Travels with a Gourmet

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

On 12.12.12, Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve finally opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by cocktails at Positivo Sand Bar and a sit-down four-course lunch at the Surf Room.  Here are a few photos from the event to give you an idea of the event.  Soon, I’ll be posting on the restaurants and …

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The search for brunch is over.  We finally found a place in Condado that satisfies our weekend breakfast/lunch craving and that place is Blonda.  Opened in March of this year,  Blonda is located in a sun-lit corner of San Juan’s fancy Ashford Avenue and is a restaurant with an Italian menu of pizzas and pastas …

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The historical Condado Vanderbilt hotel in San Juan was built in 1919 by Frederick William Vanderbilt    and reopened recently with 323 rooms and a gourmet restaurant 1919 (named after the year the hotel was built).  1919 showcases the cuisine of Puerto Rico using organic and local ingredients.  The kitchen is headed by chef Juan Jose Cuevas, …

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