Nomad Restaurant, Surry Hills, Sydney

After a failed attempt at a walk-in (no reservation) dinner at Nomad, I was particularly taken with the glassed-in hanging charcuterie display of smoked & cured carnivorous goodness and knew for my own sake, that I needed to get back there real soon to sample, so I swiftly took matters into my own hands, jumping…

Ottolenghi’s NOPI, London

21-22 Warwick St London W1B 5NE http://www.nopi-restaurant.com    It’s not often that Gourmet Belly would choose to dine at 10pm on a Friday evening…but when it’s for a table at one of London’s hotly anticipated restaurant openings of 2011, the opportunity was too good to pass up.   NOPI is the new venture of Yotam Ottolenghi,…

Tapelia, Valencia

Avenida de Francia, 27 Valencia, Spain http://www.tapelia.com   The need of an antioxidant and vitamin D boost led me to Valencia for the La Tomatina Festival in Bunyol. As they say, when in Valencia, do as the Valencians. Eat Paella. So we were definitely planning on sampling what the locals declare to be the original…