Category: restaurant

Avila, restaurant, Spain

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 friendlier due to the fact they […]

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Florida, restaurant

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 Shepard’s Pie was very rich, lacked […]

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Paris, restaurant

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 this is standard procedure.  It’s worth […]

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France, Paris, restaurant, Rue Saint-Dominique

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 tourist crowd.  I had an appetizer […]

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Florence, restaurant, Tuscan

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 down one way streets the wrong […]

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France, French Food, Paris, restaurant

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 place for “Ladies to Lunch” while […]

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Brunch, Florida, Happy Hour, Palm Beach, restaurant

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 hazard. The service was pleasant however […]

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Paris, restaurant

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 is excellent . The menu hangs […]

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Paris, restaurant

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 for a table you arrive for […]

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France, French Food, Paris, restaurant

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 always a line. It moves very […]

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France, French Food, Paris, restaurant

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 the home of Christian Constant’s empire.. […]

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Palm Beach, restaurant

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 places to dine in Palm Beach […]

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restaurant, Tuscan

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 place on the internet fearing it […]

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Italian, Italy, restaurant, Tuscan

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 worry about the unpaved road just […]

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Happy Hour, restaurant

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 prepared well. The Chilled Mellon Soup […]

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Italian, Italy, restaurant, Tuscan

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 was tossed with cheese and  candy […]

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Hudson Valley, restaurant, Tuscan, Upstate New York

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 name,  Caterina did not live up […]

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Italian, Italy, restaurant, Tuscan

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 the day. La Bucaccia’s wine cellar […]

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