Category: restaurant

Ristorante Babette, Tuscany, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Prior to our visit to Tuscany we had discussed some new restaurants in the area with our local friends Bianca and Enzo. They had mentioned a place had opened but they have not tried it yet.  So prior to leaving Lori decided we are all going to Babette.  Locate...

El Almacén, Avila, Spain

On a rather cold day when sightseeing around Avila, Spain we decided to have lunch at El Almacen.  One advantage to going in the winter is that you can go any place you want and not have to deal with crowds.  The staff at most places is a lot...

Max’s Harvest, Delray Beach, Florida

We had high hopes for Max’s Harvest but it really failed to deliver the goods.  The Pork Belly appetizer was outstanding however the rest of the meal was downhill from there…..The Mac and Cheese failed the “Kraft Test” being that Kraft from the box would have tasted better….The Lobster...

L’As Du Fallafel, Paris, France

[flickrset id=”72157626529473101″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”large”] Located in the heart of the Marais one can usually locate L’as Du Fallafel by the line in front.  You maybe taken back at first by the person collecting for your Fallafel in advance while you are in line but i can assure that...

la Fontaine de Mars

[flickrset id=”72157631222066126″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”large”] It’s been a while since I had lunch at la Foutaine de Mars. This is a classic French Bistro with very solid food. The quality of the food is very good and preparation professional.  The portion size is large probably geared towards the American...

RISTORANTE IL LATINI

[flickrset id=”72157630728573900″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”large”] While staying in the lovely countryside of Tuscany, Lori decided to have me, drive us to Florence to visit a restaurant recommend by her doctor that is known to love his food.  I was reluctant to drive in Florence because this usually involves driving...

Angelina, Paris

[flickrset id=”72157630728503514″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”large”] We go to Angelina on a cool day to warm up with a cup of their world famous “Hot Chocolate” it tastes similar to a gourmet chocolate bar melted and served with a side of whipped cream. They are also well know as a...

Atlantic Grill, Delray Beach Florida

[flickrset id=”72157630703317848″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”large”] Sunday Brunch at the Atlantic Grill, Delray Beach Florida: Located in the Seagate Hotel the Atlantic Grill is an attractive looking place. The food was hit and miss, basicaly there was no consistency from the kitchen. Ingredients were of average quality and preparation hap...

L’Avent Comptoir, Paris

Is a small standing room only wine bar that serves outstanding French hors d’oeuvres and crepes. WARNING: if you are interested in eating something healthy don’t come here! It’s one of my favorites! They serve the most delicious grilled pork fat(lard) that I have eaten and the beef carpaccio...

Le Comptoir, Paris

Le Comptior is situated on a very busy corner in the Latin Quarter idea for dining outside when weather permits and enjoying the favorite Paris pastime of people watching. Inside the bistro is small and attractive. The food however is excellent!! I suggest if you want to avoid waiting...

La Crêperie de Josselin Crêperie

[flickrset id=”72157629994791185″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] This is a long time favorite of ours. Josselin features a huge assortment of Brittan style crepes. My favorites are the bacon, egg, spinach and cream cheese and the Martinique which comes out Flambe. Upon arrival you will get in line there is almost...

Le Petit Troquet, Paris France

[flickrset id=”72157629994442563″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] A very small and romantic bistro off the beaten path Le Petit Troquet. The most difficult part of the evening will be finding it. Rue Expostion is a small alleyway off the Rue Saint-Dominique adjacent to Les Fables de La Fontaine. Rue Saint-Dominque is...

Cafe Boulud, Palm Beach, Florida

[flickrset id=”72157627020819027″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] [flickrset id=”72157627250788574″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] [flickrset id=”72157627325164170″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] On a lazy Florida summer morning, I decided there has to be something to eat in this state. I went to my computer and signed in to my Zagat.com subscription. I started searching for...

Canta Napoli, Camucia, Tuscany (near Cortona) Italy

[flickrset id=”72157626603308953″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Several years ago we asked our friends that live in Camucia to take us to a local place where people go to eat for everyday food.  They took us to Canta Napoli and we LOVE it….I have been reluctant to place anything about this...

Osteria La Porta, Tuscany, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157626959471074″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Remotely located in the small village of Monticchello is this jewel of a restaurant,  Osteria La Porta. Traveling to this town requires a 30 minute drive off the beaten path.  If you follow your GPS you may end up on some unpaved roads.  Don’t...

Roscioli, Rome, Italy

Just a couple of blocks from the Campo de Fiori in the heart of Rome lies this wonderful bakery. Forno Riscioli  features a world renowned pizza. It’s one of our favorite stops for a lunch while we are wondering about the picturesque alleyways around the Campo. The next time...

Tryst, Delray Beach, FLorida, USA

[flickrset id=”72157624481317000″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] We have dined at Tyrst a couple of times. Today we enjoyed a great Happy Hour with 2 for 1 drinks including everything except bottles of wine and a special food menu. We found most of the items to be of high quality and...

Trattoria al Vecchio Forno, Tuscany, San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157623114839182″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Trattoria al Vecchio Forno, Tuscany, San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy Owned by same owners of the Palazzo del Capitano in San Quirico d’Orcia, This charming ristorante feaures truly authentic Tuscan food. Wonderfully simple dishes of tuscan beans teased and pleased our palettes.  Fresh tri-color pasta...

Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici; Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

[flickrset id=”72157622990521013″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici “Italy’s Authentic Flavors in a Magnificent Tuscan Villa Setting” I have been to Italy about 150 times visiting Tuscany many of those, basically I know a good  authentic Tuscan meal when I have one. Unfortunately the most authentic part was it’s...

La Bucaccia, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

[flickrset id=”72157622906386322″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] In the Famous hilltop village of Cortona, La Bucaccia is conveniently located near the center of town. The owner and manager, Romano personally greets all of his guest with his unique style of humor. The menu is traditional Tuscan with some excellent specialities of...