Paul in Paris

Paul in Paris

Nope. Not Jean Genet. It’s restaurateur Paul Cocking (Gabriella Cafe) eating his way through Paris last month, one eponymous restaurant at a time. Blown away by what he tasted, Cocking and his traveling companion Jeannine Bonstelle sampled freely along the Left...
Philly Tartare

Philly Tartare

Here’s another reason why I love to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum’s restaurant invariably offers gorgeous lunch dishes for excellent prices. This salmon tartare, served on a bed of transparent zucchini ribbons and topped with shaved...
Rome – A Few More Reasons

Rome – A Few More Reasons

Our late September art walk through Rome included lodgings at the very old Palazzo Cardinal Cesi, a 15th century papal residence. Housed a few feet – literally – from St. Peter’s, we were able to stroll to a lifetime’s worth of great artwork,...
Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

Worth a 13-hour flight, and then some. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Instagram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...
Florentine Finish

Florentine Finish

The last day of September, we ended our trip in Florence, with dinner across the Arno at Mama Gina’s. Fresh porcinis were all over the menu, so we didn’t resist. This beautiful plate of thinly-sliced, grilled beef was arranged across a bed of peppery...
Bresaola at La Campana

Bresaola at La Campana

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