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Food Travel Caffe Greco Rome Feature

Caffe Greco- Delicious Coffee and Ambiance- Rome

I was recently in Rome for a short business trip but business travel will not deter me from experiencing some La Dolce Vita while in Rome. I adore sitting at a café and just people watching in this stunning city. One of my favorite places to grab a coffee is Caffe Greco on the Via Condotti. Close to where I …

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Food Miette SF Feature

Miette- Tantalizing sweets- San Francisco

I adore San Francisco for the food scene but the dessert scene is just as impressive! I am enamored with Miette for its lovely décor and amazing selection of cookies, cupcakes, cakes and caramels. It is just a “sweet place” to go to grab a slice of mouthwatering chocolate cake. This slice of pastry heaven is perfect in many ways, …

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Food DrZhivago Moscow Feature03

Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago- Great Russian Fare- Moscow

My late Father was a diplomat and his first assignment was Moscow, so I spent the first 4 years of my life living in Moscow, Russia. I was little but I had such fond memories of my childhood growing up in such a varied and beautiful country. I learned to speak Russian fluently and adored the chocolates, candies and delicious …

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Food Gallura Rome Feature

GALLURA Ristorante- Seductive Seafood-Rome

When traveling internationally I always ask a client, friend or colleague for their recommendation for a dinning venue. On a recent trip to Rome I was told that Gallura was the place to go for fresh and beautifully prepared seafood. Being a lover of great food I had to give it a try! Located in a beautiful residential area not …

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Food Travel Beniot NYC

BENOIT New York- Alain Ducasse

Benoît by master French chef Alain Ducasse is a fantastic bistro in mid-town Manhattan. With a café and more formal restaurant, this bistro serves great food at affordable prices with a fun Gallic ambience. My sister invited me for brunch on a Sunday while I was in New York for business. Since it was restaurant week, Benoit was offering a …

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Food Avra NYC

AVRA- Fantastic Greek fare- New York

I was recently in New York for business and a had a fantastic lunch at AVRA on East 60th street in Manhattan. I adore freshly prepared grilled fish and AVRA has the most sumptuous display of fresh fish where you can select your catch of the day! The ambience and décor are inviting with an large open dining room, large …

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Food PoloBar NYC

The “Exclusive” POLO Bar- New York

I was recently invited to the Polo Bar in New York for a belated Birthday dinner by my dear friend Hamid. When I received the invitation, I was taken aback as I had heard it was very hard to secure a reservation for dinner. Hamid had gone through great lengths to make the reservation and to surprise me. A truly …

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Sant Ambroeus- Mouthwatering authentic Italian dining- New York

I had the pleasure of dining at Sant Ambroeus on a recent trip to New York. Sant Ambroeus hails from Milan, founded in 1936 and is your typical Italian, high end coffee house and restaurant. When you enter, there are small tables with the coffee bar on one side and an amazing display with an assortment of small tantalizingly sandwiches, …

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Food Travel Pietro Valentini

Pietro Valentini- Family run dining in Rome

I love to travel and eat good healthy food that represents the country I am visiting! Italy is not only a feast for one’s eyes but for one’s stomach. I adore visiting small family run dinning venues that capture the essence of the culture. On my recent short trip to Rome I was fortunate to dine at Pietro Valentini, a …

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Travel  Food Sylvestre

Sylvestre-Unique Dining-Mexico City

I love to explore and find dining venues that are frequented by locals. To emerge myself in a culture allows me to truly understand a country I am visiting. I try to find restaurants that are either run by local chefs or have an interesting ambience. Sylvestre Amador Mexicano is in Polanco Mexico City and housed in a beautiful townhouse …

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