Category | Food & Drink

Grated Expectations: The Parmesan of Parma, Italy

Posted on 24 August 2015

by Kim D. McHugh (Photos courtesy Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano, YouTube clip courtesy Walks of Italy) Overshadowed by Rome, Venice, Milan and Florence, Parma hasn’t found its way to many… Continue reading »

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Piperade: Basque Country in California

Posted on 18 August 2015

By Monique Burns You don’t hear much about Basque restaurants in the U.S.  Determined Internet searches turn up no more than 50 or 60 of note in our entire country. … Continue reading »

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Le Colonial San Francisco: Elegant Dining in Bygone Vietnam

Posted on 06 July 2015

By Monique Burns There’s a little corner of Old Vietnam in the center of San Francisco, just steps from Union Square.  It’s called Le Colonial, and it will transport you… Continue reading »

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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana: Peru Beside the Bay

Posted on 28 June 2015

By Monique Burns If you thought you couldn’t find a good Peruvian restaurant in our hemisphere, book a ticket to San Francisco and a table at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana. … Continue reading »

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Restaurant ANZU: The Fun of Fusion Dining

Posted on 16 June 2015

By Monique Burns Like any great city, San Francisco has its fair share of fine-dining establishments.  A major port, the West Coast version of Ellis Island, it’s especially well-endowed in… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: Benoit

Posted on 01 June 2015

By Alexander Lobrano Paris without Benoit, a wonderful old bistro on the edge of the Marais that’s been in business since 1912, would be almost as unimaginable to me as… Continue reading »

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Le District: Paris on the Hudson

Posted on 19 May 2015

By Beverly Stephen Photos courtesy of Le District After a solemn and sobering visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan, a snack could be in order.  What could… Continue reading »

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Letter from Paris: Auberge Bressane

Posted on 28 April 2015

  By Alexander Lobrano After a morning of musing on the question of where to go to lunch with a friend from London who loves old-fashioned French bistro cooking, the… Continue reading »

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Taste of Vail Fab for Foodies

Posted on 13 April 2015

Story & photos by Kim McHugh I’m navigating the streets of Vail Village politely moving through the crowd of food and wine enthusiasts as I stop by tent after tent… Continue reading »


Hexagone, Paris: The New Shape of French Gastronomy

Posted on 02 February 2015

By Alexander Lobrano There are many things to like about chef Mathieu Pacaud‘s new restaurant Hexagone in Paris. Not only does it serve some exquisitely refined contemporary French cooking that tips its… Continue reading »

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