While I’ve started a monthly version of this roundup (August, September, October, November, December — coming soon!) and I even managed a six-month review back in June, I thought now was a good time to reflect on some of the most amazing dishes I’ve had during the year. When 2016 started, I don’t think I had any idea how much food I would eat, the places it would take me, or the people it would introduce me to (I got a best friend from food, how cool is that?). I met chefs and PR professionals and all sorts of other industry types, which has all been amazing given I really didn’t get going with this blog until April. I’ve been very fortunate this year and I am very optimistic about what 2017 has in store (#happythankyoumoreplease).
In reviewing my many (many!) notes and thoughts about food, I’m proud that I tried many types of cuisines and a lot of dishes. I dined in Bali and Nepal, across the UAE and a few cities in the US.
I don’t think I can rank these dishes, because I would have any of them again at a moment’s notice. So, here’s what I liked best in 2016:
- Fregola with Truffle, STAY by Yannick Alleno
- Peking Duck, Tim Raue style, Dragonfly by Tim Raue
- Bloody Mary soup, Locavore
What were your favorite plates of 2016? Any recommendations?