Top 10 Restaurants from 2014

A restaurant is rarely just about the food, it is always colored by the company, the state of being, the location, even the wine and the weather. Here were my top selections from 2014. These were some of the best and most memorable meals, but there were certainly other just contenders, places like Ristorante Crocifisso in Noto, Sicilia, or Ristoro del Lamole in Chianti. It … Continue reading Top 10 Restaurants from 2014

Le Clos St. George

Sometimes a restaurant is all about the experience, as surely may be the case here. Sitting outside overlooking the garden and enjoying the soft early summer sun as you sip champagne strikes a favorable impression. As expected, the wine list has an incredible number of champagnes, especially from Ay, a Grand Cru, and they have a pleasantly surprising selection of half bottles. Choose a few … Continue reading Le Clos St. George

Villa San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Sit in the courtyard and escape the chaos of the Palermo city streets. You are just steps away from the famous Chiesa di San Giovani degli Eremiti and its garden oasis. In fact, you are in your own little oasis. Relax, enjoy and let the wonderful staff guide you. Service is friendly and accommodating, providing guidance to diners and eager to make suggestions, they will steer … Continue reading Villa San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Chez L’Ami Jean

This legendary Basque bistronomique is a longstanding favorite. While prices run high, the portions are incredibly generous, and you don’t need to order much to leave feeling incredibly full. The setting is casual and friendly. Servers wear jeans and their own clothes. Arrive early and order a glass of wine for an aperitif and it will come with a small plate of sliced cured sausage. The … Continue reading Chez L’Ami Jean