Kyoto Contrasts – Hyotei and Okariba

Kyoto Contrasts – Hyotei and Okariba

  Compared to Tokyo’s sprawling expanse of concrete, steel, neon, and asphalt, Kyoto’s first impression is one of water, greenery, mountains, and temples, temples, temples. With 17 UNESCO World Heritage…

Sukiyabashi Jiro – Tokyo, October 2013

Sukiyabashi Jiro – Tokyo, October 2013

  Jiro Ono is small in stature, but he towers above everything when he’s behind the sushi bar. Now an international celebrity thanks to the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi,…

Per Se – NYC, June 2013

Per Se – NYC, June 2013

  I’d done the research on getting a reservation at Thomas Keller’s Per Se restaurant in New York City, and the situation was looking grim. Callers had to compete for…