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Happy Valentine’s Day!

The rose is a potent symbol of romance and thus a symbol of Valentine’s Day, a day devoted to romance. This photo was taken at one of the most romantic restaurants anywhere, De Librije, in Zwolle, Holland. Have a wonderful […]

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The Docsconz Five Most Memorable Food Related Non Dining Moments of 2013 – No. 2

Snowy Night Drive From Belgium to France – We were supposed to have lunch at In de Wulf then head to La Grenouillère to spend the night. Unfortunately, we had a hard time finding our car rental location in Zwolle, […]

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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2013

2013 was another exceptional year of dining for me. I got to travel a fair amount and it was my travel that wound up dominating this list. October and January were particularly memorable months for me and as good as […]

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The Docsconz 2014 Wish List

2013 was an unparalleled year for me in hitting restaurants on the top ten of my annual wish list. I managed to dine at a full 60% or 6 out of ten of them. Though I would love to return […]

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L’Air du Temps- Much More than a Beautiful Scent

 
I first became enthralled by Chef Sang-hoon Degeimbre’s cooking at the 2011 StarChefs International Chefs Congress in New York City. His cooking was beautiful, alluring and had soul. I longed to actually get to taste it. His restaurant, L’Air du […]

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Dining at In de Wulf

Located in the middle of the hilly Belgian countryside, a winter excursion to Chef Kobe Desramaults’ In de Wulf is like finding an oasis in a frozen desert. It’s only accessible by icy, elevated one-lane roads, which leads to trouble […]

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De Librije – Dutch for Delightfully Delicious!

Well, delightfully delicious is not the literal translation of De Librije from the Dutch, but based upon my recent meal at the restaurant and night at their hotel, perhaps it should be. De Librije literally means “the library” just like […]

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Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 6 – A Return to Belgium

Sunday morning was another early start as we had another three hour drive, this time back up into Belgium, east of Brussels, in the small village of Liernu, to have lunch at L’Air du Temps.
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Musings – Where Are The Destination Restaurants of North America?

Three stars reward exceptional cuisine where diners eat extremely well, often superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients. Worth a special journey. – the Michelin Guide
Restaurants don’t need to be difficult to get to to be “worth a […]

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Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 4 – A Day in Belgium

My trip planning left something to be desired. I bought train tickets from Brussels to Lyon before I had fully fleshed out what would be the best route for our culinary adventure. Though there were a number of restaurants I […]

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