Palladio – a fine restaurant in Virginia’s wine country

To εστιατοριο Palladio  ακριβως διπλα απο το οινοποιειο Barboursville,  λειτουργει καθημερινα για μεσημεριανο και μονο τα Σαββατοκυριακα για δειπνο.  Η πλησιεστερη πολη ειναι περιπου εικοσι χιλιομετρα μακρυα που σημαινει οτι για να δειπνησει κανεις εκει, πρεπει να το προγραμματισει εκ των προτερων.  Εκεινο το Σαββατοβραδο, το Palladio ηταν γεματο κοσμο. Η κουζινα ειναι Ιταλικη, και ο executive Chef Spencer Crawford χρησιμοποιει…

Best bites, 2014

Ηταν νοστιμο το 2014!   Macaroni and cheese with braised beef cheeks and crispy bone marrow, Berner’s Tavern , London, August 2014 by far my number one bite for 2014! best mojito, chez moi! Happy Oyster Spoon, PABU, San Fransisco, Dec 2012 Λουκουμαδες Μαναρα, κεντρικη πλατεια, Χιος, Σεπτεμβριος 2014.  Carpaccio μοσχαρισιο, Pbox, Κηφησια, Σεπτεμβριος 2014  φιλετο λεμονατο, chez moi…

Benu

  Benu:  The yard It was a chilly and rainy evening last Friday in San Francisco.  Visiting from the Washington DC area, I was looking forward to a few warmer days. Still I did not get too disappointed and proceeded with my plans.  I had made reservations to a restaurant that had excellent reviews and…

San Pedro Market – Cusco

One of my favorite things to do when I travel in a foreign city, is to visit the central market.  In the past I have presented markets in Austria, in Spain, in San Francisco,  in Paris and in Athens. The main food market in a city says so much about people, their behavior and their…

sidewalk gourmet

Street food is a topic that can potentially raise long discussions.  How clean is it,  how safe is it?  Street food is a growing business and  definitely part of a city’s personality.  Hard to resist a hot dog in New York,  roast chestnuts in via Condotti in Rome or a “koulouri” in the Syntagma square…

Pollak Vineyards

During my recent trip to Charlottesville, I visited several vineyards and wineries. However the first one in my itinerary made the best impression to me location wise. Pollak Vineyards to the west of Charlottesville and just below the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, was the perfect start that day. I arrived there a few minutes before…