I’d like to say one more thing about my food adventures in Japan before I get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Well, I’d actually like to say many things, but I’ll try to limit myself to just this one: Ristorante ASO.
I had the wonderful opportunity to dine at this Michelin rated restaurant courtesy of [...]
After Japan, I bounced back to the US for a while, then hopped over to France to pay my brother a visit. Don’t let his tiny kitchen fool you, he can still cook up a meal that can impress anyone. (Though he has at time made a few international calls to get my advice!)
Even while [...]
Here is another one of those things that you should try while in Paris: a falafel. I know, I know, it’s not the first, tenth, or even hundredth, thing that comes to mind when you think of French cuisine, but L’As du Falafel serves up the best falafel outside of the mid-east (and likely better [...]
After missing my opportunity to have crêpes in Nantes, I had to make up for it in Paris. Easy enough to do, some of the best crêpes in Paris can be found at La Crêperie Bretonne near Gare Montparnasse. This little restaurant makes traditional savory galettes and sweet crêpes.
First thing first, order a bottle of [...]
For those that don’t know: Raw Beef + Raw Egg = Steak Tartare
And you know what, it’s surprisingly good.
I found the restaurant Les Fines Gueules by way of a David Lebovitz post. He asked some Parisian locals to pick their favorite places to eat around town. There are a lot of good recommendations in that [...]
Everyone arrives in Paris with a list of foods to try. While things like pastries, breads, chocolate, crêpes, foie gras, and steak frites (the list goes on…) are on most peoples’ list, cheese and wine normally get a spot high up there. I definitely make a point to eat as much cheese as I can [...]
My week in Barcelona was nearly over. A series of late nights and ruthless touring involving walking miles though the city was beginning to take it’s toll. On my last day in town, I wandered through the Gràcia neighborhood (Sagrada Famila, Parc Güell) and came upon a number of interesting places. (Some none-food related things [...]
Two restaurants in Barcelona that deserve praise for their fantastic seafood are El Caballito Blanco and Botafumeiro.
El Caballito Blanco
Though the food at El Caballito Blanco was outstanding, but I almost didn’t eat there. Upon entering, I hesitated. The generic stock-art on the faux wood paneled walls and harsh fluorescent lighting did not make for the [...]
My first night in Barcelona I had to get my hands on some pintxos (or pinchos if you prefer Spanish). These are essentially a style of Basque tapas served on bread. Most bars that serve pintxos have plates lined up along the counter with small toasts topped with a dizzying array of flavorful treats. Many [...]
Wandering around Nantes at 11:00PM on Sunday looking for dinner was not the best idea. I had originally intended to go to La Creperie Jaune for a few crepes, but it was closing for the night. Along with nearly every other restaurant.
After being tipped off to this one place that might still be serving, le [...]