My Top 5 2010 Restaurants
I love good food and good restaurants and we are horribly starved (sorry) of really good ones here in Bermuda. Still I am lucky and managed to eat in some great places last year. It was hard to pick five but I did.
My Five Favourite Restaurants of 2010
1. Purple Pig, Chicago
Cheese, wine and swine. A brilliantly conceived space, unusual tapas style menu, beguiling wine list and big range of unusual beers. The creation of Mario Batali prodigy Jimmy Bannos Jr, who gave my friends and I an unforgettable food experience in September.
2. Houstons, Coral Gables, Florida
I loved this place. Warm, cozy, kid friendly with tip-top service and a great menu.
3. Ocean Prime, Tampa, Florida
A busy and lively steak and fish restaurant also in Florida. A familiar big American city set up with piano bar and atmospheric restaurant but food was good and the people watching even better.
4. Punta Bonita, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Unbeatable location peering out into the Carribean Sea. A huge array of intriguing fresh small Mexican dishes to share, or if you’re me, eat on your own!
5. Modern, New York City
Tucked away almost unnoticed within New York’s Museum of Modern Art, this is a real gem of a restaurant. Kid friendly with a pleasing selection of dishes split by size of plate. An oasis away from the Christmas shoppers just a few blocks south of Central Park.
I wasn’t going to do this but favorite restaurants of the year:
1. Sufi – Punta Mita, Mexico
2. Galvin’s La Chapelle, London
3. Studio at the Montage, Laguna Beach, CA
4. Takashi’s, Salt Lake City, UT (every year)