Best Of Bilbao! ad hoc Cascanueces Restaurant

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Tomates de Lodosa.  ad hoc Cascanueces.  Bilbao, Spain.

 

Heros 21, 48009 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

http://adhocbilbao.com/cascanueces/

Less than a 10 minute walk from the Guggenheim Museum, ad hoc Cascanueces consistently delivers one of most memorable dining experiences in Bilbao.

Chef Diego Valdivielso and sommelier Oscar Vila’s customer service and attentiveness is based in the belief that the best wine “is not necessarily the most expensive, but the one that is shared”.

Some of the better known dishes at ad hoc Cascanueces include Japanese pasta with lacquered bacon, octopus and spicy mayonnaise, scorpionfish with wild rice, and red tuna tatami.  The dessert known as Postre Bosque Dulce (sweet forest dessert) is smash hit with diners.

ad hoc Cascanueces (Cascanueces = “Nutcracker” in English) is consistently one of the highest rated restaurants in Bilbao.

Travelers will find presentation of all dishes in fluent English when desired.

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Postre Bosque Dulce (sweet forest dessert). ad hoc Cascanueces
Ad Hoc Cascanueces
ad hoc Cascanueces. Bilbao, Spain.
Tataki de atun rojo
Tataki de atun rojo (tuna tataki).  ad hoc Cascanueces
Picanha brasileña
Picanha Brasilena.  ad hoc Cascanueces

Photo credit: ad hoc Cascanueces

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Dining in Blue: Bissac Restaurant, Paris

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Wine cellar, Bissac Restaurant, Paris. Photo Courtesy Bissac Restaurant.

Bissac Restaurant

10 Rue de la Bourse

75002 Paris

Metro Stop: Bourse, line 3

Hours: Monday to Friday 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Monday to Saturday 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

www.bissac.fr

Bissac Restaurant is a short walk from Paris opera house Palais Garnier.

Bissac offers a setting for just about every delight.  Guests can choose from the terrace (outdoor dining), ground floor (view of open kitchen), the balcony (a view to the outside), and special seating in the wine cellar.

The short menu includes fine french fare, and Bissac is glad to offer vegetarian choices for interested guests.

The highly responsive staff also offers tours to showcase the wine cellar and original stones of Bissac’s 400 year old building.

Dessert choices include raspberry chocolate mousse pancakes, among other gourmet treats.

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The ground floor, Bissac Restaurant, Paris. Photo Courtesy: Bissac Restaurant
Bissac Restaurant, Paris.  Photo Courtesy: Bissac Restaurant
Bissac Restaurant, Paris. Photo Courtesy: Bissac Restaurant
Sidewalk dining, Bissac Restaurant, Paris.  Photo Courtesy: Bissac Restaurant
Sidewalk dining, Bissac Restaurant, Paris. Photo Courtesy: Bissac Restaurant
Dining in the wine cellar, Bissac Restaurant, Paris.  Photo
Dining in the wine cellar, Bissac Restaurant, Paris. Photo Courtesy: Bissac Restaurant

Inventive Vegetarian Cooking: La Cucina Di Terresa, Paris

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your gourmet vegetarian cooking consultant: La Cucina Di Terresa, Paris

La Cucina Di Terresa, Paris

4 Rue Voltaire

75011 Paris

Metro: Rue des Boulets, line 9

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

www.lacucinaditerresa.com

Hosted by the inventive and passionate owner in her own Parisian kitchen, La Cucina Di Terresa vegetarian cooking classes cover the entire scope of Parisian cooking.

Classes of one to six people at La Cucina Di Terresa experience live market tours and real Parisian kitchen production.  Market tours include cheese shops, olive oils boutiques, ravioli providers, dried goods, pastries and chocolate in the 11th arrondissement.

Classes are typically half day or full day, with custom class options available.  Vegan and gluten-free classes can also be arranged.  Aprons provided.

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roasted fennel salad, La Cucina Di Terresa, Paris
polenta ricotta pizza
polenta ricotta pizza, La Cucina Di Terresa, Paris
spring quinoa cake
spring quinoa cake, La Cucina Di Terresa, Paris

One Of The Biggest Beer Selections In Paris: Brewberry

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24 beers on tap at Brewberry, Paris

Brewberry, Paris

11 Rue du Pot de Fer

75005 Paris

Metro: Place Monge, line 7

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Sunday 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Closed Monday

www.brewberry.fr

On the walk between Le Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Plantes sits one of the biggest beer selections in Paris: Brewberry.

Brewberry consists of two locations on opposite sides of the street: one with 24 different draft beers; the other with 450 different bottled beers.

While much of Paris focuses on wine pairings, Brewberry instead matches beer to their food menu.  Brewberry staff will recommend the best beer pairing for your salad, burger, veggie burger or fish.

For dessert, be sure to find out which beer goes best with the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream served at Brewberry.

24 beers on tap at Brewberry, Paris
24 beers on tap at Brewberry, Paris
Brewberry, Paris
450 bottled beers at Brewberry, Paris

Photos courtesy of Brewberry, Paris