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American Steaks Take Over Tokyo, Plus Napa’s Hip New Winery

What the Journy team has been hyped about this week
American Steaks Take Over Tokyo, Plus Napa’s Hip New Winery

By Megan McDonough

Get your passports out and your wanderlust ready—it’s time for our greatest discoveries of the week!

Wanderlust and whimsy is how we’d describe Manhattan’s newly opened, globally-inspired eatery. The latest from the eatery from French restaurateur Eric Cerato, Wanderlust, gives off a dreamy vibe, with crystal chandeliers, white decor, and whimsical wall art.

Ashes & Diamonds Winery | austin_langlois

There’s a new Napa winery that has everyone talking and we’re going to bet it’s worthy of the hype. Located on Highway 29, Ashes & Diamonds Winery pays homage to 1960s California, with a zig-zag roof and portholes that add to a mid-century modern design. Wine flavors range from old-school to modern, and you can taste for yourself. The specialty here is lower-alcohol wines that are perfect for everyday drinking. They've recruited some of the area's most respected winemakers for the wines, including Steve Matthiason who was a James Beard Finalist in 2018 and named best winemaker by the SF Chronicle and Food & Wine Magazine. If that weren't enough, for extra dose of cool, their wine labels were designed by the same artist who designed Jay-Z's latest album cover.

Tokyo might be the land of mouth-watering wagyu, but the city seems to finally be embracing the American ‘steakhouse’ way. Granted, the Japanese are already fully on board with Shake Shack — a whopping 9 locations have opened since the first in 2015. New arrivals include Benjamin Steakhouse and Empire Steak House, and now, a Peter Luger Steak House of Brooklyn fame is in the works. Time to start planning that foodie tour through Tokyo!

Motonosumi Inari Shrine | nandinyuan

And while you’re there, pay a visit to the Motonosumi Inari Shrine in Nagato. Ranked among CNN’s “34 Most Beautiful Places in Japan,” the shrine was built in honor of a white fox spirit who is said to help one succeed in all things finance and fishing. There are 123 red torii gates leading to a cliff that overlooks the Japan sea, in all its deep blue glory. Need help getting there? Journy is an expert on all things Japan and can help work this into your trip. Learn more here.

Iluka Copenhagen

Did you miss Noma's seafood menu? From the Sea of Japan to the Baltic Sea, there’s a new seafood restaurant in Copenhagen that we’re dying to try. Iluka’smenu is designed by Beau Clugston, formerly of Noma, and features a variety of seafood dishes highlighting ingredients from the Faroe Islands. You'll get to taste the 200 year old mahogany clams that were famously on Noma's seafood menu, alongside many other treats including Faroe Islands sea urchin, scallops, and more. Reservations are open, so get on it!

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24 August 2018
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