I never got the chance to eat at El Bulli, awarded 3 Michelin stars and voted World’s Best Restaurant 4 years in a row. I think that it’s one restaurant I will regret never having the chance to eat or work in. In 2010, chef Ferran Adria announced its closer to open a non-profit foundation … Continue reading

An Ode to Paris

I cannot believe it has been 2 years since I first moved to Paris. I remember arriving in the city of lights full of hope, fear, excitement, joy…well a mixture of feelings really, not knowing what to expect, not knowing where I would be in 6-months time, how would I cope with my new adventure, … Continue reading

Bistro Volnay

If your tired shopping legs (I’m talking to you, ladies) gave up on Rue de la Paix, between Opera and Place Vendome, you’ll be happy to find Bistro Volnay, on a side street nearby.  The chic old glamour restaurant is beautiful, set with dark wood, art-deco type mirrors and simple yet elegant tableware.  With a … Continue reading

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Technically, Miami is in the South but I feel like I’m more likely to find stone crab claws and ceviches over grits and green tomatoes. Living abroad most of my life, I always had a stereotypical idea of what Southern food would be like, long baby back ribs drenched in BBQ sauce with a side … Continue reading

The H Restaurant

The letter H of The H Restaurant stands for the initial of the last name of former owners, Gérard and Karin Herisson who opened this casual French bistro in Sunny Isles Beach. Headed by chef Julien Herisson, the owners’ son and Chef Ralph Colon, the menu boasts a reasonably-priced bistro style menu with appetizers such as Escargots … Continue reading

SUSTAIN Restaurant + Bar

Sustain, in Midtown Miami, opens its doors in December 2011. Another new kid on the block, it rivals against the much-loved Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill next door. But here, the concept of the restaurant is: sustainable, seasonal, and simple. The focus on sustainability is supposed to encompass both the food and the physical space. When … Continue reading

Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails

Where can you find street food-inspire dishes surrounded by plush scenery and a nice set of walls, tables and chairs? Normally when you think of street food in the United States, you think of food trucks. Not anymore. Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails at the Surfcomber South Beach Hotel is a new eatery (indoor and outdoor) that … Continue reading

Pamplona – Iruña

One of the wonders of living in Spain and Europe is that all cities are easily accessible, either by car or train. That’s exactly what I did, took advantage of both the routes (and nice weather) to explore some of Spain’s best gastronomic cities. My first stop was Pamplona. Pamplona (Iruña in Basque) is a medium-size … Continue reading

Café des Musées

Corner bistro with outdoor seating? Check. Open everyday? Check. Honest and wholsome French cooking? Check. Café des Musées is an honest bistro in the heart of the Marais district. One that is open on Sundays. The corner location of the restaurant with its wood paneling and mini outdoor seating area makes it very Parisian. Though … Continue reading

Grom: Il gelato come una volta

Summer in Paris. What’s better than ice-cream to cool you down? Paris has been blessed with many ice-cream shops to please both locals and tourists alike but the Italian chain Grom, which opened its doors in 2008 has positioned itself as a competitor to the top ice-cream shops in town notably Amorino and Berthillon. On … Continue reading