THE WORLD’S BEST SANDWICH*, Café Viena, Barri Gotic, Barcelona

02-28-12 (*Or so sayeth Mark Bittman. I won’t argue with him nor will I argue with the sheer perfection this Flauta D’Ibéric D.O. Jabugo, a divine creation that comprises great crusty bread, Iberian salt-cured ham, a light tomato paste, and butter. Perfection.)
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Tasting Menu, Geist, Copenhagen

02-20-12 (Again another exception to the rule. I had to post almost the entire meal…)
Mushroom Soup (Not Pictured)
Spaghetti-Sliced White Radish with Oyster Sauce

Shaved Cauliflower and Black Truffle and Fløde (sort of like a Danish version of Crème Fraîche)

Yogurt, Turbot, Cheese and Fennel Ravioli

Baked Celeriac with Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

Mashed Potatoes, Brown Stone Crab, Butter Foam

Quail, Nasturtium, Grilled Spring Onions, Oxtail Vinaigrette, Burned Garlic Powder

Goat’s Milk Yogurt Sorbet, Crystallized Sorrel

White Chocolate Panna Cotta, Day-old Bread and Chocolate Crumble

Banana and Olive Oil Sorbet with Speculoos Flakes

Quince Tea with Lemon Peel Cotton Candy

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