2019 was a delicious year with some great meals in Japan, St. John’s Newfoundland, Kelowna BC, Portugal and Wellington, Ontario.
The giant tempura clams at Tsunahachi in the Keio Department store, Shinjuku, Tokyo was unforgettable. We didn’t have a bad meal in Japan. The Kuromon Ichiba Market in Osaka was a highlight.
In St. John’s, Newfoundland, we had the absolute best tasting menu paired with wine at Raymond’s. The food was glorious but the wine matches knocked it out of the park. At The Merchant Tavern we had the best scallops ever and The Mallard Cottage‘s cornmeal crusted cod cheeks are unforgettable.
We went to Kelowna for our annual wine buying trip and tried the new Home Block at Cedar Creek Winery and had the best calamari we’ve ever had. Can’t wait to go back. This one is bound to get even better.
We spent a week in Portugal. Our best meal was at Volta & Meia in Figueira da Foz http://voltaemeia.com/. Ameijoas a Bulhao Pato combines clams, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, white wine and cilantro. Without doubt, the best clams I’ve ever eaten and we loved the restaurant. And we discovered Serra cheese. I sure wish I’d brought some home because I can’t get it here. Another reason to go back to Portugal.
Lastly we had the best fish taco ever at La Condesa in Wellington, Ontario. Fresh made to order tortillas mean you wait a little longer and then have to order more. Just try to eat only one.