Restaurants around the world for special occasions
The City of New York, Masa
New York City's elegantly designed Japanese restaurant Masa is situated in the Time Warner Center. Because it has just 26 seats the intimacy is guaranteed once when you catch the seat. So, reserve your seats in time. Although Masa is a Japanese restaurant it is not just a place for sushi. Thus, you can expect an exclusive Japanese menu. There may be an uni risotto with white truffle, dollops of a perilous blowfish's prized liver and slices of foie gras.
All that slightly cooked in a ceramic hot pot. Extravaganza includes a mound of toro tartar and caviar spread on toasted rectangles of Japanese sweet bread. All that "spicy expensive", if you even care.
When we are talking about Japanese kitchen, in Tokyo's restaurant Aragawa you can expect something absolutely different. Tokyo's Aragawa is famous by - steaks. It is situated in Tokyo's Shinbashi District and it is the first steakhouse in Japan. Aragawa restaurant is supplied from a nearby farm so you can be sure that you will eat fresh piece of a Japanese cow. The restaurant is dark wood panelled with a chandelier for European homely touch.
Of course, for eating that delicious cow steaks you will reserve your seat long before you even decide to eat. Yes, extravagance has its price. But, for charcoal-broiled steak Sumiyak, served with plain mustard and pepper you will die for.
New Delhi, Bukhara
In New Delhi we found Bukhara, a restaurant that will capture your heart. It is located inside the business-class ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel. Its stone walls interior is catchy, so it is a target of famous Bollywood stars. Bukhara remembers Bill Clinton's visit who apparently chose to stay at the Maurya Sheraton. So, what Bill Clinton eat in Bukhara? Bukhara offer marinated leg of spring lamb, than leads snail porridge, salmon poached with liquorice, poached breast of Anjou pigeon and veal kidney.
If you are not sure what to choose order an assorted kebab platter (choose one named in Clinton's honour). For the end you can savour your meal with India's traditional rice-based pudding or their amazing ice cream.
Rome, La Pergola
La Pergola restaurant at the Rome Cavalieri Hilton is situated at the Roof Garden "La Pergola", the three-Michelin-star restaurant. La Pergola offers nine-course tasting menu, or like we say, a little train course. First course looks like this: Amberjack tartar on ice with tomato mousse and Taggia olives, Squid ravioli with pineapple, Beef tartar on liquorice and saffron gelatine with caviar and coffee-flavoured potato chips, Crispy cannoli with duck liver filling, and for the end of first round, Veal tail "La Pergola".
Bellissimo, manifico! Many Roman food critics call La Pergola the best restaurant in the city. We, as the Italians closest neighbours will testify this tasting menu is something you must taste and spectacular panoramic view of Cavalieri Hilton's La Pergola will do the rest.
Asia, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
The end belongs to The Dhow, Dubai's coolest beach restaurant and bar. The Dhow is a traditional Arabic boat and a part of Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. If you like to listen to the great music, eat great food and enjoy in great cocktails, The Dhow will be your choice. It is the only floating seafood restaurant on the Jumeirah coastline of Dubai and it offers a full á la carte selection and delectable seafood and sushi menu. If Arabs can find a way to build a ski-track in the middle of a desert, they certainly can find a way to feed you in the middle of the boat. ■