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Côté Rue Bordeaux Review A Diversity Of Flavours On Bordeaux's Rue Paul Louis Lande

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The concept at Côté Rue is simple enough – fresh ingredients direct from the market concocted into a simple seasonal menu that is presented as a tasting menu. You don’t get to choose what you eat – so prudes should stay away – but for those who enjoy culinary experimentation and food served just as the chef(s) intended, Côté Rue …

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Umami Restaurant Review The Fifth Taste In Strasbourg

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UMAMI occupies a somewhat curious position in the little city of Strasbourg. It sits perched atop ancient cobbled stone right in the middle of Petite France, the picturesque medieval district, favoured by tourists and choucroute peddlers alike. Though that’s not to say it’s the only restaurant in the area pushing a slightly more refined menu onto those much trodden streets. …

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Trattoria Sostanza And The Ignorance of Tourists

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Florence isn’t short on busy little Trattorias that come with love letters posted on blogs, in magazines and review sites from all around the world claiming to have found the best cuisine in the city. Most of these claims are ridiculous. Lazy reviewers who couldn’t help but fall in love with everything that they encountered on their visit to Italy. …

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Il Santo Bevitore Restaurant Review Good Food But Very Little Romance In One Of Oltrarno's Busiest Restaurants

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Il Santo Bevitore is typical of the nuovo of Florentine restaurants. A large, dimly lit open space with a few nooks and a couple of long tables to satiate the Italian love for eating together in large – often gigantic – groups. This, by the way, is why one should always take Tripadvisor reviews with a teaspoon of salt. Especially …