Category: Relais & Chateaux

Don Alfonso – Sorrento, Italy

I awoke to a gorgeous sunrise and prepared for what was to be one of the most profound experiences I’ve encountered in Sorrento.  We proceeded to leave Anacapri for the ferry, which is always a stunning treat as the view from the convertible taxis are breathtaking.  Minus the little traffic jam at the roundabout in

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Caesar Augustus

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. 

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A Return to Grandeur – Paris, France & Anacapri, Italy

I often find myself caught up in the wonderful world I’ve cultivated over the past fifteen years of amazing cuisine, outstanding vino and personalities larger than life.  It’s nonetheless humbling to realize that it’s a rare reality.  I constantly have to remind myself when I’m selecting experiences to post that I’m extremely blessed and lucky

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Quince…..

As we embrace spring I felt it necessary to share one amazing dining experience this past winter.  I’m always inspired by those who create silence between notes, and this experience was one harmonious symphony displaying brilliant music throughout the night. I shall go the distance when the talent of those who possess greatness bring forth cuisine that showcases

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Caesar Augustus – Final Dinner

As we spent time soaking in our last day touring the grounds of Caesar Augustus, we had the chance to spend time with several individuals whose assistance throughout our stay was most helpful in our enjoyment and two whom I highly recommend you contact before your arrive – – Lucia and Mimmo.   I find

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Chef Laurent Paccini – Le Saint-Paul de Vence

April 16th – Dinner In 2005 I met Chef Laurent Paccini in Lago di Garda.   Although it would be almost seven years later before we saw each other again,  I knew the time spent with then sous Chef Laurent Paccini and Chef Ricardo Camanini at Villa Fiordaliso was something incredibly special and meaningful.  It

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