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No Reservations: Madrid

californiabeerandpizza Sep 14, 2010 03:19 PM

Just when I was thinking No Res had run it's course, that Brittany was Tony's last hurrah, he comes back and kicks ass with an old school trifecta of Rome, Paris and Madrid.

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    Philly Ray Sep 14, 2010 07:12 PM

    I have to agree.

    Watching those three episodes made me want to grab my passport and head over to Europe for a major eating spree.

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      Johnny L Sep 15, 2010 12:23 AM

      The meal at Diverxo was very inspiring to me.

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        Philly Ray Sep 15, 2010 06:07 AM

        I found the food at Diverxo to be a bit too avant garde for my taste. It almost seemed like the chef was shouting, "Look what I can do!". Especially coming right after the scene where they ate a simply prepared bowl of tripe. Given the choice, I think I'd rather try the tripe.

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          paulj Sep 15, 2010 08:01 AM

          Check the Diverxo menu for some 'food porn'!

          I watched that section twice, the second time with closed caption on, trying to get a better description of the items. They went by too fast. I've wondered about XO sauce since I saw it used on Iron Chef. I do have some dried scallops; maybe I should try shredding them.

          I'm familiar with the more traditional Spanish items, esp. the tripe and the marmitako.

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            fame da lupo Sep 24, 2010 05:00 AM

            Go to any Hong Kong Chinese restaurant and they should have something XO on the menu, usually XO noodles.

      2. agoodbite Sep 15, 2010 06:02 AM

        I really enjoyed the Madrid and Paris episodes, but not the Rome episode so much. in Paris and Madrid, the focus was on the cities and the food. Rome was all artifice without much content.

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        1. re: agoodbite
          wattacetti Sep 24, 2010 10:06 AM

          Sounds like my week in Rome.

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