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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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Travel Food Porfirio MexicanCuisine

Porfirio’s delectable Mexican food- Mexican City

Located in the chic neighborhood of Polanco is Porfirio’s, a fun neighborhood dining venue with a large selection of Mexican cuisine, libations and desserts. The ambience is loud, jovial and entertaining with live musicians and music videos playing and creating a fun atmosphere. The food is fantastic with fresh ingredients, novel preparations of classics like fish tacos and delicious guacamole. The …

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The Dabney- creative food- Washington DC

Recently I visited The Dabney, a locally owned and Michelin stared restaurant in Washington DC located in a quaint alley. The creative restaurant with a large open air kitchen and a wood burning oven produced mouth watering selections. The ambiance is casual but it is obvious the team at the Dabney is serious about their cooking and preparation.   With a …

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Zinc Bistro Parisian Fare Arizona

Zinc Bistro-Parisian Fare- Arizona

I adore a great bistro and to my surprise on my last business trip to Arizona I was fortunate to dine at the Zinc Bistro. A traditional brasserie in the heart of Arizona desert.      I was fortunate that the weather was sublime during the day so you could either dine on the terrace or inside the traditional decorated …

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The Greenhouse- Innovative Fresh Cuisine

I am passionate about good food especially when I am traveling for business. It is hard enough to be consistently away from home thus who needs to add bad food to the list. On a recent trip to Scottsdale for a business conference I was fortunate to walk over to the Green House, a casual eatery with mouthwatering fresh and …

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