Thursday, March 31, 2011

update! barcelona: dos palillos

We had our first extraordinary meal at Dos Palillos at the bar and ordered off the a la carte menu.  For our return visit we sat in the rear dining room and ordered the chef's menu.  Again, the food was surprising and delicious.  Even more so this time as we were served chicken sashimi.  Yes, raw chicken...

ravello, italy: hotel caruso

The Hotel Caruso is precariously perched on the vertiginous cliffs of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast. At 5 stars, it's got great reviews and a stellar reputation. The location is stunning. The gardens are like a second Eden, chock full of fragrant blooms, fresh herbs, ripening olives and heavy, drooping, golden lemons. After a nauseating drive from the port of Naples we arrived...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

barcelona: piscolabis

Piscolabis is hands-down our favorite spot to grab a tapas lunch in central Barcelona. The menu isn't exactly inventive, but the chefs handle the tapas classics with reliable flair. A few of the tasty treats we chowed down on...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

warsaw: bracia gessler

Across the street from the Hotel Bristol, tucked in the old Hotel Europa building is Bracia Gessler, an elegant, airy bakery and one of the renowned Gessler establishments that populate Warsaw's culinary scene...

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