Although I promised myself this wouldn’t be a credit card blog I’m allowing myself this one post to discuss the credit cards I currently have and why they make sense to me. Because after all, they are an integral part of how I am able to travel as much as I do. Let me begin... Continue Reading →
Travel and dinning have always been priorities of mine. Nearly as much as I love creating dishes in the kitchen, I love to eat the creations of other chefs. I love all spectrums of good food. From a 3 Michelin starred, World Top 50 restaurant to a taco stand in Mexico City. Travel and dinning go hand in hand and I have always traveled to eat. There are few things that I enjoy more than exploring different food cultures.
One of my favorite things about flying are the lounges. By this I'm not talking about a domestic airline lounge with free peanuts and occasionally a Budweiser. I'm talking about lounges with full restaurants, bars and spas, and more. For my return to JFK from Barcelona I purposefully scheduled a 5.5 hour layover in London... Continue Reading →
These past few days I went to Barcelona to visit a few schools. Well honestly I also went becasue it was an excuse to hop on a plane. Anyway I decided to book a roundtrip flight to London from New York with AAdvantage miles and then pay cash for a roundtrip flight from London to... Continue Reading →
Ever since staying at the St Regis in Florence I was hooked. I currently stay in NYC fairly often, at least once a month, and usually book a cheap SPG hotel like a 4 Points by Sheraton. This time, however, I log on and check prices for this past Friday night and find that since... Continue Reading →
Paul Bocuse has done more for the evolution of French Cuisine than any other living person. Now considered classic food Paul Bocuse was actually the pioneer of the Nouvelle Cuisine, the new cuisine. The term was coined by Henri Gault, one of the critics who started the prestigious Gault Millau guide, describing food that Bocuse was making.
Monaco's Premier Restaurant! 3 Michelin starred and former number 3 restaurant on the prestigious World Top 50 list.
Cumulatively, London has some of the best lounges in the world. Lounges, like everything related to commercial flying, are all based on airline alliances. Since my airline of choice (forced on me more than anything), is American Airlines, I am tied to the OneWorld alliance, which includes British Airways, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Qatar and... Continue Reading →
A History buffs type of restaurant. Chef Heston Blumenthal has done a great job with his 2 Michelin starred London spot.
For our second (of 3) dinners in London I choose The Ledbury. There are two 3 Michelin Starred restaurants in London the first is Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, which we had just dined at, and the second is Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester. I choose not to dine at Alain Ducasse's restaurant because I already have... Continue Reading →