It took 25 years of marriage to finally travel to the region where my husband spent his childhood vacations: Hossegor. Not that I didn’t like it, or I thought it wasn’t interesting…and it was certainly not because I wanted to make him unhappy. Do I look like I’m a bad wife? But after hearing the same story over and over again, I felt like I myself spent my own vacations there.
Oh-my-word! This restaurant is mind blowing! I was not expecting this level of creativity and inventiveness, not only in terms of presentation and conceptualization of the dishes but also in their eye-popping tastes and flavors. It’s one WOW after another. It’s worth it (or almost) to get on a plane to Bangkok for just a night, brave the jet lag, just to try Gaggan!
Ok now, let’s get serious! Let’s talk about cocktails baby!
In my last post, I talked about my culinary experiences and the restaurants I tried in Bangkok. In this post, I would like to talk about the city’s rooftop bars. Unfortunately, I couldn’t try them all but I tried a few that should give you an accurate overview.
I just came back from my trip to Bangkok and my head is still spinning with all the exotic flavors and aromas. The street noises, traffic, tuk tuk rides, lingering odors, colorful sceneries, and magnificent temples stimulated all my senses. A week in this busy city with a population of 8 million people can’t be forgotten even after a draining 23-hour flight and 12 hours of jetlag.
My week in Portugal was a succession of great surprises. I was impressed by the beauty of the country, by the incredible kindness of the Portuguese, wonderful service, and great food and wine. I visited Porto and the Douro Valley, Lisbon, and Lagos (in Algarve), and I was delighted by my experience. Portugal is starting to be the nº1 destination for many Europeans. As a food blogger, I will focus on my culinary experience in this post.
After Christmas and New Year comes the Epiphany and its famous “Galette des rois”! People who live in France and Belgium are familiar with the tradition. If you are new to the area, you will be surprised to see all the pastry shops and bakeries invaded by these round, flat “galettes” made of puff pastry. They are presented with a golden crown made of cardboard, which is used to crown the “king” (or queen) who finds the “fève” – the lucky charm in his or her share of the cake.
The Christmas market in Strasbourg is the oldest and most famous market in the world; it’s been around since 1570! 300 wooden chalets are spread out all over the old city, mainly around the magnificent cathedral selling all kinds of Christmas decorations, drinks, and food.