Castle Bled Restaurant Review: A Fairytale Experience in Slovenia

I have been fortunate to experience many outstanding restaurants throughout the world in my travels. My dinner at Castle Bled Restaurant may take the award for the most fantastic view. Perched atop a rocky outcrop 130 meters above glacial Lake Bled in , Castle Bled is the oldest medieval castle in Slovenia. Panoramic views of…

Zero Waste Dining at Instock Restaurant, Amsterdam

In Amsterdam (and now in two other Dutch cities), it’s easy and lovely to eat a fine meal and also help the planet. At Instock Restaurant in the Oosterpark neighborhood just outside the historic canal belt, food waste is turned into creative cuisine. Think ugly but perfectly edible fruits and vegetables, one-day-old bread, bycatch fish,…

Tapas at La Rambla Restaurant & Bar, McMinnville, Oregon

Oregon’s Willamette Valley has become a popular destination for wine touring. The valley produces some of the finest wines in the country, with a special emphasis on award-winning Pinot Noirs. And where there is good wine, you’re going to get really fine food. McMinnville, Oregon makes a wonderful base for wine touring in the valley….

Gandy Dancer: Fine Dining in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Starting with a faint rumble, it becomes louder, and then the vibration begins. A passenger train roars past, with a friendly toot of the horn, and Gandy Dancer’s diners break into applause as the train safely passes the restaurant. It’s a tradition. Location: The Gandy Dancer located at 401 Depot Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan….

Slugburgers: Signature Treat at Borroum’s Drug Store, Corinth, Mississippi

What began as a pharmacy in 1865, Borroum’s Drug Store is now Mississippi’s oldest drug store in continuous operation and now a wildly popular lunch choice for the locals in Corinth, as well as savvy travelers along Highway 72 heading to and from , Tennessee. Location: 604 East Waldron Street, Corinth, Menu: With its old-fashioned soda fountain…

A Rustic Feast at La Maison du Moulin, Coinsins, Switzerland

As you arrive at La Maison du Moulin, a working farm and vineyard that sits a half-hour outside of Geneva, Switzerland, the sights and smells of the fields rise up to greet you. This centuries-old winemaking region hugs Lake Geneva’s northern shore and boasts terraced vineyards recognized by as a . Far off-the-beaten-tourist-track, the experience…

Biglari Café: Port Side Dining in Saint-Tropez, France

It’s all about location, location, location, and delicious food. Biglari Café‘s location could not be better; this trendy café on the enchanting port of , offers dazzling views of the Mediterranean and the super yachts steps ahead. Barely sixteen months old, Biglari Café has won the hearts of both locals and tourists; the food, vibe,…

Castle Hill Inn – A Historic Hotel and Restaurant in Newport, RI

The Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island, has a special place in American History. Most noteworthy, it was once the summer home of marine biologist Alexander Agassiz of Harvard University.  Built in 1874, the sweet, shingled beach “cottage” allowed Agassiz the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful environment above and below the surface. The mansion acted…

ERA Bistro in Winnipeg, Manitoba: A Museum Bistro with Contemporary Flair

After a morning exploring the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the ERA Bistro is the perfect place to rest, recharge, and reflect. It’s also a great lunch destination while discovering all that Winnipeg has to offer. Location: ERA Bistro is inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at 85 Israel Asper Way in Winnipeg, ….

Graft in Downtown Madison, Wisconsin

Graft is a small plates restaurant inspired by wine and the bounty of Midwestern ingredients. A friendly, knowledgeable wait staff creates a warm and welcoming environment. If the source of your food is important to you, the staff at Graft will be able to tell you where the food comes from. Location: 18 North Carroll…