Restaurant Review: The Playden Oasts Inn, Rye, East Sussex


After a busy day out on the Kent and East Sussex Railway and a visit to the stunning Bodiam Castle, stomachs were rumbling and we were in need of somewhere for an evening meal. We were heading towards Rye in the South of England and had eager eyes looking out for a pub along the way. With one or two, we drove past too quickly to stop, then one we tried was closed and another had loud music ... Read Full Article

Decadent Dining at Paris’ Ladurée

Laduree on the Champs Elysees

  When I lived in France as a student, I would often peek through the windows of Ladurée on the Champs-Elysées and admire the mind-boggling array of flavors (like blackcurrant violet, caramel with salted butter, orange blossom and black licorice) of their airy macarons. However, since I knew buying a box of these little wonders would mean that, on my student budget, I’d have to forfeit ... Read Full Article

It Was Greek to Me: The Real Greek in London’s Covent Garden


One of the best parts about visiting a truly international city, such as London, is the wide variety of cuisines available; the authentic cuisine at the Real Greek Covent Garden is no exception. Upon tasting the familiar and excellently executed flavors, I was transported out of London and back to Athens were I had spent time six years previous; it was a culinary vacation within a vacation.  ... Read Full Article

Locanda dell’Isola Comacina, A Restaurant Like No Other


Comacina, a quiet, pleasant island in Lake Como, holds one of Italy’s lesser-known treasures:  Locanda dell’Isola Comacina. At this unique restaurant, I enjoyed one of the memorable meals of my life. The restaurant, open six days a week, and closed November 1-March 1, has no menu.  Guests are served the same meal every time, unchanged since 1947. John and I arrived on the island as everyone ... Read Full Article