My short trip to Penang, Malaysia was over as of December 30th in time for me to be back in Tokyo for the new year celebration, the most important of the holidays and very much a family event in Japan. The Penang report will continue later but here is a post to wrap up the year 2016 with scenes from my monthly “eating around the world” get-together with a couple of very good friends. The rule we try to keep is that we go to a place managed by someone from the region (not always possible but we manage for the most part) and we try not to repeat the same region.
Here we go.
February, nao’s birthday month: Hong Kong
October: Basque Country, my birthday month
December: Christmas which we save for French or Italian dining every year and try to choose a restaurant where we are not forced to eat a Christmas menu. Italian it was for 2016 managed by a chef from the south of Italy.
Happy new year’s eve!!