Travels with a Gourmet

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

>The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2009 list is out with #1 El Bulli and #2 The Fat Duck keeping their spots from last year.  There are also nine new entries from Italy, Japan, Austria, France, U.S., Singapore, Australia and Sweden  From the top 50, I’ve been to four.  The list also extends to 51-100 of which I’ve been to (only) …

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We landed in San Sebastian before noon on Tuesday and picked up our rental car at the airport. Soon after, we arrived at the Villa Soro, a 25-room hotel housed in a 19th century villa. Our large room with its’ own private terrace was on the first floor of the main house. Ten other bedrooms …

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