10 04, 2014

Introducing Parla Food City Guides

2017-02-17T15:16:25+01:00April 10th, 2014|Categories: Antep/Gaziantep, Copenhagen, Florence, Food & Wine, Istanbul, London, Naples & Campania, New Haven, New Orleans, New York City, Puglia, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Sicily, Vieques|6 Comments

Parla Food turns five years old this month. Crazy, right? She looks older. I blame all the cocktails and carbonara. With each passing year, wading though posts and categories devoted to various cities has become increasingly cumbersome. So to make things easier for you, fair reader, I have launched a series of City Guides. [...]

2 01, 2012

Favorite Meals and Destinations of 2011

2017-02-17T15:21:36+01:00January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Beer, Copenhagen, Food & Wine, Gelato, Istanbul, London, Meat, Naples & Campania, New York City, Piedmont, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Spain, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|15 Comments

Liquid nitrogen aperitif at The Fat Duck. 2011 has come and gone and my 2012 calendar is beginning to fill up with what promise to be exciting culinary adventures. There is something very satisfying about planning meals half a year in advance but before I begin drifting in and out of food comas, it is [...]

27 12, 2011

Manfreds In Copenhagen

2017-02-17T15:21:54+01:00December 27th, 2011|Categories: Copenhagen, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

In 2010 Chef Christian Puglisi opened his first restaurant, Relæ, in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen. His second endeavor, a wine bar and take-out place called Manfreds, was quick to follow. Both venues, which stand opposite one another on Jægersborggade, employ rigorously sourced ingredients in their dishes and […]

13 12, 2011

Return to Noma Part 2: The Tasting Menu

2017-02-17T15:22:22+01:00December 13th, 2011|Categories: Copenhagen, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Travel|3 Comments

Once the snacks (see Part 1) concluded, a felt parcel containing a loaf of sourdough bread was delivered to the table along with a side of virgin butter and the greatest spread on earth: whipped pork fat with apple aquavit and scratchings. This signaled the tasting menu was about to begin. I inquired about a [...]

10 12, 2011

Return to Noma Part 1: Snacks

2017-02-17T15:22:31+01:00December 10th, 2011|Categories: Copenhagen, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Travel|9 Comments

On Thursday I returned to Noma, the #1 restaurant in the world. I made my first trip in early September and was so intrigued by the extreme seasonality of the cuisine that I had to return as soon as possible to see how colder climates would affect the menu. With the help of a fast [...]

8 12, 2011

A Visit to the Noma Kitchen

2017-02-17T15:22:35+01:00December 8th, 2011|Categories: Copenhagen, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

Preparing an Indian themed staff meal. Dining at Noma is already an unforgettable experience on its own and one that relatively few people on earth have access to for various economic, geographical and logistical reasons. I know that it is ridiculous and indulgent that I have been twice in the past four months (and that [...]