When I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris years ago, I wanted to be a food critic. A decade and a half later, married and with one child, I still think about that and wish I could put my food experiences to some use. That’s when I thought about writing this diary of the unforgettable meals and gourmet discoveries I’ve had in the numerous places I’ve lived in – 7 countries so far and still counting.
I grew up in Manila and used to have a fine dining restaurant which was up and running for 6 years but has since closed. I have also lived in Paris, Napa Valley and Moscow.
I’ve been living in southern Spain for a year now where my husband works for an international hotel company which is why we get transferred a lot and lead the “expat” life. We were in Santiago de Chile for two and a half years followed by two years in Dubai, fourteen months in Montreal and now, Marbella.
Moving around and living in several countries has taught me a lot about different ways of life and I’ve had many wonderful experiences and a few dreadful ones as well. Writing about them will be a good way to relive those moments and keep a record of the years that have gone by.
Hopefully, this will also lead the reader to some hotel and restaurant discoveries and their own gourmet travel experiences.