Whenever I travel, I always look for places that are quiet and quaint. And if there's a hot chocolate in that place, so much the better. The Tsokolateria (Upper Session Road, Baguio City) is one of those nice places I never fail to visit whenever I'm in Baguio (2018)⠀
Gotta love a beautiful wine list. 🍷 This one, leather bound and full of treasures, at the Michelin starred @moulinduroc in the Dordogne-Périgord. The hand written quote roughly translates as “just like we do when discovering landscapes, we can be in awe of truly good wine”. ⭐️ @dordogneperigordtourisme @francetodaytravels @michelinguide #wine#sommelier#vintagebottles#michelin#restaurant
➖ ATTN— all poutine lovers. Straight from the menu, I had the “Poulet Buffalo” Frites, fromage en grains, poulet pané maison enrobé de sauce piquante de type Buffalo, oignons verts, sauce au fromage bleu. English translation: bomb poutine and buffalo wing combo + the original gravy w/ blue cheese drizzle 👌👌👌
Cheese lovers! A cheese plate with imagination at @restaurant_cote_riviere: French gruyère, Cabecou goats cheese, St Nectaire, a walnut infused cheese and an Irish Guinness cheese. All served with a walnut salad and onion jam. Wow! 😎 @dordogneperigordtourisme @brantomeenperigord @francetodaytravels #fromage#cheeselover#bonappetit
All hail Délice de Bourgogne! 🙌🏽 This beauty is a French cow’s milk triple-cream cheese from the Burgundy region of France. We’d tell you more about it but we’re drooling so much that we can barely type. | Photo credit: @murrayscheese
Hechos a mano
One of the things that never gets old about being in Mexico - hand made corn tortillas.
The sight of the women (because it’s always women in my experience) toiling away with a mound of masa and the smell of those discs of corn gently browning on the griddle is irresistible to me. I nearly always have to stop and buy some. In this case, one that has been stuffed with stringy quesillo cheese.
And yes, not eating everything in sight in Mexico is a daily challenge for me.
#mexico 🇲🇽 #tortillas#traveltoeat#tasteintravel#tastetheworld
Sri Lanka is such a lush, rainforest-like, beautiful country in the Indian Ocean. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I got to visit this past month and I loved seeing the nuances of what makes Sri Lankan cuisine different from the other cuisines within the South Asian region. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You’ll find rice and curries just like in neighboring countries, but the varieties of rice and ingredients used are influenced by the tropical climate and lush landscape. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You find so many coconut trees, and an enormous variety of vegetables fruits here. Almost all curries are made with shredded coconut and/or coconut milk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A lot of the traditional dishes in Sri Lanka are actually gluten-free, full of vegetables, and have no processed ingredients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Because wheat doesn’t grow in this warm climate, a majority of dishes are made of rice or rice flour. Palm sugar and coconut sugar are often used to sweeten dishes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Several meat-less curries are also available, accompanied with pickled fruits or vegetables, chutneys, and sambols. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Perks of having a foodie best friend 😍👯♀️ @thesugarbutterfly
Last year, she took me to the Dorchester. Alain Ducasse’s incredible 7 course tasting menu was enlightening - especially the Dorset crab and caviar, duck foie gras terrine and the scallop escarole.
This year it’s my turn. And the pressure is on!! She is a connoisseur of good food and Michelin star restaurants. So it’s got to be a special place. Where should I take her? Can’t make up my mind🤔 Suggestions welcome.