Tag: culinary travel

Puerto Vallarta: A Satisfying Adventure

Puerto Vallarta is a bustling beach town along the Pacific coast nestled at the “hip” of Mexico. It will be a challenge to stick to the few relaxing things on your itinerary when planning a trip here. This destination offers what you are looking for in a sun soaked getaway with plenty left to discover.

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.