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.
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 →
With 2 Michelin Stars and clocking in at number 9 on Pellegrino's World Top 50 list I had really high expectations. Spoiler Alert: It didn't meet expectations. (Not by a long shot)
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 →
I was intrigued to see how good a restaurant like this could be. I've always wondered how involved someone like Gordon Ramsey is with this, or any of his restaurants. And oddly enough I found good value in one of London's most expensive restaurants.
For our stay in Paris I choose the Westin at Place Vendôme becasue the location is top notch. Located across the street from the Louvre Museum, a 5 min walk to the Musee d'Orsay (my favorite) and one less than one block from Angelina's! The only thing is that part of the city is far... Continue Reading →
L’Arpège is one of those restaurants that people travel the world to dine at. L’Arpège is famous for transitioning from a classic sauce and meat heavy restaurant into a 100% vegetarian restaurant around 20 years ago without losing their coveted 3 Michelin stars. Alain Passard has reintroduced meat back into the menu although it remains... Continue Reading →
Ledoyen is one of Paris's oldest restaurants. It has been called that since 1814 but existed even before that as an inn. Located on Champs-Élysées close to Place de la Concorde it has been a staple of Paris for ever (away from the shopping mega stores). This restaurant predates the gentrification of Avenue des Champs-Élysées... Continue Reading →
My first day in Europe after a transatlantic flight I always attempt to stay awake all day and then get to bed early around 9 or 10pm as I find this is the quickest way to get over the jet lag. Well on this trip I had reserved Guy Savoy at 8pm on our first... Continue Reading →