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Fausto's or Ristorante Krizia?

I will be spending 3 nights in Budapest in early September. I would like to eat at one Italian restaurant and I don't know if I should choose Fausto's or Krizia. The rest of my plans are for Comme Chez Soi and either Costas or Onyx. I've also heard good things about AranyKaviar. Is this a good plan?

Aug 10, 2011
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Has anyone heard of these restaurants in the San Sebastian, French Basque Area?

Thanks--I will try that as well.

Mar 10, 2011
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Does Anyone khow anything about these restaurants?

Has anyone heard of Restaurant Karlos Arguinano in Zarautz, about 25 minutes from San Sebastain, and also the Rosewood Restaurant in Saint Jean de Luz, also about 25 minutes from SS on the French side? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Mar 10, 2011
briscopa in France

Has anyone heard of these restaurants in the San Sebastian, French Basque Area?

Has anyone heard of Restaurant Karlos Arguinano in Zarautz, about 25 minutes from San Sebastain, and also the Rosewood Restaurant in Saint Jean de Luz, also about 25 minutes from SS on the French side? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Mar 10, 2011
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Can someone answer?

Yes, I read on this post that he passed away. I can't imagine that his staff isn't well experienced as well, and if his passing was not a sudden event, they were gearing up for it. Is there another place on the Costa Brava we should think about in case we hear that Can Fabes isn't up to its standards?

Mar 08, 2011
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Can someone answer?

Thank you for your answers. They have all been so helpful in our planning. I wish i could meet you in person!

Mar 07, 2011
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Can someone answer?

Is Restaurant Me open for dinner on Sundays? Also, is Comerc24 just as much fun at lunch? If I had to choose a restaurant for one very adventurous eater, and one who is fairly a traditional eater, would you choose El Principal, Dos Cielos, or Pla?

Mar 07, 2011
briscopa in Spain/Portugal

Ferran Adria's new spot

Thanks--I'll try that.

Mar 05, 2011
briscopa in Spain/Portugal

Ferran Adria's new spot

I went on the website and saw reservations for Tickets (which I got for late May), but how do I make reservations for 41 Degrees?

Mar 05, 2011
briscopa in Spain/Portugal

Tapas translations

Didn't someone do a large list of tapas transalations on this site a few years ago? I had downloaded it back in late 2007/early 2008 but never went on the trip that year. However, I am now going this May and would love to take the list along with us.

Muchas Gracias!

Mar 05, 2011
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Please comment on dining itinerary

I was able to get a reservation at Tickets for Thursday May 26th--thank you all for your suggestions. I will make some revisions. Would you choose Cinq Sentis over Commerq24? Does anyone know about Els Pescadors and Vinya Roel?

Mar 05, 2011
briscopa in Spain/Portugal

Please comment on dining itinerary

We will be in Barcelona May 26-May 31st (leaving early that day). I am not the most adventurous eater, but will not let my husband not enjoy local food. While we will also be going to some michelin restaurant in San Sabastian and one night at Can Fabes, I have picked the following, and hope it's a good balance for both of us. I'd appreciate comments:

Thurs 5/26- dinner at Restaurant Me

Fri 5/27- lunch at Sauc; Tapas crawl in El Born for night

Sat. 5/28- lunch at Cinq Sentis; dinner- Comerc24

Sun- 5/29- lunch at Set Portes or at the Barcaletta; dinner-not sure since we have a music festival our son is performing in

Mon 5/30- lunch at Cal Pep; dinner at Tickets

Thank you for your feedback.

Mar 04, 2011
briscopa in Spain/Portugal

Need Help with a trip to Sedona in early April

Thank you so much--this was definitely helpful.

Mar 18, 2010
briscopa in Southwest

Dahl & DiLuca, Fork in the Road, or Cucina Rustica?

We have one night in Sedona. After reading posts on this site and Trip Advisor, we've narrowed it down to these three restaurants.

Any suggestions? It's my husband's birthday.

Mar 15, 2010
briscopa in Southwest

Need Help with a trip to Sedona in early April

My husband and I will be going to Sedona for 2 nights. Our first night we'd like to eat in town. The Enchantment Resort recommends a few restaurants and I am trying to choose between Dahl and Deluca, Cucina Rustica (I know they are owned by the same person) and possibly Elote, but since they don't take reservations and we're coming from the East Coast, we are not willing to wait an hour and a half for a table. Any other suggestions? We like great food and wine, and his birthday is the next day.

The second night we will probably eat at The Enchantment since we are going on a 10-11 hour trip to the Grand Canyon. That trip offers an option of lunch at El Tovar. Is the extra #30pp worth the meal at El Tovar?

Mar 14, 2010
briscopa in Southwest

2 nights in Quebec--which do I choose?

I will be in Quebec City for 2 nights this month. I am thinking of Initiale, L'Utopie; Le Panache, and Le Pain Beni. Which two should I choose, and are they all "casual" (nice pants and shirts, tops, etc )?

Aug 06, 2008
briscopa in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Da Emma--HELP

Does Da Emma have a limited menu on a nightly basis? I need a restaurant for 12 people that has at least 4 or 5 selections in each category for the meal.

Aug 04, 2008
briscopa in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Got these recommendations--pleave give feedback

Food issue: alergies to citris, including tomatoes (although Italian works since there are other sauces, etc), shellfish , non-meat eaters, non-pork eaters.

These are all great suggestions for me to look into. Thank you everyone. Do you know if anyone of these places do better with a large group?

Aug 04, 2008
briscopa in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Got these recommendations--pleave give feedback

I got these recommendations from a friend when a group of us (12) will be in Montreal for his son's wedding. His recommendations are very expensive and our group loves food and wine. However are there other great restaurants we can try? Here are his recommendations. We would most likely do the first three since there are food "issues" with some of us.

Au Tournant De La Riviere

La Queue de cheval (steak house) http://www.queuedecheval.com/
Da Vinci (italian) http://www.davinci.qc.ca
El Cortile (italian) http://english.montrealplus.ca/portal/profile.do?profileID=491409
Shodan (Japanese fine dining) http://www.sho-dan.com
Julien (French cuisine): http://www.restaurantjulien.com/

Aug 04, 2008
briscopa in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Portland Maine Restaurants

Thanks--it was Street and Co that I was thinking of. It sounds as if Fore St. has passed its heyday, so I think we'll try some of the others you mentioned. We vacation on Long Lake every summer and spend a night or two eating in Portland.

Do you know if the other restaurants have websites?

Apr 24, 2008
briscopa in All New England Archive

Portland Maine Restaurants

I am looking for some great restaurnats in Portland Maine other than my favorite, fore St. I use to go to one on an alley and I can't remember the name--it had great fish.

If anyone has a list I'd appreciate it. We love high end food and wine.

thanks.

Apr 24, 2008
briscopa in All New England Archive

Portland Maine Restaurants

I am looking for some great restaurnats in Portland Maine other than my favorite, fore St. I use to go to one on an alley and I can't remember the name--it had great fish.

If anyone has a list I'd appreciate it. We love high end food and wine.

thanks.

Apr 24, 2008
briscopa in All New England Archive

Madrid

Does the chef from Arce speak good English so that when he sits down with you to discuss the meal, he understands and can explain various foods?

Feb 21, 2008
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Best restaurants (and hotels if you'll allow on this site)

I will be in Quebec City in August and will have 2 nights to have some great meals. We are 2 couples who love gourmet food and great wine. Which 2 restaurants would you choose for dinner? Laurie Raphael, Intiale and Panache seem to be ones we keep hearing about. Should we think about those, and which 2 out of the 3 would one choose?

We also like to stay in very deluxe hotels and are thinking between Hotel Dominion 1912 and Auberge Saint-Antoine. Which would one recommend?

Feb 05, 2008
briscopa in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Park Cafe in DC

It is on Capital Hill. Apparently the owner is an immigrant who was able to get the liquor license law changed after he was denied. His story is on the website: parkcafedc.com.

Dec 26, 2007
briscopa in Washington DC & Baltimore

Park Cafe in DC

The website is parkcafedc.com

Dec 26, 2007
briscopa in Washington DC & Baltimore

Park Cafe in DC

Has anyone been to Park Cafe in DC? If so, was it good? I'd like to go for my anniversary Friday, and we'll be taking our 3 sons (21, 26, 19) and a girlfriend of the oldest. They live in DC and have been wanting to try this restaurant.

Dec 26, 2007
briscopa in Washington DC & Baltimore

NEED HELP--I want to make decisions

I will be in Barcelona for 3 days in April (not a Sunday). I have Maribel's guide, have been on Trip Advisor, this website and egullet, and am confused about where to go since I only have 6 meals in this wonderful city.

I am NOT a terribly adventurous eater, but I usually find something on menus that work for me. I have chosen the following restaurants::

Dinners- Hofmann, Windsor, El Principal, La Camarga, and two that seem VERY ADVENTUROUS WITH UNUSUAL FOOD--Alkimia and Cinc Sentis. Are these last two places I might not want to go to?

For mid-day, I like TapaC24, Comerc 24, Pinotxo, Cal Pep, Laurak, Txikiron, Perhpas even one of the above in the dinner section would be good for a large mid-day meal and one of these for the evenings.

I have read mixed reviews on whether to go to Comerc or TapaC, as well as to Cal Pep or . Passadis de Pep.

Has anyone eaten at La Dama, Moo, or Cheeseme?

I'd like to make reservations as soon as possible since many of these places are so popular and April should be a time when tourism picks up.

I know Escriba is a good place for breakfast

Thanking in advance for good advice..

Nov 27, 2007
briscopa in Spain/Portugal

El Bulli 2008 Reservations

I also had sent in a reservation Oct 15th and also received a rejection 2 weeks later. It sounds to me that they did not receive your request.

Nov 26, 2007
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Can Fabes or Cellar de Roca

I think our hotel (Mas de Torrent isn't that far, so we'd be inclined to drive back there. Should I make a reservation now for April at Can Fabes?

Nov 25, 2007
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