PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through a European Cruise


My Top 5 Bites on our European Cruise (described in 3 words)!

We set sail on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in October 2017 for a 5-night cruise around Northern Europe. We explored Amsterdam, Bruges, Normandy and the Palace of Versailles … eating and drinking along the way. Here’s a recap of the best bites during the journey — both on and off the ship.



#5 — Baked Jumbo Shrimp: Buttery. Substantial. Luscious.
at Giovanni’s Table on Independence of the Seas





#4 — Bitterballen: Crispy. Velvety. Snack.
at Café De Zwart in Amsterdam, The Netherlands





#3 — Gold Beach Normany Oysters: Salty. Plump. Cold.
at Las Palmas in Rotterdam, The Netherlands





#2 — Flemish-style Beer-stewed Rabbit: Rich. Supple. Warming.
at Brasserie Mozarthuys in Bruges, Belgium





#1 — Succes Noisette: Hazelnut. Praline. Ganache.
at Angelina at the Palace of Versailles, France


PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through London


My Top 5 Bites in London (described in 3 words)!

Late October in London was magical … the fall foliage in Hyde Park. The royal legacy of Kensington Palace. Oh, and the food was as authentic as it comes. We hit up historical pubs and enjoyed afternoon tea in a palace. Does it get better than that? Cheers to our favorite English dishes!



#5 — Roasted Quail: Surprisingly. Not. Gamey.
at The Gilbert Scott





#4 — Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding: Filling. Comforting. Authentic.
at The Wheatsheaf in Salisbury





#3 — Victoria Sponge Cake: Moist. Fruity. Delightful.
at The Orangery at Kensington Palace





#2 — Lamb & Veggie Pie: Warm. Silky. Hearty.
at Lamb and Flag





#1 — Lasooni Wild Tiger Prawns: Fiery. Succulent. Smoky.
at Gymkhana

PHOTO GALLERY: Eating Our Way Through Paris


My Top 5 Bites in Paris (described in 3 words)!

We spent three magnificent days in Paris this October, eating all the rich French food and drinking all the bubbly champagne and red wine our hearts’ desired. It wasn’t easy choosing between all the wonderful dishes, but here are the highlights.



#5 — Pain Au Chocolat: Flaky. Sweet. Delicate.
at Café des Beaux Arts




#4 — Escargot: Briny. Succulent. Garlicky.
at Le Carre Elysees





#3 — Vanilla Souffle: Subtle. Fluffy. Execution.
at Lasserre





#2 — Confit Duck Leg: Sizeable. Tender. Crispy.
at Brasserie Lipp





#1 — Macaroni stuffed with Black Truffles & Duck Foie Gras: Out. Of. Control.
at Lasserre