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Falstaff Restaurant of the Month 2022

Each month, Falstaff highlights a restaurant somewhere on this globe, reviewed by one of our professional eaters. Here is what not to miss...

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Corti's Kitchen Note: The Greatest Sauce of All Time

The Spanish claim, with some justification, to have invented mayonnaise. The French don't like it, but it doesn't change their reputation for being behind the world's best sauce.

Craving Caviar? Head to Italy!

Italy is Europe’s largest producer of caviar, second only to China and ahead of Russia. Here's all you need to know about these delicious fish eggs, known as 'black gold'.

Signature Dishes & Drinks Served at Wimbledon

It’s Wimbledon time, and while players throw themselves around the court, the thousands of tennis fans watching them will be achieving some equally impressive gastronomic statistics.

Fresh Recipe Ideas for Your Favourite Herbs

With their aromatic lift and savoury depth, herbs bring that delicious extra dimension to a dish. But don't get stuck in a rut, try these new ways of using your old favourites.

The Glorious World of Goat's Cheeses

Goat's cheeses might usually be small but they pack a flavourful punch and, as our cheese expert explains, there are numerous reasons to celebrate chèvre.

Michelin Guide Dubai Reveals First Starred Restaurants

The inaugural Michelin Guide Dubai has awarded two Michelin stars to two restaurants: Il Ristorante - Niko Romito and STAY by Yannick Alléno.

A Cheat's Guide to Goat's Cheeses

Brush up on your chèvres with our quick guide to the best known goat's cheeses around the world.

Peru on a Plate: Why Peruvian Cuisine Is Hot Right Now

Between Pacific and Andes, roaring ocean and rugged rocks, Peru's perfect blend of indigenous and immigrant cultures has created a compelling cuisine.

Top Foodie Hotspots in Devon & Dorset

Whether the mood calls for a groaning seafood platter, a pasty & pint or a more immersive experience, this corner of southwest England caters for foodies of all stripes.

Peruvian Ingredients & Dishes 101

Keen to find out just what makes Peruvian cuisine unique? Here are some of the key ingredients and dishes.

Wales' Ynyshir Wins UK Restaurant of the Year

Ynyshir in Wales has been crowned UK Restaurant of the Year 2022, the first time a restaurant outside of England has won in the award's 16-year history.

Five Great Poems Featuring Peaches

Does your mouth water thinking about the first, perfect peach of summer? Here are five poems that capture the anticipation, pleasure and meaning wrapped up in this glorious fruit.

Best & Worst New Cheeses on the Block

The delicious and varied world of cheese keeps evolving. Cheese expert & author Ned Palmer wonders what constitutes a “new” cheese and suggests those worth trying.

Dry Extract Interview: Chef Ciccio Sultano of Duomo in Ragusa, Sicily

In our Dry Extract mini-interview feature we ask top professionals in the world of wine, food and travel to answer 13 deceptively simple questions in a quick-fire fashion.

Super-Easy Dressings for Every Salad

A fabulous dressing can spice up the plainest salad. Here are five tried-and-tested recipes that are a step up from a classic vinaigrette.

Six Oily Fish That Will Tickle Your Tastebuds

Regularly eating omega 3-rich fish enhances everything from our cardiovascular to brain health. Here are six tasty options to please your palate.

Five Best Regional Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Which extra virgin olive oil is best for your bruschetta? Which for your salad? Here's what distinguishes these regional Italian olive oils and, crucially, how they taste.

The Menu: Anya Taylor-Joy & Ralph Fiennes Star in Gourmet Thriller

It sounds like the stuff of dreams – a top chef serves a luxurious gourmet menu to selected guests on a remote island, elevating it to an art form. But all is not as tasty as it seems...

How to Capture the Buzz of London Honey

Urban beekeeping is taking off in London. Here are five ways to capture the honey buzz in the English capital even if you don't have your own hives.

Recipes

Hong Kong-style Drunken Prawns

Spiced with chilli and ginger, this dish is lip-tinglingly good and quick to cook once the initial prep is done. This recipe is made with frozen prawns but if you are able to get fresh tiger prawns, all the better.

Raclette Omelette

Jennifer and Arnaud Favre, working with French-born chef Pierre Crepaud, reveal how to make a flavourful omelette with melty raclette cheese. The recipe is from their new cookbook "Haute Raclette".

Chocolate and Ginger Tart

The combination of chocolate and ginger not only tastes irresistibly good, but has real power.

Green Asparagus Quiche

Julian Kutos has a spring-like quiche recipe with green asparagus and bacon.

Fish: Seabass with Lemon and Thyme Butter and Polenta

This recipe is from Johanna Maier of Hubertus restaurant in Austria

Artichokes with Green Sauce

A simple but all the more aromatic dish that highlights the deliciousness of artichokes.

Dumplings of Butternut Squash with Sage and Walnut Butter

Definitely not pumpkin soup: With this recipe, Severin Corti invites you to process the diverse vegetables in a different way.

Porcini and Chestnut Soup

This earthy autumn soup is garnished with roasted hazelnuts and cocoa powder.

Crostatina – Apple Tartlets

Top chef Antonia Klugman shared this recipe for this speciality from Fruili with us.

Vegetable and Rice Noodle Soup

Few dishes can warm you up like a bowl of noodle soup. This one, from Constantin Fischer, is made with lots of crunchy fresh vegetables and is made using a Japanese stock base. It is accented with European herbs for an East-meets-West flavour.

Raspberry Tartlets

MasterChef Switzerland winner Sandra Girbal fills a homemade tartlet with pistachio mixture, vanilla cream, raspberries and meringue, then flambés it to finish.

Buttermilk Pancakes with Stewed Plums

An airy, fluffy buttermilk pancake topped with spiced stewed plums. This recipe is from top Austrian chef Max Natmessnig.

Best Swiss Salad Dressing

This is the one salad dressing that works with everything – or simply use with green lettuce to turn it into something special.

Szechuan Style Aubergine

Chilli is the best remedy for the winter chill. Here is the perfect recipe for those who like their food with a little spice.

Grilled Tiger Prawns

Light the barbecue and we will provide you with the best grilling recipes. For example, grilled king prawns with tomatoes, mint and chilli.

King Prawns & Asparagus with Orange Mayonnaise

This recipe by Severin Corti for the "greatest sauce of all" was published in Falstaff's "¡Viva España! magazine.

Pasta: Lasagna with Spinach and Chicken

The casserole is prepared in no time, and sheep's cheese adds a spicy note.

French Classic: Soupe au Pistou

For this dish to live up to its legendary deliciousness, the vegetables must be super fresh.

Green Goddess Dressing

Wonderful with crisp green leaves like Romaine or Little Gem, but also great as a dip for seafood or crudités.

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Restaurants

Landgasthof Wartegg

89 Points, Müllheim-Wigoltingen

Belle Epoque

88 Points, Spiez

La Brea

89 Points, Zürich

Le Sauvage

88 Points, Freiburg

dasRestaurant im Seepark Thun

93 Points, Thun

The location on the lake is unique and the cuisine offers an unforgettable dining experience, that is the restaurant in Thun's Seepark. With ingenuity, passion and exquisite products, the young, ambitious Dominik Sato creates masterfully accomplished dishes, seemingly created with ease.

The Steakhouse

89 Points, Lachen

Hasenburg

89 Points, Basel

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