Three weeks of European restaurant eating yielded a variety of experiences – some zany, some tasty, some elegant, some comforting, some downright amazing – and the odd ‘I don’t ever want to go back there again’.
It’s not my intention to give a play by play recount of the culinary experiences. I leave that to my much more food savvy husband Dave to explore on his Kitchen Savvy web-blog. ( http://www.kitchensavvy.com/ )
However, if you happen to be headed to France or Italy or Spain, these are a few of the places we enjoyed. More details available on request.
Paris: Polidor, Chez Plumeau, Viaduc Cafe, La Maison du Truffe
St Remy du Provence: Grain du Sel
Florence: Trattatoria La Mossacce, Le Giostra
Castellina in Chianti: Oesteria Il Tinello
Buonconvento: Il Pogiolo
Barcelona: Cafe de L’Acadameia
Seville: Hosteria del Laurel
By the way, you can’t go wrong with the purchase of a baguette or a strawberry tart at a bakery anywhere in Paris. And might I suggest if you’re traveling in Italy, order the ravioli. It was fabulous everywhere!
This post was written by Pat Katz on October 28, 2008