The globally popular news and entertainment platform BuzzFeed gives viewers an inside scoop on what's trending now. Two things however that will forever remain chic are traveling, and food! The company recently released their list of "31 places around the world you should eat at before you die", giving travelers and natives alike a fresh and adventurous take on dining. The compilation includes a variety of locations and culinary offerings that certainly do not disappoint, as recommended by a cultured group of globetrotters.
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One of these world travelers is Jess Brammar, the senior broadcast journalist on the BBC's "Newsnight" program. She focused her attention on an Exarchia eatery that provides a spectacular setting of central Athens. According to Brammar, at Ama Laxei the food you will encounter is nothing short of amazing. She describes it as "traditional Greek with a modern twist". Despite the tantalizing menu, the service is sub-par; waiters more often than not forget some part of an order. However, she adds that the setting (an Athenian courtyard moonlit at midnight full of laughs, good food, and wine) is enough to negate the lackluster service. Full of salads and large plates to share, Ama Laxei provides an ideal dinner for larger parties and socialites.
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Athens scores another spot on the list with one of its notable restaurants Seychelles, located in the neighborhood of Metaxourgeio. Jon Henley, a feature writer for the popular news and media company Guardian, dines at this casual hangout and gives and gives credit to its authentically Greek, yet satisfyingly inventive cuisine. He adds that every ingredient is of astounding quality, specifically highlighting his favorite dishes: mouth-watering lamb cutlets with thyme, flavorful grilled seasonal vegetables, and a fig sauce that in his words is "just right." And on top of it, all the prices can't be beaten; no dish ever exceeds seven euros!
Of course, these are only a couple of locations captivating enough to make BuzzFeed's cut of "31 places around the world you should eat at before you die". Reviewers managed to hit a wide variety of cities that takes readers on a trip across the globe. The list highlights Umm Hagar, found in the center of Cairo, Egypt. There, unbelievably, only a single table makes up the entire restaurant. The few lucky enough to secure it have the pleasure of dining on whatever the chef fancies to prepare them; ensuring a wide varietal of seasonal and unique dishes. Moving along to Cambodia we find Armand's Bistro, a small café nestled among side streets of its capital Phnom Penh that houses a show-stopping tenderloin Rossini with foie gras. If you ever find yourself in the northwest region of London be sure to check out Vijay's, which sports a delectable spread of South Indian cuisine; including a green mango prawn curry. And for those who don't mind an ocean view while they dine, Don Alfonso 1890 is an Italian restaurant which overlooks the stunning Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines. Puff pastry stuffed with juicy beef filet and fresh buffalo mozzarella is a favorite among the dishes. Ready, set, travel, EAT!