We celebrated Lori’s Birthday in 2018 in Paris ! We decided to visit our old friend Christian Constant at his flagship on Rue Saint-Dominique, Le Violon d’ingress. This is his Michelin Starred fine dinning establishment. Christian greeted us prior to the meal as he is the omnipresent host at all of his restaurants. The food […]
One of our favorites in Rome. Dal Bolognese is the place for special occasions in Rome. It’s frequented by celebrities The food is all high quality and wine list surprisingly has many great choices in the 25-40 Euro range. The meal in general is less expensive than a meal of equal quality in NYC. Food […]
We had a great dinner with friends at Tocqueville. The Truffled Grits with an egg was outstanding !! Mushroom risotto was rich and creamy. I hear the fish was perfectly executed. The Short ribs were as tender as butter and tasted great. Deserts also outstanding. Wine list was large and focused towards the higher price […]
Our first visit to the “New” Union Square Cafe…I wish it were still the old USC !! It has a very corporate vibe to it unlike the warmer local cafe of days past. They have insituted a non-tipping policy which has some advantges to the employees but certainly the extra wages are pasted along […]
We had a fun night at Lavo !! It’s a large and loud room. Food is average with a few fun items to share like the Basket Ball sized Meatball and huge 20 Layer Cake. Eggplant part was not bad. The vegetable sides had so much sodium my blood pressure spited just short of a […]
One of my favorites in Paris: DO NOT MISS SPRING Here are the details of our lunch Apetizer: Crème fraîche de Normandie, onions pickles, Banka Truit’eggs Fried black sausage form Pays basque, apple compote, mustard sauce with lime and cream Vegetable broth with leeks and smoked potatoes Starter: Maquereau Tataki, mustard shoots, dill, apple juice […]
[flickrset id=”72157630013729642″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”large”] I checked out Bobby Flay’s (grill-boy as Ari of Entourage calls him) new venture in the burger joint frenzy. I grabbed my camera and walked a mile or so on a great day in DC. Once I arrived at Bobby’s, I viewed the menu on the wall and ordered several […]
[flickrset id=”72157629533530717″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] This is another great establishment owned by Chef Christian Constant. Les Cocottes is the french equivalent of eating at a causal diner. Seating is either at the counter or at counter height communal tables. There are very nice daily specials as well as the standard menu both are reasonably priced. […]
[flickrset id=”72157628005164394″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Probably the finest traditional Tuscan meal we’ve eaten. We walked into a packed restaurant without a confirmed reservation. There was one table for two or deuce for those in the business available. We were told that it was previously reserved however they have not arrived yet, they were 20 minutes […]
[flickrset id=”72157627665204125″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Highest quality ingredients, prepared perfectly and elegantly plated. I’m usually not a fan of the tasting menu fearing that after eating 10 tiny plates, I’ll leave hungry and seek out the nearest Pizza I can find. This was not the case at Agape Substance the tasting menu included several substantial […]
[flickrset id=”72157626943260235″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] I picked up a trip to Madrid. Being a fan of the Travel Channel, I remembered Andrew Zimmern eating at Botin. I love roast pig! and the Baby roast suckling pig was amazing. This is the oldest restaurant in the world and THE place for Baby roast […]
[flickrset id=”72157627021618978″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Low budget dive called Prosperity??.. Dumpling Shop in NYC. They have managed to get a “A” grade from the NYC Health department so they must be clean. The Dumplings are 5 for a dollar which explains the line that is always in front of the place. The dumpling are pretty […]
[flickrset id=”72157626873966699″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] I have discovered this Italian style Coffee shop in Edinburgh. Their coffee is great. It’s much better than the American brand X. They also have a great Hot Chocolate Milano which is worth every delicious calorie it contains. Cafe Nero
I just mentioned our first departure we enjoyed ourselves so much we went back the very next weekend.
[flickrset id=”72157621769134841″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] Located in the Heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. I think the food speaks for itself. Elegant dining, great wine and excellent service.
[flickrset id=”72157616348813320″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”medium”] A favorite with overnighting airline crews from around the world. The portions are large, beer is great and it’s cheap. What more could you ask for?? I have had better food for a few Euros more but it’s still a fun place.
This post features the world famous exterior photo of Monti featured in “Schmap”. Food and service were adequate, we dined he once and enjoyed it. Caution: It’s in an out of the way location. I would recommend it if you are in the area on a Sunday. OPEN Sundays!!!
If you feel like dinning among the world’s celebrities then when in Rome do as the Roma’s do and people watch at Da Bolognese. On our way in for lunch one day we saw “Sly” on the way out. We have dined here several times and while not excellent it is consistently good. The […]