Travels with a Gourmet

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

For all the bistros and scuffed tiles in the numerous bistros and cafes in Paris, therehas been a proliferation of non-hotel restaurants still serving bistro classics but in much more sophisticated setting yet still offering prix-fixe menus.  One of these is the beautiful high-ceiling dining room of the Mini Palais, located in the back corner of the …

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Punta del Este is known for being the South America’s summer playground and aside from sun, sand and sea, there isn’t much to keep one occupied which is why it’s worth a visit to the Museo Taller Carlos Páez Vilaró Carlos Páez Vilaró was an Uruguayan autodidact who grew up in Buenos Aires where his works of  graphic …

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One of the landmark events of 2015 to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday was the November opening of the National Gallery of Singapore, an architectural restoration that joined two national monuments, the former Supreme Court and City Hall, to display the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. In the same building, several restaurants have opened.  There’s the high-end modern French Odette, classic Italian …

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My last Tokyo post is all about Roppongi Hills, Tokyo’s so-called city within a city of modern skyscrapers, high-end hotels, luxury shops, green spaces, world-class museums, numerous bars and night clubs and lively back streets. My friend Rumi lived nearby so we decided to meet at the 45th floor lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo for a quick …

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