August 23, 2007 Roast in London celebrates the fact that British cuisine is no longer a contradiction in terms. NPR London correspondent Rob Gifford says the restaurant leads the way in a new generation of good, honest, unreconstructed British food.
August 16, 2007 It's easy to squander a small fortune on a meal in India's capital these days, says New Delhi-based correspondent Philip Reeves. But Naivedyam offers a filling and delicious South Indian vegetarian lunch for a tiny fraction of that sum.
August 16, 2007 Paladars are modest restaurants in Cuba run out of private homes or apartments. Foreign editor Loren Jenkins says no paladar on the island offers food as interesting and good as Havana's La Guarida — if you can find its out-of-the-way location.
June 28, 2007 Eric Westervelt would risk rocket-fire for the food at Uri Buri, a restaurant in Akko, Israel. The Middle East correspondent says don't come for the minimalist decor, but for the fresh and inventive seafood dishes of chef/owner Uri Jeremias.
June 14, 2007 Crystal Jade Palace's setting resembles a scene from The Matrix. Beijing correspondent Anthony Kuhn says the restaurant, which features dim sum, roast meats and other Cantonese specialties, exemplifies the rebirth of fine cuisine in Beijing.
May 22, 2007 Diners at Trattoria da Orlando in Porto Santo Stefano are treated to perhaps the most romantic terrace on the Argentario promontory. Rome-based correspondent Sylvia Poggioli praises the innovative menu, the fresh fish and the regional wines.
May 22, 2007 Wooden tables, comfy chairs, a friendly staff and tasty beer greet guests at Brauhaus Lemke, which Berlin-based correspondent Emily Harris says reminds her of microbreweries at home in Oregon. On the menu are treats such as German mac and cheese.
April 23, 2007 For more than 30 years, foreign editor Loren Jenkins has returned to La Chiusa in the Tuscan hill town of Montefollonico for conviviality and fine Italian cuisine. Try the tasting menu of small plates — and try to stay the night, he advises.
April 19, 2007 The unassuming Cervantes, located in Copacabana beach, is open all night and offers some of the best basic food in Rio de Janeiro. It's also where locals-in the-know gather to dish on sports and politics, says Rio-based correspondent Julie McCarthy.
April 16, 2007 Georgian food is among the best Moscow restaurants has to offer, and Genazvale is the best place for it, says Moscow-based correspondent Gregory Feifer. Located near the Kremlin, the eatery, with its cozy tables and rough-hewn log walls, offers classic Georgian cuisine.
April 16, 2007 Throw Western table manners to the wind and slurp away when enjoying the signature dish of crunchy golden-brown dumplings at Yang's Fry-Dumpling, advises Shanghai-based correspondent Louisa Lim. But be prepared for a wait at the old lane-house eatery.
April 16, 2007 Beijing-based correspondent Anthony Kuhn found much to recommend during a recent trip to the boutique House of Shambhala hotel: its convenient location and its high funk factor. It's located just a few minutes' walk from the Johkhang Temple.
April 16, 2007 Karakoy Lokantasi, a brightly lit brasserie, is the perfect lunchtime spot after a morning spent exploring the city's winding streets. Istanbul-based correspondent Ivan Watson praises the changing menu of Ottoman dishes and traditional Turkish cuisine.
April 16, 2007 Nairobi-based correspondent Gwen Thompkins says that a dessert served at the Norfolk Hotel is a hint of grace. Camel's milk from the semi-arid stretches of northern Kenya tops a heavenly macadamia nut tart baked with acacia-infused honey.