CULTURE

Farfetched Foodies Rejoice


In a new book series, Farfetch, the online shopping database, is asking tastemakers, chefs, gallery owners, and the proprietors of the far-reaching boutiques in its global network to weigh in on the best places to shop, eat, and chill in the cities and towns they call home. The first book in the three-part series, “Farfetch Curates: Food,” journeys to Portugal, London, Tokyo and beyond. Here, some highlights:

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Furnas do Guincho; Cascais, Portugal Recommended by: Espace Cannelle, a Portugal ready-to-wear boutique. Why: A Michelin star restaurant that overlooks the water? Sounds heavenly.

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The Laundry; London, England Recommended by: Jonathan Saunders, a British fashion designer. Why: After a day at his studio, Saunders heads over to the East End eatery to unwind over a negroni with friends like Peter Pilotto and Christopher Kane, who have studios just around the corner. The must-have dish, according to Saudners, is the pork belly.

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Ramses; Madrid, Spain Recommended by: Gallery Madrid, a men’s clothing store. Why: This Philippe Starck-designed haunt is a favorite amongst Madrid’s swankier crowd. The chalk graffiti-covered walls and Baroque-inspired table set the tone for any fun evening.

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545 Whampoa Noodle, Singapore Recommended by: KF Seetoh, a Singapore-based food critic.

Why: Li Rui Fang’s noodle cart stands out even in a city known for its food vendors, as the chef uses her family’s secret recipes.

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Carlo E Camila in Segheria; Milan, Italy Recommended by: Wok-Store, a Milan-based concept store featuring both new and established designers and artists. Why: The sprawling industrial space—which was converted from a former sawmill—features soaring ceilings, lavish chandeliers, and a cocktail bar worth writing home about.

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Bernachon; Lyon, France Recommended by: Capsule by Eso, a luxury store. Why: To satisfy an afternoon sweet tooth, the Capsule by Eso team heads next door to the world-renowned confectionery for truffles, macaroons, and éclairs.

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Akasha; Culver City, California Recommended by: Curve, a clothing boutique in Los Angeles. Why: For a casual lunch, Curve employees head to this rustic American eatery for its youthful vibe and inventive healthy dishes, such as the eggplant melanzane with almond milk ricotta.

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The Laundry; London, England Recommended by: Jonathan Saunders, a British fashion designer. Why: After a day at his studio, Saunders heads over to the East End eatery to unwind over a negroni with friends like Peter Pilotto and Christopher Kane, who have studios just around the corner. The must-have dish, according to Saudners, is the pork belly.