Paris Impromptu Dance Party

You'll never guess what happened the other day in Paris. The universe rewarded me for being open to new experiences. Last week I was dining at a small, family-owned restaurant in the Charles Michel quarter in the 15th. I chose a random restaurant just down the street from my hotel (don't judge; I don't do …

Delice de l’Inde – Eating Indian Food in Paris

I was running late for lunch, so I made a rash decision. I might as well try something new. Similar to Andalusia in southern Spain, the kitchens in many restaurants, cafes and bars begin slowly closing around 14:00 not to open until maybe 19:00 for the first dinner service. Perusing the options available near the …

Chinese Lunch in Paris

On an extended stay in Paris... ...There comes a time when you are ready to try something other than French cuisine. That time is now. For lunch... Chinese food. Ok, maybe technically Pekingese and Thai, but what do I know. This restaurant is called La Benediction and it is near my office in Saint Cloud …

Restaurant Le Procope, Saint Germain des Pres, Paris

A bit of history tonight for dinner. This restaurant was established in 1686 here in the Saint Germain des Pres district in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. 1686. Let that sink in. A three-course meal of entree, plat, and dessert with a glass of Bordeaux red for about 45 euros... not at all bad for …

Le Garde-Manger: Parisien Lunch

Had lunch today with my colleague's in the Paris office. A wonderful French restaurant with really great authentic French cuisine. The restaurant is called Le Garde-Manger and is in the city of Saint-Cloud on the western edge of central Paris. The wine list was extensive. We received excellent service from a mademoiselle whose small muscular …

Vegan Portugal, where to eat (guide) • Cook the Beans

If you are a vegan, vegetarian or just a conscious eater and live in or plan to visit Portugal, then perk your ears... this is for you! Ana from Cook The Beans has just published this short guide on where to eat vegan in Portugal. Also, follow her blog for excellent and authentic vegan recipes. …

A Street of Tapas Bars in El Grao, Valencia – Jill’s Urban Food Crawls

We’ve been on a seaside kick lately, developing an affection for the quiet streets and the funky, unpretentious neighborhood bars of Valencia's Poblados Marítimos (Poblats Maritimos) district. The El Grao barrio (called El Grau in Valenciano) is part of the maritime district. It is a small barrio sitting next to Cabanyal and incorporating the sea port… …

One Nica Breakfast, Por Favor – Fearless Female Travels

What is a Nica Breakfast? This typical Nicaraguan food is enjoyed in the morning. It starts with gallo pinto and then you build from there with ingredients like eggs, cheese, salsa, meat and even fried plantains. — Read on fearlessfemaletravels.com/nica-breakfast-in-nicaragua/

24 Hours in Toledo – Amanda Afield

Toledo is a magical place packed with history. It is a special place for me having recently had the opportunity to return after visiting as a young boy. Thanks for sharing your experience, Amanda! After visiting Barcelona, Sevilla and Ronda, it was finally time to travel to Spain's capital city, Madrid. While booking the trip, …

Cilantro Salmon over a bed of Brown Rice

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