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…

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…

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…

The Makings of a Truly Memorable Meal
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The Makings of a Truly Memorable Meal

Tiffany and I leave for Lima, Peru today in what could be the final frontier of our food adventures. Over the course of nine days we will dine at ten of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America as well as the newly opened Kjolle, solo venture of Central partner Pia Leone. When we go…

Nordic Fare at Geranium
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Nordic Fare at Geranium

From Our Restaurant Archives: Geranium was very different than what we expected and what we have experienced in the past. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark,  Geranium showcases its short growing seasons and food staples in a way that had us rethinking our opinions on Nordic fare. Most notably, the Danish focus more on vegetables than Spanish…

My Thoughts on San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018
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My Thoughts on San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

The San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants was revealed last night, and these are my thoughts. It was really good to see Geranium crack the top twenty as they certainly belong there. Our meal at their restaurant in Copenhagen remains one of the greatest meals I have had outside of Spain.     Ditto for…

Inventive Cuisine at Relae
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Inventive Cuisine at Relae

From Our Restaurant Archives: A few years ago we were in Copenhagen, where we met a food critic at Geranium who enthusiastically recommended going to Relae. We were glad we listened to her. Relae has it all; the food, the location, and the people watching. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, while the food is…

Most Memorable Dining Experience- Martin Berasategui
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Most Memorable Dining Experience- Martin Berasategui

From Our Restaurant Archives: We travel extensively mostly for food experiences. When we sit back and reminisce about our adventures, only a handful of restaurants are repeatedly mentioned time and again. Martin Berasategui is one of those. It’s a restaurant that is continuously on the cutting edge of new gastronomical techniques, experiments with flavors and…

Bucket List Trips to Latin America’s Best Restaurants Booked!
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Bucket List Trips to Latin America’s Best Restaurants Booked!

(Updated 8/30/18) We just booked a ten day trip to Lima, Peru to dine at ELEVEN of Latin America’s Best Restaurants for our anniversary in September! Tiffany and I have been on a bit of a travel bender the last ten years, continuing a journey I began in 1996 with a mission to dine at…