The Dinner Diaries: Petit-déjeuner à Paris

In a small Parisian cafe, in the shadows of the neighborhood of Notre Dame, sat the Cafe St. Regis. With lively hosts, and a crowd of locals and tourists, my friends found a table on a cold February morning in a table for five, around a clean white table cloth and a delightful table display….

The Dinner Diaries: Savory Sevilla

What is so perfect about this simple dish? Is it the tender beef, the way it melts in your mouth? Is if the scent of jamon iberico that lingers in the old corner restaurant, adding flavor to every bite of food? Perhaps it is the crisp light beer that quenches the thirst of plaza dwellers…

Table for One: Why we should all eat alone

It’s Saturday and you’re ready for a delicious, life-changing meal. Your housework is done, you’ve done your reading and you have the whole day to yourself to explore your town. Remember that that one restaurant you’ve always wanted to try for lunch but never got around to eating there because you’re always busy? Well, now it’s…

The Dinner Diaries: Aroma, Amore e Roma

I do not have a picture of the most perfect bowl of pasta I have ever eaten… But that does not mean I don’t remember every savory bite to perfection. The restaurant that held such bowl of heaven was tucked away in a corner of Rome, underneath a staircase in walking distance to il Colosseo, but…