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Ottoman Meal Before Blue Waters in Istanbul

When visiting Istanbul your Correspondent makes a point of taking a meal at Tuğra, which offers a dining experience as wonderful and exquisite as the Bosphorous that the restaurant overlooks from the European part of the timeless city.  Located in the Ciragan Palace, a former seat of the Ottoman rulers, Tuğra provides a refuge for […]

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Hillside Dining in Zurich

When you find yourself in Zurich you must leave directly and drive a quarter of an hour south along the Seestrasse and five minutes up the Herrliburg hillside. At the top of the hill you’ll come upon a row of luxury automobiles (seems as if there is no other kind in Switzerland) highlighted by a […]

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Culinary Continuity in the Left Bank

Upon taking residence at The Ritz at the Place Vendôme, your correspondent chose to stroll around Tuileries’s charms on a hazy Parisian day before making his way down to the Île de France to cross the Pont Neuf and checking in with the latest left-bank English-centric literary scene at Shakespeare et Cie to see what […]

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Comfort Food in Mouliets-et-Villemartin

Located off the beaten path, away from the sleepy town of Castillon and overlooking the Dordogne river, La Table Rouge is one of those restaurants you remember for the rest of your life. Run by a husband and wife team (Kate is from Liverpool, but we will forgive her that), the place is nothing short […]

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