Kesra, TunisiaApril 18, 2019
Perched on an altitude of nearly 1,000 metres, Kesra is a colourful, cheerful commune to visit in Tunisia. Chat with the residents and check out their meals of simple, satisfying produce, with everything from local olive oil, cheese and honey to fresh-off-the-tree fruits.
Testour, TunisiaApril 15, 2019
With a population of fewer than 15,000, the hill village of Testour promises an engaging peek into rural Tunisian life. Its local fare is worth exploring too - buy some bread to pair with the traditional cheese, with wild-picked berries and fresh pomegranate juice for a satisfying refreshment.
Osteria Rabezzana, Turin, ItalyApril 13, 2019
Osteria Rabezzana's risotto is worth writing home about - cooked with chestnuts for extra crunch, seasoned with Raschera cheese for more savouriness, and sprinkled with chamomile powder for a boost of aroma.
Taverne Du Dauphine, CasablancaApril 11, 2019
Fronting the Atlantic Ocean, Casablanca is naturally one of Morocco's cities where seafood shines the brightest. Taverne Du Dauphine ranks among the most-respected seafood specialists, reputedly run by the same family since the 1950s, promising highlights from Casablanca and beyond, including Mor...
Essaouira Seafood, MoroccoApril 9, 2019
In any port city, the seafood is always the best bet for lunch - Essaouira in Morocco is no exception, with numerous stalls by the sea that ply customers with fresh fish, crustaceans and mollusks from the Atlantic.
Bhaleshwar Mahadev Temple, NepalApril 6, 2019
South of Kathmandu, the Bhaleshwar Mahadev temple of Lord Shiva is perched more than 2,500 metres above sea level, offering an astonishing perspective over the landscape that stretches to the mountains beyond. For Hindu festivals, devotees throng the temple and are fed by volunteers with simple m...
Kathmandu Street FoodApril 4, 2019
Kathmandu's tastiest street food might be bara, a savoury lentil pancake that's perfect with spiced potatoes. But there's plenty to relish on the sidewalks of Nepal's capital city, from super-spicy chhoyla grilled buffalo meat to yomari steamed rice flour dumplings stuffed with chaku sugarcane...
Golden Eyes Restaurant, KathmanduApril 2, 2019
Overlooking Kathmandu's Boudhanath spherical stupa, Golden Eyes is a convenient perch for a bird's eye perspective of this Buddhist monument - the food promises a worthwhile peek into local cuisine too; start with a sandheko walnut salad, followed by the thali lunchtime rice set of typical Nepale...
Grillmarkadurinn, Reykjavik, IcelandMarch 31, 2019
Reykjavik's favourite grill specialist does great work with domestic meat, prepared through recipes that complement classical breeding and hunting with contemporary cooking - horse tenderloin steaks, smoked puffin with pickled blueberries, as well as chicken and pork ribs from local Icelandic farms.
Barbakan, Warsaw, PolandMarch 27, 2019
Time-honoured recipes seize centre stage at Barbakan: Polish-style steak tartare, zurek soup with sausage and hard-boiled eggs in a sour rye bread bowl, as well as Warsaw's omnipresent rustic staple of pierogi dumplings stuffed with minced pork and crowned with crackling, washed down with hot wine.
Kontakt, Bratislava, SlovakiaMarch 25, 2019
Aiming to remake Grandma's cooking for the 21st century, Kontakt is a pleasant place in Slovakia's historical capital of Bratislava for a lunch of poached catfish with curd cheese dumplings, potatoes and marinated beetroot. Grandma raised these kids well.
Wine & Tapas del Duero, BarcelonaMarch 23, 2019
This one-man shop is a worthwhile spot in Barcelona for sampling Spanish wines, with hour-long tasting flights offered, coupled with simple tapas and hams.
Cafe des Delices, TunisiaMarch 21, 2019
Perched in blue and white over the Gulf of Tunis, Cafe des Delices is a popular spot for relaxing and sipping on mint tea saturated with whole almonds in Sidi Bou Said, the coastal Tunisian town that has long been known as an enclave for artists.
Le Rocher Bleu, TunisiaMarch 18, 2019
Perched atop Tunisia's tranquil hill town of Takrouna, Le Rocher Bleu is a beautiful art-focused cafe where visitors can sip on mint tea speckled with pine nuts while admiring an array of paintings, photographs and handicraft.
Gesumin, Como, ItalyMarch 16, 2019
Gesumin has been pulling in Como's crowds since 1976 with temptations like potato gnocchi with cheese fondue and black truffles - a perfect lunchtime treat before or after exploring the lake.