Tag Archives: Michelin stars

Raising the Bar at Betony

 
Restaurants often get a bad rap as cocktail bars and frequently that is a valid criticism. That said, some of my favorite places to enjoy well conceived, constructed and craveable cocktails  is in restaurants and NYC happens to be home to […]


Posted in Cocktails & Libations, Culinary Personalities, Fine Dining, Food and Drink, New York City, Restaurants, Slow Food, Top Restaurant Meals, Top Tastes, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making Way For Momofuku Ko

In its first iteration, despite a reputation for great food, I could never be bothered to go to the purportedly cramped, camera-phobic and aloof Momofuku Ko, but then it moved and it changed. It was no longer cramped, cameras were welcome, […]


Posted in Cocktails & Libations, Culinary Personalities, Fine Dining, Food and Drink, New York City, Pastry, Restaurants, Slow Food, Top Restaurant Meals, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ABaC – A BarCelona Beauty

Climate, art and architecture are physical attributes that help make Barcelona the spectacularly beautiful city that it is. A proud people, who are warm and friendly, also help to beautify this magnificent municipality. Those are certainly integral components and prime […]


Posted in Cheese, Cocktails & Libations, Culinary Personalities, Fine Dining, Food and Drink, Hotels, Pastry, Restaurants, Slow Food, Spain, Top Restaurant Meals, Top Tastes, Travel, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Time at Atera

My first time at Atera was shortly after it opened. It was excellent, but perhaps a touch derivative. My second time, last year, showed a more assured and refined voice, that I found to be exceptional, stating
That first meal was exciting […]


Posted in Cocktails & Libations, Culinary Personalities, Fine Dining, Food and Drink, New York City, Pastry, Restaurants, Slow Food, Top Restaurant Meals, Top Tastes, Travel, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Return To Atera

One of the problems for me with writing about restaurants is that it is difficult to return to places that I’ve been and enjoyed when it seems that there is always something new and exciting that I have not yet […]


Posted in Cheese, Cocktails & Libations, Culinary Personalities, Fine Dining, Food and Drink, New York City, Pastry, Restaurants, Slow Food, Top Restaurant Meals, Travel, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Swiss Movement – Philippe Rochat’s l’Hôtel de Ville Crissier

When I think of Switzerland, three things generally come to mind: precision, luxury and neutrality. My dinner at Philippe Rochat’s l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, just outside of Lausanne reinforced two out of three of them. I traveled there along […]


Posted in Cheese, Food and Drink, Restaurants, Slow Food, Switzerland, Top Restaurant Meals, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments