seafood

A Worthwhile Wait in Barcelona

After meandering through the narrow allies of Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic, passing scores of nameless tapas bars, your Correspondent finally found Plaça de les Olles, home of the well-known Cal Pep.  Your Correspondent had been warned that there is always a line at Cal Pep and so he joined the queue and waited his turn.   Your […]

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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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A Choice Between 3, or 5 Courses in Cabo

Casianos provides a dining experience unlike any I have encountered before. Tucked away on an unassuming side street in San Jose del Cabo, Casianos is a creative culinary gem. I have now been about 5 or 6 times and, each time, I’m amazed by the creations Chef Casianos Reyes produces nightly. This restaurant is highly […]

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Superbly-Prepared Italian Fare in Boston

It’s rewarding to see good things happening to good people, particularly when these good people prevail in spite of harsh conditions. The harsh conditions for Charles Draghi and Joan Johnson, co-owners in the role of chef and hostess respectively of Erbaluce, located in Boston’s Bay Village neighborhood, were among the worst for businesses in general […]

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Standout seafood in tricky-to-navigate Boston

Though the fishing docks of Gloucester are a mere 45 minutes away, the seafood scene in Boston is tricky to navigate. Certainly a solid franchise with quality and predictable seafood fare exists from omnipresent Legal Seafood, but moving beyond that tourist event there are fewer restaurants dedicated to serving a seafood only menu.  B&G Oysters […]

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Classic Dining in Adams Morgan

  Cashion’s Eat Place is so nice you don’t even realize that you’re in Adam’s Morgan. And I say this lovingly, having spent two years in that neighborhood, dancing downstairs at Sake, eating ribs at Pharaohs, and drinking bourbon at Bourbon. But it took me a relocation and a celebration to finally make it to […]

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A Luxury Breakfast Platter in Copenhagen

Behold the leftovers of one of the most fabulous breakfasts that I have ever had! This is the Danish Luxury Platter, and it is something to be experienced. To start, there are three different kinds of smoked herring, deviled eggs with shrimp and caviar, smoked eel (this was so good I almost cried), plus two […]

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Stellar Sushi in Sun Valley

Fresh sushi in a landlocked state? I was skeptical too until I tried the rolls at Zou 75 in the unassuming town of Hailey, Idaho – just minutes from Sun Valley. Zou 75 has some of Idaho’s freshest fish, flown in daily from Hawaii,  a great cocktail, beer, and wine list, and loads of inventive […]

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Dietary Wisdom on a Stone in Dublin

For those ready to dine in an establishment other than their own kitchen that applies many of the re-learned dietary wisdoms — you know them by heart because you grew up with them … fresh local ingredients, flavor enhancements with herbs rather than fats, including nutrient-dense, calorie-poor ingredients — then Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath […]

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