I ask a question on CH , the local "experts" always say read the previous posts first. Although the other posts have different restrictions on their posts. CHers should just answer the questions being asked and leave their egos at he door.

Also, dont waste my time telling me to read every past posts on a city, just summarize it or me.

Mar 15, 2014
albatruffles in Site Talk
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South of France Itinerary Restaurant Recommendations

That's a good question Parigi, I wish Jen_l would reply. I take it as..who cares about my preferences, what are the best food places that you would put on every agenda if you didn't know their preference. The Eater 38 is a good reference point. I'm from Los Angeles and when I look at the Eater 38, in general those are places I would recommend to anybody coming to LA...Langer's, In-n-Out, Spago, Trois Mec. So Parigi, what's your South of France Eater 38,

Mar 14, 2014
albatruffles in France

Best Wineries in Sonoma County

I have a follow-up question on my quest to taste the most reputable wines in Sonoma. I left a message at Audelssa for a tasting and when I received a call back, it was Repris Wines. She said they bought Audelssa a few years back. Does anybody know what the current relationship is between the two brands and what is the current reputation of Repris wines? They seem to do barrel tastings and a couple bottle tastings. My petunia and I did barrel tasting in Napa and I wasn't a fan.

Best Wineries in Sonoma County

Best Wineries in Sonoma County

Cool, this place is right up my alley, but unfortunately it's in Napa.