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My Two Loves

Foreign Service LifeMalawiRecommendationsRestaurant Reviews/Food Topics

Happy belated Valentine’s Day, my beloved blog readers. Just think about this – if you’ve been reading the blog since I first started – we’ve been ‘in a relationship’ for nearly a decade now. That is some serious commitment to each other! Hard to believe I’ve churned out some 851 posts thus far. Who knew […]

February 15, 2017

A Slice of “Europea” in the Americas

Restaurant Reviews/Food TopicsTravel

Nick and I are enjoying a kid-free week in Montreal, Canada.  To celebrate, we’re doing all the things that are tough to do with a kid –things like museums and long, luscious meals.  Last night was our big splurge, the 10 course tasting menu at Europea.  Ranked 2nd out of Montreal’s 3100 restaurants on tripadvisor, […]

September 5, 2013

1 Weekend, 2 Very Different Food Experiences

Foreign Service LifePeruRestaurant Reviews/Food Topics

We had two great food-based experiences this weekend and they couldn’t have been more polar opposites.  The first was on our Friday night date.  We visited a new restaurant in town called Amaz (located next to the Hilton Miraflores).  This restaurant is the 2nd in a series from Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, who is known for sourcing […]

May 5, 2013

A Taste of Mistura

Foreign Service LifePeruRestaurant Reviews/Food Topics

Last Saturday was our long-awaited visit to Mistura, the Peruvian Food Festival.  This is a relatively new festival (one cabbie told me it’s 3 years old), but it’s already made a major splash in Peru and Internationally.  It’s best described as a State Fair minus everything but the food. I have to admit, I wasn’t […]

September 19, 2012

Restaurant Review: Gaston Acurio’s La Mar Cevichería

Foreign Service LifePeruRestaurant Reviews/Food Topics

This week’s Saturday date coincided with an Embassy-planned outing to La Mar Cevichería.  Instead of going solo, we met up with 10 other ceviche-lovers at what could arguably be called the most famous Cevichería in the world.  Why is this one so famous, you ask?  Well, first off, it is owned by Gaston Acurio, Peru’s […]

June 10, 2012

Restaurant Review: Hanzo Japanese/Peruvian Fusion

Foreign Service LifePeruRestaurant Reviews/Food Topics

This week might as well have been called the “Week of Gluttony”.  I swear, all we did was eat amazing food.  It started back on Monday with our lunch date at Pescados Capitales.  As you’ll recall, it was our first day with Lupe (our new household helper, called an Empleada here).  Turns out we scored […]

June 3, 2012
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