Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

On the rare occasions that I fly back home for a visit, I make sure to go to restaurants I haven’t been.  It’s so easy to go back to my favorites again and again but it’s also fun to eat  at the new restaurants that have opened up in Manila recently. Wildflour actually isn’t new, they opened their …

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Can it already be August?  Here’s a flashback Friday post from our Christmas holiday in Punta del Este. Breakfasts usually involve coffee and the medialunas con dulce de leche (the local version of croissants, slightly sweet and served with a caramel spread) and Les Delices in the town center of Punta del Este (or Punta, as …

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The Populus Coffee & Food Co (the name’s a mouthful) opened around six months ago in a shophouse along Neil road.   The long narrow space has been carefully redesigned using a lot of wood, from the ceiling and wall tiles to the counter, complemented by modern metal accents like the industrial lighting and iron shelving.  The …

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After two years and a half in Singapore, I’m starting to play favorites and have become a regular at a few places.  The Lokal, which opened in 2014 has literally become “my local” since Chinatown is the closest restaurant row off Sentosa island and they’re open early for really good breakfasts and strong coffee.  Service is also friendly, although …

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The Thoumieux is a 15-room boutique hotel, owned by the BeauMarly group of Thierry Costes (son of one of those Costes brothers) and operators of over a dozen hip and happening restaurants and hotels in Paris.  It was a novelty for us since we always stay at Le Saint-Gregoire in the neighboring 6th, our favorite left bank arrondissement and we …

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Moscow’s restaurant scene is still growing and the other group responsible for this is Ginza Project. Hot on the heels of the Novikov restaurant group, Ginza project currently manages forty restaurants including the franchise for Paul. Williams (or as the Russians call it – Uilliams) is located in Patriarshiy Prudy (Patriarch’s Pond), which was made …

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