Last week, we got on a plane in search of extra inspiration and fresh flavors.
Save to say we found both in just the right amount.
First stop: Chef's Table at The Sea, The Sea, a brainchild of the legendary Portuguese chef Leandro Carreira. Leo's culinary journey began in his hometown of Leiria, Portugal, and unfolded through local restaurants and a transformative stint at Caffé Caffé in Lisbon. His travels took him to Dubai and across Europe, culminating in an impactful three-and-a-half years at Mugaritz, a pivotal experience that shaped his unique approach to cooking.
Leo is a true fish enthusiast. He also distributes fresh fish acrros over 100 restaurants in London. With Chef's Table at The Sea, The Sea, the chef created an immersive experience for all seafood lovers - us included. The intimate setting, limited to 14 seats, allowed us to savor the meticulous preparation of fish and witness the art of fish maturation. 1 word, 12 letters: unbelievable.
KILN in Soho was a pleasant surprise: a remarkable restaurant that does not accept reservations, inviting you to embrace spontaneity. Seated at the bustling counter, we enjoyed a symphony of flavors from a curated selection of spicy delights.
For anyone around that was watching, we were just a bunch of dudes fascinated at the staff serving wine as they were swapping vinyls. With no desserts on the menu, we ended up having a curry. Fortunately for us, there was a lot of wine; it really adds an extra layer to the entire experience.
Amidst the vibrant atmosphere and a crowd that gathers many locals, we savored every bite of their laid-back, yet intense Indian cuisine. This true culinary haven should be a no-brainer for anyone visiting the big city.
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