Edible Travel

When you Travel, where you eat is almost as important as the city you choose. The food culture is a big part of your travel experience. These are some my all time favorites…so far.

PARIS

LES ENFANTS ROUGE

The japenese chef Dai Shinozuka is making his mark in Paris by cooking French food better than even the (dare I say it ?!!!) the french . Get in while you can !

9 RUE de Beauce 75003 MARAIS

01-48-87-80-61

LES CHOUETTES

As hip and cool as the Marais and the food does not disappoint.

Chic and classic yet on trend

32 Rue de Picardie

75003 Paris

33 144 61  7321

LES VIOLON d ‘INGRES

One of  the fab places famous chef Christian Constant owns.

Classic, Lovely, Delicious, Chic and Amazing. Great food, Great space, Great Location.

135, rue Saint-Dominique, 7th

01-45-55-15-05

Just a 30 minute walk from his flagship Les Violon d’Ingres

CAFE CONSTANT

Hip cool tradional brasserie with a great buzz and even greater food. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

139 Rue Saint-Dominique

01-47-53-73-34

LADURE’E

Founded in 1862. If you ever wanted to know where the Macaron made its debut… classic pastry beauty  in everyway. Start with breakfast and eat your way through the day ! Everything is delicious!!

A few locations around the city:

21 rue de Bonapart

Champs Elysee

16 rue royle

RELIAS DE L”ENTROCOTE

I KNOW ! it is a chain but this place has the most delicious “Steak Frites” ever ! Its all they do and they do it right. (plus you get seconds !) Worth the short time you may stand in line. You wont regret trying this.

there are a few Paris locations:

Paris IV

20 Rue Saint Benoit

01 45 49 1600

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Paris VIII

15 Rue Marbeuf

01 49 52 01 17

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Paris VI

101 Bd du Montparnasse

01 46 33 8282

BISTRO ST DOMINIQUE

Romantic. Tucked in a beautiful courtyard close to the Eiffel Tower. Your stroll after your lovely dinner will be enchanting to say the least.

131 rue Saint Dominique 75007

01 45 55 80 42

LE GRAND COLBERT 

French Bistro at its best. Classic Seafood dishes, colorful clientele, and old school waiters. From the moment you arrive the journey to the turn of the century France begins.

2 rue Vivienne (2nd ARR)

0142868788

Another fabulous bistro in the same neighborhood:

JOEL ROBUCHON L’ATELIER

The atmosphere is a little like a sitting at a sexy french sushi bar. Decadent seasonal tastings, served with style and beauty, a foodies delight.

5 rue de Montalembert

01 42 22 56 56

JEAN PAUL HEVIN

French Chocolatier !! must stop in at least once a day ! Dont miss it !!

231 Saint Honore’

 

AUX PRES

The 1 michelin star chef  Cyril Lignac blew my mind when I ordered a beet salad and a steak . His tastes took me on a journey across the world starting with the house wine Chateauneuf du Pape (! )to the Molten Lava Chocolate divine dessert w roasted hazelnuts. I made a second reservation to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

27 rus du Dragon 75006    (6-ARR)

+33(0)1 45 48 29 68

 

JIN

If your wondering where you can experience Japan in Paris , Jin is your “Jiro” of the City of Lights. The 12 seat bar will transport you and your tastebuds to Tokyo and the finest fish offered at the Tsukiji market.The zen experience is a welcome surprise and the polar opposite to the bustle of daytime Paris. A truly special experience.

6 rue de la Sourdiere (1st ARR)

01 42 61 60 71

75001 Paris

ROMA

AL MORO

A must! The best!!! My favorite!  My favorite is Spaghetti Al Moro – like Carbonara but better !

Vicolo delle Bollette 13

01139066783495

*Right by the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)

DA FORTUNATO

 “The politicians hang out.” Right by the Pantheon, one of my favorite structures in the city. Delicious.

Via Del Pantheon 55

01139066792788

DUE LADRONI

Great for dinner and lunch, open late, cool crowd.

Piazza Nicosia, 24

01139066861013

DAL BOLOGNESE

Great for dinner, casual upscale, but a must. Sit downstairs or outside for a nice  view of the Piazza del Popolo. International showbiz and royalty hangout. Across the piazza from De Russie Hotel.

Piazza del Popolo

01139063611426

SETTIMIO ALL’ARANCIO

typical Roman cuisine and crowd. Very casual and simple menu. This is where Romans go for a great meal. Behind the Fendi Palazzo. Love it.

Via del’Arancio 50

01139066876119 

LA TERRAZZA

High end -great view. (the garage across the street rents out golf carts by the hour! a fun thing to do -take a ride around the Borghese Gardens)

Hotel Eden

Via Loduvizi 49

0113906478121

AL CEPPO

Great for truffles

Via Panama 2, Parioli

01139068419696

HOSTARIA DELL’ORSO

Oldest in Rome

Via dei Soldati 25

011390668301192

AGATA E ROMEO

High end, fantastic. Wine list is great and priced very well.

Via Carlo Alberto 45

01139064466115

VENEZIA

TRATTORIA ALLA MADONNA

I always eat here a couple of times, lunch or dinner. Casual. Fantastico! Hasn’t changed since 1954. Closed Wednesday.

Calle della Madonna, San Polo

011390415223824

ANTICHA CARAMPANE

Strolling through the maze of Venice is part of the magical experience awaiting you at this special restaurant. Once a fishmonger, it is now a spectacular Venetian seafood experience. Like all great eateries, Antiche Carampane has a forceful but charming personality. 

Rio Terà de le Carampane, 1911, 30125 Sestiere San Polo, Venezia VE, Italy

Phone: +39 041 524 0165

 

HOTEL DANIELI

A Nice day or sunset on this patio . Elegant. Great service. The Most Beautiful panoramic views.

Castello 4196

0110415226480

HARRY’S BAR

Legendary since 1931. Have dinner here at least once. Eat upstairs if you don’t like a crowd. Make sure you have desert! Famous Merengue Cake is incredible!

Calle Vallaresso 1323

011390415285777

DA IVO

Tuscan. Ask for table by canal.  Go by gondola and enter through the window !

Calle dei Fuseri

011390415285004

OSTERIA DA FIORE

Seafood -Top notch !

Sestiere San Polo, Calle del Scalater 2202

011390412750822

RISTORANTE QUADRI

First floor overlooking  the Piazza San Marco.  Delicious  and unforgettable.

Piazza San Marco 121

01139041 522 2105

ROSA SALVA

Traditional stand up cappucino bars-They are dotted all over Venice.

Stop in –  try the sandwiches -so good !

LONDON

WOLSELEY

My favorite European Cafe of all time. Everything is delicious . It is best to book a table for evenings ,try your luck in the daytime.

I love the cheese souflee ! It’s great for High tea as well. oh the cakes !!

160 Picadilly (near Bond street) Mayfair

BOCCA DI LUPO

Honest Italian Perfection !!

12 Archer St ,W1D 788

0207 734 2223

RIVA

Let Andreas will take you on a journey that you will never forget. Let him or your waiter do the ordering. The truffled cheese with polenta chips. shaved foie gras,  zucchini flowers…i’m just sayin’.

169 church road, Barnes

NOBU LONDON

Need I say more? Always the best sushi in any city.

Metropolitan Hotel, Park Lane

011442074474747

HAKKASAN

Alan Yao combines traditional chinese with a high end modern twist. Incredible. And the space is more than gorgeous ! They opened a second location !

8 Hanway Place  01144 207 927 7000

17 Bruton Street (mayfair) 01144 207 907 1888

J SHEEKY 

Located in the West End, this is the “go to” for the theatre crowds and the locals who will always find the food delicious and the atmosphere upbeat and still “old school English” Fantastic!

28 St Martins Court WC2-covent garden

01144 207 240 2565

LA POULE AU POT

Rustic French delicious and very romantic. I love the coq au vin and the chocolate mousse is absolute perfection.

231 Ebury Street SW1W Belgravia

01144 207 730 7763

TAYYABS

Always chasing the ultimate Pakistani dishes and ingredients, this place is authentic ! And as an added bonus its in the historical multi cultural east end of Whitechapel.

83-89 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1JU

0207 247 9543

PUBS  (no shortage of pubs here …) Gastro Pubs are big in the UK you can get a class A meal at any one of these fun and fine Pubs

THE LANSDOWNE

90 Gloucester Ave

Primrose Hill NW1

THE LEDBURY

127 Ledbury Road ,Notting Hill

EARL FERRERS

22 Ellora Rd SW16

6 Chads Place , WC 1 (financial district)

THE MAYFLOWER

117 Rotherhithe Street SE 16

THE BEL AND DRAGON

High Street

Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9SQ

BAKERIES

OTTOLENGHI

delicious and fine , they offer savory fare as well

13 Motcomb St

SW1X8LB

LaDAUREE at Harrods

There is also a LaDauree “macaroon annex” in the Burlington Arcade on Piccadilly

The Primrose Bakery (all about cupcakes!)

69 Glouscester Ave NW1

Burger & Lobster

Say no more!

29 Clarges St. Mayfair W1J7EF

No Res Needed

44-207-409-1699

LOS ANGELES

GJELINAS

Fresh food, creative vision, and an extremely talented Chef Travis Lett .Definitely my first choice in LA.

1429 Abbott Kinney, Venice

310 450 1429

JAR

Seriously the best rib eye in town and the Lobster Bearnaise sauce that accompanies it …well seriously!!  Chef Suzanne Tract is a master at contemporary American cuisine.

8225 Beverly Blvd.

323-655-8613

BOTTEGA LOUIE

A hip New downtown destination. An unexpected feast for your eyes complete with a full french patisserie. The LA TIMES were right, it is too good to be true., the food is great.Try the Portebello fries !

700 S Grand Ave

213 802 1470

CAPO

When you dream about good italian food  the rustic, cozy Capo is the place to beat. Everything on the menu is fantastic.

1810 Ocean Ave

Santa Monica

310 394 5550

CRAFT

Another one of Tom Colicchios’ finest. The ambience is hip and sophisticated, the food is consistent and lovely. Located on the ground floor of CAA in Century City this place transports you to a proper big city with big flavors to match. Take advantage of the patio for drinks before you head in for dinner.

10100 Constellation Blvd

310 279 4180

LUCQUES

Suzanne Goins seasonal creativity is something that always surprises me and I never tire of.  Complicated food made simply delicious. My favorite in LA. Try Sunday Supper a set menu of the chefs choosing.

8474 Melrose Ave.

323 655 6277

she’s opened another on the westside:

TAVERN

11648 San Vicente-In Brentwood

310 806 6464

ANIMAL
Masters with flavor and balance. Animal  topped the “foodies best” list for LA in record time.
These guys are serious. Try the ribs Try the Fois Gras Try everything !!

435 N. Fairfax Ave

323 782 9225

Son of a Gun

Fish at its finest ! same owners as Animal

8370 W. 3rd St

LA 90038

323 782 9033

NIGHT+MARKET

Thai street food !! the ab best in LA !!

Just happens to be in the next room as the infamous Talasai Resturant.

5 stars !!

9041 Sunset Blvd

W Hollywood CA

505 275 9724

MELBOURNE 
BOTANICAL 
Whatever Paul Wilson touches… Golden !!
149 domain rd
 South Yarra
(03) 9820 7888
NOBU
Again… Say no more !!
located in the Crown Casino (fab !!)
Southbank
8 Whiteman Street
(03).9696.6566
HARVEYS
Hip and elegant just like Melbourne this place is great for any mealtime.
10 Murphy Street
South Yarra
(03) 9867 3605
MO VIDA
Tapas mmmm ! try the Paella !
1 Hosier Lane,
City
(03) 9663 3038

Stroll LYGON STREET for great italian- lots of choices on this stretch of goodness.

also while you are on Lygon St check out:

KOKO BLACKS  !! It’s a  fabulous chocolate shoppe but try their flat whites (lattes)

there is a new  Jamie oliver !!  …

FIFTEEN

Another of Jamie Olivers goldmines. You cant go wrong when his MO is helping young people find their place in the world.  And its delicious !

Level 3, Melbourne Central

 211 La Trobe St.
(03) 9654 0808.
 Bookings must be made online  www.fifteenmelbourne.com.au

SANTA FE

Five minutes in Santa Fe and you’ll feel like a local. Ask around,they will happily tell you where to eat .

PASQUALES

Its a tradition. Artsy, good food and a solid Santa Fe experience.

121 Don Gaspar Ave

(505) 983-9340

HARRYS ROADHOUSE

GREAT !!

96 Old Las Vegas Hwy

Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 989-4629

THE PINK ADOBE 

The fabric of Santa Fe. Dinner is lovely. Try the steak Dunnigan! Late nights in the Dragon Room( bar) are relaxed, great people and delicious. Late night? Have the Gypsy Stew.

406 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87501

TOMME

These guys got it goin on.  Santa Fe Gastro pub/bistro. check it out.

229 Galisteo

Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 825-2253

HORSEMANS HAVEN CAFE

The locals swear by this place. Great for breakfast .casual, rustic and like a real local you will enjoy it when the chile blows your socks off.

4354 Cerrillos Rd

Santa Fe, NM 87507

(505) 471-5420

JOES DINER

Its new and Ive heard good things…

2801  Rodeo Road

Santa Fe 87507

(505) 471 -3800

CHARLESTON

Charleston
MAGNOLIAS
Serious Souther Cooking. Don’t miss the Fried Green Tomatoes
185 E Bay St
Downtown
(843) 577-7771
CRU CAFE 
Gourmet comfort food. Fantastic! Duck Confit Arugula Salad,  White Wine Truffled Muscles and BBQ crispy Pork Belly. 
18 Pinckney St.
(843) 5342434
FIG
Farm to Table. Ridiculous! Try the Gnocchi, Pâté and Chicken Schnitzel. 
232 Meeting St.
(843) 805-5900
TRISTAN
Fussy Fine Dining Experience. Upscale and modern. Award Winning Chef. Don’t miss it! 
10 Linguard St
(843) 534-2155

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