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Girona, Spain – El Celler de Can Roca (World’s Best Restaurant) – Chef’s Tasting Menu – Act 3/6

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The savoury dishes had sweet components and efforts from Jordi and the wine pairings were never forgotten. The responsibilities were equally shared amongst the three brothers, and while each department could excel on its own, none could reach the full potential without the other.

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Girona, Spain – El Celler de Can Roca (World’s Best Restaurant) – Chef’s Tasting Menu – Act 2/6

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The entrance wasn’t particularly grand and it wasn’t in a castle on a hilltop, but the hairs on my arms were already standing. My nose was captivated by the scent of Jasmine flowers which draped the walls of the restaurant like curtains from a fairytale, and this set the tone for the rest of the evening.

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Girona, Spain – El Celler de Can Roca (World’s Best Restaurant) – Chef’s Tasting Menu – Act 1/6

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A dream within a dream; and the real experience was even better than imagined. Dining at El Celler de Can Roca was one of the most rewarding experiences. Life changing might sound dramatic, but it was emotionally and mindfully impactful.

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Follow Me Foodie to New York: Restaurants, bars, food & drinks worth flying for!

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This list will continue to grow for sure. It’s New York, arguably “the best” food city in North America. I really dislike “best of” lists and I think “the best food city” is dependent on what kind of food you want, but generally many would agree that New York has it all – and they do.

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Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe

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It’s a European-French style bakery with a couple local influences, but on the whole it is traditional in technique and classic in style. Some items I find quite pricey, but for the area it is not too far off from its neighbours. Thierry is one of the city’s most respected pastry chefs and pastry shops.

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar – Unsung Heroes (Seafood) Festival

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Despite Unsung Heroes being on it’s 10th year, it still doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Chef Pabst creates a genius menu showcasing under-utilized seafood and it’s one of my favourite menus of the year. The only “wrong” is that it is only available for the month of February.

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Raw Canvas – Painting/Wine & Cheese Bar in Yaletown (Dine Out Vancouver)

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Raw Canvas is a creative experience more so than a dining experience. Food is available, but it’s secondary with wine, cheese and charcuterie making up the whole menu. It is more about what is on your palette than on your plate, and don’t confuse “palette” with palate.

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