Special Report

The One Can't-Miss Restaurant in 32 Countries Around the World

France: Au Pied de Cochon
> Location: Paris

Open 24 hours a day since 1947, this whole-hog brasserie is rumored to have no light switches nor door locks, because it never closes. Since the beginning, Au Pied de Cochon has welcomed patrons from all walks of life, whether itinerants who came in to enjoy the best onion soup in Paris or celebrities who were after the various porcine specialties on offer, including the breaded pig trotters that are the eatery’s namesake.

Source: Courtesy of Maggie Q. via Yelp

Ireland: Ballymaloe Restaurant
> Location: Shanagarry (County Cork)

The Ballymaloe House is a historic country estate and hotel run by the family of Myrtle Allen, the Michelin-starred chef who is often referred to as the matriarch of modern Irish cuisine. Although Allen passed in 2018, her renowned restaurant remains a culinary destination that serves breakfast, lunch, and lavish five-course dinners. Seasonal ingredients from the estate’s 300-acre farm and seafood landed a few miles away are prominent on the menu.

Israel: Itzik HaGadol
> Location: Jaffa (Tel Aviv)

This traditional Israeli restaurant in Jaffa offers the finest quality meats, and is especially known for its citrus charcoal-grilled beef and lamb chops. Over 20 types of salad, homemade bread and pita, hummus, shakshuka, falafel, fresh fish, and fine wines make up the menu. It’s the perfect place for a family-style feast, but be careful not to fill up on dozens of tantalizing mezze plates before the kebabs arrive.

Italy: Roscioli
> Location: Rome

Down a narrow alley from the Roscioli family’s famous 200-year-old Antico Forno bakery, is the Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina, an extravagant deli and specialty goods shop that houses the best eatery in Rome’s historical center. The shop is packed with olive oils, wines, pungent cheeses, and salumi, while diners casually take in a menu of ingredient-driven fare, featuring dishes like smoked swordfish carpaccio, prawns with burrata, buffalo mozzarella with anchovies, and carbonara with guanciale and pecorino.

Source: Courtesy of Scotchies via Facebook

Jamaica: Scotchies
> Location: Montego Bay

The best jerk shop in Jamaica is the open-air barbecue joint Scotchies in Montego Bay. A thatched-roof tiki bar and keg barrel seats add to the island charm of this ultra-laid-back eatery. Chargrilled chicken, pork, and fish are tender and cooked to perfection along with traditional sides like breadfruit, festival (a sweet bread similar to hush puppies), rice and peas, and yams.

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