“I drink to make other people more interesting.”
Nowadays I have 3 favourite pre-dinner drinks: Mojito, Vodka & Tonic or Porto Splash ( Port & Tonic). Once in a while, I can take a Frozen Margarita. And I must admit that I like a Campari & grapefruit juice too, especially if I’m in Biarittz, France.
This Mijoto did I enjoy at the Grand Hotel beach bar (Sopot, Poland). It was the last day of their season 2018 … and they were taking everything way as we sat there alone and it tasted so good. The weather wasn’t the best, but we didn’t feel any pain – (September 2018)
“It’s easier to be faithful to a restaurant
than it is to a woman.”
“Tuna tartare in lime juice & Limoncello, fresh cucumber, cauliflower, Guacamole & coriander”
One of my best dining adventures ever did I have at Nota_Resto by Tomasz Leśniak in Kraków. Tomasz Leśniak has been the chef for the Polish national football team for 12 years. So no wonder the Polish football team has been doing so well … when having a chef like Tomasz feeding them. My taste buds were all singing and dancing after that dinner. (December 2017)
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well,
if one has not dined well.”
During my first visit to Porto did I find a little gem to restaurant, “Raiz”. A very popular restaurant with the natives. For my main did I have a rack of lamb. Perfectly cooked and great portion, 4 chops. I loved that basil and pistachios crust. Came served with sauteed vegetables and cheese topped new potatoes. Excellent! (June- 2017)
“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”
“Milhoja de Te Matcha Y Mascapone”
(matcha tea millefeuille with mascapone)
Last October did I visit my Scottish friends, Liz and Ian, at their Spanish retreat in Mojácar. As a belated 70th birthday treat they invited me for a very memorable evening at their favourite restaurant, “Gastro Malabar”. A family run restaurant with fantastic food and service. One of the daughters, Elia, created my dessert. (October 2018)
“Sometimes I go hours without drinking coffee…
it’s called sleeping”
In June 2016 did Sue@WordsVisual and I visit Warsaw for 5 days … fantastic trip but with extremely warm weather We were lucky because we had a chance to meet up with our blogging sister Meg@snippetsandsnaps from Australia, who was staying in Warsaw for 6 months visiting her daughter. We have some fantastic dates with Meg; a nice dinner, a visit to the Old Town ((Stare Miasto) and so she took us to the old pre-war quarters (what’s left) in the district of Praga on the other side of the river Vistula,. This cup of coffee I enjoy together with the two fantastic ladies at “Cukiernia Camargo” in the Old Town by Rynek Starego Miasta (Old Town Market Square).
“12% of people eat because they are hungry.
88% eat because it is 1 o’clock.”
I just have to finish off with one of the best lunch dishes I ever had, “Khachapuri” ( Egg and Cheese Bread), which is a traditional Georgian dish. Very filling, but SoOoOOOo good. I enjoyed mine at “Cafe Flowers” in Tbilisi with a stunning view against the Old town. “Khachapuri” comes in many different types. (December 2018)
As cloud have I chosen music that the Georgian National Ballet “Sukhishvili” are performing to. When I visit Tbilisi were they at Metropolitan in New York … they are just now in Russia and Ukraine, they are very rarely in Tbilisi. Going back to Tbilisi in April next year, but I think the chance is zero that they will be performing in their own city.
But I have just found out that they are in on tour in the Baltic countries this autumn. So I’m thinking of see them alive in Szczecin, Poland in November. 70 dancers and 2500 customs during one show.