MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

International Cuisine

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

Spending four days in Istanbul, and eating almost every cuisine until now, the last dinner must be special, so why not try MUST! MUST, which is the new address in Istanbul for special food and good…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Hotels | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Hotels

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Visiting Istanbul this summer, I chose the W for my stay. Part of the Marriott group of hotels, the W is a luxurious yet trendy brand for the youth. It’s rare to find older people due to…

September 04, 2019 | Reviews | Istanbul

Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

French | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

September 02, 2019

French

Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

"Bistronomie Francaise" is the tag line - Zeralda is a bistro serving casual French cuisine. It is nestled in the heart of Jounieh/Sarba. At the entrance of Sarba is an old house where Zeralda…

September 02, 2019 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Hotel Regency Firenze: Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Florence

Hotels | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 13, 2019

Hotels

Hotel Regency Firenze: Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Florence

Located at a ten minutes walk from Florence city center, the Regency is a luxury boutique hotel for travelers seeking calm. Old and authentic, the decor takes you on journey back memory lane making…

June 13, 2019 | Recommended | Florence

Enoteca Pinchiorri: Best of the Best! A Lifetime Dining Experience at a Three Starred Michelin

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 07, 2019

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Enoteca Pinchiorri: Best of the Best! A Lifetime Dining Experience at a Three Starred Michelin

I invite you to watch the video, enjoy dinner with me, and try to feel what I felt; dinner at Enoteca Pinchiorri is unmatched, a memorable experience I will never forget... When you find a table…

June 07, 2019 | French | Florence

Zaya Nurai: The Luxury Hotel Island! Food, Fun and Relaxation

Hotels | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

Hotels

Zaya Nurai: The Luxury Hotel Island! Food, Fun and Relaxation

Experience paradise on earth; welcome to Zaya Nurai island! Located in Abu Dhabi, the natural island hosts one of the most luxurious hotels on earth welcoming you in one of their fifty individual…

May 14, 2019 | Recommended | Abu Dhabi

The Phoenicia Hotel Malta: In the Heart of the Action, Enjoy a Luxurious Stay

Hotels | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Hotels

The Phoenicia Hotel Malta: In the Heart of the Action, Enjoy a Luxurious Stay

Sitting by the windows on a calm Monday morning, enjoying the weather outside, soothing music and positive vibes of The Phoenix restaurant, I let myself go to the vibes of this beautiful hotel. After…

April 14, 2019 | Reviews | Malta

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 19, 2019

French

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

Occupying the location of Ladurée on Wadi Abou Jamil in Beirut, Quartier Chic the latest Brasserie to open, owned and managed by Maroun Batal. Mr.Batal used to manage Cocteau for the last…

March 19, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut Central District

KOD Copenhagen: Dining in the Dark A Very Good Meat

American | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

American

KOD Copenhagen: Dining in the Dark A Very Good Meat

One of the best steakhouses in town is called KOD; found on google maps and trip advisor, I was excited to have a decent piece of meat with some good fries! I’ve had enough of complicated…

February 24, 2019 | Grill&BBQ | Copenhagen

Breakfast at the Kempinski Dresden: Endless Choices of Delectable Creations

Breakfast & Coffee | Germany Europe

Europe

January 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Kempinski Dresden: Endless Choices of Delectable Creations

This breakfast deserves a review of its own because of the choices and quality of ingredients. I remember the unique breakfast at The Kempinski Brugge, and today, another Kempinski impressed me by…

January 20, 2019 | Hotels | Germany

Hotel Taschenbergpalais, Kempinski Dresden: A Luxurious and Upscale Experience

Hotels | Germany Europe

Europe

January 20, 2019

Hotels

Hotel Taschenbergpalais, Kempinski Dresden: A Luxurious and Upscale Experience

I needed an escape to new year’s eve. An escape from crowded Prague... my wife suggested Dresden. I’ve been here for couple hours in 2014 and honestly don’t remember a thing so why…

January 20, 2019 | Recommended | Germany

Relais & Châteaux, The Dresdener Hotel Bülow Palais, Dresden Germany

Hotels | Germany Europe

Europe

January 20, 2019

Hotels

Relais & Châteaux, The Dresdener Hotel Bülow Palais, Dresden Germany

In the Baroque quarter of Dresden behind its historic facade - only a short walk from landmarks such as Semperoper, Zwinger and Frauenkirche. Experience a hotel full of congeniality and…

January 20, 2019 | Relais&Chateaux | Germany

Hotel Daniel: Luxurious, Cosy and Calm in the heart of Paris

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Hotels

Hotel Daniel: Luxurious, Cosy and Calm in the heart of Paris

Located in the heart of Paris, a few meters from the world’s most famous avenue, Hotel Daniel is one of the few Relais & Chateaux of the French capital. Being owned by a Lebanese and a…

October 13, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

La Table de Joel Robuchon: Dine-Dining Perfection in Las Vegas

French | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

October 08, 2018

French

La Table de Joel Robuchon: Dine-Dining Perfection in Las Vegas

Being a big fan of Joel Robuchon and after enjoying La Table in Paris on several occasions, it was kind of necessary to have dinner at La Table in Las Vegas. La Table de Joel Robuchon brings the…

October 08, 2018 | Michelin | Las Vegas

Lobo 8; The Tastiest, and Sexiest, Gourmet Eggs Benedict, are Found in Madrid

Breakfast & Coffee | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 19, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Lobo 8; The Tastiest, and Sexiest, Gourmet Eggs Benedict, are Found in Madrid

For me, breakfast is the most important part of a trip: I travel to have breakfast, choose my hotels accordingly and make it a point to try eggs Benedict all around the world. This time, it was not…

September 19, 2018 | Recommended | Madrid

El Jardin de La Maquina: Experience Dining out of the City in Madrid

International Cuisine | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 19, 2018

International Cuisine

El Jardin de La Maquina: Experience Dining out of the City in Madrid

It’s one of those places that are built to impress: it’s where I took a hundred photos before even arriving at the table. A bar, an indoor dining space and a big garden divided into…

September 19, 2018 | Recommended | Madrid

Breakfast at Le Vendome Beirut: Where Style, Luxury and Taste Unite

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 03, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Le Vendome Beirut: Where Style, Luxury and Taste Unite

Calm and serenity, professionalism and style, class and luxury... it’s breakfast at Le Vendome Beirut. Arriving at Sydney’s on a beautiful Saturday morning and expecting to see the same…

September 03, 2018 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Beirut

Dinner at Geneva on the Lake; Upstate New York

French | New York USA Americas

USA

August 19, 2018

French

Dinner at Geneva on the Lake; Upstate New York

One of the upscale destinations recommended by I❤️NY travel guide, Geneva on the lake is a historical hotel built in nineteen ten with a view of the beautiful lake. Looking like a castle, painted in…

August 19, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

Eleven Madison Park New York: Three Michelin Stars. The World’s Best Restaurant! A Memorable Experience

French | New York USA Americas

USA

August 15, 2018

French

Eleven Madison Park New York: Three Michelin Stars. The World’s Best Restaurant! A Memorable Experience

Eleven Madison Park is not a dining experience; it’s a state of mind, a journey that activates all your senses from the second you walk into the minute you leave. Your ears, your eyes, your…

August 15, 2018 | Michelin | New York

Bistango: Yummy and Simple Italian Cuisine in New York

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

June 17, 2018

Italian

Bistango: Yummy and Simple Italian Cuisine in New York

Located on the corner of 29th street and 3rd Avenue, Bistango is the local Italian trattoria proposing a selection of pizzettes, Italian salads, pasta, ravioli and innovative starters. Garlic is…

June 17, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Maialino: A Salty Dinner in New York

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

Italian

Maialino: A Salty Dinner in New York

Second time for dinner at this superb restaurant where I remember having the tastiest pancakes of New York and some unique pasta. Arriving at 10 pm, we were welcomed at the bar, served dinner and…

June 12, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

Hey Terras: Diner on the Canale in Amsterdam

International Cuisine | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 12, 2018

International Cuisine

Hey Terras: Diner on the Canale in Amsterdam

By the water, enjoying the passing boats, I sat for dinner at De L’Europe hotel in Amsterdam. Fully booked that night, I could barely find a table. On the menu, a selection of gourmet choices…

May 12, 2018 | Recommended | Amsterdam

The W Hotel, Dubai; I Love the Brand and the Experience (Hotel Name Changed)

Hotels | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

Hotels

The W Hotel, Dubai; I Love the Brand and the Experience (Hotel Name Changed)

The W, is a brand I love, a hotel I first visited five years ago when traveling to Istanbul. I love the colors and the vibes, the perfection of things and attention to details. Purple and pink neon…

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Italian

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Traditional and authentic, Da Nello rated 4,3/5 on google maps is considered to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Bologna. When you see a hundred photos of the owner and his guests on all the…

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

Palazzo Victoria: An Amazing Stay in Verona

Breakfast & Coffee | Italy Europe

Europe

January 31, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Palazzo Victoria: An Amazing Stay in Verona

After several detours, long minutes driving around the tight roads of Verona, I reached a door, one old door where the hotel is located. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, an old hotel, a…

January 31, 2018 | Hotels | Italy

Osaka Beirut: One of the Best Sushi Places in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 27, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Osaka Beirut: One of the Best Sushi Places in Lebanon

Considered in the top three best Japanese restaurants in Lebanon, Osaka has been on my to-do list for a long time now. Since the last time I visited, everything has changed for the better... Today's…

January 27, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

Joseph Leonard: It’s Breakfast at Home in New York City

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

November 16, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Joseph Leonard: It’s Breakfast at Home in New York City

It’s the name that tempts you at first then you discover the place and fall in love! It was only eight when I pushed the door open of Joseph Leonard’s little heaven. Occupying the corner…

November 16, 2017 | Recommended | New York

Casablanca: Redefining the Simplicity of Tasty Food

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 11, 2017

International Cuisine

Casablanca: Redefining the Simplicity of Tasty Food

Casablanca has been serving a loyal clientele for the last twenty years or so. In a traditional Lebanese house with a view onto Beirut's busiest waterfront avenue, it's a lively space where colorful…

September 11, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Seasons Oriental Chinese Restaurant Limassol

Asian/Chinese | Cyprus Europe

Europe

September 07, 2017

Asian/Chinese

Seasons Oriental Chinese Restaurant Limassol

In a classy Chinese setup, Seasons invites you on a culinary journey to Asia served by Chinese and Cypriot staff. Big wooden tables to fit all the food, two plates and a full set of cutlery, with a…

September 07, 2017 | Hotels | Cyprus

Ithaki: A Gourmet Stopover in Athens

French | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 23, 2017

French

Ithaki: A Gourmet Stopover in Athens

Amazing from start to end, a superb view, an enchanting setup, perfect service with great attention to detail... the food is outstanding! Ithaki Athens left me speechless, a restaurant which deserves…

August 23, 2017 | Recommended | Athens

Bottega Italia Monteforte: I Enjoyed My Pasta

Italian | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 18, 2017

Italian

Bottega Italia Monteforte: I Enjoyed My Pasta

With a few tables on the terrace, this restaurant caught my attention despite its touristy look and feel. I changed my mind as I walked inside: two huge dining rooms carefully decorated in an Italian…

August 18, 2017 | Restaurants | Rome

The Grill: A Cozy and Professional Dining Experience

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 06, 2017

French

The Grill: A Cozy and Professional Dining Experience

Well lit, beautifully decorated, a high ceiling, green trees and black tables, lightly colored wooden panels and freshly designed plates, "The Grill" down at The Beirut Four Seasons is where we're…

August 06, 2017 | Grill&BBQ | Beirut Central District

The Famous St. James: A Royal Experience in Paris

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

July 02, 2017

Hotels

The Famous St. James: A Royal Experience in Paris

The only castle hotel in Paris is called the St.James which is also a Relais&Chateaux. With style and luxury, handled by a perfectly trained staff, this place is an experience one must try.…

July 02, 2017 | Recommended | Paris

Zeralda: Eat While Inhaling Others' Smoke

French | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 22, 2017

French

Zeralda: Eat While Inhaling Others' Smoke

"Bistronomie Francaise" is its tag line - Zeralda is a bistro serving upscale French cuisine. It is nestled in the heart of Jounieh/Sarba. At the entrance of Sarba is an old house where Zeralda…

June 22, 2017 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Mama Shelter: Your Unconventional Stay in Paris

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

June 08, 2017

Hotels

Mama Shelter: Your Unconventional Stay in Paris

I heard a lot about Mama Shelter which opened several locations around the world including Rio, Bordeaux, Paris and and Los Angeles, Marseille and Lyon. Everyone says that Mama Shelter is a special…

June 08, 2017 | Reviews | Paris

ABC Kitchen: A Flawless Experience in New York

French | New York USA Americas

USA

May 26, 2017

French

ABC Kitchen: A Flawless Experience in New York

From the minute you walk in to the second you leave, the moments that unfold make for a memorable experience that you'll want to rave about to all your friends. A restaurant by the famous…

May 26, 2017 | Italian | New York

Sugarfish: An Outstanding Sushi Experience

Asian/Chinese | New York USA Americas

USA

April 26, 2017

Asian/Chinese

Sugarfish: An Outstanding Sushi Experience

After a memorable experience at Sugarfish in California, I couldn't help but try the one in New York, during my last visit. This place is not like just any sushi restaurant, it's the one and…

April 26, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | New York

The Armani Ristorante of New York Isn't What I Expected

Italian | New York USA Americas

USA

April 13, 2017

Italian

The Armani Ristorante of New York Isn't What I Expected

After enjoying the several Armani Ristorante and Caffee in Milano, Dubai, Istanbul and Paris, it was time to experience the one in New York. The Armani Restaurant located on 5th and 56th facing the…

April 13, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Lola: Your Address for Good Meat!

French | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 05, 2017

French

Lola: Your Address for Good Meat!

I have been here several times and I am back again to enjoy what Lola has to offer: great quality meat! I left my phone behind and enjoyed my dinner. Check out the photos below and read my previous…

February 05, 2017 | Grill&BBQ | Mount Lebanon

Hudson Common: A Bar by Philippe Starck

American | New York USA Americas

USA

February 01, 2017

American

Hudson Common: A Bar by Philippe Starck

A small entrance to a hotel, which you can't even see, is hidden behind a concrete wall. A rectangular space with two escalators that take you up to the main lobby. A green lit long escalator... I…

February 01, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Couqley: Always a Good Idea

French | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 01, 2017

French

Couqley: Always a Good Idea

When you feel like having a decent piece of meat on a Wednesday night; just pick up the phone and reserve at Couqley. It's been a while since I last visited the famous Steak-Frites restaurant located…

February 01, 2017 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

Jean Georges: A Three Stars, Six Course Menu... Is It?

French | New York USA Americas

USA

February 01, 2017

French

Jean Georges: A Three Stars, Six Course Menu... Is It?

Am not sure how to start this review... wrote a sentence, deleted it: started again until I had the first sip of wine. You're not having lunch at a three stars restaurant everyday, right? I was…

February 01, 2017 | Michelin | New York

Breakfast at the St. Regis New York: The Best Ever!

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

January 28, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the St. Regis New York: The Best Ever!

When you walk into the St. Regis hotel, you understand the real meaning of luxury... You're transported into another dimension in this five star palace... I was in love the minute I reached the…

January 28, 2017 | French | New York

Maialino New York: The Best Pancakes I've Ever Had!

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

January 27, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Maialino New York: The Best Pancakes I've Ever Had!

Although I have had breakfast in several places during my trip to New York, Maialino is definitely different. It is a long rectangular space decorated with wooden shapes, a bar at the entrance, wood…

January 27, 2017 | Italian | New York

Ladurée: A Fine Breakfast at Orly Airport

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

January 13, 2017

Airports

Ladurée: A Fine Breakfast at Orly Airport

Orly airport is truly unique and more of a mall than an airport. Walk by Ladurée, La Maison du Chocolat, Cafe Pouchkin and many other names you wouldn't usually expect to see at an airport. I…

January 13, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Paris

Candelabra: Lunch at The Kempinski Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 12, 2017

International Cuisine

Candelabra: Lunch at The Kempinski Beirut

So Kempinski, one of the world's most prestigious hotel brands has opened its latest resort in Beirut. After visiting the hotel's Lebanese restaurant down at the Pier, I am back to try their all day…

January 12, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Laserre: When You Feel Transported during Dinner... Fine Dining in Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

January 04, 2017

French

Laserre: When You Feel Transported during Dinner... Fine Dining in Paris

I've been to Michelin starred restaurants, some with two and others with three stars, but Laserre, which has one star, is extra special. Laserre is located in the heart of Paris, just a few meters…

January 04, 2017 | Michelin | Paris

Love at First Bite... An Erotic Restaurant in Muscat!

International Cuisine | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

November 09, 2016

International Cuisine

Love at First Bite... An Erotic Restaurant in Muscat!

There’s a concept restaurant in Muscat, which will leave you intrigued or somehow confused. Are we walking into a club or a restaurant? Inside Love at First Bite, you'll find a dining area…

November 09, 2016 | Oman

La Petite Maison Beirut and Beyond...

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 23, 2016

French

La Petite Maison Beirut and Beyond...

La Petite Maison Beirut and Beyond That! When I come here, it always feels like it's the first time I am enjoying the wonders of La Petite Maison… Located in the heart of Beirut, La Petite…

October 23, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Sugarfish: An Umami Experience

Japanese & Sushi | California USA Americas

USA

October 22, 2016

Japanese & Sushi

Sugarfish: An Umami Experience

One of California's most talked-about restaurants is located on Sunset Boulevard: Sugarfish. This sushi place, run by a family, is committed to quality and excellence. The place has a touch of style…

October 22, 2016 | Recommended | California

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