Quick, and good value: Sushikai Beaune

Yes, I know. Another Japanese restaurant in Beaune, you say. Why ? Well, it is light, digestible, and a bit of variety never hurts. And I think Pinot Noir goes well with a lot of Japanese food. Because of all the bitterness and aromatic spice. After driving by Sushikai for years, I finally stopped there. It…

Belated Vietnamese Postcard

Little lady selling sweet soy pudding My first trip to Vietnam was in December 2007 (less than a year ago). It was a trip that had a huge impact on many aspects of my life, but probably most importantly, my taste life.  (That 1st trip was before I started this blog and it inspired the…

A couple of minutes on the sorting table

Grab a sécateur (gardening shears), put on a pair of gloves and prepare your eyes to sort out imperfect grapes. Spent some time working the sorting table this year in Burgundy. An important year to have a sorting table (more details on why soon). Not as physical as the actual picking of the grapes, its a…

Pierluigi, la dolce vita in Piazza de’ Ricci

    I like to listen to Giorgio, the waiter. He knows what’s good. (And he’s proficient in several languages). Last time I was there he recommended a selection of 3 antipasti that were fish based, delicious and digestible. Especially the Moscardini fritti. Tiny squid flash fried. Fabulous. I think I could live off these….