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Entries from October 2008

Budapest Restaurant Information

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

So for future reference, here is some information I gleaned on the net about different places to eat in Budapest. Blog about Budapest Eats Gerloczy cafe – gerloczy.hu – best cafe Castro Bistro – best hangout and bar, gulas soup best in town Jeg Bufe – culture shock, good pasty, walk into Parizsi udvar and […]

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Tags: Budapest · Cheap Eats · Favorites

Lameloise – 3 Michelin Stars – Chagny

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Lameloise Hôtel Restaurant Lameloise Relais and Chateaux 36, place d’Armes 71150 CHAGNY-EN-BOURGOGNE (FRANCE) phone: +33 (0)3 85 87 65 65 fax: +33 (0)3 85 87 03 57 E-mail : lameloise@relaischateaux.com Closed: Wednesday all day, Tuesday noon and Thursday noon, January 1st to 24th, from July 8th to 14th and from December 22nd to 31st Cost: […]

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Tags: France · French · Michelin starred · Special Occasion

The Tapa Bar

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

So Victoria isn’t that big a city which is why I guess you can call a restaurant The Tapa Bar. We really enjoyed the setting and the atmosphere – large bar on one side, open wood oven on the other and lots of people sitting around enjoying drinks and eats. According to the waitress, the […]

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Tags: cocktails · Inexpensive · Vegetarian

Wah Wing Restaurant and Dim Sum Guide

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Wah Wing Seafood Restaurant 1298-3779 Sexsmith Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 241-8828 Cost: inexpensive Reservations: Yes Dim Sum guide Another Dim Sum Guide option This place is our favorite dim sum restaurant so far. It is not as nice as Kirin but it is cheaper, offers more variety and, above all, takes RESERVATIONS (which is a […]

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Tags: Asian · Cheap Eats · Favorites · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Ping's Cafe

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Ping’s Cafe 2702 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8 (604) 873-2702 Small plates approx $5-8 Large plates approx $15+ Beer/Wine $6+ We like this place. Although discreet signage and a “difficult to find” place often works well in big cities like New York or Toronto, unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be working so well for […]

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Tags: Asian · Japanese · Vancouver

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Vancouver

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Just researching on the net where you can bring little ones without too much trouble. You can always go to chain restaurants like the Whitespot/Earl’s/Milestones but, in case you want to try something different, here are some helpful links… Urban Spoon Gayot Savyymom Savvy mom Brunch spots

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Tags: Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Rebar – Victoria

October 17th, 2008 · No Comments

We had high expectations of this place, particularly given its popular eponymous cookbook. Rebar is a Victoria institution with many people raving about its tasty vegetarian food. Robert Belcham, the chef/owner of Fuel in Vancouver also did some training here.  Thus, our hopes were high and sadly we were disappointed, particularly given the wait. Even […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Vegetarian

Paul Bocuse

October 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Paul Bocuse www.bocuse.fr Open daily all year round lunch : noon to 1.30pm dinner : 8.00pm to 9.30pm L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges – 40 Rue de la Plage – 69660 Collonges au Mont d’Or Tél. : (33) 04 72 42 90 90 Fax : (33) 04 72 27 85 8 Cost: Really really expensive […]

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Tags: France · French · Michelin starred · Special Occasion

Best Croissants in Paris

October 5th, 2008 · No Comments

So we tried to tackle the list that a newspaper in France, Le Figaro, printed listing the best croissants in Paris. The list reproduced below: LE CLASSEMENT DES MEILLEURS CROISSANTS DE PARIS (List of Best Croissants in Paris) 1 – Pierre Hermé 2 – Triomphe 3 – L. Duchêne 4 – Mulot 5 – Lenôtre […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Favorites · France · Paris

Fauchon – Paris

October 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Fauchon www.fauchon.com 24-26 place de la Madeleine, 8ieme arrondissement, Paris Hours: 8am – 9pm, Mon – Sat, CLOSED SUNDAYS Phone: 01.70.39.38.00 View Larger Map Just go there. It is french institution with two stores in Place de la Madeleine filled with beautiful food products – particularly exquisite (or should I say exquisite-looking since we never […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Favorites · France