Where to Eat: La Mar by Gaston Acurio
If you are going to Miami, you have to do two things: stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami and eat at La Mar by Gaston Acurio. TRUST ME. I ate at La Mar twice during my stay. (Okay, three times.) Dinner, apps and brunch are all outstanding. Their dishes are a fusion of Peruvian and Asian flavors, and each bite of every dish is an adventure.
UNI. An Izakaya in Boston.
An izakaya is a type of informal Japanese gastropub and UNI, located in The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA, is just that. It's a restaurant where the dishes are impeccably plated and Biggie playing over the sound system. Where you get a spoonful of uni, caviar, and quail egg and it blows your mind.
Scribe Winery in Sonoma, CA
One of my favorite things to do when visiting California Wine Country is to have lunch at Scribe Winery in Sonoma. At Scribe, lunch is paired with three of their wines. Personally, I love a boozy lunch kind of tasting. It's my favorite kind of tasting... and lunch, for that matter.
Around Lark Hotels In One Meal
If you read this post, you know that I spend the weekend at Blue Inn On The Beach, a Lark Hotel, in Newbury/Plum Island, MA with the team at Lark and Yankee Magazine. While there, I was treated to an ...
A Taste of Portland, Maine at UNION
During my stay at The Press Hotel this past weekend, I was lucky enough to snag a table at UNION Restaurant for dinner AND brunch. Executive Chef, Josh Berry, believes in local and seasonal ingredients, which I wholeheartedly support. He also believes in delicious aromas because the minute you walk into UNION you smell amazing things coming from the open concept kitchen.
The Road Less Traveled at Craigie on Main
A couple weeks ago I was invited to experience The Road Less Traveled dinner event at Craigie on Main. Craigie On Main is a well known French-inspired restaurant in Cambridge, MA, and chef-owner Tony Maws has won numerous awards in Boston for his beautiful cuisine. As you can imagine, I jumped at the chance to try his inventive menu.
Bacchanal Wine in New Orleans
I had one of those "I don't want to be anywhere else but here" moments on my New Orleans trip. Good music, good drinks, and good food. And great people. (But that I can't help you with.)
Aquitaine: A Little Paris in Boston
Funny thing about me is I'm obsessed with Paris. Like unreasonably obsessed. I think it all began when I started taking French classes in High School. The language just clicked for me and it was probably the first I felt good at something. After that first language class, I became obsessed with the Parisian style, culture and the overall je ne sais quoi.
Brunch at Mamaleh’s
A couple weeks ago, I found my new favorite breakfast spot. Mamaleh's.Mamaleh's, which is a Yiddish term of endearment for a young child, is a Jewish delicatessen in Cambridge, MA. Opening just this summer, their menu ranges from matzah ball soup, to smoked fish to smoked meats. As a brunch lover, I knew that was the perfect meal to test drive this new food spot.
Pier 6 Dinner
This Labor Day I decided a little staycation was in order. I never get to play tourist at home so I was pretty excited to wander around my favorite Boston sights. (You can read more about my staycation here.) Of course, first things first for any vacation - I had to plan my meals. Where was I going to eat? What places have been on my To Eat list? What was I craving? Easy.