Travels with a Gourmet

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

2011 has been my year of travel.  I have never been on a plane this much ever.  There were trips to new places – Bangkok and Beijing, a trip to my favorite city – Paris, trips to visit family – Buenos Aires and Las Vegas, several trips to see the doctor – Singapore, trips to …

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Thursday evening at The Cosmopolitan and the place was pumping.  Restaurants were full and we made sure to arrive early for our 7:00 p.m. reservation.  Jaleo is an upscale tapas restaurant from famed Asturian-born, Barcelona-raised chef, Jose Andres.  Upon entering the bright, red and black-themed, we walk through the front area of counter-style tables and …

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  Capuccino at Sambalatte (this was taken with my iPhone which explains why it’s fuzzy). Brazilian-owned Sambalatte was such a find that even if I stumbled onto it on my second to the last day in Las Vegas, I made sure to visit it twice.  It was the best coffee I had during my stay …

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  Another morning, another breakfast.  Hash House a go go is hard to miss on Sahara boulevard (they have to other locations in Las Vegas) because of the large sign and the orange facade.  Their reputation for fantastic breakfasts is also well-known. They call their cuisine “Twisted Farm Food” which probably means something but I’m …

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