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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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Coming Up Roses at Joachim Wissler’s Vendôme

It was one year ago today, that I had this meal at Vendôme, Chef Joachim Wissler’s 3-Michelin starred beauty of a restaurant located on the spectacular grounds of the  magnificent Schloss Bensberg Hotel. It was my last blow out meal of […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has become synonymous with love and so has the red rose. This photo was taken this past September at the restaurant Vendôme in the Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg in Bergish Gladbach, Germany. The rose, set in a vase, […]

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My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2011

I will say right at the top that I have never had a more incredible and deep year of dining than I had in 2011. With visits to a number of Europe’s very best temples of Gastronomy, including many of […]

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My Top 10 Dishes of 2011

2011 has been, for me,  a year of extraordinary dining, perhaps my best year ever. It is incredibly difficult choosing ten dishes as the very best of the year, let alone ranking them. This is a subjective list, subject to […]

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Pinch Me – A Culinary Dream Tour of Germany

I never used to have a burning desire to visit Germany, though I had always had a sort of morbid curiosity since my father had been a Medical Officer during WWII and had served through the Normandy Invasion, the Battle […]

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