Late October my friend and I made a short trip to Valencia. We took advantage of the budget airlines from Portugal – i.e. Ryanair and Easyjet – and grabbed a return ticket for €60 each.Continue reading “Valencia, Spain – Arrival”
Category: Restaurants (Europe)
A Day in Geneva
On my way back from the Alps, I spent a day in Geneva. With no real agenda in mind – except lunch and dinner – I simply roamed around the city.Continue reading “A Day in Geneva”
Best Restaurants in Lisbon – 2022
I have friends from the States visiting soon. I thought I would put together a list of restaurants in Lisbon I’ve tried and liked over the past year.Continue reading “Best Restaurants in Lisbon – 2022”
Kanazawa -Best Sushi in Lisbon
I have finally found the best sushi in Lisbon!
Kanazawa is an eight-seater restaurant helmed by Portuguese chef Paulo Morais, who has just been recognised by the Embassy of Japan in Portugal as the gastronomic ambassador of Japanese cuisine.
The restaurant is usually booked weeks ahead. On a rare occasion (and partially due to Covid), I was able to nab a seat for lunch a day ahead midweek. Although Omakase is not offered at lunch time, the chef was kind to accommodate.Continue reading “Kanazawa -Best Sushi in Lisbon”
Lunch at Esszimmer*, 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”
My dear friends and fellow bloggers, I am back.
During the 11 months of my absence, I was offered a job in Dublin and successfully relocated to the Irish capital.
As it turned out, starting a new life, leaving everything behind, wasn’t all that easy. Continue reading “Hello Dublin”
Antiqvvm Restaurant, Porto, Portugal
It was of pure luck that I picked Antiqvvm – a Michelin one-star restaurant helmed by chef Vitor Matos – for dinner on our second day in Porto.
The restaurant sits on top of a hill overlooking the Douro river
“It was a beautiful summer morning. Silver gleamed in the windows of the gold and silver smith, and the light that fell obliquely on the cathedral shimmered in the cracks of the grey stones. A flock of birds circled in the blue sky around the trefoils pinnacle turrets.”
La Ferme Saint Simeon, France
La Ferme Saint Siméon is a luxury 5-star hotel in Honfleur. Continue reading “La Ferme Saint Simeon, France”
Ferme de la Rançonnière, France
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”