Feast your eyes on the beautiful view, crystal clear water and delicious food at Arienzo Beach Club – Check the video to get a peek inside the Arienzo Beach Club!
Arienzo Beach Club Positano, Italy
Hop on the Arienzo boat from the main dock in Positano and take the quick ride to the chill Arienzo Beach Club. If you’re feeling adventurous you can walk there and climb down about 300 stairs to the beach.
Our ride to Arienzo Beach Club – Positano, Italy
Crystal clear water, comfy chairs, pristine beach and a magnificent view are just some of the things that make Arienzo Beach Club a great place to relax and catch some sun. The Continue reading
Welcome to the Amalfi Coast, breathtaking views and amazing food – see for yourself!
Osteria Angelo Masuccio is a tiny authentic Italian restaurant in Salerno. I discovered cannolicchi and the best homemade pasta with truffle shavings! Salerno is an affordable option for a base to check out the different towns along the Amalfi Coast. The restaurant prices are some of the best you will find and Osteria Angelo Masuccio’s food is just as good (and sometimes better) than many places I tried in Amalfi and Capri.
Sit on the small patio on the narrow pedestrian cobblestone street to enjoy the people watching and the nice summer breeze. The ground floor of Osteria Angelo Masuccio consists of the dining room and the kitchen is upstairs.
The vegetarian and seafood antipasti is constantly changing depending on what is available and in season. This night we had the seafood with raw slices of salmon, mussels, cannolicchi and mussels. I am not a fan of clams and I admit the cannolicchi kind of scared me but I fell in love after the first bite.
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Dining al fresco by the River Weser is the way to go if you are in Bremen, Germany. If you like steak, seafood, pasta and good drinks well then Le Gril by Loui & Jules is the place for you.
Beautiful view, great atmosphere and excellent service.
Loui & Jules River Seating
Loui & Jules Sidewalk Seating
Loui & Jules Dinng Room
Loui & Jules River Seating
The French/Italian food is served with Continue reading
Solbar Calistoga – Image via Solage
“You have to eat at Solbar.” After hearing this repeatedly I made my way to Solbar a Michelin Star-rated restaurant in the Solage Resort in Calistoga. A huge outdoor patio full of beautiful trees and surrounded by mountains is a great way to take in Napa. The 95 degree day prompted me to sit inside but the large windows, vaulted ceilings and rustic chic vibe was just as enjoyable.
Check out this video if you want a peek inside Solbar.
Solbar Dining Room
The 95 degree day made an easy choice of the chilled sweet corn soup. It was refreshing and the chunks of avocado with the magic combination of lime juice and cilantro gave the soup an extra creaminess and zing.
Solbar Calistoga Chilled Sweet Corn Soup
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Adamus Communal Table
The Adamus Lounge opened this summer in the newly renovated Silversmith Hotel in the Loop and it is a beauty. Playing off the Jewelers Row District theme the interior has diamond table tops, jewel cut tables and large cut glass sconces. The place oozes glamour.
The Silversmith Hotel Lobby
Booth at Adamus Lounge
Diamond top tables Adamus Lounge
I was invited to a tasting on Monday and was greeted with a cocktail and a sampling of appetizers. The drinks are mixed with skill and care so take note you will not receive your drink right away. All the syrups are made in-house and the juices are fresh squeezed. Worth the wait the Cantaloupe Basil Refresher is vodka based and served with fresh cantaloupe, basil and lime juice. Yes, it was refreshing and not too sweet. I had a sip of the Bourbon Punch and I didn’t taste a hint of bourbon and loved it (not a bourbon drinker). This is probably due to thepomegranite, fresh lemon and orange juice.
BOURBON PUNCH & CANTALOUPE BASIL REFRESHER
A taste of the Yellow Tomato Gazpacho served with celery and fennel relish, Hass avocado, citrus crème fraîche is perfect for a light summer bite. The Broiled Wianno Oyster was a rich bite with Pernod Creamed Spinach, smoked bacon and gremolata. Last and definitely not least, the Lobster Croquette was rich and full of flavor and texture with crunchy corn, smooth gravy and roasted shallots.
We had dinner with friends in the impossibly cute Jordaan neighborhood at Seasons in Amsterdam. To get an inside peek and a close up of all of the food check out the Tastemade video I made.
As you can tell by the name there is a seasonal menu, the service and prices are great. This is a good place for a relaxed dinner with its cozy feel and laid back diners. Make reservations as it is small. Continue reading
Walking down the Prinsengracht, one of the three main canals dating to the 17th century in Amsterdam, on our way to the Rijksmuseum hunger hit us right as we passed a cute cafe called Henk. The sun was out and it was a beautiful day to people watch so we grabbed one of the two tables out front. We sipped our delicious cappuccino while we decided between the quinoa or chicken salad, vacations can be so stressful…
We decided on the salade met kip, doperwten, tomaat en avocado a.k.a. salad with chicken, green peas, tomato and avocado. It was fantastically simple but packed with flavorful with the extra kick of the rich parmesan shavings. The green peas were edamame and the tomatoes tasted like they were picked from the garden that morning.
Henk is small with a bar featuring wooden boxes for shelves in the front of the restaurant and a small dining room with white walls and wooden chairs. The vibe guarantees this is a cool place for a drink or dinner. If you find yourself on Prinsengracht definitely stop by Henk.