[Hong Kong] Pang’s Kitchen 彭慶記*

A little background:  Anyone living in Happy Valley will be familiar with Pang’s Kitchen as it has been packing them in since it opened back in 2001. Its reputation is largely down to its Cantonese cuisine which comes in a decidedly homestyle, traditional style,  with dishes such as baked fish intestines in a clay pot,…

[Toronto] Buca Osteria & Bar

A little background:  Buca Osteria & Bar is much more than an Italian restaurant. In the spirit of the widely celebrated first location of Buca on King Street, the outpost in the heart of Yorkville is a place to be delighted by the restaurant’s trademark inventive, artisanal fare, rooted in Italian tradition. The coastal cousin…

[Paris] L’Arpege***

A little background:  There were those who thought Alain Passard was going mad when he announced several years back that he would turn L’Arpège’s focus to the vegetables he was raising at his biodynamic farm just outside Paris. Now, in 2015, it seems the epitome of fashion. After nearly three decades of cooking at the…