Looking for ideas of where to go for christmas food indulgence and no pigs-in-blankets in sight, we have a few suggestions from around the globe:
Casual and majestic, heavenly italian cooking. Bancone, meaning ‘bar’ or ‘counter’ is situated on William IV Street in Covent Garden. It is the fusion between chefs Louis Korovilas, formerly of Pied à Terre and Locanada Locatelli. Their menu takes inspiration from many of the 21 regions of Italy and their pasta is skilfully made in-house every day. The casually orgasmic result is a combination of both traditional dishes and artisanal new creations pushing culinary boundaries with integrity and passion. Affordable and not to be missed.
One of those rooftop show-stopping venues so popular in Paris, Le Georges preens atop the Centre Georges Pompidou. Part of the Costes brothers’ empire, the establishment trots out fashionable dishes such as sesame-crusted tuna and coriander-spiced beef fillet flambéed with cognac. This restaurant is considered one of the more romantic spots for dining in the capital. There are no special Christmas menus on offer, but can be an elegant option for the occasion.
Chef Otto Koch’s acclaimed restaurant inside the Olympic Tower, in one of the most famous areas of Munich. Otto Koch brings 20 years’ experience in being a head chef, having previously trained at various prestigious French dining establishments. The restaurant is named for its placement 181 meters above ground and has become one of the city’s most coveted dining spots. It even earned a Michelin star for chef Otto Koch’s concoctions, such as morel-crusted veal and langoustine tartare on a bed of caviar. Give them a spin.
The Newport in Sydney’s northern beaches boasts crab worth crossing bridges for. Chef Jordan Toft, sets a new standard for Northern Beaches dining bringing together the best of Fred’s, Coogee Pavilion and the Ivy, it’s at once casual, ambitious and refined. Since taking over The Newport (or The Newport Arms as it used to be called) in 2015, Merivale has injected their magic touch while still remaining true to the inherent character of the much-loved community pub. Perfect for an after-work drink, a celebratory dinner, or a long lazy lunch that creeps into the evening. Just don’t tell everyone about it.