All roads lead to Rome. The Eternal City is a special place that’s dear to my heart as it was the first European city I visited when I made my initial trip in 2000. I must say every return has led to new and exciting discoveries that have allowed for my continued personal and
Category: Flashback / Reflections
As with all great individuals, no one flourishes and reaches their full potential without the assistance of others. One such individual I treasure, revere and continue to draw inspiration from is the timeless and incomparable — Mr. Bobby Short. I didn’t meet Mr. Short at the amazing Cafe Carlyle in New York, it was one
Mr. Juan Diego Flórez My first live experience of this amazing voice happened in Milan, July 18, 2005 at Teatro alla Scala. It was a magical moment that forever connected my aspiration as a singer and admiration as a patron. It would be twelve years later that a dare would land me backstage
Épicure – – A Brunch to Remember. The day started with the most amazing news – – we’d been granted permission to meet Mr. Juan Diego Flórez backstage at the Palais Garnier after his recital, although only one of us knew of this, which made for a spectacular surprise for the other. I
My apologies for the break in posting, as there’s more to life than amazing travel, out of this world cuisine, endless delicious bottles of wine and incredible personalities who become dear friends, well not really – – THIS IS MY LIFE!!! And what better way to pick up where I left off than with one
As we await the cold of winter, I thought it was time to reflect on the amazing weather we experienced cruising the Mediterranean this past spring. There’s nothing like cruising the bay of Capri, enjoying Fraglioni, touring the Amalfi coast and enjoying a wonderful lunch all while being captivated by the beauty of the Mediterranean.
Ahhhh, the moment we’ve been waiting for finally arrived as we encountered that wonderful sign letting you know you are leaving Capri and entering Anacapri – – next stop, Caesar Augustus. The return to one of our favorite hotels, our home away from home, was just as majestic as we left it.
Before posting the visit to Capri, I must share an amazing find from Miami. Yes, I finally decided to share one of my best kept secretes – – the cuisine of Chef Benjamin Murray. For months I’ve been quietly indulging in what I can best describe as a combination of passion, fun and adventure when
I came across pics I’d taken during my last dining experience at Per Se earlier this year and realized they had not made it to Sagacious Palate – – please forgive the very late post, but it’s one that even if late, sharing the experience is worth it. My return to Per Se left me