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Willows Inn

Crispy kale with black truffle and rye dust

Just a couple of weeks ago we were sitting on the front porch of Willows Inn, drinks in hand, gazing out over the shimmering Salish Sea on a warm, sunny afternoon and waiting to enjoy what The New York Times claimed was one of the ten restaurants in the world worth a plane ride to dine at.

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Miku Restaurant

I started my search for the best sushi restaurants in Vancouver, and the one that everyone seemed to be writing about was Miku. With little exception, people raved about Miku for their food, service, and dΓ©cor. And while expensive, most reviewers and bloggers seemed to think it was well worth the price of admission.

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Barcelona By Sights – La Boqueria

La Boqueria

Nestled off La Rambla lies one of Barcelona's great landmarks, the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria - more commonly known as La Boqueria. A public market with roots dating back to the 13th century, it is as much a feast for the eyes and ears as it is for the nose and mouth, and was one of our favorite adventure stops in the city.

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Barcelona By Tastes – Hisop

Hisop is a small, starkly modern and minimalist dining room located in a quiet alley off Barcelona's busy Avinguda Diagonal. Open since 2001, in 2010 it received its first Michelin star and would be our first Michelin experience. While I know stars aren't required for a great dining experience, I can't say I wasn't curious to see what Michelin star dining was like. Although not pretentious or stuffy, it was the most formal of all our dining experiences in Barcelona and was a nice change of pace from the previous two nights of casual tapas.

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Barcelona By Tastes – Tickets

Tickets is considered the hardest reservation to get in Barcelona right now. Seats are released at midnight GMT exactly sixty days in advance and are quickly snapped up, so it requires calculated advance planning if you're going there. And you are going – because it's Tickets, and because it's the Adria brothers.

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Barcelona By Tastes – La Pepita

La Pepita was just the type of place I had hoped for. With the energy of a favorite neighborhood restaurant, it was absolutely packed. We decided to give ourselves over to the chef and let them choose which tapas to bring out for us to share, and with a lovely bottle of Catalan wine to accompany the meal the dishes started to arrive quickly.

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