These are places, musicians, companies, restaurants, shops, people, vegetables, ducks (…) with some outstanding positive characteristics.
At first I wanted to keep this information for myself, but then I realized that if you found them on my own website, you might deserve to know.
You can contact me if you have any questions.
Places to eat (year of last visit):
O Tino, Camden Town, UK: Portuguese food. (2013)
Trattoria Bellariva, Trieste, Italy: Fish, right on the sea. (2012)
Magnus and Magnus, Göteborg, Sweden: Haute Cuisine (circa 2008)
Portugal, the whole country : On average, the best food and espresso (bica) (circa 2007)
Locanda, Charlottenburg, Gemany: Italian. One man restaurant (circa 2008)
Zia Lina, Brindisi, Italy (not open to public): she is my actual aunt, being a relative is essential to find a seat. (2012)
Osteria da Alberto, Venice, Italy. A true Venetian place in Venice, an occurrence as rare as hen’s teeth. (2013)
L’aliança del poble nou, Barcelona. Go for the “menú del dia”: cheap and earthy.. (2015)
Edward Pillinger, the master.
Useful saxophone resources and a lovely forum (run by that nice Mr. Thomas, proceeds go to charity):