Tag Archives: food

Winzerhaus Rebstock:Vogtsburg-Oberbergen

Posted in Dining, Out & About, Signage |

Such a cute sign. Why English? No clue. Had a wine tasting and tour of the 100 meter long, 10 meter deep, constant 12C caves where the imported wines are stored for distribution and the vineyard's wines are fermented. The clay in the walls keeps the temperature naturally constant. Fascinating. The hoped for light lunch turned into a 21/2 hour ordeal with far tooth food ordered by most in our group if 17. I wisely went only for pumpkin soup which was delicious with only a hint of cream. It is on most menus this time of year.

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Gasthaus Zum Hirschen:Sulzburg

Posted in Dining, Hotel |

This is the public restroom of the hotel we are staying at which also happens to have a 2 star restaurant. I had an amazing meal with 2 amuse bouches, 3 fish courses and 3 desserts plus plates of tiny cakes and truffled chocolates. Believe me it was delicious and well paced.

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Lager Restaurant:Reichstag,Berlin

Posted in Dining, Strange |

Really?Do they think it is SO complicated to operate this dryer? Kept hearing the sounds of chirping birds which turned out to be a sound track overhead. Quite confusing as we were on the roof and it could have been the real thing, German humor it seems. Great views of the entire city to be had, as well as good food.

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Diverso Restaurant:Berlin

Where does one eat in Berlin when you can't get a table at a good German restaurant? Italian of course. Fine arugula salad and plate if shrimp scampi which Included chicken nuggets which I didn't eat. Went from here to a fabulous church concert in the square opposite the hotel. Italian chamber music performed by the Baroque Chamber Ensemble.

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Botegga: Manhattan

Posted in Commercial Space |

Hard to tell, but tis shelf is made of metal...I thought maybe zinc, nbut looking at this shot, it seems to have too much color for that. When I exited, I noticed that the floor tiles seemed to be made of the same material. By the way, lovely Italian food, lightly prepared and great decaf cappuccino.

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Scott’s Farm: Essex, CT

Posted in My Life |

I feel sorry for anyone who has never been to a Dinner on The Farm.The white tents with flags that make it seem like you have arrived in Camelot and the food which makes you feel like you are at a days long banquest. Always meet new people at the long farm tables and learn something about farming, community and generosity from everyone involved.

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Anoho Asian Noodle House: Middletown, CT

Been a while since I had dinner in Middletown and this place has opened since I was last there. Pretty Zen look in the restroom. Some interesting wall hangings including a coconut "hair" rain hat and coat from the 1940's. The food was pleasantly authentic and the two other tables of diners were friendly and happy to share their opinions on the choices they had made.

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Barberry Hill Farm: Madison, CT

Posted in My Life, Out & About |

I can't even tell if this photo is right side up or not. Certainly was dim in the port-a-potty, but the food at this Farm Dinner, prepared by Jonathan Rapp and co-chef Thomas Peterlick, was as luminious as ever. This is the 6th year for Dinners at the Farm and every one I have been to has been an amazing combination of that days local produce with on the spot inspiration. No perconceived recipies in sight. Plus they have donated $79,000 to local non-profits from the proceeds. So don't let the hefty price tag deter you, make the investment in your palatte and the local food movement.

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China Cafe: Manhattan

Posted in Out & About, Signage |

Love the tone this poster sets and how about that chandelier!   This small restaurant in Murray Hill was reported as having some of the best Shechuan food in the city. I am no connoisseur, but I know that 7 of us had a might fine meal with about 12 different dishes all of which were devoured over a leisurely 3 hours. Check it out for yourself.

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Heirloom at The Study: New Haven, CT

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This looks like an expensive spa restroom more than a trendy hotel/restaurant one. Notice the choice of cloth or paper for drying your hands. Hard to see, but the flat surface with the kleenex box is lit from underneath. Totally cool. The food was good as well. Loved the fresh taste of the olive oil on the light, crusty slices of bread. Some unusual offerings liked smokes, sauteed ramps and kale salad. Everyone in the group of 5 was happy.

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