28 Dec '13, 10am

My weekly restaurant round-up is published, featuring Venice.

Saturday, December 28th , 2013 In 2012 I ate at thirty six three star Michelin restaurants, of which my favourite meal of all was at Le Calandre ; it was therefore lovely to return there just before Christmas. Last time I tried the tasting menu of classical dishes, so for a change this time I went for a menu of modern dishes. The same focus on top quality ingredients comes through, with superb Sicilian tomatoes, lovely sweet langoustines and excellent Fassone beef featuring. The wine list here is modestly marked-up and service is superb. Although I slightly preferred the classical dishes, this is very much a matter of personal taste, and the kitchen has an impressive grasp of both modern and classical cooking. Massimiliano Alajmo was the youngest 3 star Michelin chef ever, which he gained in 2002 at the tender age of 28. It is not too far to travel from Rubano to Venice, a...

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