Michelin Dining

How is food magic? Michelin rated and highly acclaimed restaurants provide an experience of a lifetime. These are the finest restaurants in the world with first class Chefs passionately immersed into the culinary arts. These are a collection of our epic journeys into gastronomy.

Is The Carryout Model Sustainable? How Alinea Group is Rescuing the Fine Dining Industry Amongst COVID-19

Eat, Michelin Dining By April 2, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Has your favorite fine dining restaurant completely shut down? Are they offering takeout or remaining closed? The restaurant industry makes up 4-5 percent of the U.S. GDP and it is struggling to survive due to the COVID-19 crisis. There is no simple solution for recovery, but there may be a bit of hope yet. With some creativity and community support,…

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La Vague d’Or Michelin Restaurant in Saint-Tropez at Cheval Blanc Hotel

Destinations, Europe, Luxury Hotels, Michelin Dining, Stay By January 16, 2020 Tags: , , , 25 Comments

Think Louis Vuitton only makes handbags? The iconic fashion designer has expanded into ultra luxury resorts and hotels! Saint- Tropez, France is one of the most luxurious places in the French Riviera and all of France. The fabulous Pampelonne Beach filmed in a 1950’s movie with actress Brigitte Bardot grabbed the world by attention. It’s since then been a celebrity…

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How Michelin Restaurant Goes Wrong in Genoa, Italy

Eat, Michelin Dining By November 21, 2019 Tags: , , , , , 15 Comments

This is probably the funniest and disastrous dining faux pas we ever encountered. How in the world did we ever get from this, to this in the same night? That’s right, we went from a Michelin restaurant to McDonalds right afterwards. How can this be? We ordered the wrong menu! Hot Tip: When in doubt, go with the server’s suggestion…

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The Spaltenna Castle Resort and Il Pievano Michelin Restaurant in Chianti, Italy

Destinations, Eat, Luxury Hotels, Michelin Dining, Stay By October 6, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , 30 Comments

Some places are so unforgettable, you still dream about it well after your departure. The Castello di Spaltenna Resort (Spaltenna Castle) and its Il Pievano Michelin restaurant in Chianti, Italy is just that kind of love affair. From the day we arrived to this storybook resort in the charming town of Gaiole, we did not want to leave. We stayed…

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Per Se Restaurant, Taste of the Manhattan Elite

Eat, Michelin Dining By September 5, 2019 Tags: , , , , 22 Comments

Known as one of the finest restaurants in the Country, Per Se is a 3 Star Michelin Restaurant and was a must for us during a recent visit to New York City. The location on Columbus Circle afforded spectacular views of Central Park! Per Se Restaurant is owned by Chef Thomas Keller chiefly known for his French Laundry restaurant in…

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L.A.’s Vespertine: Absurd or Avant-Garde Michelin Dining?

Eat, Michelin Dining, Unique Excursions and Tours By July 31, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , 25 Comments

Los Angeles is no stranger to audacious, shock your grandma culture. Home to Hollywood where movie magic is the scene, the Michelin Guide has returned to The City of Angels after nearly a decade of being absent. We were excited to see the newly minted starred restaurants announced on June 3rd, 2019. It was timely for us as we had…

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La Chèvre d’Or in Éze. The Most Romantic Restaurant in France?

Eat, Michelin Dining By February 13, 2019 Tags: , , 26 Comments

🌟🌟 Michelin Restaurant, Aug 2018 Oh La La! Is La Chèvre d’Or in Éze the most romantic restaurant in France? Quite possibly with captivating water views and rolling hillsides, incredible Michelin tasting menu, and in a stone castle hotel perched on a hill by the Sea! What can be more enchanting? Éze is a must when visiting Nice, France. Make…

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The Top 5 FAQ’s On How To Dine At Michelin Restaurants

Eat, Lifestyle, Michelin Dining By February 8, 2019 Tags: , , 33 Comments

Ever eaten a helium balloon? Not only does it make you giggle but it tastes like sweet taffy! If you have never been to a Michelin Restaurant, you are in for a treat! If you heard of Michelin, you’re probably a foodie or live in a town with plenty of food scene hype. For those that are curious, a Michelin…

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Alinea Restaurant, The Ultimate Michelin Experience

Do, Eat, Michelin Dining, Unique Excursions and Tours By July 31, 2018 Tags: , , No Comments

I will never forget my first time dining at the infamous Alinea Restaurant in Chicago. I never thought we would live in Chicago, way too cold for me, but we did and we ended up loving it (the City, not the Cold). We lived in Chicago for 3 years and it wasn’t until the latter half of the time did…

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Coi, San Francisco, Dec. 2017

Eat, Michelin Dining By December 27, 2017 No Comments

When we heard San Francisco now ranks the Top City in the US for having the most 3 Star Michelin restaurants, we had to check out the venue that made it happen. Coi received its third star for the 2018 edition. For years it was at 2 stars under the owner Daniel Patterson. With the artistry of Chef Matthew Kirkley,…

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Oriole, Chicago- Oct 2017

Eat, Michelin Dining By November 2, 2017 No Comments

Finally got a reservation to this exceptional restaurant. Every course was delectable, but the Foie Gras was the best I’ve had anywhere. The non-alcoholic drink pairings to each course was also amazing. Loved how the Chef put a lot of creativity and thought into the zero-proof drinks, each was distinct in taste and complimented the meal perfectly. It was difficult…

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Sixteen, Chicago- Jan 2017, Oct 2014

Eat, Michelin Dining By August 19, 2017 1 Comment

This meal in 2014 had a lot of sentimental value to me. It was a delectable way of celebrating my hubby’s acceptance into a prestigious medical Fellowship. I noted the following from 2014, “What better way to celebrate success than in the Trump Tower. As I ate this meal, I enjoyed connecting the dots with Mike and how much sacrifice…

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Roister, Chicago- May 2017

Eat, Michelin Dining By May 29, 2017 1 Comment

Dined at Chef’s counter tonight to see the action. We had the best hushpuppies ever and the duck with orange chips was superb. This new restaurant was recently opened by my favorite Chef, Grant Achatz, known for his famous restaurant Alinea. Unlike Alinea, its ambiance is much more casual and the food was of a familiar variety only elevated. Of…

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