Classic Dining at Amuse-Bouche in Johannesburg

Classic Dining at Amuse-Bouche in Johannesburg

Who knew such an elegant fine dining restaurant was sitting tucked away inside a boutique hotel in Johannesburg? I certainly wasn't expecting it! But one evening, I found myself perched atop a plush high back chair within a glass-encased dining room at a table dressed with thick luxurious linens. 

Mythos Kouzina & Grill: Authentically Greek in Dubai

Mythos Kouzina & Grill: Authentically Greek in Dubai

When I was getting ready to head to Mythos for dinner, I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical about its location. I know JLT, or Jumeirah Lake Towers, for its offices and, despite the rave reviews, could not picture a really cosy Greek restaurant in this part of Dubai.

Galvin Dubai’s ‘Flavours Of The Sun’

Galvin Dubai’s ‘Flavours Of The Sun’

Although Galvin Dubai (from Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin) retains the brand’s signature French-English touch, they’ve also catered to their new audience by adding a Mediterranean basin flair. That means homages to Italian, Southern French, and North African cuisine in what they call “flavours of the sun”.

Ekstedt: Cooking By Fire In Stockholm

Ekstedt: Cooking By Fire In Stockholm

Chef Niklas Ekstedt took a concept that many people said was too difficult to execute properly and proved otherwise. His eponymous restaurant Ekstedt was awarded a Michelin star in 2013 and has consistently been listed in everything from the World’s 50 Best Restaurants to the most essential restaurants to visit in Stockholm. 

OAXEN KROG & SLIP: Sophisticated Sustainable Dining in Stockholm

OAXEN KROG & SLIP: Sophisticated Sustainable Dining in Stockholm

When heading to Stockholm (yet again because I just can’t get enough of the city these days), I asked three of my local buddies and even the PR head of another top restaurant in Stockholm for food recommendations. All of them squealed, “You have to do Oaxen Krog!”. So there you have it, it was on the list.