Global Dining

The Grand Cafe | 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 The Grand Cafe | Minsk, Belarus

Global Dining

Lunch Break at Harry Potter’s “Birthplace” | The Elephant House in Edinburgh, Scotland

The majestic and magical city of Edinburgh has been a favorite of mine for several years. Old Town was just as I had pictured it, the alluring medieval buildings paired with the haunting vibe of the Royal Mile, created many stirring stores in my mind. It was no wonder that Edinburgh became the "Birthplace" of… Continue reading Lunch Break at Harry Potter’s “Birthplace” | The Elephant House in Edinburgh, Scotland

Global Dining

Historische Wurstküche zu Regensburg | The World’s Oldest Sausage House

Regensburg, Germany - I am a full fledged jetsetting gastronome and will travel for food. I must confess that I decided to take a day trip to Regensburg just so I could eat at one of the world's oldest restaurants, The Historic Sausage Kitchen. I was not expecting this old world Bavarian town to be… Continue reading Historische Wurstküche zu Regensburg | The World’s Oldest Sausage House

Global Dining

Zur Letzten Instanz | Berlin’s Oldest Restaurant

Over the couple decades of my gastronomical travels, I have been to many of the oldest eateries in Europe and the UK, including Rules of London, the Historic Sausage House in Regensburg and Botin in Madrid. All have been unique dining experiences, considering they were all the oldest in one way or another. On my… Continue reading Zur Letzten Instanz | Berlin’s Oldest Restaurant

Global Dining

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

Global Dining, Jetsetting

London’s Portobello Road Market | Beyond Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Portobello road, Portobello roadStreet where the riches of ages are stowed.Anything and everything a chap can unloadIs sold off the barrow in Portobello road.You'll find what you want in the Portobello road.- 'Portobello Road' Bedknobs and Broomsticks Soundtrack When I first told a friend that I wanted to visit Portobello Road Market, he asked "That's… Continue reading London’s Portobello Road Market | Beyond Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Global Dining

MOVIA Wine Bar and the Orange Wines of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The charming little country of Slovenia rests comfortably in-between the more tourist centric countries of Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. I try not to be biased with any country that I have visited but Slovenia was one of my favorite Balkan countries. It was steeped in old world charm, the people were friendly, and the… Continue reading MOVIA Wine Bar and the Orange Wines of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Global Dining

Laima Candy | Latvia’s #1 Sweets Since 1870

Riga, Latvia- It is not a secret that I always gravitate towards food or an eating establishment with history. It could be the oldest restaurant, the oldest bar or in this case- the oldest candy company. Laima Confections is based out of Riga, Latvia and became one of the largest candy manufacturers in the Baltic… Continue reading Laima Candy | Latvia’s #1 Sweets Since 1870

Global Dining, UNESCO

CONTE Restaurant | Perfection in Perast, Montenegro

There are a few moments in life when the world seems perfect and one of those moments for me, was in Montenegro. Not just during this seaside lunch in Perast but my entire visit to the Balkan State of Montenegro, was extraordinary. The Region of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is lined with well-preserved… Continue reading CONTE Restaurant | Perfection in Perast, Montenegro

Global Dining

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

Global Dining

A Perfect Lunch at Kolonade Wine Restaurant | Riga, Latvia

I had the most perfect chicken meatballs while lunching at Kolonade Restaurant in Riga, Latvia and it was totally unexpected. I was in the capital of Latvia and on my way to the city park, when I spotted a darling one-story columned house across the LAIMA clock. I thought the building looked interesting and realized that… Continue reading A Perfect Lunch at Kolonade Wine Restaurant | Riga, Latvia

Global Dining, Jetsetting

Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode Baar | Tallinn, Estonia

Being a New Waver turned Goth Girl back in the 80s and 90s, running into the Depeche Mode Baar in Old Town Tallinn was a double take moment. DM was a huge part of my youth as well into my adulthood. I have seen these Brits in concert more than any band in my repertoire,… Continue reading Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode Baar | Tallinn, Estonia

Global Dining

Lunch at Inat Kuca | Sarajevo’s Legendary Spite House

The capital city and cultural hub of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Sarajevo. This fascinating city sits within a basin surrounded by a lush green mountainous valley. Sarajevo has been known for its many cultural layers and various civilizations, once being considered a great melting pot of the world's major religions. It is an interesting city… Continue reading Lunch at Inat Kuca | Sarajevo’s Legendary Spite House

Global Dining

Jardan Kod Krsta | Budva’s Most Famous Restaurant

Budva, Montenegro- Traveling six weeks through Eastern Europe and the Balkans gave me many opportunities to eat at magnificent restaurants. In Budapest there was Gundel and Gerbeaud, in Zagreb it was Agave and in Budva it was Jardan Kod Krsta. Budva, Montenegro For four decades, Jardan Kod Krsta, a family run restaurant, has been Budva's… Continue reading Jardan Kod Krsta | Budva’s Most Famous Restaurant

Global Dining

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

Food Journals

What I ate in IRELAND – Part 3 – A Food Journal

Part three! I am actually amazed and somewhat impressed at the amount of food I eat when I travel. Now I do not eat like this every day, if you have been wondering. My daily meals are very healthy and simple plus I make my own green juice daily. It is when I travel that… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 3 – A Food Journal

Global Dining

The Iconic Gundel Restaurant | Budapest, Hungary

Open since 1894, this is one of Budapest's best known and most expensive restaurants, located in an Art Nouveau palace- Conde Nast Magazine The distinguished city of Budapest is known for many things; the grand Danube River that divides both Buda and Pest; the historical Castle Hill that majestically watches over the country's capital; and… Continue reading The Iconic Gundel Restaurant | Budapest, Hungary

Food Journals

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

Madrid was the first city that I had ever visited in Spain. I am saying that because there will be other return trips to Spain. I knew that I would be back after the first couple of days that I was exploring, Madrid and I just 'clicked'. I found this majestic city to be filled… Continue reading What I ate in MADRID – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Global Dining

Meracado de San Miguel – A Gastronomic Affair

Here is where I had a gastronomic affair with many tapas! Many, many tapas! One of the highlights of traveling to Madrid is noshing your way through the Mercado de San Miguel. It is an enticing market where one can taste the different flavors of Spain under one roof. Stepping into this tapas market can… Continue reading Meracado de San Miguel – A Gastronomic Affair

Global Dining

Sobrino de Botín en Madrid, Spain

Table for one at one of the oldest restaurants in the world. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Botin in Madrid is the oldest restaurant in the world. What's funny is that I thought that I ate at the oldest restaurant in the world back in 2015; Historische Wurstkuchl in Regensburg, Germany (photos… Continue reading Sobrino de Botín en Madrid, Spain