Simon and the whale – New York

Succulent Sunday brunch in new york Simon and the whale is a restaurant located in the Freehand hotel. The surprising and inspiring interior might have been a hint of the taste of the food to come. We booked an early (10:30) brunch on Sundays. In Europe we are used to have a buffet for brunch,…

Marisco na Praca – Cascais

A buzzing restaurant in the food market of Cascais When our surf teacher heard we love seafood, he told us about Marisco na Praca. This seafood restaurant is located nearby Pateo do Petisco, in the food market of Cascais. The market itself was slightly quiet. Probably because everyone was in this restaurant! A buzzing sound…

Páteo do petisco – Cascais

Tip from Lisbon locals On the first floor of the market square of Cascais we found a tapas restaurant thanks to a tip from local friends from Lisbon. Heavenly pimentos The welcome was friendly and we got a seat on a bench outside this small restaurant. We went for the small plates, tapas. Our selection:…

Hop Gastrobar – Leuven

Hopbar is new (March 2018) in town, located in the upcoming creative neighbourhood ‘de vaartkom’ in Leuven. Impeccable and devine top level food, supplemented by a creative variety of wines and beers. Come over for an affordable and delicious lunch. Or take the time to enjoy dinner in this delightful restaurant, making the choise between…

La Bimba – Great ocean road – Australia

It was delicious. We were sent to La Bimba by the owner of Ipsos, another great restaurant at the Great ocean road. We were lucky to have a table for two with no reservation. Although it was a Monday evening, in a small town, the place was full. Booking is recommended. At La Bimba everything…

Kødbyens Fiskebar – Copenhagen

Must go.! 🙂 No frills wabi-sabi kind of place. Fast, warm and friendly staff.  The exterior doesn’t look fancy. We’re in the meat district here. Urban, young and a bit raw. Bur don’t hold back. Go in and enjoy. Lunch menu in Kødbyens Fiskebar is short and looks delicious. The wine list is impressive.  We…

Baan – Bangkok

Thanks to the tip from a Singaporean friend, we found this little gem at Bangkok. The interior of Baan is a fresh modern mix of wood, white steel and marble. The ceiling is covered with mirror pieces and copper lamps. As the name of the restaurant suggests, the friendly staff makes you feel at home…

Armando al Pantheon – Rome

The opposite of the tourist trap: excellent value for money, authentic food, great service and all that right in the center of historic Rome. This pretty much sums up Armando al Pantheon. This is the place to taste all the roman classics. We went for Spaghetti alla carbonara, Melanzane, Roman style artichokes, Saltimbocca alla Romana, etc….