2018

Spring/Summer

Serving a spread of tasty tales, The Monocle Restaurant Awards, plus the (not so) skinny global on global good living. Cin-Cin!

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Editor's letter

Poring over this new addition to the Monocle stable has got our editor in chief dreaming about what kind of drinking-and-dining establishment he’d like to open: and this time he’s going back to basics.

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Setting out our table

An array of culinary morsels, titbits of food news and a saucy opinion or two from our ever-hungry correspondents and editors.

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Bordering the sublime

The US-Mexico border may be politically contentious but food culture and entrepreneurship have found a way to flourish here, with some tasty results.

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Keep it in the family

The Bindella family has been continually reinventing Swiss-Italian cuisine for four generations. As the torch is passed again, we meet the man grasping it with both hands.

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Jeeves goes to Shanghai

China and the US lead the demand for a rare community: the perfect butler. But the rich family’s ultimate luxury doesn’t come cheap. We visit the Dutch school that turns out the best in class.

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Put it on the tab

‘Tabernas’ are like the lively living rooms of the Spanish capital but tough times have left many out of business. We meet a new generation who are turning the tables.

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Bring me sunshine

Try these delicious dishes from Mediterranean islands and feel the sun’s warmth in every mouthful.

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Toque of the town

Want to become the next great Italian chef? Then head to a palace in northern Italy that’s training the next generation of star cooks.

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Make hay while the sun shines

There are more ways to make an impact in the food world than opening a swanky restaurant. We’ve sought out the innovators in the industry, be they urban farmers, philosophical wine-makers or Parisian jam peddlers.

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Spirited community

Tasmania has become a powerhouse of Aussie cooking, growing and brewing. Now it’s out to dominate the gin market by using its unique ingredients and a resourcefulness that their remote island home imbues.

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Down-under wonders

Pour yourself a frosty one and tuck into our pick of Australia’s famously tip-top tucker, be it a steak to relish or a burger with the lot, not to mention a queer take on a revived classic.

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Food for thought

Culinary connoisseurs on the propaganda of provenance, the cookbook’s longevity, how to spot a good restaurant, drunken conventions, eating vicariously and divine produce.

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Coming of age

New restaurants tend to reap the plaudits and column inches but those that have stood the test of time have valuable lessons to impart. Here we meet the restaurateurs behind fledgling ventures and venerated institutions…

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Happy returns

Buffets might seem a little passé but we celebrate three elevating the art in Lisbon, Hong Kong and San Francisco.

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Summer heights

The Alps aren’t just for winter treats – they have the summer months covered too. Join us for a trek from base-camp canapés to peak rösti. And leave some space for the strüdel in your knapsack.

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Top of die welt

We tour the tower-top Berlin bar of publisher Axel Springer. It’s a watering hole for the powerful and well-connected that also welcomes junior journalists (as long as they’re dressed for it).

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Good enough to eat

Final touches that transform the moment, plus knowing when to add a little decoration for a dash of something special.

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The Monocle Restaurant Awards

There’s plenty to be written about novel restaurants and fresh chefs and we celebrate them most months in Monocle. But what of the neighbourhood spots that have catered for us for years, or those special openings with the…

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Rooms for improvement

Is there such a thing as a perfect restaurant? No – all sorts of elements add to the mix. That said, our favourite establishments share some confident design-minded details. Here are a few rules of thumb for making resta…

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Let’s wrap this up

Creating food packaging that pops isn’t easy. We meet three studios helping businesses off the shelf.

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Open season

Wondering where to eat this summer? Here we explore an impressive band of global openings and meet the roving restaurateurs behind them, including the Sydney cyclist peddling pies from the back of his bicycle and the Umb…

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Fertile ground

There’s more to the black stuff than hip cafés and flat whites. We meet three time-tested roasters.

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