Páteo at Bairro do Avillez, Chiado, Lisbon - June 10, 2017

While visiting in Lisbon, I was delightfully invited as their guest to Jose Avillez more casual patio part (The Páteo) of Bairro do Avillez in C

San Cristobal, Havana, Cuba - May 31, 2017

San Cristobal restaurant is the paladar where Obama ate when he was in Havana. Like La Guarida…, it’s one of the few Cuban places recommend

Cubita, Trinidad, Cuba - May 15, 2017

Do not miss a meal at La Cubita if you visit Trinidad in Cuba. It’s decorated with quirky whimsical artwork and often offers music while yo

La Guarida, Havana, Cuba - April 25, 2017

Most everyone I spoke to who had been to Havana recently recommended the upscale paladar La Guarida for dinner — the place where Cuban directo

Rafael Restaurant, Miraflores, Lima, Peru - April 23, 2017

For our last day in Peru, we headed to Rafael Osterling’s eponymous restaurant in the Miraflores section of Lima, listed on one list, as t

Other Stops in Miraflores, Lima, Peru - April 18, 2017

Thought in addition to telling you about the amazing chef-driven meals that I experiences that I’d share about quick meals in Miraflore…

Central, Miraflores, Lima, Peru - April 14, 2017

Standing outside Santa Isabel 376 in Miraflores, we met a young man in his 20s who had just flown in from Taiwan to also experience the food of Virg…

LIMO Cocina Peruana & Pisco Bar, Cusco, Peru - March 20, 2017

One free evening in Cusco, a group of us headed up to the main square where Limo, also part of the Cusco restaurant group, is located.
While peru

A stop at Chicha in Cusco, Peru while on OAT Trip - March 17, 2017

I’m just back from my second trip to Peru, with visits to Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and more… My first trip in the 70s was not on a tour…

Inka Grill, Cusco, Peru - March 14, 2017

While in Cusco, we visited Inka Grill, part of the Cusco restaurant group, for a light bite. The meal wasn’t the best place I ate in Cusco bu…

La Mar, Miraflores, Lima, Peru - March 4, 2017

Before heading to Peru this winter, I — like a typical food professional — researched restaurants where I wanted to dine. Word had it that th

Amsterdam Foodie Guide - January 25, 2017

The Dutch aren’t exactly known for their cuisine. I’ve heard many tourists complain, and have read many articles expressing displeasure

Monari Federzoni, a Visit - February 26, 2016

Those who’ve been to Italy know that their balsamic vinegar is not just for dressing salads.
This fall I was invited to visit Monari Fed

Corte D’Aibo, Monteveglio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy - January 26, 2016

Owner Antonio Capelli greeted me as I arrived in December at Corte D’Aibo, a rustic farmhouse located in Monteveglio not far — a short 3…

La Zaira, Valsamoggia, Italy - January 19, 2016

Upon arrival in Italy after checking into Corte D’Aibo, Monteveglio, owner-winemaker Antonio Capelli suggested we go out for lunch to

Doña Eutimia, La Habana, Cuba - October 2, 2015

Visiting Havana, Cuba is like riding a time machine back to an era of vintage muscle cars and crumbling colonial buildings, before there were ce

Pachapapa, Cusco, Peru - September 6, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what upscale Andian cuisine tastes like, Pachapapa — which translates to father earth — is a must try in Cusc

Capital Cocina y Cafe, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia - August 15, 2015

Wandering the cobblestone streets of bustling Bogotá, it may be easy to overlook the tiny restaurant Capital Cocina. Located in La Candela

Pauly Saal, Mitte, Berlin, Germany - July 28, 2015

A non-worthy Michelin 1-star restaurant in Berlin, Germany

La Cocina Pepina, Cartegena, Colombia - July 11, 2015

La Cocina Pepina, Cartagena’s hard-to-find Carib-Colombian restaurant in the lively and funky Getsemani neighborhood, is worth the…

Restaurant Volt, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany - June 22, 2015

“Berlin?” asked the helpful American Air Lines person I was speaking to, offering another city I might fly to after I had dismisse…

La Bodega, Tamarindo, Costa Rica - June 20, 2015

While the touristy beach town of Tamarindo offers a plethora of international options from Mexican to Israeli, it’s La Bodega, the smal…

Ranchos Morgan, Ometepe, Nicaragua - May 23, 2015

Situated on the Lake Nicaragua shoreline of Isla Ometepe, Ranchos Morgan is a hidden gem with fresh local dishes at a serious bargain. Sunset di…

Il Timoniere, Rome, Italy - March 3, 2015

Tucked back in a corner of a residential area of Rome, we entered the cozy family run Il Timoniere, a restaurant known for classic Roman cooking.…

BestWorldYet, Tapas at el Atril - February 11, 2015

Living in Barcelona, we eat tapas almost daily. They’re offered at least on every corner; some are good, some okay and just a few are truly exce

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