Tickets, Barcelona

Tickets, a one-star Michelin tapas bar opened by the world’s most influential modern chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià, is often revered as a pilgrim culinary pitstop in Barcelona, Spain, as it lends gastronomy devotees a small footing into the world of its legendary three-star preceder ElBulli (which closed in 2011). With Tickets, chef Albert Adrià imagined a very different…

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La Belle Miette Macarons, Melbourne

Once described as “better than Paris, best in the world”, La Belle Miette’s specialty, gluten-free macarons are one of Australia’s finest, known for its signature crumbly, smooth-textured meringue shells and use of pure and luxury-grade ingredients.

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Gramercy New York Cheesecake: A Japan favourite

The great cheesecake debate often circles around the rhetoric: what makes a good-tasting cheesecake? Does it have to have a higher proportion of cheese or sponge? While the classically dense New York cheesecake will always be la familia to palates of globalised eaters, a growing fleet of patisseries across Japan have perfected their cheesecake to be a different kind:…

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Dessert Indulgence: Le Salon Jacques Borie, Tokyo

Ah, soufflés.  The élégant and highly temperamental French dessert loved by many, but mastered by few. Eating the decadent, fresh-baked egg dish commands an experience, and one of our highly recommended places for special occasion soufflés is Tokyo’s Le Salon Jacques Borie.

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Japan: Land of Many Happy Returns

17 May 2016 was a truly special day. Our fourth and most recent trip to Tokyo, Japan. I woke up to a day full of sweet surprises and the air smelled of roses and strawberries. Sat under the covers still in bed, hair uncombed and eyes barely struggling to fight the early morning sun, my…

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