Barcal is a restaurant in Medellin, Colombia that offers a tasting menu (and optional beverage pairing which we got) focused on Colombian cuisine. The meal highlights the great diversity of the country. What is even more impressive, is that the chef, Miguel Warren Mora, is only 24 years old and started the restaurant when he […]Read More Barcal – Medellin
Ancora is a restaurant which first opened in downtown Vancouver and combines Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. The subject of this review, is their new location in West Vancouver. Peru was probably one of my most memorable food trips. The food in the country is outstanding. However, I have never been able to find a place […]Read More Ancora West Vancouver – Good for West Vancouver
This is a quick and easy dish to make for dinner in a hurry. It will probably take you less than an hour, and its delicious! Serves 3-4 Ingredients 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 large onion diced 2 green peppers cut into bite sized pieces (you can pretty much use any veg you want, […]Read More Chicken Curry – in a hurry!
The tomato sauce for this recipe was inspired by one of my favorite pasta dishes, the tomato and basil spaghetti at Scarpetta in Las Vegas. Once you see how easy it is to make tomato sauce, you will never buy pre-bottled red sauce again! You will probably not want to eat out for Italian ever […]Read More Pasta and Meatballs – Stop Buying Tomato Sauce in a JAR!
Once you see how easy this is to make, and taste how delicious it is, you will never buy soup out of a can again! You can have this as a main dish as I feel the pasta is filling enough. Serves 3-4. Everything you need to make this is in the picture below. Ingredients […]Read More Chicken Noodle Soup: Stop Buying $%^% in a Can (pouch, bag etc)!
La Serena Villas is a boutique hotel in Palm Springs. It is the perfect weekend getaway hotel. If you are driving, you will pull up to the hotel and check in. The attendant will then park your car for you. First impression is the beautiful lobby and the mid-century architecture, popular in the area. You […]Read More La Serena Villas – You Won’t Want to Leave the Room Either; The PERFECT Weekend Getaway
On a recent weekend trip to Palm Springs, I was doing some research on where to eat. It looked like slim pickings. A lot of people indicated that the area catered more to a “resort crowd”…except, one place kept being named as THE place to go for great food. That place is Le Vallauris. The […]Read More Le Vallauris -SO SO SO Delicious
My favorite sushi restaurant is Kabuto in Las Vegas. I have had sushi everywhere, and I have yet to find a place that I like as much…until now. Jewel Bako is a one Michelin star restaurant in New York. I have been to other places in NYC, like 15 East (good), Yasuda (highly overrated, I […]Read More Jewel Bako – About to give Kabuto a run for the money in my books
On January 26, 2019, I flew from Vancouver to New York LaGuardia on Delta in First Class. The first leg of the trip was from YVR to Minneapolis (MSP) on Delta 2555, an Airbus 319. I sat in row 1, bulkhead, aisle seat (left side of plane). Even though there is a cutout, I found […]Read More YVR > MSP > LGA – Delta – First Class – Bulkhead Seat Versus Row 2 Review
We wanted to eat at Atomix, the Korean fine dining restaurant which was awarded a Michelin star in the 2019 guide, but could not get a reservation. Therefore, we opted for our second choice, Atoboy, which is from the same chef (who used to cook at Jungsik which is also an excellent restaurant). The night […]Read More Atoboy Dotz Collaboration Dinner