I forgot how good this place is. I’ve been a few times but have not been in about a year. I went recently with a friend, woke up thinking about the tonno mantecato, and went again for dinner that night. Kissa Tanto is doing Japanese and Italian inspired dishes, but not fusion is a gimmicky […]Read More Kissa Tanto – One of the Most Interesting Places to Eat in Vancouver…in a Very Good Way
Flight Date – April 6, 2019 Airbus 320-200; AC574 Seats 2A and 2C (bulkhead) These are the best seats in business class due to the cut out in the bulkhead. As opposed to other cut outs I have seen, these are “real” cut outs and not just tiny slits at the bottom of the bulkhead. […]Read More Air Canada – Vancouver to San Francisco – A320-200 – Business Class Bulkhead
St. Lawrence is a restaurant in Vancouver that describes itself as “Classic French cuisine with Quebecois inspiration, St Lawrence is haute country cooking at its finest”. This dinner was inspired by Quebec’s Sugar Shacks. From my understanding, these are places that are very traditional to Quebec where maple syrup is processed and families gather for large meals. […]Read More St. Lawrence – Sugar Shack (Cabane a Sucre) Dinner – Are you insane?
Last week, I attended a Wall Street Journal + (WSJ+) dinner at the restaurant at Meadowood. I was curious as to how this meal would compare to the other three Michelin star restaurants in the area, namely, Single Thread and The French Laundry. Note that its been a couple of years since I went to […]Read More Meadowood Restaurant WSJ+ Event vs Single Thread vs The French Laundry?
Single Thread is a three Michelin Star restaurant (#91 on the World’s “50” best) located in Healdsburg, California, about 1-1.5 hours drive from San Francisco, in Sonoma. What interested me about this meal, was the it was inspired by Japanese Kaiseki dining. I found the flavors to be simple, clean and fresh. The presentation was […]Read More Single Thread – Very Interesting Meal
Angler is by the same group which owns the 3 Michelin Star restaurant Saison in San Francisco. The focus is on seafood. One of the first things you will notice upon entering is the open kitchen with wood fired stoves and smokers. The menu changes depending on what is fresh. Here is the menu from […]Read More Angler – WOW! Mind Blowing Seafood and Mushrooms
Melbourne is a great walking city. I love walking cities. For me, a walking city is one where you can just wander without an itinerary, and discover something at every turn. Whether its somewhere interesting to eat, interesting architecture, or a new neighborhood, these are some of the joys of discovery in a new city. […]Read More Walking and Eating Through Melbourne (but don’t line up for XLB)
Despite my better judgement, and general rule about booking restaurants with a view, I booked lunch at Shin Yeh. Shin Yeh is located a top Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world. On certain lists which I trust, the restaurant ranked highly, plus we were only in Taipei for a short time […]Read More Shin Yeh – Why you should (almost) NEVER book restaurants with a view
Having been to a few places in Asia known for street food like Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Tokyo, I would have to say that for me, Taipei is probably tops. Tokyo gives it a run for the money, but I would say I enjoyed eating in Taipei slightly, just slightly more than Tokyo. Here […]Read More Taiwan – Street Food Heaven
While dining at Kazuki’s in Melbourne, we mentioned to our server that we would be heading to Adelaide and she told us to check out Shobosho. I was skeptical for two reasons: 1. “fancy” Asian food is always hard to do well (think of a good bowl of Pho – cheap and perfect already that […]Read More Shobosho – What a Surprise