Rundles, Initiale, Le Bernardin, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Lucas Carton/Senderens, L'Ambroisie, L'Astrance, Pierre Gagnaire, La Grenouillere (Montreuil sur Mer), Ristorante Carlo Cracco, Villa Fiordaliso, Il Canto, Etxebarri, Sula, Mugaritz, Noma, Mielcke & Hurtigkarl, Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel, Rachamankha (Chiang Mai), Bukhara (New Delhi).
My current drink of choice:
Gin martini with an olive.
I really wish I could:
Make my own grappa in my basement...
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Grilled meats with vegetables and chimmichurri during Summer months; Oysters, follwed by cassoulet in Winter.
My favorite comfort food:
Spaghetti with clams, garlic, chilli, and parsley.
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Rundles, Le Bernardin, L'Ambroisie, Etxebarri, Noma.
My most tattered cookbooks:
Mexican cooking cookbooks by Diana Kennedy; Paula Wolfert's 'Mediterranean Grains and Greens'; and works by Alice Waters.