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2017/11/06 Ming Court Michelin Tasting Menu in Hong Kong
π 2017-11-06 00:00 in Dining
One evening in Hong Kong we had time for a somewhat better dinner. I got a recommendation for Michelin rated Ming Court, and we took their full tasting menu which was a mix of Eastern and Western fares. While it didn't top some of the similar tasting menus we've had elsewhere, they had an interesting mix of things that we hadn't tried elsewhere.

The presentation sure was nice:










2017/08/06 Two michelin rated restaurants in Edinburgh: Number One and Anniversary Dinner at The Kitchin
π 2017-08-06 00:00 in Dining, Greatbritain2017
While I was prepared for pretty bad food in the UK, it's actually plenty of decent to good restaurants, and we went to visit some of them. Edinburgh (Scotland), has plenty of good restaurants, and we went to try 2 Michelin rated ones.

Number one had a tasting menu of 4, 7, or 10 courses. For that day, we figured the 7 course one would be enough. Jennifer got the premium wine pairing to go with it:









a few deserts to finish the meal :)
a few deserts to finish the meal :)

Two days later was our anniversary and Jennifer booked a dinner for us at The Kitchin (yes, it's spelled that way), another michelin rated restaurant. We took the premium tasting menu and Jennifer got the premium wine pairing:









Neither were amongst the top restaurants we've eaten at in Paris or California, but they were both a good dining experience, although not quite competitive in price with similarly good options in California (price was similar except it was UK pounds instead of dollars)

2017/05/24 Dinner at Quince, the Latest 3 Star Michelin Rated Restaurant in SF
π 2017-05-24 00:00 in Dining
Since we were in SF to go see a Hamilton matinée (great show by the way), we used the opportunity to have dinner at Quince. Funny thing is that it's on the other side of the wall from Coi, with 2 stars.

I guess they are Saison's competitor and honestly Saison was totally overpriced without being better. Quince is definitely a better deal, and had more courses (not that more is always better, but in this case it was).

Some pictures:





















Definitely a good dinner and Jennifer enjoyed the wine course (good pairings).

2017/05/06 Omakase @ Mitsunobu
π 2017-05-06 00:00 in Dining
I wanted to give Jennifer a change from home cooking, so we went to Mitsunobu for their Omakase tasting menu. It was good :)









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2017/01/22 Fine Dining in Stillwater, Launceston, Tasmania
π 2017-01-22 00:00 in Dining, Tasmania2017
As luck would have it, I randomly picked a restaurant in Launceston that was conveniently located where we'd be, and it turns out it was a top rated Michelin rated restaurant. We went with Andy and had a great dinner:






2016/12/28 5 Course Tasting Menu at Alexandre, Bruxelles
π 2016-12-28 00:00 in Belgium, Dining
After arriving in Bruxlles, we tried to make a reervation in the nice restaurants that were open, which was hard given that it was between Xmas and New Year's. Eventually some stupid tripadvisor owned side, fork.be, told us we had a reservation at Alexandre, when in fact we had none at all, and they did not expect us at all when we showed up.
Thankfully they very nicely agreed to take us anyway, although we were limited to the 5 course tasting menu instead of the full 9-10 course one. Life can be tough that way at times :)










2016/12/25 Xmas with my Mom
π 2016-12-25 00:00 in Dining, Family
Another year, another Xmas lunch with my Mom, brother and family. Nice day as always:








2016/12/21 Multiple Dinners around Xmas with my Dad, Francs, and Hodges
π 2016-12-21 00:00 in Dining, Family
Multiple dinners over multiple days with different family and friends. Lots of food, and good times :)





















And we also got invited by my brother for yet another dinner :)




2016/12/06 Jennifer's Anniversary Dinner at Benu, San Francisco
π 2016-12-06 00:00 in Dining
For Jennifer's 42th's BD, we had a very nice dinner at Benu, the other michelin 3 star restaurant in San Francisco. It was Asian inspired cooking, a mix of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, with quite interesting ingredients for some dishes.
While expensive, it's noticeably cheaper than its rival Saison while being just as good and offering more dishes to try without coming out totally stuffed or in a sugar comma after 3 or 4 desserts :)























2016/11/29 Live King Crab at Koi Palace with Jennifer's Parents
π 2016-11-29 00:00 in Dining
We all love king crab, so for Jennifer's parents' visit, we went to Koi Palace, and ordered a live king crab. It was big, fresh, and expensive :)
We had them cook it 3 ways, which gave some variety in what we got to try:



nice beast ;)
nice beast ;)

fried
fried

also served with vegetables
also served with vegetables

and the rest
and the rest



Yes, that was a lot of food, we had leftovers despite 4 motivated people :) but indeed the steamed crab meat was very nice, better than frozen for sure.


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