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  • Premieres Tuesday May 27th at 7:55 pm, 6:55pm BKK/JKT
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So you only have a weekend in Paris, Barcelona or Rome. Cities that boast an embarrassment of shopping riches, the most exquisite tourist attractions and an abundance of ‘must see’ cultural destinations. And of course we can’t forget the food, these cities are the foodie capitals of the world, brimming with culinary treasures, cutting edge eateries and some of the worlds most respected chefs. So where are you going to eat? How will you even begin to decide?


Leave that to us. Top Tables, Top Cities will explore the best restaurants and show you where you can experience food that defines a city—without missing a beat.


In every city we'll find the tastiest spots, the eateries that are specific and unique to the culinary culture of the place. Top Tables, Top Citiessends Ishai, the ultimate guide and international traveler whose palate takes him on adventures around the world, to explore the culinary secrets of cities far and wide.

Ishai will find the four best places to eat, from the hottest restaurants, which are always buzzing and full of people, to the hidden gems, unusually reserved for the in the know locals.

At the end of each episode, Ishai will deliver his ultimate overall ranking of the city's culinary landscape. We'll not only discover the hottest places to dine in each city, but also how the cities compare.

Which cities boast the very best culinary scenes? There is one way to find out…Top Tables, Top Cities is the Ultimate Guide to the Best Eating Spots around the World.


  • Top Tables Top Cities: Barcelona
    Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia; a place where the locals absolutely loves their seafood, they eat almost twice as much as any other region in the world; that’s probably why the most important characteristic of Catalan cuisine is the combination of ingredients that come from both the sea and the mountains! The locals call it "mar y montaña". Ishai goes on his way to experience the Barcelona culinary revolution. He visits the classical 7 Portes, which claims to have the best Paella in town, discovers El Quim de la Boqueria, an eatery located right in the heart of the Barcelona's busiest food market, and experiences Quimet & Quimet a tiny hidden gem restaurant with a huge tapas menu. Finally to close his mouth-watering tour, Ishai goes to a place that makes every dinner the best show in town, Tickets, a restaurant which offers the most surprising contemporary and molecular food, ever seen in Barcelona. Get ready to be amazed. Welcome to Barcelona.