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Vinous Table: Wild Flor, Brighton, UK

Vinous Table, United Kingdom

Neal Martin, Nov 2022

Wild Flor is an outstanding addition to Brighton’s dining scene. After years of coasting, Brighton is finally waking up to the fact that it can coexist with the proliferation of casual gastropubs and vegan eateries. It was refreshing to see a serious, thoughtful wine list whose accumulative costs are probably a little more than that 1996 Chambertin! I cannot wait to return.

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Vinous Table: Eike, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Vinous Table, South Africa

Neal Martin, Nov 2022

Eike lived up to expectations – the food was just delicious and exhibited just the right amount of flair whilst keeping it “real”.

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Vinous Table: Andrew Edmunds, London, UK

Vinous Table, United Kingdom

Neal Martin, Oct 2022

I cannot recommend Andrew Edmunds highly enough, especially those seeking a place to eat that is suffused with history and draped with charm, a bit rustic and yet serves delicious food accompanied by a trove of vinous treats.

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Vinous Table: The Sportsman, Kent, UK

Vinous Table, United Kingdom

Neal Martin, Sep 2022

I first heard about The Sportsman not long after it opened from a local friend, and it had only taken a couple of decades to visit. Thankfully, it did not disappoint. This is cooking where the chef wisely takes a back seat and allows the ingredients do all the talking.

The trout and rabbit dishes served at the bistro.

Vinous Table: L’Espace PH3 Bistrot/La Pyramide, Vienne, France

Vinous Table, France

Neal Martin, NM

The hotel boasts two restaurants, the two Michelin-starred La Pyramide and a bistro, L’Espace PH3. On the first night, attendees convened at the bistro in order to mine its eye-boggling wine lists, and the following day, the second part of the Chambertin tasting was accompanied by a specially prepared menu in the flagship restaurant.

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Vinous Table: Cornerstone, London, UK

Vinous Table, United Kingdom

Neal Martin, Sep 2022

Cornerstone is the kind of restaurant that I am seeking more and more these days: either waiting patiently for a Michelin star or recently in receipt of one, yet unburdened by the accolade. As a showcase for Tom Brown’s culinary skill, Cornerstone works perfectly.

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Vinous Table: Bar Le Côte, Los Olivos, CA

Vinous Table, United States: California

Antonio Galloni, Sep 2022

With its seafood focused menu and bright décor, Bar Le Côte is a very welcome addition to the Santa Barbara wine country dining scene.

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Vinous Table: La Cabotte, London, UK

Vinous Table, United Kingdom

Neal Martin, Aug 2022

A small number of people, a small number of bottles, fantastic cuisine, first-class service and the usual lively cross-table banter – you could not ask for more. Prices are extremely reasonable within the current inflationary climate. If you are a Burgundy lover with time in London, then this restaurant has to be one of your first ports of call.

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Vinous Table: Lorne, London, UK

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Neal Martin, Aug 2022

Lorne is my favourite restaurant in London right now. I would not claim it is the best. But favourite? That means much more to me.

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Vinous Table: Marea, New York, NY

Vinous Table, United States: New York

Antonio Galloni, Jul 2022

As great as the wines are, I am once again reminded that wines are made special by context, in other words the circumstances, places and people that surround them. This was a truly unforgettable night of food, wine, friendship and camaraderie. Until next time…