Faviken, Jarpen Sweden

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  As someone smart once said, “The journey is the destination” and this expression couldn’t be more appropriate in summing up this snowy swedish adventure to Faviken. “What in the world are you doing all the way out in Jarpen?” … Continue reading

Nerua – Bilbao

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On a recent trip to Bilbao we went to Nerua, a restaurant that everyone said was amazing and a must go. We did a fair amount of research on this place before making the reservation. We read that Josean Martinez … Continue reading

Mina – Bilbao

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I have been looking forward to writing this post for some time now. Our epic 21of 24 course meal went down in the books as one of my favorite experiences on this recent trip to Spain. It gives me great … Continue reading

City Guide: Madrid

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Updated on January 2014 – New additions: Montia, Hotel Orfila, Nakeima, La Buena Vida, Triciclo, La Casa del Carmen, La Candela Removed from the list: Club Allard (closed), La Tasquita de Enfrente (not enough consistent to be recommended), Nikkei 225 … Continue reading

2012 European Review

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2012 was indeed the year of travel! I did my fair share, with trips to Copenhagen, Paris and Spain. The real globe trotter here is Jose. He has covered tremendous amount of ground this year with multiple visits to Belgium, … Continue reading

2012 The year of the Pop Up

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  Pop ups are not a new phenomenon but this past year we have seen way more than usual. I believe there is a fabulous entrepreneurial and collaborative energy in the air that is helping chefs network and learn from … Continue reading

Aska – Williamsburg

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We have been eagerly awaiting the return of Frej, one of our favorite restaurants in NYC of 2012. Taking the place of Frej is a new venture lead solo by Fredrik Berselius and a staff of well trained Scandinavians in … Continue reading

The Dorrance – Providence

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All in all I have spent 8 years of my life in Providence. (crazy!) I have seen it go under drastic changes from being a somewhat ghetto and dangerous downtown to populated and flourishing. With the revitalization of the downtown … Continue reading