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 →