In her newsletter, Gwyneth Paltrow surveys a host of big names from the restaurant world on their three most impressive dining experiences. Ferran Adria name-drops his brother's tapas bar, while Amanda Hesser simply opts for El Bulli and the French Laundry ("like being at an 18th century ball"). Mario Batali waxes poetic about Pearl Oyster Bar in New York, his sister's place in Seattle, and the time he may or may not have dined with a bum in Thailand: "In the park across the street from the Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok ... A man built a fire right there on the street and I had fabulous skewers in the middle of the park." [GOOP]
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