Truffles and Wine at Chez Serge in Carpentras, France

Truffles, foie gras, Mont Ventoux meat, exceptional French wines, what else can you ask for in a French restaurant? Chez Serge is one of the best and most popular restaurants in Carpentras, a town in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azure region (southeastern France). It’s a destination for the French gastronomic lovers. Proprietor Serge Ghoukassian is not just your typical person because he was … Continue reading Truffles and Wine at Chez Serge in Carpentras, France

Restaurant Christian Etienne: 30 Years of Michelin Star in Avignon, France

Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a dramatic city to explore with a rich history to reveal as you take every single step in its cobblestone roads. Between 1309 to 1377, during the Avignon Papacy when the popes moved away from Rome, seven successive popes resided in the Palais des Papes. Even after the papacy moved back to Rome, the city remained under the … Continue reading Restaurant Christian Etienne: 30 Years of Michelin Star in Avignon, France

Restaurant Fanny Rey et Jonathan Wahid in Saint Rémy de Provence, France

Anyone who loves to delve into the pleasurable intricacies of the French cuisine shouldn’t miss Restaurant Fanny Rey et Jonathan Wahid in Saint Rémy de Provence. In the main road of the typical Provencal town where cafès, shops, art galleries and little squares abound, this restaurant is one way of experiencing the southern French cuisine in the hands of two accomplished young chefs, Fanny Rey … Continue reading Restaurant Fanny Rey et Jonathan Wahid in Saint Rémy de Provence, France

Les Garrigues: Venturing into an Unexplored Gastronomic Corner of Catalonia, Spain

Getting to know a place shouldn’t limit us to seeing what is in front of us. It also entails the usage of our senses of smell and taste to get a profound cognizance of why we are in that spot in the first place. When we taste the local gastronomy, it is something that is particularly unique from that place because whatever grows in that … Continue reading Les Garrigues: Venturing into an Unexplored Gastronomic Corner of Catalonia, Spain

Porta Caeli (Vinero) Winery, Hotel and Spa in Thrace, Turkey

Staying at a hotel as the first group of guests while it was still closed to the public has a surreal effect. Porta Caeli was at its opening phase when our press group was welcomed to indulge in all the facilities the hotel has to offer, including tasting the wines that were aging and the menu proposals that the restaurant was going to offer when … Continue reading Porta Caeli (Vinero) Winery, Hotel and Spa in Thrace, Turkey

El Filete Ruso Restaurant in Barcelona, Spain

There’s no other hamburguesa or hamburger place like El Filete Ruso (and La Burg, another hamburguesa owned by the same owners) where you can get food with high quality standard because when you think of burgers, you just think of a quick meal with meat, some vegetables and condiments sandwiched in between the buns. You eat and go. At El Filete Ruso you can get … Continue reading El Filete Ruso Restaurant in Barcelona, Spain

Sitzwohl Restaurant in Innsbruck, Austria

When you are planning a trip to Innsbruck and you are looking for a place to eat, it’s imperative to go to Sitzwohl Restaurant because it is one of the best and one of the most popular restaurants in the city. Attaining 2 toques and 15 points at the Gault Millau’s 2016 edition, Irmgard Sitzwohl and Elisabeth Geisler, the two outstanding female chefs who run … Continue reading Sitzwohl Restaurant in Innsbruck, Austria

Topaz Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey

Topaz Restaurant has something spectacular awaiting its guests upon entry. Its floor to ceiling glass wall frames a picturesque view of Istanbul. The Bosphorus Strait and its bridge, the whole city with some of its grandest sites and the Dolmabahçe Palace create a breathtaking scene. At night time, the restaurant’s lights are kept low (pardon the dark pictures) to emphasize the lighted city outside and … Continue reading Topaz Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey

The Square Restaurant in Square Nine Hotel – Belgrade, Serbia

Asked where I can dine while in Belgrade, all my Serbian friends say The Square Restaurant. I got the impression that it’s not to be missed while in the city and when I finally walked through the the doors and the lobby of the hotel where it is located, I understood why. The Square is the restaurant of five-star hotel Square Nine Hotel in the … Continue reading The Square Restaurant in Square Nine Hotel – Belgrade, Serbia

Vila Podvin Restaurant in Radovljica, Slovenia (Near Bled)

Slovenia, such a small country yet so extensive in natural beauty. Starting with its lakes, towns, mountains, caves, vineyards then traversing on to another corner which is an equally enticing aspect of this amazing country – gastronomy. I am a beginner with Slovene cuisine and after a little bit of research, I found out that it has Alpine, Pannonian, and Mediterranean influences and because of … Continue reading Vila Podvin Restaurant in Radovljica, Slovenia (Near Bled)

Vogue Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul makes every inch of the food lover in me soar with anticipation. My first trip there had been a discovery of its food and wine culture with a group of press people. Even if Istanbul was the shortest stay on our way to another part of Turkey, the Northern Thrace, the markets, shops and restaurants we passed were enough to take a whiff of … Continue reading Vogue Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey

JB Restaurant in Ljubljana, Slovenia

My stop in Ljubljana had been short but enough for me to gather some great first impressions. I didn’t expect it to be so charming and so busy on a weekday. The old town was a lovely walk where outdoor cafès, restaurants and shops housed in colorful Baroque and Vienna Secession style buildings line up the squares. Being just a short transit from Bled to … Continue reading JB Restaurant in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Iris New Balkan Cuisine Restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia

It’s not everyday that I encounter Serbian restaurants and on a recent trip to Serbia for a wine event, not only was I looking forward to discovering their wines but also the food. As soon as my plane landed in Belgrade, I was immediately off to one of the capital’s finest restaurants, Iris New Balkan Cuisine. It represents the traditional flavors of the cuisine that’s … Continue reading Iris New Balkan Cuisine Restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia

Wolfshöhle Restaurant in Freiburg im Bresgau, Germany

On the days I was in Freiburg at the beginning of summer, the heat was uncomfortably intense. Waiting for the sun to go down for the temperature to decrease a few degrees, I took on the lovely streets of Freiburg before my dinner reservation. It’s a beautiful city at the edge of the Black Forest that is lined with peculiar water-filled runnels called bächle all … Continue reading Wolfshöhle Restaurant in Freiburg im Bresgau, Germany

L’Atelier du Peintre in Colmar (Alsace), France

Entering the town of Colmar is like opening a book of a fairy tales.The intensely colorful half-timbered houses line the cobblestone streets while the well-tended flower boxes filled with gaily-colored flowers give the final touch of perfection. It’s alive with architecture, art and history that dates back to the time it was first written in a book in the 9th century. At the main square, … Continue reading L’Atelier du Peintre in Colmar (Alsace), France