Latin America’s Best Restaurants- Mexico Edition 2021
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Latin America’s Best Restaurants- Mexico Edition 2021

Mexico has many things to celebrate about its culture, biodiversity and most especially its cuisine. 2021 marked the 500th year of the founding of Mexico City and the 200th year anniversary of its independence from Spain. From its pre-Hispanic cuisine to its European and Middle Eastern influences that they’ve embraced as their own, Mexico is…

Food Tour Through Historic Georgetown, Penang
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Food Tour Through Historic Georgetown, Penang

A fusion of different cultures, the city of Georgetown on the island of Penang is one of the best foodie destinations in the world. Georgetown has been a major port in Southeast Asia for hundreds of years trading goods and spices throughout southeast Asia and the main Asian continent. Descendants of China, Malaysia, India and…

The Best Chocolate In Under The Radar Places
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The Best Chocolate In Under The Radar Places

What started out as a travel memoir of the best chocolate from our recent European trip, quickly became a list of delicious chocolate concoctions from our travels around the world over the past decade. First created in the Mesoamerican landscape of Mexico and Central America, the “Drink of the Gods” morphed from a bitter drink…

Hisa Franko in Residence Pop Up Dinner in Madrid
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Hisa Franko in Residence Pop Up Dinner in Madrid

We were thrilled to receive a notification from the Worlds Fifty Best Restaurants during our month long European vacation that Ana Ros was bringing her world renowned restaurant, Hisa Franko, to Madrid for a residency at the NH Hotel while we would be visiting. Within moments we had reservations on what would be the last…

10 Dishes You Have to Try in Puebla (and the Restaurants to Try Them)
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10 Dishes You Have to Try in Puebla (and the Restaurants to Try Them)

Puebla is known as one of the gastronomic regions in Mexico, and recognized under the UNESCO catagory of Intangible Heritage.  The people of Puebla have been practicing their traditions for thousands of years, well before the Spanish arrived and even before the tribes of the continent were recording their history. Traditions of planting, rotating crops,…

World-Class Restaurants And More In The Upscale District of San Isidro, Lima
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World-Class Restaurants And More In The Upscale District of San Isidro, Lima

11 million people living within 23 districts of the dynamic city of Lima. These districts are more like individual cities rather than neighborhoods. The upscale San Isidro District, known as the financial center of Lima, is home to 21 bank headquarters and 38 embassies and consulates. Most people stay in the Miraflores District for its…

Maido
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Maido

Rated as the  #1 restaurant on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants for the third year in a row, and in the top 10 of the Worlds Best Restaurants, Maido is an exploration of two dominate cultures blending into its own. Maido, which means “welcome” in Japanese, is the manifestation of Chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura, a Nikkei…

Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima
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Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima

The Barranco District in Lima is eclectic and even a bit crunchy. Artists and writers are drawn to Barranco for its bohemian style compared to the evergrowing modernity of Lima. Houses still retain their charm, people stop to  linger and the hurried life of the outside world is forgotten. While many of the other districts…

Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León
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Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León

Pía León may best be known as one half of the chef duo of Central Restaurant, but in 2018 she ventured out with her own solo restaurant, Kjolle. One year later, Kjolle is debuted at Number 21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and received the Highest New Entry Award from San Pellegrino. Less formal…

The Exotic Flavors of Central
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The Exotic Flavors of Central

It is almost by accident that we finally made it to Lima for an epic nine days exclusively for dining. We might be the only Americans who ever traveled to Peru for that long of a trip that didn’t just pass through Lima on their way to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I have been following…

Chifa Cuisine With Chez Wong
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Chifa Cuisine With Chez Wong

Chifa is how to describe Chinese-Peruvian cuisine. In the early 20th century, Chinese immigrants moved to Lima and tried to recreate their Cantonese dishes with the few seeds they brought over and Peruvian ingredients. The combination of unique flavors grew quickly in popularity. Chez Javier Wong is famous for his ceviche and Chifa cuisine. If…

Osso Carneceria y Salumeria- The Butcher Specialist
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Osso Carneceria y Salumeria- The Butcher Specialist

Osso was the one restaurant that I did not care to go to. It may be #12 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, but I don’t eat red meat that often.  Osso was all about red meat and cured meat. I told Tom to go on his own on the day I planned to…