Brunch at The Fox Hound

I arrived in Virginia early in the morning. After unpacking and some breakfast we drove to Middleburg, Virginia. Only half an hour from our location the area felt like I stepped back in time. This is my cousin Lanneth with her hubby Chee and kids Ethan and Erin. She was my host for more thanContinue reading “Brunch at The Fox Hound”

Dinner at Bouchon Bistro

My first day in Napa Valley was spent eating in all of Thomas Keller’s restaurants in Yountville. My ultimate dream and goal is to eat at French Laundry but since I’m too cheap to shell out $300+ for a meal I was happy enough to try Keller’s other establishments starting with lunch at Addendum, pastriesContinue reading “Dinner at Bouchon Bistro”

Dinner at Cafe Des Amis

Whenever I travel I do extensive research on which restaurants I should try. Some are on my ‘wish list’ like French Laundry while several are more realistic and doable. San Francisco had tons of restaurants that I would like to try but I was only there for a few days so I had to pickContinue reading “Dinner at Cafe Des Amis”

Birthday Lunch at Antonio’s in Tagaytay

Last March my friends and I decided to go to Tagaytay for an overnight stay. For our lunch Jennie volunteered to treat us at Antonio’s for her birthday. Aren’t we lucky? The last time I was at Antonio’s was in June 2010 and I raved about the place and the food. That post became oneContinue reading “Birthday Lunch at Antonio’s in Tagaytay”

Mama’s Table by Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente

As the only food blogger in the group I was tasked with planning all our meals in Baguio. I remembered seeing Mama’s Table featured in Heart-2-Heart’s blog so I forwarded the link to my friends and they all agreed to try it. I really wanted to go to Chef Vicky’s house while there was stillContinue reading “Mama’s Table by Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente”

Lunch at Mon Ami Gabi

Most of the good restaurants where my cousin La lives are in Reston Town Center. I’ve already eaten at The Counter and Pitango Gelato and the next place she brought me to was Mon Ami Gabi. Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro serving quiche and crepes as well as steak frites and otherContinue reading “Lunch at Mon Ami Gabi”

Lunch at Antonio’s in Tagaytay

Everyone knows about Antonio’s in Tagaytay. Much has been written about Antonio’s constant presence in the Miele guide to Asia’s best restaurants.  I’ve only eaten there once a long, long time ago and to be honest I don’t remember the place making an impact. It was time to try it out again with my twoContinue reading “Lunch at Antonio’s in Tagaytay”

Dessert at The Ice Cream Bar – flavors by FIC

After dinner at Lu we walked next door for dessert at the ice cream bar. The ice cream was from FIC or Fruits in Ice Cream, a premium brand of ice cream in Manila. I’m a big fan of thei creamy ice cream and delicious flavors. I think they can compete with imported brands inContinue reading “Dessert at The Ice Cream Bar – flavors by FIC”

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon with the J brothers

Last March I found out my 3 young cousins were going to be in Hong Kong at the same time as I was. I told Elizabeth about it and she said we had to bring them to Robuchon, the #1 restaurant in Asia (2009/2010) according to The Miele Guide. It would be a once inContinue reading “L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon with the J brothers”