Global Dining

The Box Tree Restaurant – An Award Winning Dining Experience | Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England

The Box Tree Restaurant is an award winning fine dining experience in the heart of Ilkley, which is a small spa town in West Yorkshire, England. The cuisine served has a French base and is seasonal, so the menu creations change season to season. Over the decades The Box Tree has been awarded numerous awards… Continue reading The Box Tree Restaurant – An Award Winning Dining Experience | Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England

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A Taste of Spring Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier, Carmelo Messina | Tuscany Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada

Fine dining in Las Vegas has always been a favorite past time of mine, especially when it is a multiple coursed dinner with wine pairing. It gets even better when dinner is hosted by a Master Sommelier as he discusses each wine, the regions of which they came and how to taste the food with… Continue reading A Taste of Spring Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier, Carmelo Messina | Tuscany Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Black Sheep | Award Winning Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine in Las Vegas

I am not ashamed to say that I have always been considered the 'Black Sheep' of my family. I believe that is why this Southwest neighborhood Las Vegas restaurant and I have clicked since they opened. The Black Sheep has been the restaurant that I frequent most regularly for dinner with family and friends. This… Continue reading The Black Sheep | Award Winning Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine in Las Vegas

Jetsetting

TAP Airlines Executive Class Cuisine | What to Expect

They say that once you turn left you never go right. We are not talking politics here either! I was heading home to the United States after two months in Europe. I had initially flown into Paris, then headed east by bus, train or plane. I ended up in Estonia and from there I flew… Continue reading TAP Airlines Executive Class Cuisine | What to Expect

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Esther’s Kitchen | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

In the last several years that I have lived in Las Vegas, the Arts District has been undergoing a tasteful gentrification with luxury condominiums, art galleries, fun retro stores, and impressive dining establishments. Not many tourists know about this neighborhood, so us locals get to indulge in this up and coming Las Vegas area for… Continue reading Esther’s Kitchen | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

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EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

Las Vegas, NV- EDO Tapas had been on my restaurant radar for quite sometime before I walked into this swanky little Spanish wine restaurant in Chinatown. Many of my Vegas food friends had raved about EDO and I always enjoyed their original food truck 'Boqueria Street'. I am not sure what took me so long… Continue reading EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

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Partage | Modern French Dining in Las Vegas

When I first heard of Partage and was told that an upscale French Wine Restaurant had just opened several doors down from The Golden Tiki in Chinatown, I had my hesitations. I should have known better than to doubt the intentions of this restaurant because a year or so prior, Chef Brian Howard opened up… Continue reading Partage | Modern French Dining in Las Vegas

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A Lavish Lunch at Gertrude’s | Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona

I may have enjoyed eating at Gertrude's more than visiting the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. This really should not come to anyone's surprise, considering that I practically live for a pleasant dining ambiance, great service and even better food. Also, I am sure that I spent just as much time eating at Gertrude's… Continue reading A Lavish Lunch at Gertrude’s | Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona

Food Journals

What I ate in MADRID – Part 2 – A Food Journal

My visit to Madrid was the last city on a two month European holiday, that lead me to thirteen countries. I spent four days in Madrid and it is a debate, but I may have saved the best country for last. Before stepping into Spain, I had already researched several restaurants that I wanted to… Continue reading What I ate in MADRID – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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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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Corral de la Moreria – A Michelin Star and the World’s Best Tablao Flamenco

In Madrid, down a small quiet street, in a dark intimate restaurant, upon a small corner stage, a group on musicians and world renowned Flamenco dancers come together and put on the best shows in the world. They have achieved top recognition as the "The Best Flamenco Tablao in the World" from the International Festival… Continue reading Corral de la Moreria – A Michelin Star and the World’s Best Tablao Flamenco

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Restaurante La Trainera – A Place for Seafood in Madrid, Spain

In 1966, within the reputable residence of the Salamanca district in Madrid, Restaurante La Trainera was born. For over fifty years La Trainera has been one the city's top restaurants for seafood. When I travel, I try to seek out seafood restaurants with a history of serving fresh fish and shellfish. Since Madrid is a… Continue reading Restaurante La Trainera – A Place for Seafood in Madrid, Spain

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Madrid’s Legendary Zalacain Restaurante – A Feast for the Gastronome

A gastronomic icon of Madrid since 1973, Zalacain Restaurante has been a legendary dining establishment for decades. By 1987, they received the highly coveted Three Michelin Stars after earning their first star shortly after they opened fourteen years prior. Zalacain became the first restaurant in Spain to accomplish this top recognition, making them a culinary… Continue reading Madrid’s Legendary Zalacain Restaurante – A Feast for the Gastronome

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Three Forks Grille – The Most Popular Restaurant in Columbia Falls, Montana

Say you have just finished a day visiting Glacier National Park in Montana and you feel that you deserve a good meal. A very good meal in a casual upscale restaurant that serves dishes made from local ingredients with an Italian twist. We were there and I am sure many others were too because Three… Continue reading Three Forks Grille – The Most Popular Restaurant in Columbia Falls, Montana