Posts filed under: Outside the United States

Whistler BC

Vegan bakery: BRED. This is one of those places that shows you what can be done if you know how to do it….100% plant based bakery. While I didn’t try everything,...

Whistler BC

Hard to get a table: Elements. This place can be hard to score a table and there can be waits of 1 to 2 hours on a busy weekend. We...

Vancouver BC

Always good: Cactus Club Cafe. One of multiple locations in BC this one is on Coal Harbor right beside the Olympic Flame. It’s a nice spot to drop by for...

Salt Spring Island

This is a must visit: Salt Spring Island Cheese. It’s all about goat milk cheese and the experience should not be missed….even if you think you don’t like goat milk....

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

It’s not ice cream: Salt Spring Soft Serve. Cute little spot for a break from the hot weather and….it’s in a mini airstream trailer! The choices are vegan soft serve….made...

Salt Spring Island BC

Wine tasting with a Cuban beat: Salt Spring Vineyards. One of several wineries on the Island who use local fruit to make their wines. I was intrigued by that fact...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Is it really in a tree? Tree House Cafe. No…..it’s not up in a tree but the space surrounds a very large plum tree nonetheless. Great place for breakfast, lunch...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

In the old telephone company building: House Piccolo. A small place but at the same time, very comfortable. It’s been in existence since the early 90s which is a testament...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Espresso in a shipping container: The Perch. Under tress and in a small park, it looked interesting, so we gave it a try. As usual…my choice was a mocha. While...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Gotta be there on Saturday: Saturday Market. People and food everywhere but it is a must visit while on the Island. Local baked goods, food from Chinese to artisanal breads,...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Last updated on July 9th, 2019 at 07:10 pmNice little spot: Burger Bar 537. All things burger…including lamb which is locally sourced and available in limited quantities. So, I had...

Tsawwassen BC

Waiting for the ferry: Tsawwassen Quay Market. What else would you have waiting for a ferry?…..ice cream of course! Multiple flavors and other options available for purchase. My choice….salted caramel...

Vancouver BC

Local Bar: Biercraft. Another place you won’t find unless you have local knowledge. There are 3 locations in Vancouver; this one is on Commercial Drive (“The Drive”) and is obviously...

Vancouver BC

Local knowledge: Via Tevere. Visiting with our daughter who is a Vancouver “local” and she recommended we give this place a try…it did not disappoint. The pizzas are cooked in...

Santiago

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:39 pmLocal recommendation: Barrica 94 Wine Bar. We asked for a restaurant that served local food and this place, located in the Bellavista...

Santiago

Dinner with friends: Ambrosia Bistro. The chef has gotten a number of awards, including top 50 restaurants in South America, and she is considered a food star in this part...

Santiago

Last updated on February 25th, 2019 at 09:23 pmGelato on a hot day: Il Maestrale. Located in the Bellevista area of Santiago they offer more than a dozen flavors…perfect place...

Santiago

Not a restaurant but a Santiago gem: Aubrey Hotel. With only 15 rooms you feel like you are staying in your own home. The “public” spaces are plentiful….more than any...

Puerto Natales Chile

A delightful spot: Remota Patagonia Lodge. Fortunate to have attended a meeting in this absolutely beautiful part of the world. Puerto Natales is a small place and the number of...

Santiago

Group experience: De Patio. I dined as part of a large group….we had the entire restaurant….so, as I’ve discussed before, I hesitate to be too critical since the menu was...

Santiago

Inside the Marriott: Akun Lounge & Bar. Beautiful space for a quick bite and glass of wine. The pictures also show the Executive Lounge which has an interesting way to...

Whistler BC

Last updated on September 25th, 2019 at 02:18 pmA favorite place: Alta Bistro. Described as modern French, the menu, while limited, had very interesting choices. The wine list is extensive….one...

Whistler BC

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:46 pmYou gotta try this place: Peaked Pies. This is the original…the other location is on Denman in Vancouver..so that’s an option if...

Vancouver

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:47 pmItalian: Centro. Located in the West End on Denman Street, it opened a couple of months ago. Described as modern Italian, the...

Whistler BC

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:47 pmNot so sure: Green Moustache. Why am I not so sure? Maybe it has to do with my choice to eat vegan...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:47 pmIce cream anyone? La Casa Gelato. 2nd day of our bike ride to Vancouver and this place is just off the official...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:50 pmBreakfast anyone: Fuel + Forest. Problem with this place isn’t the food…it is very good…..but finding it. The address takes you to a...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:51 pmAs named…this is a shed: WaterShed Grill. Actually located just north of Squamish in Brackendale BC it’s right on the Squamish river...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:53 pmChocolate: XOCO. Artisanal chocolates made with real passion by a mother and son team. The space is small but the offerings are...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:54 pmRoom with a view: Sea to Sky Eatery. If you’re here, it’s worth a try if you need a bite to eat....

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:47 pmThis is the place for breakfast: Fergies. Off the beaten path….actually located in Brackendale which is about a 15 to 20 minute...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:48 pmGotta try this bakery: Purebread. Not sure why I haven’t posted on this before since it is one of our go to...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:50 pmTrying to find a bar: The Keg. The holiday….Boxing Day…had the bars at Whistler packed and we finally stumbled on this place...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:01 pmConvenient to x country skiing: Brandywine. Located in the ski hut at the Whistler Olympic Park it’s a great place for a...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:03 pmCoffee spot: Zephyr Cafe. Eclectic space in the heart if downtown. In addition to coffee and espresso they have soups, burgers, wraps...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:04 pmHole in the wall bakery: Golden Crust. I’m familiar with the offerings of this small bakery because they have a stand at...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 04:01 pmIt’s not in Whistler but in Squamish: Salted Vine Kitchen. This is a must visit….in the growing city of Squamish which is...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:08 pmNice place for a beer: Howe Sound Brewing. Great space for a beer, wine or cocktail before dinner and if you have...

Jeddah KSA

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:24 pmGala dinner: Palm Courtyard. What a place for a dinner for 100! Located at the Park Hyatt, the space is right on...

Jeddah KSA

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:25 pmQuick trip to do some teaching: Reyhana. Located in the Ritz Carlton we had breakfast, lunch and dinner here since it was...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:46 pmBrunch on the way home: Seasons In The Park. Drop dead views of the Vancouver skyline with Grouse and Cypress mountains in...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:46 pmAll things Canadian: Edible Canada. Everything…including the dishes you eat on…..is locally sourced. Can be a busy place on weekends so reservations...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:47 pmComfort food: Burgoo. One of almost a half dozen locations in the greater Vancouver area this one is located in the Point...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmLooking for breakfast on Granville Island: Terra Breads. Located in the northern part of The Market, this is one of four locations...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmAnother great spot downtown: Nightingale. Brought to you by the same chef at Hawksworth……voted best restaurant in Vancouver several times in the...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmGelato fix that opened this summer: Umaluma. Local knowledge wins again……you’d not know of this place unless you happened upon it while...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:49 pmQuick trip north with lunch in the West End: Kingyo Izakaya. I love the announcement of your arrival and departure in izakayas...

Copenhagen

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:37 pmOk…..I didn’t go to Copenhagen but had to get this on the blog: Lakrids. These things are AMAZING! Don’t tell me you...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:40 pmNear the Duomo: Cocopazzo. Recommended by friends…who dined with us this visit. Located east and a moderate walk from the Duomo, it’s...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:42 pmFood court and market: Rinascente. High end department store with a food court, market and restaurants on the 7th floor. Although not...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:44 pmYou gotta stop for a rest after a morning in the museum: Calicantus. Located inside the Sforzesco castle it is a nice...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:14 pmNot a restaurant: Hotel Giulia Milan. Part of a small chain of boutique hotels located mostly in Europe but with one property...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:16 pmAnother option in Brera: il Cestino. Also recommended by our hotel staff. Corner space and a great place to watch the world...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:18 pmBrunch: Marchesi. Started in 1824, we visited one of the three current sites, this one near the Duomo and in the upscale...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:20 pmRecommended by the hotel: Osteria di Brera. Our best food experience in Milan. It was fashion week so most places were busy...

Stresa IT

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:22 pmNice spot on the lake for gelato: Daniel’s. Not a typical name for an Italian bar and restaurant but the location is...

Stresa IT

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:25 pmOne more dinner for the masses: Piccolo Lago. Located near Stresa on Lago Mergozzo it’s a venue to definitely consider for a...

Stresa IT

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:26 pmAnother dinner for 100: Ristorante Verbano. On the beautiful Isola dei Pescatori in the middle of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. The...

Zurich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:29 pmDinner for 100: Schloss Laufen. Even though the dinner here was for a large party and the food was only so so,...

Dachau DE

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:32 pmMore pastry options: Konditorei-Café Weissenbeck. Tucked away in the town of Dachau you’ll find this gem. It’s in an unusual area for...

Zurich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:33 pmChocolate, chocolate and more chocolate: Läderach. You can’t go to Zurich and not try the chocolate, even if you don’t like it…..which...

Zurich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:26 pmVery popular place in the old city: Zeughauskeller. The story goes that the building was built in 1487 and originally housed an...

Andermatt CH

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:28 pmOff to Switzerland with a stop at: Chedi Andermatt. If you’re looking for drop dead gorgeous then this will fit the bill. Part...

Munich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:29 pmA must visit for us when we are in Munich: zum Spöckmeier. We have to visit this place every few years since...

Altomünster DE

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:32 pmLovely hotel, restaurant and brewery: Kapplerbräu. Like many European breweries this place goes back several centuries….1561 to be exact. It’s a bit...

Munich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:34 pmPike Place Market on steroids: Viktualienmarkt. Beer gardens, wine and cheese shops, seafood, flowers, vegetables, fruits…you name it…..it can be found here...

Munich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:36 pmOne of the many locations of this bakery and café chain: Rischart. This location is worth a visit not only for the...

Munich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:39 pmOne of those special deli’s: Dallmayr. This is the kind of place where you can spend quite a bit of time just...

Munich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:39 pmWhere to start? House Moser Not a restaurant and you can’t visit but this is the definition of the Bavarian experience….stay with...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:49 pmCarbo loading: Lupo. Close to my hotel and on the edge of Yaletown. I wanted some Italian pasta before my ride to...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:49 pmQuick lunch: Bistro Verde. In the Pacific Center Nordstrom and close to my daughter’s office so we decided to give it a...

Changsha China

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:30 pmDinner following a tour of the city: Yu Lou Dong A chain of 4 restaurants; the original apparently in business since 1904....

Changsha China

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:31 pmLunch near the hotel: Geng Shi Ji. I think this was the best meal that I had this time in China. Typical...

Changsha China

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:32 pmDinner for 100: Wyndham Hotel I was in China doing some teaching and as is very typical, a dinner for the attendees...

Changsha China

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:33 pmProbably the most impressive breakfast buffet I’ve seen: Wyndham Cafe Where to start….the serving line, in total, is almost 3/4 of a...

China

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:34 pmNot in a city and not a restaurant: Korean Air As mentioned in the post on Asiana, my intent was to compare...

China

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:35 pmNot in a city and not a restaurant: Asiana Airlines Decided to compare the bibimbap served on the 2 national airlines of...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:57 pmLast stop on our way back to Seattle: Darby’s Public House. Just had drinks before dropping our son off at the airport...

Vancouver

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:44 pmSitting on an airplane and catching up from the weekend: Ayoub’s. Ok it’s not a restaurant but you have to try this...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:16 pmSon visiting daughter in Vancouver = quick trip north: The Oakwood. Great spot in the Kits area for brunch or dinner…our daughter...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:26 pmA bit of a tourist place but the: Granville Public Market is worth a visit Like the Pike Place Market in Seattle...

Vancouver

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:47 pmHave wanted to try this place for a few years: Ask for Luigi. It was really a hot ticket a few years...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:32 pmThis is really about the hotel which is a must if you are in Vancouver: Granville Island Hotel. However there is a...

Vancouver

Last updated on May 24th, 2019 at 05:08 pmHave been here before and will be back: Beaucoup. I have to admit I have a very weak spot for French pastries...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:38 pmLocal knowledge wins again: Grapes and Soda. Got to Vancouver a bit late and this spot was recommended by our daughter who...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:45 pmBeen trying to visit here for a few years: Motomachi Shokudo. Whatever you do don’t visit on a Wednesday…..they’re closed….ouch! Also note...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:48 pmA place for coffee: Elysian Coffee Roasters. This is one of 4 locations in Vancouver and came highly recommended by locals. It...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:41 pmDined here about a year ago: Homer St Cafe and Bar Housed in a Victorian styled building in a corner location the...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:53 pmTried to visit the ramen shop nearby but closed on Wednesday: Banana Leaf. This is a chain of Malaysian restaurants and this...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:56 pmTerrible weather out so made a quick dash to this well known Japanese Izakaya: Guu Garden. Very close to the Sheraton Wall...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:58 pmTerrible weather outside so had a quick lunch at: Cafe One. Inside the north tower of the Sheraton Wall Center it’s your...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:59 pmComfort food in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver: Burgoo Bistro One of four by the same name in Vancouver that cater...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 11:02 pmA place known only to locals: Heirloom Vegetarian Nice brunch sharing avocado toast then a potpourri of choices: huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict, kale...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 11:05 pmHaving someone local is always a treat for new places to eat: Farmer’s Apprentice A small out place out of the downtown...

Sydney NSW

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:48 pmThis restaurant is in a spectacular space in the Sydney Opera House: Bennelong The best way to describe the cuisine is nouveau...

Sydney NSW

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:11 pmModern Italian with an incredible view: Icebergs Dining Room and Bar Very high end experience on Bondi Beach.  ...

The Rocks NSW

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:11 pmVery nice light breakfast with wonderful coffee: Creperie Suzette...

Cairns AU

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 05:04 pmExcellent place in the heart of Cairns for a cup of coffee: Cruze Coffee. The staff could not be more friendly and...

The Rocks NSW

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:12 pmCozy place for late night Thai: Sailors Thai  ...

Sydney NSW

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:23 pmOne of those very special nights: Mr Wong Very upscale Chinese restaurant and some of the best of that cuisine I have...