The Original Cafe Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

If you find yourself in the beautiful Portuguese capital of , you are definitely going to want to eat some pastel de nata, the famous Portuguese egg tarts. They are an almost universal culinary symbol of Lisbon, and you’ll see them everywhere you go in the city. But why not have the best, the original,…

Dramatic Views at Ristorante Da Gemma, Capri, Italy

A paradise of water and a rugged shoreline await those who dare to maneuver through cobblestone alleys to find Ristorante Da Gemma.  Located on the island of , Da Gemma claims one of the most dramatic and picturesque coastlines, creating an enjoyable seaside dining experience, exceeding expectations since 1872. Location:   Via Fra Gerardo Sasso, 11,…

Moinho Dom Quixote, Portugal

Not far from Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe, sits what might be the best surprise of a trip to . Less than an hour from , and about mid-way between and Sintra, its entrance guarded by an old Portuguese windmill, is Moinho Dom Quixote. You’ll need a car to get to…

Jacketz in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

In Britain, what Yanks call a Baked Potato is known as a Jacket Potato. And that’s the name adopted by the Dutch creators of the popular Amsterdam eatery, Jacketz. Keeping things simple, the restaurant does one thing and does it very well. It fills its menu – and hungry diners’ bellies – with enormous baked…