|10||Ocean Prime (Dallas, TX)|
This may have been rated higher (or lower) if I could vividly remember this meal. But I think it was pretty good. Plus it introduced me to Penner Ash Pinot Noir.
|9 ||Le Perraudin (Paris, France) |
A traditional French meal in a traditional French restaurant.
|8 ||Schweine Janes (Dusseldorf, Germany) |
Slow roasted pork sandwich. What more do you need to know?
|7 ||Preist Station Cafe (Groveland, CA)|
An absolutely gorgeous view of the sunset and cheap bottle of wine to go with some pretty good comfort food.
|6 ||Restaurant in Beilstein Germany|
I went with the Schnitzel. It was delicious. Plus, there was the beautiful view of the Mosel.
|5 ||Wayfare Tavern (San Francisco, CA)|
After a weekend out basking in the beauty of the Sierra Nevadas, could there be a better way to celebrate than putting Effingham Inlet oysters in your face?
|4||Hotel Villa Melsheimer (Reil, Germany) |
This is more because this may be my favorite day of 2011. And this is my favorite meal of my favorite day of 2011. There was a meal earlier in the day (and referenced about) that was tastier. But for the overall vibe of Zweibelkuchen and Federweisser and 40+ kilometers of biking, nothing could beat this. And, yes, I still love you Amy.
|3||Au Bon Bol (Brussels, Belgium)|
.Of all the great meal I had in Europe in 2011, this is the one I obsess on. It could be because I hadn’t eaten, thanks to Lufthansa’s 24 hour Gander delay, a good meal in two days. It could be because, thanks to paleo, I hadn’t eaten any noodles in over 6 months. But whatever the reason, the artisan noodles with crispy duck were absolutely sublime.
|2||Lucia (Oak Cliff, Texas) |
The first time I ate at what I now consider my favorite Dallas restaurant I felt like I was in Portland. That’s how good I think this place is. It takes me to a much better place. The second time I ate here I surpassed my first experience. Eat everything here all the time always.
|1||Elliot’s Oyster House (Seattle WA) |
It is impossible to consider any other meal in 2011 as better than this one. It started off with a dozen pacific oysters, followed by geoduck, crab cakes, a giant serving of more crab and then another dozen pacific oysters. And all of this on a dock overlooking Puget Sound and drinking a couple of bottles of a delightful Oregon Pinot Noir.