Rocambolesc Gelateria

As we roll into Autumn, leaves are slowly turning orange and yellow, finding themselves on the ground and being swept away by a cool breeze. Yes, that’s right, it’s the end of summer (I know we are in October and summer ended long ago), but here in Girona, the weather has been surprisingly summer-y with … Continue reading

Ace Gourmet Bento

It took me a year and a half to get back to this place. I remember having it one night, in my friend’s house on Rue de Richelieu. I had just finished a late night in culinary school and recalled that all I wanted was to go out and have fun. However, I hadn’t eaten … Continue reading

Le Camion Qui Fume

Like most American Expats in Paris, there are times when I crave things you can only get back home. BBQ, buffalo wings, a corn beef sandwich, and yes…a burger too. Sure, you can find burgers in Paris, you can find them on just about every menu but they’re usually average at best and geared towards … Continue reading

Between Bites

Having lived in San Sebastián for over a month now (pause – wow has it already been a month?!), I must admit I have thrown myself into the pintxos scene here. I think I have tried more pintxos than I can handle and now I know where the locals go, what a specific pinto bar serves … Continue reading

Barrio Gros

San Sebastián (known as Donostia in Basque) is one of the main cities in the coast of the Bay of Biscay and 20km away from the French border. The city is the capital of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. The district is built on the sandy terrain across the river. The Gros or Zurriola surf beach by the river’s mouth bears … 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

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

Huîtrerie Régis

Right before you come across the market of St. Germain, stop by Huîtrerie Régis which only serves fantastic oysters and prawns. The decor is light and simple. Beautiful artwork on the ceiling The delicate oysters from from Marenne-Oleron, world famous for its cultivation of oysters on the coast of Charente-Maritime. The combined growing and refinement area … Continue reading

Le Baron Rouge

Wine Bars are a great way to find your hidden niche and blend with locals in Paris. They are also great venues where the food is enjoyable. Le Baron Rouge has come to be one of the outstanding wine bars I have been to. Right off, the Aligre market nearby, you’ll spot a crowd of … Continue reading

Candelaria: Taqueria and cocktail bar

It has been long time since I had Mexican food. And I didn’t think I would find any good ones in paris. However, Luis, the chef and owner of Candelaria proved me wrong. He himself was tired of mediocre Mexican fare and decided to open up his own taqueria. The store at 52 rue Saintonge, … Continue reading