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

Las Vegas, NV- EDO Tapas is another of my favorites in Las Vegas. It is not located on The Strip, but is a swanky little Spanish wine restaurant in Chinatown. Many of my Vegas food friends and I have always raved about EDO, and I had also enjoyed their original food truck 'Boqueria Street'. They… Continue reading EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

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Anima by EDO | Delicious Dining in Las Vegas

Anima by EDO is one of Las Vegas's local gems, and is one of my favorite restaurants to dine within the city. It is the newest concept by EDO Gastro Tapas, which happens to be another local favorite of mine. The creative dishes offered here go beyond the traditional tapas, although their tapas are outstanding.… Continue reading Anima by EDO | Delicious Dining in Las Vegas

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Ada’s Wine – Chef James Trees | A Perfect Place for Wine & Food in Las Vegas

James Beard Award Finalist Chef James Trees has definitely made an impression here in Las Vegas. With Esther's Kitchen, Al Solito Posto, and again with Ada's Wine (Chef James Trees & LEV Group). I knew that I was going to love Ada's because I have enjoyed everything that Chef James Trees has brought to Vegas.… Continue reading Ada’s Wine – Chef James Trees | A Perfect Place for Wine & Food in Las Vegas

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Esther’s Kitchen – Chef James Trees | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

Chef James Trees is one of our favorite chefs here in Las Vegas, and he has opened up several outstanding restaurants- Esther's Kitchen, Al Solito Posto, and Ada's Wine Bar. All of them happen to be a few of my Vegas favorites, as well as my friends who love to dine. Esther's Kitchen was our… Continue reading Esther’s Kitchen – Chef James Trees | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

Jetsetting

Lovely Lake Bled | Discovering Slovenia

A visit to Lake Bled while exploring Slovenia will always be worth the journey. Over the centuries, people (especially Europeans) have flocked to the shores of Lake Bled for its medical benefits, as well as some R & R -rest and relaxation. That is why I had ventured out to Lake Bled from Ljubljana, a… Continue reading Lovely Lake Bled | Discovering Slovenia

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Restaurant Guy Savoy – A Two Michelin Star Dining Experience | Las Vegas, Nevada

You can count on two hands the number of Michelin Star restaurants in Las Vegas, and all of them are located along The Strip. There is a total of nine, all ranging from one star, two stars, and to the illustrious three stars, which is Joel Robuchon at MGM Hotel and Casino. I have been… Continue reading Restaurant Guy Savoy – A Two Michelin Star Dining Experience | Las Vegas, Nevada

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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, which means the menu creations change season to season. Over the decades The Box Tree has been awarded numerous… 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 | Luxurious Dining 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 favorite grand cafes was Gundel Restaurant in the heart of Budapest, Hungary. Minsk, Belarus -… Continue reading The Grand Cafe | Luxurious Dining in Minsk, Belarus

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MOVIA Wine Bar and the Orange Wines of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The charming little country of Slovenia sits quietly 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 well reknown restaurants. In Budapest there was Gundel and Gerbeaud, in Zagreb it was Agave, and in Budva it was Jardan Kod Krsta. Greetings from Kod Krsta! For four decades, Jardan Kod Krsta, a family run restaurant… 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

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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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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

As part of any traveling experience, discovering a region's food and drink scene are essential to understanding its culture. I found the food of Madrid to be just as flavorful as the city itself. Now before even stepping into Spain, I had already researched several restaurants that I wanted to dine at. This included a… 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 when 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