Restaurant Reviews

Flemings 50 Wines of August” program

Fleming’s 50 Wines of August” program

“I haven’t seen you here before,” says the handsome bartender, giving me a generous tasting pour of the ultra-premium Hall’s Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. It’s not every day… More »


The WallFlower NYC: Fine Dining Restaurant or Chic Cocktail Venue?

    Did you ever walk into a restaurant and somehow think to yourself, hey, that’s my place! Coming from LA, I never really knew the concept of a neighborhood… More »


Grand Hyatt New York Central Restaurant Rocks

The Grand Hyatt is one of the most elegant and well known hotels in Manhattan, yet when you think of the Hyatt, the first thing that pops into your mind… More »


Meeting Chef Uri Jeremias of Uri Buri Fish during #GoIsrael Tour

“We call it ceviche because people like names,” joked big, jocular, white-haired and long-bearded chef Uri Jeremias, owner and chef at the restaurant Uri Buri Fish restaurant in Akko, near… More »


Elegant Dinner at Taizo Restaurant on #GoIsrael Tour

One of the most attractive and stylish restaurants in Israel, surprisingly, has a sleek Asian theme. It’s name is Taizo, and it is absolutely one of the most glamorous restaurants… More »


Exploring Casa Pomona

    Last night I had a fab dinner at Casa Pomona, a new restaurant in the Upper West side on Columbus between 84th and 85th. Above is Marion Maur,… More »


La Dame de Pic

So I was finally able to visit La Dame de Pic in Paris … in October they were full. The restaurant has an open kitchen and an intimate dining room… More »


5 Senses Restaurant in Avignon

See this salad? It is a work of art. I am at the Five Senses restaurant in Avignon and this restaurant is a real find … … the meal starts… More »


Review: L’Assiette Champenoise in Reims

Our group of professionals (we are chefs, journalists, food scientists) had our last luxurious lunch at the celebrated L’Assiette Champenoise. It was a very glamorous space, run by Arnaud Lallement… More »

JM Cazes

Dinner with Jean-Michel Cazes and Jean-Charles Cazes with chef Jean-Luc Rocha in Boreaux

“Krug champagne!” Well, what else would you expect when having dinner with Jean-Michel and Jean-Charles Cazes at the restaurant inside the exclusive Cordeillan-Bages hotel in Pauillac. The hotel (managed by… More »


Dinner (and Vino!) at Leopard at des Artistes

  Fabulous evening last night at the Leopard at des Artistes! Very ‘old school’ Italian in terms of the elegance of service, with fish deboned tableside. Bar was … interesting … More »


Restaurant at Convent Royal, St. Maxim

This is a very nice option for an elegant lunch in St. Maxim, as the area is a very active market place and the usual crowded outdoor cafes abound. The… More »

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