Travels with a Gourmet

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

On a rainy Friday evening, my first weekend back, I met good friend (and my wedding dress designer), K, for dinner with her husband C.  I asked her to pick the restaurant and she had narrowed down the choices to two places:  Masseto, a fine dining restaurant which I had heard about, and Seryna, a …

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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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Clockwise from top left: lamb ribs, arugula salad with chicharon croutons, chanterelle paella,  sisig. Before I start posting on the restaurants I’ve been to recently in Bali, I need to write about one of my favorite restaurants in Manila – El Cirkulo.  On my last trip back home in July, I had lunch there, took photos, …

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Abe is a restaurant I have heard so much about.  It was one of the last restaurants opened by Larry Cruz before his death in 2008.  Larry was the first Filipino restaurant guru with his original concepts like Cafe Adriatico (1979) and Cafe Havana who then went on to own eighteen restaurants.  Abe was named …

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