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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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Dining at La Grenouillére

After getting a taste of Chef Alex Gauthier’s cooking at last year’s StarChefs ICC (read about it here), I was looking forward to our reservation at his nouveau-French restaurant more than any other on our pilgrimage. Happily, it did not […]

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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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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 5 – A Foray Into Northern France

The drive started out easily enough. The night was cold, but it was dry. Fortified with coffee, I was wide awake. As we made our way into the French countryside, there was hardly another vehicle on the road. With powder […]

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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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Sunday Photo – The Wintry Road to In de Wulf

It was getting dark and the roads were icy and narrow. Getting to In de Wulf, in the countryside of southern Belgium proved to be an adventure. The dinner that followed was more than worth the effort, as was […]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Alexandre Gauthier – French Transformation

Alex Gauthier showcased his exciting innovations on French culinary form at this year’s StarChefs showcase. You might think that classic French cuisine is all played out, that there’s nowhere to go from fine terrine of foie gras or coq au […]

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