Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy
Johannesstube owes its name to Johann Kohler who in 1830 made a dream’s family come true and founded the Hotel Engel. The walls and floors covered in Swiss pine have the honey colour of the chestnut, the tables are covered in white embroidered tablecloths and the big stove sits in the middle of the room, according to the local tradition. In the kitchen, multi-awarded chef Markus Baumgarten delights his clients with superb dishes.
New York, USA
When, in 2004, Taavo Somer and William Tigertt came up with the idea to open “a rugged clandestine colonial American tavern”, they made the right choice. The cuisine is simple and rustic inspired by old traditions but with European influences. This is without doubt one of our favourite restaurants in town. The leaflet says “Oysters, Caviar, Midnight Burgers, Fromage, Frites, Sundae, Music and Dancing”, but we guarantee that it’s much more than this. The family also owns a chain of barbershops with vintage décor, one of which is annexed to the restaurant. Deeply cool.
Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
“Soft Tamion’s bio egg with spinach, Cuor di Fassa cheese, potatoes and black truffle”, “Polenta’s gnocchi stuffed with smoked Trentingrana cheese, salted codfish and wild spinach”, “Veal cheek, chickpeas, spugnole mushrooms, figs and fois gras”, “Flavours from the woods”… Every dish at L’chimpl restaurant blends creativity, knowledge and local ingredients. It’s mountain poetry.
by Wendy Bevan
Wendy is a London based artist, she’s a photographer, musician, and performer. “…a marvellous chanteuse” (The Times).