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Just two Days: Wiich restaurant would you recommend for me?

Hello thanks again, we had the opportunity to visit La Valencia iny our last day and we watched the sunset - great lucky, cause the sun appeared!
We had a dinner into Piatti - full of people, very cozy room. Wondeful too.
In my next time in San Diego i'll stay at least five days... three days were very fast!
bye

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Piatti - La Jolla
2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Mar 10, 2011
hctupper in San Diego

Just two Days: Wiich restaurant would you recommend for me?

Thanks Beach Chick, We went into George's yestarday, and we will try go into valencia in few minutes.
Thanks again

Mar 07, 2011
hctupper in San Diego

Just two Days: Wiich restaurant would you recommend for me?

Hi everyone,

I was in Hawaii, in my honeymoon and I arrived yestarday in San Diego more precisely in La Jolla. I'll come back to Brazil on wednesday, 03/09, so I'd like to ask you: wich restaurant should I close my honeymoon trip? Wich restaurant in San Diego is unmissable?

Thank you anyway, but I think that if you can help me, you need to hurry up your answer: I have just two more days! ;-)

Chow

Henrique

Mar 06, 2011
hctupper in San Diego

Suggestion for 1 day in SF and 2 days in Wine Country

Thank you bbulkow. Within 5 days I arrive in San Fran and depart to yountville. I'm very excited to arrive.

Feb 09, 2011
hctupper in San Francisco Bay Area

Suggestion for 1 day in SF and 2 days in Wine Country

Thank you MSK.

I have heard about one special restaurant in wine coutry: Auberge du Soleil. And wich wineries is a must-do in Napa Valley?

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Soleil Restaurant
625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Jan 30, 2011
hctupper in San Francisco Bay Area

Suggestion for 1 day in SF and 2 days in Wine Country

Hi Selective,

let me ask one more thing: what about the Spinnaker restaurant? It is more formal than The Fish, isn't it?

Thank by Ubuntu suggestion.

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Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

Jan 30, 2011
hctupper in San Francisco Bay Area

Suggestion for 1 day in SF and 2 days in Wine Country

Hi my name is Henrique and I'm from Brazil. I have some questions and I'd like to ask some help of SF and Napa's specialists and locals (or not).

Firstly, I arrive at noon on february 16th in SF (I have before visted SF) and I intend to go to Sausalito, Belvedere and Tiburon.

1) Any good restaurant that worth the trip with a breathtaking view?

I read in other thread about Poggio, Le Garge Bistro and about The Fish. But I didn't find anything about Tiburon or Belvedere's restaurants... Less about wich one is the best place to eat while you contemplate whole SF.

After that I have a dilema: either I go straight to wine country or I hang around in San Fran up to the evening...

2) Is it dangerous to drive up to wine country from SF? Are the roads dangerous during the night?

Well I don't know anything about Napa Valley. And I intend to stay 3 nights in Yountville.

3) Wich restaurants are unmissable? and what about the tours (wine tours as well), wich tours are recomended?

Please give some clues.

Thanks all chow members,

Chow.

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Poggio
777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Jan 22, 2011
hctupper in San Francisco Bay Area

Moving To Santa Monica and searched a lot! Check my list?!

Hi I'm not sure if you like of steakhouses (i didn't any in your list) but when I went to santa Monica I had tha opportunity to visit the Boa Steak House. And I loved it...

I've read many good reviews and bad reviews about this house. But my testemonial is that place worths to pay a good medium rare steak.
Voilà.

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Boa Steakhouse
101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Nov 08, 2010
hctupper in Los Angeles Area

Tony Bourdain's favourite Chefs

Does he still have any restaurant in Manhattan?

Nov 08, 2010
hctupper in Food Media & News

Tony Bourdain's favourite Chefs

Thank you.

Nov 07, 2010
hctupper in Food Media & News

Tony Bourdain's favourite Chefs

Has he added Ferran Adrià in his list? Weird... In the charpiter "The Life of Brian", he describes a dialogue with Scott Brian about Ferran Adriá... Well, they didn't have good feeling for Mr Adrià. Definitely. What would have made him to change his opinion about Adrià's "Culinary foam"?

Anyway I intend, some day, to visit El Bulli!

I've just bought Bourdain's new book - Medium Raw (as it hasn't been translated to portuguese in Brazil yet, I will try to read it even in english).
Well what I read is that the Medium Raw is a kind of continuation of Kitchen Confidential, isn't it?

Nov 06, 2010
hctupper in Food Media & News

Tony Bourdain's favourite Chefs

Who (or what) is OP?

Nov 05, 2010
hctupper in Food Media & News

Tony Bourdain's favourite Chefs

Very good Kathryn,

I sometimes watch No Reservation. Does he have any other program TV.. Sorry about my question, cause I live in Brazil, but I'm a food enthusiatic . ;)
I know the EMP ( Daniel Humm) and it is fantastic, isn't it?
But unfortunately I knew neither David Chang nor his restaurant.

Nov 05, 2010
hctupper in Food Media & News

Tony Bourdain's favourite Chefs

I've just finished to read Anthony Bourdain's book, named as Confidential Kitchen.

Although he is very controversal guy, his book is very interesting. In his last charpiters, he wrote about his favourite chefs. As this book was written in 2000, I'd like to know if you still agree with his favourites chefs.

- Tom Colicchio (Ex Gramercy Tavern)
Today I think he runs many restaurants, but I suppose that his main restaurant is The Craft.

- Rocco DiSpirito (Ex Union Pacific Restaurant)
He has no restaurant at the moment. (At least I didn't find)

- Gray Kunz (Ex Lespinasse)
He moved for Honk Kong

-.Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin)

- David Bouley (Bouley Restaurant);

- Thomas Keller (Per Se, French Laundry)

- Palladin (Jean-Louis at Watergate)
He's already passed away

- Scott Brian (Ex Veritas)
Tony Bourdai wrote a charpiter where he describes that Brian is genius. Today he works in restaurant called Apiary.

Well, do you agree with this list. Were they the best of NYC in 2000? And do they continue as the best of NYC (Except Palladin)?

Bye

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Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Veritas
43 East 20th St., New York, NY 10003

Nov 04, 2010
hctupper in Food Media & News

Dress Code and Prices

Hi my friends

I have just read the S.Pellegrino's 50 best restaurants in the world list 2010. I could see that the Eleven Madison Park joined in the list - wonderful duck.
One Brazilian restaurant is in the lis as well: D.O.M. It is São Paulo (I live in another state, in Rio de Janeiro) and unfortunately I d'ont know it.
I could see anothers NY restaus in the 50 awarded list: Per Se (I had tha opportunity to have a wonderful luch there), Daniel, Le Bernardin, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon.
Well there are many new restaurants to know when I come back to NYC again. LOL
I'll let the link
http://www.theworlds50best.com/awards...
Cheers.

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Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
57 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

May 05, 2010
hctupper in Manhattan

cooking classes

Hi sr2tok, I'm from Brazil and I had the opportunity to attend two culinary courses in Manhattan in june 2009:
1) Rustico
2) ICE - French Dishes
Well I had fun in both of them, but I preferred 10 times more Rustico's classes than ICE's classes. Actually, Micol and her husband warmed the classes with a lot of attention, and, I'm sure, she cared if every one was 'hands-on' during each plate.
Well, I'm not a serious culinary student, and I decided to take the course to have fun, improve my english and my cooking skills. I finished the Rustico classes totally satisfied with my previous expectations. By the way not only me, but my girlfriend as well.
Then I think that the problem could have been what you expected and what you received...
Or, In other way, they (Micol and her husband) have changed a lot. Honestly, I cannot belive in that behaivor change in so short period of time (from june up to february is just 8 months)...
Take care and let's get fun in cooking!
Greetings from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Feb 26, 2010
hctupper in Manhattan

Dress Code and Prices

Just to note: I love the steaks rare or medium rare, but unfortunately my girlfriend loves well done... Unfortunetely cause I have to share with her! LOL.
Bye.

Jun 29, 2009
hctupper in Manhattan

Dress Code and Prices

Hi my friends I have just come back to Brazil and I would say that I had an outstanding gastronomic experience in Manhattan.
Per Se at the lunch is amazing. The view and the food were terrific.
Eleven Madison Park's Duck is unbeatable. I'll repeat: unbeatable.
Old Homestead's Porterhouse is Marvelous. And very interesting that in this house they respect the order... If you order your steak well done is well done. There are some places that you order well done and the steak come almost raw.
I also went to Spice Market and Buddakhan... Both very good. I prefered the Spice Market.
Lately I'd like to say about Charles restaurant. Very good, although I have heard that one newspaper had written bad things about the Charles.
I'll try write some things in my Blog in english about my experiences.
http://viverparacomer.blogspot.com/
Thanks everyone for all tips. Sorry by my terrible english.
Unfortunately I could not go to Daniel neither go to the Brooklin's Pizzaria (I forgot its name but it is located on the corner between Carrol street and Henry street).
In my next trip I will. bye.

Jun 29, 2009
hctupper in Manhattan

Dress Code and Prices

By the way, I write a blog about good restaurants in Brazil. If you want, after I have my expeiences in Manhattan, I can write what I eat and take some picutes of my dishes.
What do you think?

Jun 03, 2009
hctupper in Manhattan

Dress Code and Prices

Thanks Steakrules85. Good text.
bye

Jun 03, 2009
hctupper in Manhattan

Dress Code and Prices

FDR
thank you again. By the way if you come back again to Brazil you can ask wich are the best here, okay.

Bye

Jun 02, 2009
hctupper in Manhattan

Dress Code and Prices

Thank you RGR and financialdistrictresident,
I'll try to book tomorrow, but I think that the PerSe will be diffiult... 2 months in advance, and my travel will be in two weeks,

Let me ask you one thing: beyond Per Se and Daniel would you recommend any other restaurant? Any umissable?
Thanks again.

Henrique

Jun 01, 2009
hctupper in Manhattan

Dress Code and Prices

Hi my name is Henrique, I'm from Brazil and I have a little of doubts... I'll travel to Manhattan in june. So I'd like to know if just a jacket is enough to have a dinner in Daniel or Per Se, or it needs to wear a tie too?

My last question is how much must I expect to spend in Daniel or Per Se, for a couple, ordering a bottle of wine?

Thanks

Henrique.

May 31, 2009
hctupper in Manhattan