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Yew Restaurant – Four Seasons Hotel – Vancouver

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

With soaring 40-foot ceilings and surrounded by warm wood, this is a surprisingly warm and airy room. There is a private dining area for 10 enclosed by glass in the middle of the room. In addition, the communal dining table which is a beautiful long wood table right by the fireplace, is a good option […]

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Tags: Special Occasion · Vancouver · Western Food

Per Se – New York

November 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Save this place for a special occasion since at $275 per person for the tasting menu (vegetarian option available) or $175 for a five-course prix fixe, this is not a cheap experience. But I have to say that it is worth it. Come hungry because this is a 4 hour epic meal enjoyed at a […]

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Tags: Favorites · New York · Special Occasion

7 Portes – Barcelona, Spain

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Open since 1836, this is still a highly regarded restaurant in Barcelona. On perusing the menu, the house specialty is paella parellada and certain seafood dishes. Of course, we had to try the paella parellada, which came highly recommended by a local person. Paella is so often a tourist trap that it takes a little […]

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Tags: barcelona · Spain · Special Occasion

Fraiche Restaurant – West Vancouver

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments

What a gorgeous view of the Burrard Inlet! If you can, reserve a table by one of the windows. This is the kind of elegant place which shows off the beauty of Vancouver while serving great food at a reasonable price. A definite stop if you have visitors from out-of-town. Unfortunately, you need a car […]

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Tags: Special Occasion · Vancouver

Casa Lalla Restaurant/Riad – Marrakech, Morocco

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

The restaurant is set in the beautiful central courtyard of the high-end Casa Lalla Riad. Apparently, this place was set up by a Michelin-starred chef who was tired of the grind. The setting and service is excellent. The food was above average but nothing special and disappointing for my expectations of a Michelin-starred chef. In […]

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Tags: French · Marrakech · Special Occasion · wine

L'Espalier – Boston, MA

October 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Groucho Marx once said something like, “I wouldn’t care to belong to any club that would have me as a member”. So when it’s Thursday, and you find one of the best restaurants in boston has both 9pm and 9:30pm reservations for 5 available for the next evening, you have to ask yourself, “Why?”. My […]

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Tags: French · Special Occasion

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 : 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

Paul Bocuse

October 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Paul Bocuse 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


November 30th, 2007 · No Comments

T: Continuing ‘eat week’ in Chicago, this was a very fine dinner. D had somehow tracked this place down as being one of the best restaurants in Chicago (if not in the US) and so as much as we’ve already had some great food this week, we decided to check it out. Apparently the chef […]

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Tags: Chicago · Favorites · Michelin starred · Special Occasion


October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

T: This was an epic dinner. D had low expectations, and I really didn’t know what to expect. Long one of LA’s ‘see and be seen’ restaurants, this was probably the one that started it all for Wolfgang Puck. And by ‘all’, I mean his status as restauranteur-to-the-stars. This was the restaurant that has long […]

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Tags: Favorites · Los Angeles · Special Occasion