Food & Wine

Dining at The Chef’s Table on the Viking Star Cruise Ship

April 5, 2016

Doesn’t this Spicy Tuna Tataki look delicious? It’s the first course of a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings at The Chef’s Table, one of the alternative dining experiences on the 930-guest Viking Star cruise ship from Viking Ocean Cruises. Our friends Ken and Fred are sailing on the Viking Star cruise ship throughout Europe, from Istanbul […]

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Good News For U.S. Citizens Visiting Argentina

March 29, 2016

The Andes. Malbac wines. Incredible steaks. Hospitable people. Fine leather goods. Empanadas.  These are just a few reasons we’ve found Argentina a wonderful country to visit. Now there is another good reason to plan your trip to Argentina. U.S. citizens are not required to obtain a visa to visit Argentina for tourist stays of 90 days or […]

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Cajun Creole Fine Dining at Restaurant Rebirth in New Orleans

February 9, 2016

During our recent weekend in New Orleans, we chose a hotel in the Warehouse District because we remembered fantastic restaurants and wine venues within walking distance. We’d enjoyed Cochon, Emeril’s, W.I.N.O and Tommy’s Wine Bar during a prior NOLO visit. Always up to try something new, Yelp reviews led us to discover the “farm-to-table Cajun Creole” Restaurant Rebirth at 857 […]

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Recalling Our 2015 Travels Through Starbucks Mugs

January 4, 2016

We are not typically shoppers when we travel. We prefer to collect destinations and experiences rather than things. We do enjoy a good cup of coffee, however, and try to enjoy a local version during our travels. Like this cappuccino, pictured above, enjoyed with crepes in Cochon Dingue in Quebec City.  If we are in a […]

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