Restaurants

C’est Bon La Vie

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I’m back from a two-week vacation in France, and I have so much to share! I’m going to tell it through photos and I hope you enjoy them. I stayed in Èze, a perched Medieval village between Nice and Monaco, for…

A West LA Find: Paichẽ (Peruvian Izakaya)

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One of my new favorite spots in LA is Paichẽ by Chef Ricardo Zarate, the owner and chef of Mo-chica and Picca. Paichẽ was named after the prehistoric Amazonian fish and was created to showcase Peruvian Japanese cuisine (Peruvian Izakaya). The…

2 Michelin-Starred: Providence

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For my birthday celebration, my husband took me to Providence! As a restaurant with two Michelin stars, Providence has been on the top of my list of restaurants to try. We had a fun and memorable evening with a 3.5 hour…

What to Eat in Seattle

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Seattle has been my favorite city for years for so many reasons. The beautiful skies, greenery, people, the crisp cool air; the perfect blend between urban and nature; coffee, chocolates, northwestern cuisine. Here is my take on some of the “must…

Food from Paradise: Indonesian Cuisine

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After one of the most fabulous getaways to the Island of Gods – Bali, I came back refreshed, more open minded, and… happily satisfied with Indonesian food. There are three words that come to mind when thinking about the essence of Indonesian cooking: rice,…

Michelin-Starred Italian: Acquerello

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How was your Thanksgiving? I spent a nice and relaxing week in a favorite city of mine, San Francisco. The personality, the active life, the hilly streets, the shoe department at the downtown SF Shopping Center and… the food. I had a…

Good Eats: MB Post

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One of my new favorite spots in West LA is Manhattan Beach Post in Manhattan Beach. With a post office industrial sort of vibe, MB Post was the concept of Chef David LeFevre, the Chef who earned Watergrill its Michelin…

When in Rome…

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Four days in Roma. We drank, walked, ate, laughed – nothing could have made it better. We stayed at Hotel Lunetta, which I highly recommend due to the neighboring market place Campo de’Fiori and the accessibility of every sight you…

Iron Chef Food: Flay’s Mesa Grill

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Oh, Chef Flay, you do not disappoint. It’s not ‘out of the box’ cooking. It’s not all traditional cooking. It’s just solid, good food. Perfectly seared fish, flavorful sauces, tender braised meat. Mesa Grill is at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas,…