Dining at One of the World’s Best Restaurants: Two Michelin-Starred Narisawa in Tokyo, Japan

Bread of the Forest Narisawa Japan

Last year, S. Pellegrino released their “50 Best Restaurants in Asia,” a spin off of the regular World’s 50 Best list. Narisawa in Tokyo, Japan, topped the 2013 list — and Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa has been awarded two Michelin stars on top of it. Everything I read indicated it was nearly impossible to get a [...]

Meeting Joël Robuchon at Gala Dinner at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Taipei, Taiwan

Joel Robuchon Gala Dinner Place Settings

We met Joël Robuchon at the gala dinner in honor of his annual visit to L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Taipei, Taiwan in December, 2011.

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Taipei: Our First Visit After Opening

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Taipei, Taiwan

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Taipei opened in November 2009 and we’ve been fortunate to enjoy dinner twice there over the past year.  We had tried over and over again to confirm the opening date last October/November, but no one had any concrete information.  Turns out, it opened while we were traveling in Belize so [...]

My Birthday Dinner at Abu Authentic Cuisine in Taipei, Taiwan

Assorted breads served during the meal

Tuesday was my birthday and we spent it at my favorite restaurant here in Taipei.  Every time we visit, the owner and head chef, William “Abu” Bu never ceases to amaze me.  He is truly a culinary master and I will bet that if Taiwan ever gets a Michelin Guide, you will find Abu in [...]