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El Celler de Can Roca reservation info

I thought my meal there in February was quite good but in no way worth the hype. If you want to take a road trip, go to El Celler de l'Aspic in Falset, Priorat or Els Casals.

Sep 12, 2013
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Where to eat along with the Ardèche and the Jura? Burgundy? Savoie?

Jean-Paul Jeunet in Arbois as well as La Balance Mets et Vins. Go to Chateau-Chalon while you're there.

Mar 07, 2013
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Beaune: One More Dinner Needed

Once you see the wine list at Ma Cuisine, you'll want to go back. Or you could go to Bissoh.

Feb 22, 2013
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Recommendations for La Rioja region, Spain

Visit Lopez de Heredia in Haro. Also Remelluri if you can swing it. Wine list at Agostinos is excellent, as is the food.

Jan 28, 2013
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Restaurat/vineyard suggestions in Priorat/Montsant/Tarragona

This is fantastic. Thanks. Where would you stay? Top 4/5/6 wineries in the area?

Jan 08, 2013
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Restaurat/vineyard suggestions in Priorat/Montsant/Tarragona

Thanks. Am more focused on Priorat/Montsant but could certainly go to Penedes.

Jan 07, 2013
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Restaurat/vineyard suggestions in Priorat/Montsant/Tarragona

Thoughts? Can Bosch and Celler de l'Aspic look good on the restaurant front, but that's judging only by their websites. De Maison has some intriguing recommendations, those two among them:

http://demaisonselections.com/tarrago...

Dec 28, 2012
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Agape Substance in Paris, an experimental nightmare!

I ate there in November and would not go back. Attitude was insufferable, service was poor, space was absurdly cramped, and while some of the food was quite good, it was not worth the money given the other options in Paris.

Dec 28, 2012
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Lameloise in Burgundy -- dress code

I went two weeks ago and thought it was excellent. I was the only non-French person in the room.

Nov 27, 2012
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Ibai in San Sebastian: Has anyone been? Cost?

Have read a few glowing reviews, all of which say the place is expensive, none of which bothers to define the term. Anyone have any input?

Aug 27, 2012
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Barcelona / San Sebastian - Sep Itinerary

Not a food-related critique, but I'd sub the Museo des Bellas Artes for the Guggie. The former features some terrific artists whom you probably won't encounter outside of Spain.

Aug 22, 2012
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Eating in Lyon

Thanks. Much appreciated. Outside of Antic 5, which wine bars/stores are worth hitting up in Lyon?

Jul 20, 2012
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Eating in Lyon

I checked those and didn't see a whole lot new. At any rate, has anyone been to Au 14 Fevrier? Saisons? Generally, what was the informed take on Bill Buford's piece on Lyon last year in the Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011...

Jul 19, 2012
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Arzak

Thanks.

Jul 18, 2012
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Eating in Lyon

Any Lyon updates?

Jul 17, 2012
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Arzak

How much was the tasting menu? Do they have a regular menu? And how much was the Heredia? I was at Los Agostinos in Haro last year and shocked at how affordable the wine list was.

Jul 14, 2012
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The Rooftop at The NoMad - Our Wonderful Experience

What were the roses? And how much did all this cost?

Jun 18, 2012
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Tough choice--L'Arpege or Le Grand Vefour, and more

Vegetable tasting menu at Arpege was fantastic the one time I ate there.

Jun 18, 2012
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Lameloise: Lunch vs Dinner

There was a spirited, not to say acrimonious, debate on eGullet about Lameloise about three years ago. Is the sense that whatever issues the restaurant had then have been resolved? And what about Loiseau?

May 19, 2012
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Lameloise: Lunch vs Dinner

Thanks for all of the responses.

May 16, 2012
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Lameloise: Lunch vs Dinner

Sounds like an uninspiring experience all around. Would you bother going back?

May 15, 2012
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Asador Etxebarri Transportation, HELP!

The thing runs I think once an hour, at least on the way back, and seems to originate and terminate on the main drag in Durango - at least the one I took does. There may be others.

Apr 13, 2012
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Asador Etxebarri Transportation, HELP!

Pesa won't get you from Durango to Axpe - you need a local bus for that, I think BiskaiaBus. Email Extebarri for the details.

Apr 12, 2012
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Asador Etxebarri Transportation, HELP!

I think once an hour. It's a cool bus ride, believe it or not, through the mountains around Durango. Great views. I don't remember the number, either. Just ask for Axpe (Ash-pay).

Apr 11, 2012
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Asador Etxebarri Transportation, HELP!

Get off the train at Durango, then walk a few blocks to the main drag where all the local buses are and catch the bus to Axpe. Bus drops you off right in front of the restaurant and about a third of a mile from a path through a national park.

Apr 10, 2012
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Lighter lunches in Paris

Kunitoraya on r. Ste Anne for udon, unless you get the duck curry udon, which is heavy but delicious.

Apr 03, 2012
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Reims on a Monday

I went to L'Eveil des Sens in December for lunch and had a lovely meal. Mom runs the front of the room, dad is the pastry chef, and the son cooks. They seem to be open Monday:

http://www.gaultmillau.fr/restaurant/...

Mar 05, 2012
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Celler de Can Roca - reality intervenes

Yes, Nov. 2012. At least I hope it was 2012. The meal I had there in 2009 was amazing.

Feb 29, 2012
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Celler de Can Roca - reality intervenes

This motivated me to call for a reservation for November, when it turns out they have tables for both lunch and dinner.

Feb 28, 2012
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La Bigarrade booked, looking for suggestions on alternatives

I thought Bigarrade was quite good, with a couple of courses being outstanding. The Zimbeck review struck me as ridiculous, given the quantity of food served. That said, I didn't feel the need to rush back.

Oct 12, 2011
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