The Testaccio Market

The Testaccio Market of Rome, in the neighborhood it is named for, is one of the nicest open air markets in the entire city. It has become quite an attraction for the Testaccio area as locals from across Rome shop there for everything from meats and cheeses, vegetables, seafood, clothes and shoes, and housewares. OnContinue reading “The Testaccio Market”

Lunch With Pavarotti at De Santis in Milan

Did I ever tell you about the time I had lunch with the famous Italian opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti? Well… In preparation for my visit to Milan I brought with me a list of restaurants I wanted to try. Researching the local cuisine of any city I go to now has become a habit andContinue reading “Lunch With Pavarotti at De Santis in Milan”

Bottega del Vino – La Coloniale – Milano

 While strolling the streets near my hotel I came across a jewel of a Milano landmark, The Botega Del Vino – La Coloniale, a wonderful enoteca/bar/and wine shop. The Botega Del Vino opened in 1969 and has been serving locals fine wines and aperitivo ever since. This wine store and bar is cozy and warmContinue reading “Bottega del Vino – La Coloniale – Milano”

Ginjinha, A Taste of Lisbon

Lisbon has several foods it is known for such as pasteis de nata, a small custard tart, canned fish and seafood, and a cherry liqueur called ginjinha. It’s a very tasty sweet alcohol that the Portuguese drink from a shot glass. Sipping it for it’s sweet cherry taste and the warmth going down is veryContinue reading “Ginjinha, A Taste of Lisbon”

Dinner at Cervejaria Ramiro – Lisbon

Ask anyone for a recommendation for great seafood in Lisbon and almost always the name of Cervejaria Ramiro comes up. Celebrities from Anthony Bourdain and Phil Rosenthal, just to name a couple, have come to Lisbon and dined at this unique and quite amazing restaurant. Ramiro opened in the 1950’s and has remained a LisbonContinue reading “Dinner at Cervejaria Ramiro – Lisbon”

Calle Cava Baja – A Street In Madrid For Tapas

One of my favorite spots for tapas and drinks in Madrid is along the Calle Cava Baja. Located just a short walk from Plaza Mayor and the San Miguel Market the Calle Cava Baja is lined with dozens of tapas bars all serving great food, drink, and ambience. The prices of the bars along CalleContinue reading “Calle Cava Baja – A Street In Madrid For Tapas”

Dinner at Osteria Le Panzanelle at the Tuscan Town of Lucarelli

Just a few minutes away from my hotel in Radda is the Tuscan town of Lucarelli. It is a small town and if you blink while driving through you might just miss it. But the town of Lucarelli is home to a fantastic restaurant called Osteria Le Panzanelle.  The restaurant is wonderful. Warm and cozy insideContinue reading “Dinner at Osteria Le Panzanelle at the Tuscan Town of Lucarelli”

Katz’s Delicatessen – New York City

A New York City landmark, Katz’s Delicatessen, has been serving up delicious pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, and other deli specialties, since 1888. On this trip I had Katz’s on my must eats list so I grabbed a taxi and headed there for lunch. I had the pastrami sandwich and loaded it up with mustard,Continue reading “Katz’s Delicatessen – New York City”

Balthazar Restaurant – New York City

If you’re looking for a fantastic restaurant in NY City then be sure to make your reservations at  Balthazar. Delicious French inspired cuisine and wines await! On this evening I ordered the house speciality, whole chicken and gnocchi. I started off with French champagne and assorted cheeses, then followed it up with, quite frankly, the bestContinue reading “Balthazar Restaurant – New York City”