I’ve been fortunate enough to eat in some incredible restaurants but actually some of my favourite places have been made so by more than just the food. The memory of a mood, the warmth of the company, the smile that left with me. Whatever it was, some places leave an indelible marker in your mind.
I don’t want to overly romanticise this. For example, ask me about pizza and I think of a curb side pizzeria on a random corner in NYC, surrounded by workmen but being served the best slice of margarita pizza for $1! What I’m getting at is that if you’re a “foodie” like me, food is often about so much more than just sustenance or instant gratification. It is a feeling, a mood, a social interaction, a celebration, of the food and of those enjoying it.