Wow, stunning, modern farmhouse with an exceedingly contemporary funky design. We are hopeful our photos do justice…not too many farmers can boast a “farmhouse” like this one!
We were greeted by the wife – Luciana – at the front door. Chef Massimo Camia visited to say hello, albeit his English is far from his best language…and our Italian is virtually non-existent! They both smiled when we mentioned Chef Antimo of [L’Altro HK, now Otto e Mezzo Macau]. Thanks, Mino! Continue reading Locando nel Borgo Antico 👍👍👍👌
We chose this restaurant because the Website quite playfully explains he cooks every dish and has no interest in being a “celebrity” chef. I loved the attitude of the Chef on his Website. Although the food was good, he is not at risk of joining the likes of Pierre Gagnaire or Robuchon, albeit he would beat the pants off of Jamie Oliver!
In our experience, this little neighborhood kitchen was the best food in Brighton.
We slowly strolled 2.5 miles (4 km) from The Oakley Court Hotel to the little – I mean teeny, itsy bitzy – village of Bray where quite surprisingly several of the most highly rated UK restaurants call home. If you sneezed while driving down Windsor Road, you easily could miss the village. To use such terms as “adorable” or “quaint” would not be inappropriate when describing the village and The Hinds Head, which is the famed Chef Heston Blumenthal’s “gastro-pub”….our first after more than 30 years of “pub-grub” experiences around the world.
We followed the GPS to a dead-end street before doubling back to find this unassuming pub surrounded by fields of green and yellow. This is THE definition of a gastro-pub. The Hinds Head could learn a thing or EVERYTHING from this competing, Michelin One Star establishment.
The world of fine dining begins and ends at the Waterside…Inn. A fairly simple, countryside entrance to a non-descript building blossoms into the true meaning of an exceptional culinary – I dare say epic – event.
Diego, the maitre’d of maitre’d exceptionalism, swooshes around the dining room with an elegance of a conductor bleading his orchestra. The definition of service and only challenged by the likes of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and L’Enclume.