Dining · France · Uncategorized · Wine

Lunch at La Chevre d’Or and the Village of Eze

We saved our big gastronomic highlight for the French Riviera.  We picked the restaurant at La Chevre d’Or, which is a 5 star boutique hotel and has a 2-star Michelin restaurant as well.  The Chevre d’Or is located in the village of Eze, which is about 20 minutes east of Nice and is on the… Continue reading Lunch at La Chevre d’Or and the Village of Eze

Dining · France · Uncategorized

Exploring Nice, France

After two nights in Paris, we took a morning flight from Orly airport to Nice on Air France.  One thing I will note is that Orly is a pretty crummy airport – outdated, small, crowded and very warm inside.  We were so glad to get on the Air France flight which was great and only… Continue reading Exploring Nice, France

Dining · France · Paris · Uncategorized

Eating in Paris

We had some great meals during our short stay in Paris.  Our first night we had a reservation at Bistrot d’Henri which was about a 5 minute walk from our hotel in the 5th arrondissement.  I booked it because I knew we would be tired from the long flight and wanted something close to our… Continue reading Eating in Paris

California · Dining · europe · French Polynesia · Italy · Travel Tips · Uncategorized · United States · Wine

My Definition of Luxury Travel

I think what people consider “luxury” versus “normal” or even “budget friendly” when it comes to travel is all in the eye of the beholder.  To me, saying that something is a “luxury” item when it comes to travel really means that (i) it’s a bit more money than I would normally spend to eat,… Continue reading My Definition of Luxury Travel

Caribbean · Dining · Uncategorized

Eating on St. John, US Virgin Islands

As we rented a private villa, we sometimes ate dinner there by reheating leftovers or getting a pizza to go if we didn’t feel like heading into town.  However, we did eat at several restaurants in Cruz Bay (the main town on St. John) and over at Coral Bay on the other side of the… Continue reading Eating on St. John, US Virgin Islands

Dining · New Orleans · Uncategorized · United States

New Orleans Restaurant Visits

Well, wouldn’t you know it?  After 3 days of parades, late nights and too much food and drink in New Orleans, I came down with a nasty sinus infection and have been feeling terrible for the last few days and finally saw a doctor this morning.  Note to self – I am no longer in… Continue reading New Orleans Restaurant Visits

Dining · Las Vegas · Uncategorized

Las Vegas Restaurants – Cut Steakhouse and Hakkasan

We also planned two dinners outside the Wynn Hotel.  Our first night we ate at Cut Steakhouse, which is a Wolfgang Puck restaurant located in The Venetian Hotel.  Cut was definitely our priciest meal of the whole trip and you should expect to spend at least $50 to $60 on a single steak (plus sides,… Continue reading Las Vegas Restaurants – Cut Steakhouse and Hakkasan