12 dishes which made my 2012

10 Countries. 20 different cities and towns. A heck of a lot of eating. 2012 has easily been one of the best, most memorable years since I started up this blog.

And of course, after more than 5 years at the day job, I finally worked up the guts to bid farewell to GS and the world of investment banking. A glorious 3 month weekend of globetrotting ensued (most of which is documented on my photoblog here) and the sabbatical of a lifetime now awaits at Le Cordon Bleu London in January!

2012 was also the year I finally got onto Twitter and started exploring London’s underground supperclub scene. Here’s to the new friends and truly inspiring people I’ve met along the way.

As is now tradition per previous years, here’s a round up of the best eats round the globe which 2012 had to offer.

~  2012  ~

12-Course Degustation Menu

—-  Starters —-

Coddled Egg (@ Dabbous – London)

Mussel, Tomato and Caviar Montadito (@ Quimet i Quimet – Barcelona)

Snails stuffed with pork & lemongrass (@ – Thanh Binh – Saigon)

Solomillo con Foie (@ Bar Zeruko – San Sebastian)

Marine chords of a crispy woodwind (@ Mugaritz – San Sebastian)

—- First Course —-

 Carrot Tartare (@ Eleven Madison Park – New York)

—- Second Course —-

Steamed langoustines, ravioli, spicy consomme (@ Alain Ducasse, The Dorchester – London)

—- Third Course —-

‘Nam Tok’ pork boat noodles (@ Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Ratchaburi, Thailand)

—- Fish Course —-

Lobster ‘Lasagna’, leek and crab ragout, shellfish bisque and wild mushrooms (@ Wheelers – Whitstable)

—- Meat Course —-

Iberico pork with ‘migas’ (Corner Room – London)

—- Pre-Dessert —-

Pandan ice-cream sandwiches in Horlicks sand (@ Two Hungry Girls Supperclub – London)

—- Dessert —-

Warm raspberry souffle (@ The Waterside Inn – Bray)

—- Service & Setting at The Waterside Inn – Bray —-

Happy New Year to all you lovelies out there and here’s to an even better 2013! I can’t thank you guys enough for continuing to support theboywhoatetheworld.