Travels with a Gourmet

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

I had just seen the Katsuya South Beach at the SLS Miami, their most recent opening. and was intrigued with the restaurant’s modern take on Japanese cuisine so we went to their Laguna Beach outpost which is right on the pacific Coast highway with an outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean.   We made a booking …

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When a new restaurant opens in quiet Sanur, there’s always a buzz as this sleepy part of Bali is filled with restaurants yet very few are worth going to.  Minami in Ubud is where people go for refined Japanese cuisine.  I had never had a chance to visit the Ubud outpost so when I heard …

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Sushi Roku at the top floor of the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace, is a good place to go for untraditional sushi.  Part of a southern California restaurant group that has several dining concepts in Hollywood and Santa Monica, Suhi Roku is a modern Californian take on Japanese food.  It’s a copy of Nobu but …

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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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One of my favorite London restaurants is trendy Zuma in Knightsbridge with it’s sleek interiors, good looking crowd and fantastic food. On this trip though, I wanted to try Zuma’s little sister, Roka in an up and coming area where many other hip, new restaurants line the streets. We arrived for our table booking on …

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One of the things we miss the most about living here in Marbella is sushi. For the amount of fresh fish that seems to be available, good sushi restaurants are scarce. There are a few restaurants that are good, Sushi des Artistes and Taro, but their exorbitant prices make eating there both a pleasure and …

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