Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Our wonderful world in the current issue of Travelife Magazine




Good food is truly a joy in a never-ending #Travelife, so you can imagine what a happy time we had putting together this issue containing three of the most special experiences in the gastronomic world right now – plus one spontaneous foodie foray in Barcelona.



What a wonderful way to start 2015, as well, meeting revered chefs and tasting exquisite dishes created with genius, skill and inspiration.

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NOMA IN TOKYO 

Heading our delicious line-up, Jerome Velasco writes about THE MEAL OF THE YEAR at the temporary restaurant of Noma in Tokyo.

Noma, based in Copenhagen and considered the best restaurant in the world right now, closed shop in Denmark for five weeks to re-open in Tokyo using Japanese ingredients.

Noma Tokyo

This is definitely the most coveted restaurant reservation so far for 2015, and understandably so.

Over 60,000 foodies reportedly applied for a table, and Travelife Magazine was among the first and the only at this meal of the year. In fact, we were probably one of a handful from anywhere in the world who actually had two meals at Noma Tokyo.


ONE OF THE HARDEST RESTAURANTS
TO BOOK IN THE WORLD

Also in Tokyo, I had the opportunity to book two seats at a small traditional restaurant that has courted Michelin-starred controversy and not really welcomed new diners with enthusiasm.

Rumour has it that the chef even turned down three Michelin stars. What an experience this was.

Read about my 13 courses over AN AFTERNOON OF DELIGHT last month in Japan.

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FRENCH FOOD IN DANANG 

Meanwhile, Chris Dwyer, a former senior executive at CNN, took THE SLOW TRAIN TO A GREAT MEAL in Danang to observe culinary master Michel Roux in action at his only Asian outpost, in one of Vietnam’s top luxury hotels.

Chef Michel Roux in Vietnam

SEARCHING FOR THE BEST TAPAS 
IN BARCELONA 

Dondi Joseph delved into the foodie world as well.

In a story about CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MY KIND, he recalls his initially disheartening attempts to find a decent tapas bar on a Sunday evening in Barcelona.

At a jamon shop in Barcelona

All he found in the beginning were closed doors, but his search ended fortuitously in a fantastic bar manned by Filipinos who offered him great food and warm service.

Exactly what he was looking for.



TRAVELIFE TO CAIRO NOW 

Our cover story was shot on a boat on a beautiful day in Egypt, which, incidentally, is one of hot destinations for 2015.

As always, Travelife Magazine, the leading travel & lifestyle publication, is at the forefront, way ahead of others in discovering (or re-discovering) some of the most amazing experiences in the world.

At a Cairo coffee shop,
our cover model is living a #Travelife...

ALWAYS A NEVER-ENDING TRAVELIFE

TRAVELIFE General Manager Angelica Bayona, who has crisscrossed the globe more times than she can count for our magazine, led the team that flew to Cairo for this cover feature last October.

Every trip we at TRAVELIFE undertake is unique and memorable. 



I hope the happy excitement and awe we always feel, exploring the depths and breadth of this truly wonderful world, is evident in our pages, as we happily and most enthusiastically undertake a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.




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