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Best of... Food+Drink Archives - Page 2 of 2 - The Cultureur | For the Modern Global Citizen

The Best Macarons in Paris…

November 13, 2012
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can be found at the original 1862 Ladurée bakery, located on Rue Royale. Famed as the creator of the double-decker macaron, Ladurée not only offers the elegant dessert in a rainbow assortment of flavors, but it also holds as one of the oldest tearooms in […]

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The Best Martini in London…

November 7, 2012
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is the classic dry at Duke’s Bar (housed in luxury boutique hotel, Duke’s Hotel), a hidden gem in London’s bar scene. Rumor has it that, as a seasoned Duke’s Bar patron, Ian Fleming (of the James Bond fame) coined the catchphrase “shaken not […]

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The Best Lemon Tart in Paris…

November 5, 2012
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can be found at Jacques Genin, one of Paris’ most reputable pâtisseries and chocolate shops, located in the 3rd arrondissement. But don’t go asking for a lemon tart; ask for a tarte au citron instead. You’ll be received with much better service, and maybe even […]

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The Best Custard Tart in Lisbon…

October 29, 2012
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and arguably, the world is the Pastel de Nata (also called the Pastéis de Belém) from Antiga Confeitaria de Belem–the purported birthplace of the eggy dessert. Think of it as one of Portugal’s culinary gifts to the world. These unbelievably creamy, flaky custard tarts […]

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The Best Rose-Raspberry Croissant in Paris…

October 24, 2012
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can be found at Pierre Hermé, one of Paris’ premier pastry shops, nestled in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area (my favorite location out of the 7). I often hear people say croissants are not pastries, but instead of getting into an argument about how wrong they […]

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The Best Fresh Juice in Mumbai…

October 15, 2012
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is most definitely at the Haji Ali Juice Centre, located at Haji Ali Circle near Cumballa Hill. Founded in 1937, it’s an institution in Mumbai, with listings in almost every guide book. It’s a juice stall/fast food joint on the side of the road that […]

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The Best Desserts in San Diego…

September 26, 2012
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are hiding at Extraordinary Desserts, a sweet haven of the most decadent and quality desserts. There are two locations in San Diego — one on 5th Street and the other on Union Street, both in downtown. Personally, I’m sold on both locations, although the cafe on Union Street […]

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The Best Scones in London…

September 17, 2012
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come at a steep price, but look no further than the Ritz London, the charming iconic luxury hotel in Green Park. Notting Hill, anyone? From all my 20+ afternoon tea experiences, the Ritz is the reigning champion of the scone. Light, fluffy, and buttery…just how I […]

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The Best Hot Chocolate in Paris…

August 23, 2012
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is at La Maison Angelina, a tearoom on the famous Rue de Rivoli, near the Louvre Museum. Established in 1903, this quaint cafe is a favorite among local Parisians and tourists alike. It literally is the best and richest cup of hot chocolate you will ever try. It […]

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The Best Bagels in San Francisco…

August 23, 2012
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are from Noah’s New York Bagels. Although it’s caused more of a stir in northern California, southern California hasn’t been deprived completely of Noah’s. They’re just so fluffy and soft; they’re hard to resist! And the freshly-made cream cheeses, or […]

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