Global Dining

Café Belvedere | Cream Cake + Views of Lake Bled, Slovenia

Bled Cream Cake, Rosé, Caffe and a Fairy Tale View - That was all that I needed to seal the deal on my love for Slovenia. It all happened at Café Belvedere, a graceful spot along Lake Bled which boasts the best church and lake views. Café Belvedere not only had breath taking views, but… Continue reading Café Belvedere | Cream Cake + Views of Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Grand Café | The Grandest in Minsk, Belarus

The Grand Café in Minsk, Belarus was so very grand! This luxurious and sumptuous restaurant was one of the most beautiful old world dining establishments of its kind, that I have been to in Eastern Europe. One of my other favorites was Gundel Restaurant in the heart of Budapest, Hungary. Minsk, Belarus - One of… Continue reading Grand Café | The Grandest in Minsk, Belarus

Food Journals

What I ate in LOUISIANA – A Food Journal

I had spent almost a week in Louisiana while taking a road trip from Las Vegas to Florida. I had never been to this state before and found it very friendly, pleasant and slow paced. New Orleans was a fantastic city to visit that was full of beautiful architecture, deep culture and history, plus a… Continue reading What I ate in LOUISIANA – A Food Journal

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Zlata Ribica | One of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s Oldest Restaurants

The Triple Bridge in Ljubljana As a traveling gastronome, one of my goals is to taste many traditional dishes in the country or city that I am visiting. Slovenia had several regional dishes that I was curious on trying and I found three of them under one roof. Restaurant Zlata Ribica, is considered one of… Continue reading Zlata Ribica | One of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s Oldest Restaurants

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Lunching at RULES | London’s Oldest Restaurant

I had finally made it to the oldest restaurant in London! I had been wanting to dine at Rules for over a decade and after numerous trips to England, I finally made it a top priority. As a food enthusiast, I take my eating seriously and have a restaurant bucket list. Rules was on that… Continue reading Lunching at RULES | London’s Oldest Restaurant

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Kalev-Maiasmokk Café | The Oldest Cafe in Tallinn, Estonia

Crossing into Tallinn, Estonia by bus from Riga, Latvia marked a huge travel milestone for me. It was the moment that I had accomplished one of my big travel goals; to visit every Baltic State, Eastern European and Balkan country.  I did it in four years from the time that I fell in love with… Continue reading Kalev-Maiasmokk Café | The Oldest Cafe in Tallinn, Estonia

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Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

As my sun sign is in Capricorn, an earth sign, I enjoy anything with a grounding nature. That is why I have a deep fondness for mountains, forests, vegetable dishes and gardens. One of my favorite things to do while traveling is visit a garden, if my schedule permits. This might have to do with… Continue reading Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

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At the Legendary Café Gerbeaud | Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary - This goes out to the lovers of fine chocolates and the connoisseurs of divine pastries, I share your passion and would never steer you wrong! Café Gerbeaud has been a gastronomic delight since 1858 and is one of the oldest cafe's in Europe. Stepping inside the saloon is a lavish step back… Continue reading At the Legendary Café Gerbeaud | Budapest, Hungary

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What I ate in SIWA OASIS, EGYPT | A Food Journal

Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt's most isolated communities that is deep within the Western desert and approximately 30 miles from the Libyan border. This small community of 33,000 citizens has their own language called Siwi, own customs and significant dishes to their region. With that said, while I was in Siwa Oasis, I enjoyed… Continue reading What I ate in SIWA OASIS, EGYPT | A Food Journal

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What I ate in IRELAND – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Ireland has been one of my favorite countries to visit and have visited three times since 2011. My love for Ireland was there even before I had a DNA test done and found out that I have a wee dram of Irish blood in me. I am sure that is where my love for gin,… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

During this precarious year of 2020, our ideas of normality had shifted. The uncertainty of this year changed how we thought, dined and socialized on all levels. I know for myself it had slowed down my international travel but it bumped up my domestic travels- masked, social distancing and all. Fortunately, I reside in Las… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

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The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

Las Vegas, Nevada - They say that the third time is a charm, meaning after the third time something is attempted, luck will prevail. That lucky rule did prevail one Sunday afternoon, after several years of attempting to sit inside the Tea Lounge at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas. It was for their afternoon… Continue reading The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

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What I ate in THE NETHERLANDS – A Food Journal

This is how I ate my way through The Netherlands! On my last visit to this well loved country, I travelled outside of Amsterdam and into the cities of Den Haag, Delft, Arnhem and Maastricht. There were museums and city sights that I wanted to see and all this delicious food came in-between. From my… Continue reading What I ate in THE NETHERLANDS – A Food Journal

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What I ate in HUNGARY – A Food Journal

First of all, I would like to make it clear that I must return to Hungary. There are many other things that I need to do and many more foods to try. I was in Budapest for only a few days, as I was making my way through Eastern Europe and the Balkans. My visit… Continue reading What I ate in HUNGARY – A Food Journal