Budapest

By: The Bon Vivant Blog  09-12-2011
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So for future reference, here is some information I gleaned on the net about different places to eat in Budapest. Blog about Budapest Eats Gerloczy cafe – gerloczy.hu – best cafe Castro Bistro – best hangout and bar, gulas soup best in town Jeg Bufe – culture shock, good pasty, walk into Parizsi udvar and [..]

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09-12-2011

Argentina

After our experience at Cabana las Lilas, we wanted to figure out this whole Argentinian beef thing and knew that we had to visit a parrilla again to compare/contrast and see if we could find the ‘best steak of your life’ as some of the travel guides seemed to promise.


09-12-2011

Asian

She had tracked down Osha Thai as being one of the better Thai food options in the city, and as we were staying downtown, we decided to head to the 2nd Street location. Who knew that New Westminster would have an authentic thai place with a thai owner/chef in the middle of all the mediocre food. Apparently this restaurant is a venture by a previous chef at the popular Banana Leaf malaysian restaurant chain in Vancouver.


09-12-2011

Bistro

A local french bistro just off the main pedestrian walkway near the centre of Reims, this bistro with a red awning was recommended by the sommelier at Veuve Clicquot – in fact, he said that the fries were the main attraction. I swear that the staff (ba-da-boom, ba-da-bing!) from East Side Mario’s was holding the WPE staff hostage in the back of the kitchen and decided to take over food preparation for the day.


09-12-2011

Brunch

Bakeries occupy this special place in my heart – the good ones are run by people who love food, who put that love into what they do, and produce an exceptional product that just makes you happy. I’ve said before that I think “lets just go here” is a recipe for disaster when walking around town in terms of food, but once in a while, it just works out – as it did at the Continental.


09-12-2011

Bib Gourmand

So La Rotonde is one of the Parisian institutions of Montparnasse – its list of famous figures of the 20th century that have drunk, eaten, and discussed the meaning of life behind its doors would make up most of the early 20th century Who’s Who of the literary and art. Everything a ‘Bib Gourmand’ should be – would definitely go again.


09-12-2011

Beer

I had read about this place in the Wallpaper Guide for Copenhagen, and as I knew we were going to try Mikkeller Bar, I figured we should make sure that we also check out the competition at Nørrebro Bryghus. While the Danes aren’t as famous for their beers as the Belgians, Dutch, or Germans, they are off to a good start with Mikkel Borg Bjergsø’s ‘Mikkeller’ Brewery.


09-12-2011

Baked Goods

Always searching out delicious baked goods, we read about Emmerys somewhere or other and as it was literally around the corner from our apartment in Copenhagen, we decided to give it a try – and yes, it totally worked out. Don’t expect a chic restaurant – this is more of a cafeteria-style affair with a dessert/bakery display case out front and a hot table with a lot of dishes that have an indian or asian bent to them with many lentil.