For years Cafe Besalu was my go-to place for morning pastries. I always get the plain croissant with homemade jam and a cup of hot chocolate, pick a seat and watch owner and baker James Miller work his magic. A couple of months ago, Miller sold Besalu and moved his family to Spain. Continue reading “Seattle Bakery Recommendations”
La Ferme Saint Siméon is a luxury 5-star hotel in Honfleur. Continue reading “La Ferme Saint Simeon, France”
I AM NOT so much a meat eater. But a trip to Bateau could change that.
Here, you order your preferred cut off a long chalk board. All steaks are butchered in house, sold by weight and served á la carte. Continue reading “Best Steak in Seattle”
Fifteen kilometers from Bayeux in the village of Crépon,
lies a 13th century farmhouse called Ferme de la Rançonnière. Continue reading “Ferme de la Rançonnière, France”
Seattle Restaurant Week is held bi-annually in April and October. With more than 165 King County restaurants offering three-course dinners for $32, it is a great way to try out new places within budget .
This year we visited Vendemmia – a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Madrona.
We started our meal with an assortment of appetizers for the table, that includes
Continue reading “Seattle Restaurant Week – Vendemmia”
The day we visited Mont Saint-Michel, the weather wasn’t perfect.
So we made the best out of it having lunch at La Mère Poulard. Continue reading “Mont Saint-Michel – La Mère Poulard”
This is a guest blog by my friend Jing, a first-time blogger who was born in China and moved to the US not so long ago. Jing visited several southern states during the time of Christmas and New Year 2016. Right after the election, I heard stories about foreigners being threatened and mistreated and was concerned about her trip down South. As it turned out, my worries were completely unnecessary. Continue reading “Memphis & New Orleans”
Who would have thought that rummaging through an old dimly lit warehouse could be so much fun?
At Big John’s Pacific Food Importers, you’ll find aisles of specialty food items such as Hazelnut Spread from Italy made with Arcacia honey and Piedmont hazelnut; Cream of Almonds from Sicily; or Crème de Calisson from Aix-en-Provence.
Shelves of olive oils from France, Italy, Morocco or Spain. Continue reading “Big John’s PFI, Seattle”
Before heading back to the US, my friends and I decided to splurge on a kaiseki dinner at Kikunoi.
Continue reading “Kikunoi, Kyoto”
After making a brief stop in the snow laden Kanazawa, we arrived in Kyoto late afternoon to a brilliant sunset.
For dinner, we went to Gion Kawakami (祇園川上). It turned out to be one of the most satisfying meals we’ve had in Japan this time around. Continue reading “Gion Kawakami, Kyoto”