Tag: culinary travel

Cuban Cocktail Adventures

When most of us think of Cuba, we have a romantic mental image made up of scenes from the 1950s, perhaps including Al Pacino visiting on the eve of the revolution (Godfather reference). A place full of nightclubs, casinos and, of course, bars where cantineros (Cuban bartenders) threw Cuban cocktails between mixing glasses and poured from multiple bottles of rum at a time into big blenders.

pork roast with plums

Forget the fondue, it’s the meat in Zurich

It was time for a change, bring back traditional Swiss food from the land to the plate. Hung’ER Butchers Shop and Restaurant in the Park Hyatt Zurich is more than locally sourced. Chef de Cuisine Frank Widmer has been working exclusively with a butcher in the village Jona who makes sausages, dry ages meat and pork and with no waste.

NYC Coffee Shops Featuring: Birch Coffee

Despite the enormity of great coffee in Manhattan, it can still be difficult in certain areas to find a great stop later in the day. Sadly, not all New York City cafes are created equal, and especially for those who enjoy an evening cup of lovingly-crafted joe, it can be hard to locate a provider. Fortunately, the quality coffee scene grows stronger and shops are expanding like wildfire, but in the meantime, there is one place in particular that always seems to be nearby when needed: Birch Coffee.

Where to Eat in Portland, Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is teeming with fresh produce, an almost religious devotion to the ‘locally sourced’ movement, and a constant source of fresh, creative talent. In fact, the biggest challenge in visiting Portland might be the effort spent culling down a list of culinary must visits to squeeze into whatever limited time allotted. Nevertheless, here is a beginner’s roadmap to tasting your way through Portland’s edible options.

Oysters Rockefeller Style for Two

Raw or cooked is the question. When it comes to eating oysters, everyone has a preference. For those who like to eat these beautiful bivalves cooked, try this Rockefeller style recipe.

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Explore Argentinian Wines with Michael Higgins

Exploring Wine Regions: Argentina is a book praising the great wines and culture of the land. Author and Malbec enthusiast Michael Higgins guides readers with an in-depth exploration of Argentina, visually transporting them with beautiful images, maps and information on the wine, the people and the unique Argentinian terrain.

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Noteworthy Craft Bars in Budapest

When thinking of traveling to Budapest, a lively craft bar scene is probably not one of the first things you imagine about the city. Here are a few places to stop and have a drink!

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Oso Brings Mexican Street Eats to Harlem

Further past the popular Harlem eats of Red Rooster and Sweet Bird, you will find Oso, the new destination for traditional Mexican street food. From tacos to enchiladas, Oso brings the vibrant culture of Mexico to Upper Harlem.

Delighting in Miami’s Pisco Y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

It is not often that my taste buds are surprised in such a startling way. I am very familiar with Peruvian cuisine having been to Perú on various occasions. The food at Pisco Y Nazca brought back delicious memories of the time spent in that beautiful country.

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Pan Latin Delights In the Heart of Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami has a newcomer restaurant that is sleek, modern and stylish. It offers a vast array of Pan Latin dishes and trendy drinks. The Chef is Richard Sandoval who grew up in Mexico City and learned to respect fresh and authentic ingredients from his grandmother. So what is he doing in Miami? We visited his new venture, Toro Toro, to find out.

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