Feeling buzzed after the amazing lunch at the Esszimmer, I took a stroll beside the Salzach river towards the old town, picking up fallen chestnuts along the way.Continue reading “Salzburg Jazz Festival & Goodbye Salzburg”
My third day in Salzburg. After days of hearty Bavarian/Salzburger food, I decided that it’s time to check out haute cuisine of the region.
The restaurant I picked was the Michelin one star Esszimmer, by chef Andreas Kaiblinger. It was a stellar experience start to finish!Continue reading “Lunch at Esszimmer*, Salzburg”
Hellbrunn Palace was built between 1613 and 1619 by Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus. It is named after the clear(hell) spring(brunn)” from the namesake mountain that supplied it.
The palace is famous for its Mannerist Trick Fountains.Continue reading “Hellbrunn Palace”
I made hot and sour soup for dinner this evening and my friend asked for the recipe.
Here it is. This recipe makes 4 servingsContinue reading “Hot and Sour Soup”
So…my friend and I were supposed to be at Lyle’s in London last week to celebrate our birthdays together.
Then…Omicron happened and London was out of the picture.
It so happened that several days ago MICHELIN Guide Spain and Portugal announced, in the auditorium of the beautiful Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, the 2022 Michelin restaurants in the Iberian Pennisula. Among the five newly awarded one-star restaurants in Portugal, there’s one in Lisbon. Its name is Cura, helmed by the 30 year old Pedro Pena Bastos, whose resume includes some of the best restaurants in the world, such as Geranium, Copenhagen; The Ledbury, London; and Belcanto, Lisbon.
I made a reservation and below was my experience.Continue reading “Dinner at Cura*, Lisbon”
Feliz Natal de Lisboa🎄🎄🎄
Here are some memorable moments from Christmas 2021Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Lisbon”
The rain came at last!
It drizzled all the way from Obermmergau to Munich, then to Salzburg.Continue reading “Salzburg, Austria”
The Eibsee Loop Trail is only 4.3 miles (6.9 kilometers) long. There’s barely any elevation gains.
But it took me nearly 3 hours to walk it.Continue reading “Eibsee, Germany”
I saw them again, on the bus to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the jagged white peaks of the Alps.Continue reading “Zugspitze – Top of Germany”
In the morning on my walk to Oberammergau bus station, I could hardly see anything.Continue reading “Linderhof Palace and Park, Germany”
“I like this region!” – stepping onto a train at Munich’s Hauptbanhof, along with others carrying hiking poles and backpacks, I said to myself.
The train was headed to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a ski town near Zugspitze, the highest peak of Germany.Continue reading “Ettal Abbey, Germany”
I originally intended to write a post about Neuschwanstein. But, due to the pandemic, the number of visitors inside the castle was limited, by the time I looked up tickets for King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle, it’s already sold out. There were tickets available at the Hohenschwangau Castle, however, given that it was a beautiful autumn day after a streak of rainy days , I decided to stay en plain air and enjoy the natual settings – mountains & lakes – around the castles.Continue reading “Mountains, Lakes & Castles”
I tried Fleischpflanzerl (Bavarian meat patty) during my recent trip to Bavarian Germany and loved it. I decided to make it on my own.
Here is how I made it.Continue reading “Recipe: Bavarian Fleischpflanzerl”