Category: Flashback / Reflections

Silversea, Château D’Esclans & The Mediterranean

I just made my way back from cruising the Mediterranean where wining and dining was priority #1.  Before I left I had to prepare myself for spring in the Mediterranean and the amazing rosé I keep reminiscing over during my last voyage – – Château D’Esclans rosé .   For those of you who have

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Chef Davy TISSOT & Villa Florentine – Lyon, France – Day 1

Ahhh…the second experience.  In fact it was my second visit to Lyon which led me to Villa Florentine  and to Chef Davy TISSOT, Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2004 (M.O.F) and Michelin starred Les Terrasses de Lyon. This was my third trip to Lyon but, my second stay at Villa Florentine, which turned out to be

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Michelin – Never Plan Without It!!!!

Going somewhere and you want the absolute best possible experience there is to be had – – I strongly suggest you keep the Michelin Guide close at hand.  You can take a chance and rely on your “gut”, do it on “the cheap”, or settle for less than exceptional but, if you’re taking the time

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Lake Garda, c.’05

I’m near the water today in San Francisco and heading to Meadowood in Napa tomorrow.  The combination of the two reminded me of a life changing experience I had in Lake Garda.  My stay at Villa Fiordaliso was excellent.  Spending time in the kitchen with Chef Ricardo Camanini and sous Chef Laurent Paccini allowed for

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