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Nahm restaurant, in the COMO Hotel

The best places to sit at a true chef table, all around the world, are hidden gems that Andrea Oschetti, Hong Kong-based travel guru and founder of Blueflower, personally tasted
during his travels. A bit by chance, a bit by following the natural paths that lead to quality. Here you can find his exclusive, private selection.

Nahm

Bangkok - Thailand - 27 S Sathorn Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon;
Tel. +66 2 6253333; 
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This acclaimed modern restaurant, in the magic frame of the Metropolitan hotel by COMO, is known for cooking homestyle Thai food with a flair that seduces palates worldwide.
There is a meticulous research into developing of the head chef Prin Polsuk recipes. He tastes, tastes, tastes and then tastes again. It’s about finding the perfect ratios of ingredients but also striving to add surprising layers of flavours. All the subtle additions spark magic in the taste buds of the guests and give them extreme satisfaction.

Babel restaurants at Babylonestoren

Cape Town - South Africa - R45, Simondium, 7670;
Tel. +27 21 8633852;
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Babylonstoren is an old historic fruit and wine farm dating back to 1692, transformed into
a beautiful hotel with 13 guests. The heart of the property is its fruits and vegetable garden, laid out over 3,5 hectares, and its restaurant Babel. Housed in an old cow shed are a light and airy place with a seamless mix of Cape Dutch architecture and contemporary glass walls
that make for a simple yet modern environment. Eating here is a journey of rediscovery of the honest essence of things. 

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Babel restaurant in Capetown.

Kikunoi

Kyoto - Japan - 459 Shimokawara-cho, Yasakatoriimae-sagaru, Shimokawara-dori, Higashiyama-ku; Tel. +81 75 5610015

Kikunoi is a typical ryōtei, a luxurious traditional Japanese (Kyoto-style cuisine) restaurant in the Gion-Maruyama district of Kyoto. As a three-star Michelin, they only accept new customers by referral, the meals are usually cheered by the conversation with the landlady (called Okami) and the dishes are prepared by the Okami's husband.

Salumeria Roscioli

Rome - Italy - via dei Giubbonari, 21/22;
Tel. +39 06 6875287; 
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Classic Capitoline dishes, 300 types of cheese, 150 varieties of cold cuts, 2,800 wine labels, and a wide selection of preserves, sauces, mustards, canned foods, pasta, oils.
The Roscioli motto is very clear: “Before the kitchen… comes the raw material.”

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The delicatessen Roscioli; eat like a true Roman

Don Julio

Buenos Aires - Argentina - Calle Guatemala 4699, Palermo Viejo;
Tel. +54 11 48319564

One of the best “parrilla” in town: a great balance between traditional and indulgent.
The dining room looks into an open kitchen, so ask your waiter to explain the various cuts of meat and they'll be happy to give you a crash course, based on samples sizzling away on the grill.

Eolo

Bragozzo on the sea - Venice - Italy;
Tel. +39 349 7431552; 
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Tasting the classic dishes of Venetian cuisine on board. Eolo is a “bragozzo” (a sailboat used as a fishing vessel in the days of the Serenissima Republic) of 1946, restored by Mauro Stoppa, its current owner and appreciated chef. The bragozzo is a traditional craft of long wooden fishing 16 meters, with colourful sails, which travels slowly through the lesser known areas of the north lagoon.

Tawlet

Beirut - Lebanon - 12 Rue Naher, Armenia Street;
Tel. +961 1 448129
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It all started as Beirut’s first farmers’ market: Souk el Tayeb that highlighted rural produce in the urban environment. Since 2004 has evolved from an experimental farmers market promoting small-scale farmers and producers, to an organisation working on projects to promote and preserve culinary traditions, rural heritage and the natural environment. In 2009 Souk El Tayeb opened Tawlet: the farmers’ kitchen focusing on local traditions, produces and cuisine. Every day a different cook from a different area tells us the story and the traditions of a region of Lebanon through food.

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Tawlet in Beirut, the farmer's kitchen on local tradition

L Chimpl

Vigo di Fassa (TN) - Italy - Strada de Tamion 3;
Tel. +39 0462 769108;
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One of the great gourmet restaurants of the Dolomites, with a Michelin star and just six tables and 14 places. In this small den, chef Stefano Ghetta offers the best of Ladin cuisine with special attention to product “zero kilometer” quality, and a great wine list expertly combined.

A Razor, A Shiny Knife

New York - USA - 34 4th St;
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Not a simple restaurant, but an internationally-acclaimed entertainment company specialising in event design, multimedia production and cuisine. A group of people who turned a subway car into a full-service restaurant: one part pranking group, one part performance art, and one part very skilled chefs, they are led by Daniel Castaño and Michael J. Cirino.

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L Chimpl, with a spectacular view on the Dolomites

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Glacier Lodge
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Tranquillity in Lhasa
STAY ALASKA

STAY ALASKA

Perched on Denali
STAY GREENLAND

STAY GREENLAND

Glamping in Supreme Style
STAY FINLAND

STAY FINLAND

Northernmost Lodge
DO MADAGASCAR

DO MADAGASCAR

Heli-Safari to Lost Worlds
STAY MADAGASCAR

STAY MADAGASCAR

Of Last Paradises
DO SARDINIA

DO SARDINIA

Selvaggio Blu
STAY CAMBODIA

STAY CAMBODIA

To Become Wild and Free
STAY GALAPAGOS

STAY GALAPAGOS

Your Base at the Archipelago
STAY ITALY

STAY ITALY

A Nobler Villa
STAY CANADA

STAY CANADA

Grander Outdoors
STAY BHUTAN

STAY BHUTAN

A Valley of Dreams
DO PERU

DO PERU

The Amazon by Cruise
DO CAMBODIA

DO CAMBODIA

Fantasy Mekong Cruise
DO NORWAY

DO NORWAY

Friluftsliv Trails
SHOP NORWAY

SHOP NORWAY

Scandinavian Outlet
DRINK NORWAY

DRINK NORWAY

Nordic Cheers
STAY NORWAY

STAY NORWAY

Lighthouse Hermitage
EAT NORWAY

EAT NORWAY

Food that Goes with the Waves
DO NORWAY

DO NORWAY

Sail with the Legends
STAY SOUTH AFRICA

STAY SOUTH AFRICA

Winelands Farmhouse
STAY SOUTH AFRICA

STAY SOUTH AFRICA

Cape’s Artsy Silo
EAT SOUTH AFRICA

EAT SOUTH AFRICA

Delicious Challenge
EAT SOUTH AFRICA

EAT SOUTH AFRICA

Laid Back Cuisine
STAY SOUTH AFRICA

STAY SOUTH AFRICA

Safari One on One
STAY BOTSWANA

STAY BOTSWANA

Nested in the Wild
STAY NORWAY

STAY NORWAY

Royal Grandeur - Natural Inspiration
STAY NORWAY

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Fjord Boutique
STAY SWEDEN

STAY SWEDEN

Lapland in an Arboreal Abode
STAY ITALY

STAY ITALY

Pairing Prosecco
STAY INDIA

STAY INDIA

Havelis from Heaven
STAY INDIA

STAY INDIA

At the Tea Planter’s
STAY INDIA

STAY INDIA

A Room with a Mehrangarh View
STAY INDIA

STAY INDIA

Palace in the Sky
STAY INDIA

STAY INDIA

Himalayan Retreat
STAY INDIA

STAY INDIA

Wild and Remote Luxury
STAY BOTSWANA

STAY BOTSWANA

A Camp of Legends
STAY UGANDA

STAY UGANDA

In the Misty Gorilla Forest
DO BOTSWANA

DO BOTSWANA

Close Encounters of the Meerkat Kind
DO INDIA

DO INDIA

Death and Rebirth Walk in Varanasi
STAY FINLAND

STAY FINLAND

A Sanctuary for Auroras
DO PERU

DO PERU

Hidden ruins in the clouds
DO NEW CALEDONIA

DO NEW CALEDONIA

Paradise Outback
DO VANUATU

DO VANUATU

Roads of the South Pacific
DO COLOMBIA

DO COLOMBIA

A perfect microcosm
STAY SARDINIA

STAY SARDINIA

Best-kept secret of the Mediterranean
STAY SUDAN

STAY SUDAN

Houses of History
STAY COLOMBIA

STAY COLOMBIA

Mountains of peace and quiet
STAY SUDAN

STAY SUDAN

Camping with the Ancients
STAY COLOMBIA

STAY COLOMBIA

Breathtaking coffee views
STAY TRANSYLVANIA

STAY TRANSYLVANIA

Quaint Transylvanian home
STAY COLOMBIA

STAY COLOMBIA

Cartagena colonial chic
DRINK JAPAN

DRINK JAPAN

Traditions of rice and water
STAY SRI-LANKA

STAY SRI-LANKA

A wild labour of love
STAY ITALY

STAY ITALY

A helping hand
DO SUDAN

DO SUDAN

Conical curiosities
EAT ITALY

EAT ITALY

Paradise, etched in stone
EAT PORTUGAL

EAT PORTUGAL

Delectable dining through the Douro
STAY NORWAY

STAY NORWAY

A sprawling spectacle
STAY KENYA

STAY KENYA

Where the wild things really are
DRINK CYPRUS

DRINK CYPRUS

Arcadian nostalgia
DO BRAZIL

DO BRAZIL

An Amazonian convergence
EAT ROME

EAT ROME

All aboard: Moving History
DO BARCELONA

DO BARCELONA

Spanish pampering a-la-carte
PACK NEPAL

PACK NEPAL

Pashmina, a favourite essential
SHOP AUSTRALIA

SHOP AUSTRALIA

Poetry to touch
STAY SWITZERLAND

STAY SWITZERLAND

Conceptualism under infinite stars
DRINK RIO DE JANEIRO

DRINK RIO DE JANEIRO

Yoo2. Best Menu in the Botafago
SHOP USA

SHOP USA

Silken Sleepwear To-Go
EAT WORLDWIDE

EAT WORLDWIDE

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DO IRELAND

DO IRELAND

The land before time
SHOP PORTO

SHOP PORTO

Bridging the gap between interior and exterior
DO TOKYO

DO TOKYO

The fine art of flower arranging
DRINK GREYERZ

DRINK GREYERZ

Otherworldly aperitifs