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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

La Canova di Gustavino – Florence, Italy

October 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This is the casual sister eatery adjacent and connected to the high-end Gustavino restaurant. The bonus is that it is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. The setting is very casual, just a few tables surrounded by shelves of wine, all of which are for sale. In fact, from Monday to Friday, […]

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Tags: Florence · Inexpensive · Italian · wine

Latitude Restaurant – Vancouver

June 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Sunday night, late – Just been in Halifax all weekend and needed some food with flavour to give my screaming tastebuds some satisfaction. This place is new, just opened. It’s 9:15 – we call, they say they usually close around 10 but would be happy to seat us if we show up. We’re there by […]

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Tags: cocktails · Vancouver · wine

Casa Coupage – Buenos Aires

April 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

What a great find considering I was just searching on the web for a place to do an interesting wine tasting and this place fortuitously came up. I later found out that it is listed on guia oleo as one of the best places too eat in Buenos Aires. First of all, Santiago and Inés […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · Favorites · wine

Winery wine bar/wine store, Buenos Aires

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

“Winery” is a chain of liquor stores throughout Buenos Aires (and perhaps farther afield?) that stock not only an excellent selection of Argentinian wines, but also have in-store wine bars – some of which would pass muster just on their own as wine bars – where you can do a tasting, try a sampling platter […]

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Tags: Argentina · Buenos Aires · wine

The Greedy Pig

April 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Just read the review in the Globe and Mail and went there for a relaxing Saturday lunch. First of all – great name and we are already pre-disposed to liking the restaurant based on its obvious appreciation for jambon. Nice space in Gastown – a little dark on a sunny day but I am sure […]

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Tags: cocktails · Vancouver · wine