rants n' raves

Frankly, this page is a long time coming…but, as they say—better late than never.

You know the drill, places are either a thumbs up or down…a Rant and/or Rave.
Enjoy, or not!

Eating Our Way Around The World...Oh, The Places We’ve Eaten At:

11 De Septie (SCL)
72 Market (LAX)
1500 Ocean Restaurant and Bar @ Hotel Del Coronado (SAN) X
Asia de Cuba (LAX)
Azul Profundo (SCL)
Angelini @ Shangri-La Hotel (BKK)
Alla Madonna (VCE) √²
Ahwahnee Dining Room @ Ahwahnee Hotel (OYS),
Au Bon Vieux Temps (TUN),
Anthony’s (SEA)
Azafrán (Mendoza)
Al Khedive @ Mena House (Cairo),
Arabesque (Cairo), old downtown spot
Books@cafe (AMM), Mediterranean
Bistro Milano (NYC), Italian
Benihana (SEA), tepan grill
Brasserie @ Grand Formosa Regent Hotel (TPE), Asian
Bukhara (DEL), Northern Indian
Bar Colombo (Santa Margherita Ligure),
Buca di Bacco (Positano),
Bavaria Restaurant (Whistler),
Blue Water Grill (Ambergris Caye), Asian-seafood
Brasserie Georges (Lyon),
Border Grill (Santa Monica),
Bandera (Corona del Mar),
Blue Water Café (YVR),
Bricco (NYC), Italian
Bagatelle (Key West),
Bridges (YVR),
Busalacchi's Ristorante (San Diego),
Benjarong @ Dusit Hotel (DXB), Thai
Banana Leaf Apolo (SIN), Indian
Bica do Sapato (Lisbon), odd scene place
BarAcuda (Kaui), tapas
Borshtch n Tears (London), Russian
Banana Café (RIO), Malay-Indian
Bay Cities Italian Deli (Santa Monica),
Bucadisaantantonio (Lucca),
Beaserco Grill (Puerto la Cruz),
Cicada (LA),
Café Del Rey (LA),
Café Iguana (Paris),
Chor Bizarre (DEL), Indian
Café Sidi Chebaane (TUN),
Cafe Montmortante (La Paz), French bistro
Celi's Restaurant (Ambergris Caye), seafood
Como Como (Antigua),
Castelvecchio (Siena), Italian
Cantine Bernardini (Lucca),
Chaya Venice (Santa Monica), Pacific fusion
Caffe Florian (Venice),
Coconut Garden (LPQ), Asian
café Central (PAR), French
Carnegie Deli (NYC), deli fare
Cantina Laredo (Dallas),
Café Bastille (SFO),
Café La Boheme (W. Hollywood),
Café Opera (Stockholm),
Café Uno @ Shangri-La Delhi (Delhi),
Caffe Florian (Venice),
Chan Dara (WLA),
Café Too @ Island Shangri-La (HGK), everything
Cabaña Las Lilas (BA), steak & fish
Cafe Pasqual's (Santa Fe), breakfast extraordinaire
Coyote Café (Santa Fe),
Cin-Cin’s (YVR), Italian
Chez Panisse (SF),
Cha Cá Lá Vông (HAN), vietnamese
Café Hawelka (VIE), pastries
Cafe Tortoni (BA),
Coliseum Café (KL), steaks
Café Tomaselli (Salzburg), pastries
Chinois on Main (Santa Monica),
Cozinha Velha (Lisbon), seafood
Cumpa
' Cosimo (Ravello), Netti!
Cheesecake Factory (Pasadena),
Ciro a Santa Brigida (Naopli),
Chez Black il Ristorante (Positano),
Chimney Room @ Yak and Yeti Hotel (KTM),
Cafe Nyatapola (Bhaktapur),

Donde Augusto (Santiago), seafood 
Develi Restaurant (IST), Turkish
Daily Grill (LA),
Drai’s (Vegas),
Da Tonino (Capri),
Doc Martin' s (Taos),
Dong Jiang Haixian Da Jiulou (Guangzhou), dim sum
Dum-Pukht @ ITC Shearton Hotel (Delhi), old-school Indian
Dragon View Restaurant (KL),
Don Mario’s (Mendoza),
di Melpignano Giovanni (Ostuni),
Da Gennaro (Santa Margherita),
E&O Trading Company (SFO), Asian
Emeril’s @ MGM Grand (Vegas),
Essaraya (TUN),
El Patio de Cafe Milagro-Bistro Latino (Quepos),
El Olivo Restaurante @ La Residencia Hotel (Deia),
Estancia La Florencia (Mendoza), parilla
Edem Restaurant (Mykonos),
El Brellin Ristorante (Milano),
El Byblos (Quepos),
Edem (Mykonos),

Fish Tail Lodge (Pokhara),
FCC Phnom Penh (PNH), Asian
FCC Angkor (REP), Asian, pho
Figlmueller Wollzeile (VIE), Bavarian
Felix @ The Pennisula (HKG), Pan-Asian
Facundo (Mendoza),
Fiaschetteria Toscana (Venice),
Feriye Restaurant (IST),
Gallery (Chiang Mai),
Gordon Ramsay (LHR),
Gambrinus Café (Naples),
Goa Café (Budapest), Asian fusion
Gerbeaud (Budapest), pastries
Green Tangerine (HAN), Vietnamese
Ginza Hohsen (CMB), tepan grill
Gallery cafe (CMB), Asian fusion
Gallery @ Formosa Regent (Taipei),
Geoffrey’s (Malibu),
Giggetto al Portico d’Ottavia (Roma),
Golden Duck (Mandalay),
Hamasaku @ Miyako Hotel (Kyoto)
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a @ Grand Wailea (Maui),
Hereford Beefstouw (CPN), Tivoli gardens
Hop Liu (LA),
Horizons (Sausalito),
Hotel Belvedere (Mykonos),
Hussong’s (Ensenada),
Hog’s Breath Inn (Carmel),
Hula Grill (Maui),
Heng Feng Tai Can Yin (PEK), PLF birthday
Hacienda Los Lingues (Chile),
Hippopotamus (PAR), western
Haxnbauer (Mun), pork knuckles
Hudson Cafeteria (NYC),
Honey Garden Restaurant (Mandalay),
Happy Restaurant (Mandalay),
Hanedan (IST), fish
Hungry Eye (Pokhara),
Inn at the Anasazi (Santa Fe),
il Ponte (CMB), Italian
Inka Grill (Cuzco),
Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi (Santa Monica),
Islands (Rancho Mirage),
Il Cantinone (Brindisi),
il Bandierino (Siena),
Joe’s (Venice),
Jaipur Darbar Restaurant (Jaipur), Indian
Jumbo Seafood Gallery (SIN), Chili-crab
Kakori @ Kathmandu-Soaltee Hotel (KTH), Northern Indian
Khan's Tandoori Restaurant (LHR), Indian
Kate Mantilini (BH),
Kilometre (Santiago),
Kosmikon (Athens),
Kobe House (AMS),
Ko’s Kitchen (Mandalay),
Kad Kafé @ Shangri La Chiang Mai Hotel (CNX),
La Biella (BA),
Le Bistrot de Lyon (Lyon),
LG’s steakhouse (Palm Desert),
La Fontelina (Capri),
Lemmongrass (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnamese
la Fibule (Casablanca), Moroccan seafood
Lvi Dvur Restaurant (Prague),
LuLu’s (SFO), Pacific fusion
Little Hanoi (HAN), twice - Vietnamese
Ly Club (HAN), Vietnamese/French
L ‘elephant Bar and Restaurant (LPQ), Asian/French
Le Tycoon (AMM), Mediterranean
Les Cocottes (PAR), French neauvo
Le Chat-Botte @ Beau Rivage Hotel (Geneva),
La Gritta (Portofino),
La Rueda (Puerto Iguazu), rissitto
La Serenata De Garibaldi (LA),
L ‘Opera Italian Restaurant (VTE), best lasagna
La Brigada (BA), steak house
Las Terrazas de la Plaza @ Park Hyatt Mendoza (Mendoza),
Lucky Star (TPE), dim sum
L'auberge de Sedona (Sedona),
La Marocian @ La Mamounia (Marrakech),
Laughing Oyster (Powell River),
Last Recipe @ Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur (KL),
Lone Star (Toronto), Tom & Vince
Loutros (Thessaloniki),
L’Atantique (Paris),
La Sponda Ristorante @ Le Sirenuse (Positano),
La Cambusa (Positano),
La Capannina (Capri),
Lee Hamilton's Steak House (Caracas),
L’Opera (Yangoon), Italian

Mark Thomas Outrigger (Monterery),
Marius (Rio),
Musso & Frank (Hollywood),
Mango Tree (CMB), Indian
Marix (Santa Monica), Tex-Mex
Mikla @ Marmara Hotel (IST),
Matsuhisa (BH), Nobu’s 1st!
Mario Rivaro (Genoa),
Mandalay Restaurant @ The Governor's Residence (Yangon),
Maxim’s City Hall (HKG), dim sum
Muzedechanga (IST), Mediterranean fusion
Mongo’s (La Paz), western appies
Matteos (WLA),
Michaels (Santa Monica),
Morton’s (SD),
Marcias Tapas (YVR),
Magellan’s Tapas & Wine House (YVR),
Monk’s Grill (Whistler),
Marco Polo Trattoria (Venice),
Mama'sHouse (Santorini),
Mike's BreakfastRestaurant (Kathmandu),
New Sheridan Chop House (Telluride),
Nate’s Pizza (YVR), pizza
Nick’s Fishmarket @ Fairmont Kea Lani (Maui),
Ozumo Restaurant (SFO), sushi
Oasis (Jakarta), rijstaffel
Old Ebbitt Grill (WDC), american
Osteria del Tempo Perso (Ostuni),
Osteria dei Cavalier (Siena),
Paulaner (FRA),
Praga (Mendoza),
Primafila (BA), anniversary dinner
Patina (LAX),
Perry’s (SFO),
Poppies (Bali),
Pink Adobe (Santa Fe),
Piccolo Abruzzo (Rome), family Italian
Pepe's Café & Steakhouse (Key West),
Pérgula Restaurant @ Copacabana Palace Hotel (Rio),
Palais Jamaï Sofietel Hotel (Fez), Moroccan
Pharaoh's Barge (Cairo), ugh!
Phillip's Foote Restaurant (Sydney),
Pacific Dinning Car (LA),
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (Rancho Mirage),
Plaka Tavern (Athens),
Quan Ju De (PEK), Old duck place
QVO Vadis (Barcelona),
Rustic Kitchen (BOS),
Restaurant Barceloneta (Barcelona),
Ristorante La Famiglia (MUC),
Restaurant Chantecler (Nice),
Restaurant Diplomatic (Palma de Majorca),
Resturant 7 Portes (Barcelona),
Rumeli Café (IST),
Ristorante Club del Doge @ Hotel Gritti Palace (Venice),
Restaurant Le Central (Beaune),
Restaurante Munich Recolta (BA),
Ratskeller (Mun), Bavarian
Roy’s (Maui), the original
Raffle's Long Bar (SIN),
Resturant @ Getty Museum (LAX), pacific
Rick’s Café (Negril),
Rex Rooftop (Ho Chi Minh City),
Ristorante Villa Bongi (Lucca),
Restaurante Sebastián‎ (Deia),
Rustic Kitchen (BOS), Italian
Réskaka (Budapest), Hungarian
Ristorante da Giovanni (Genoa),
Ristorante al Plebisciro (Napoli),
Ristorante Faraglioni (Capri),
Royal Taj (Yangon), painting
Scena (Lima),
Signatures Restaurant (Toronto),
Slanted Door (SFO), Vietnamese
Sweet Basil (HKG), thai-chinese
Shabushi (CNX), sushi/hot pot
Spices (CMB), Indian seafood
Saffron @ Banyan Tree Hotel (BKK), Thai
Spice Route @ Imperial Hotel (DEL), SE Asian
Sushi @ Harrods (London), sushi
Salathip @ Shangri-La Hotel (BKK), Thai
Spago (Vegas),
Spago (BH),
Santacafe (Santa Fe),
Shimo (SF), sushi
Siam Paragon (BKK), Petra lunch
Seafood Market (BKK), seafood
Serafina (Seattle), Italian Seafood
Squadrito Ristorante (Santiago),
Sticks ‘n’ Sushi (COP),
Smitty’s Oyster House (YVR),
Sushi Club (BA),
Town House by the Sea (Montego Bay),
Tuğra @ Ciragan Palace Hotel (IST),
The Ponti (Seattle),
The Grill on the Alley (BH),
The Ivy on Robertson (BH),
The Sanderling Duck (NC),
The White House (Laguna Beach),
Tommaso Trattoria (Mendoza),
threesixty° @ The Oberoi (DEL), sushi
Thiptara @ The Peninsula ( BKK), Thai
The Verandah @The Oriental (BKK), Asian fusion
The House (CNX), Thai
The Riverside (CNX), Thai/western
Tree Room @ Sundance (Provo), pepper steak
The Spice Route @ The Imperial Hotel (Delhi),
The Boathouse Grill @ Mon Ti’s Boathouse (Phuket),
Topaz Thai (NYC), Thai
The Lobster House/Humarhusid (REK),
The Palm (BOS),
The Palm (LA),
The Pancake Bakery (AMS),
Thai Express (SIN),
Thien Duong @ Dusit Thani (Bangkok), Thai-Asian
Typhoon (Santa Monica), Asian
Tenkuh @ Osaka Hyatt Regency Hotel (KIX), Chinese
Tamarind (LHR), Indian
Trattoria S. Omobono (Pisa), Tuscan
The Grenadier (London), English
Tadich Grill (SFO), seafood
The Strand Grill @ Strand Hotel (Yangon),
The Lobster (Santa Monica),
Top of the Market (SD), seafood
Teppan Village (Whistler),
The English Bar @ Athenee Palace Hotel (Bucharest),
Tandoria Grill (Whistler),
Trattoria da Leo (Lucca),
Trattoria Bagutta (Milano),
Trattoria da Ignazio (Venice),
Third Eye Restaurant (Katmandu),
Uzen (Santa Monica), sushi
Valentino (Santa Monica), Italian
Versailles (LAX), Cuban
Valecor (Colonia del Sacramento),
Vespucci’s (Annapolis),
Vietnam House (Ho Chi Minh),
Wild Ginger (Seattle),
Weinhaus Schneider (MUC), fondue
Water Grill (LAX),
White House (Laguna Beach),
Xox Tower (London),
Yoshi (YVR), sushi
Ya-Ya’s Oyster House (YVR),
Yamonar River View Restaurant (Bagan),
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (LHR),
Zuni Café (SFO),
Zum Eulenspiegel (Salzburg),

The Beds I Have Slept In:
Ahwahnee Hotel (Yosemite),
Angkor Century Hotel (REP),
Andaz Liverpool Street (LHR),
Airtel Plaza Hotel (Valley)
Borg Hótel (REK),
Biltmore Hotel (LAX),
Bel-Air Hotel (Los Angeles),
Coast Chiliwack Hotel (Chiliwack),
Copley Plaza Fairmont (BOS),
Chateau Fairmont (Whistler),
Casa Andina Private Collection – Miraflores (LIM),
Circus Circus (Las Vegas),
Claridges New Delhi (DEL),
Copenhagen Island Hotel (COP),
Del Coronado Hotel (San Diego),
Delfina Sheraton (Santa Monica),
Electra Palace Hotel (Athens),
Electra Palace Hotel (Thessaloniki),
El Rey Inn (Santa Fe),
Embassy Suites (Lake Tahoe),
Eden Hotel Wolff (MUC),
Fairmont San Francisco (SF),
Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel (Maui),
Fishtail Lodge (Pokhara),
Four Points Sheraton Santiago (Santiago),
Flamingo (Las Vegas),
Grand Formosa Regent Taipei (TPE),
Grand Hyatt (SF),
Grand Hyatt Amman (AMM),
Grand Hyatt San Francisco (SFO),
Golden Tulip Hotel (BUC),
Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim (Utah),
Gran Hotel Huentala (Mendoza),
Grand Waialia (Maui),
Harveys Resort & Casino (Lake Tahoe),
Hacienda Los Lingus (Chile),
Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel (HKG),
Heritage Suites Hotel (REP),
Hotel Carrera (Santiago),
Hôtel L’Africa Tunis (TUN),
Hotel Tjampuhan Spa (Ubud),
Hotel Metropole (HAN),
Hudson Hotel (NYC),
Hotel Orly (Santiago),
Hotel Plaza Mayor (Colonia),
Hotel Triton (SF),
Hotel Ala (Venice),
Hilton Colombo (CMB),
Hilton Kuching (Borneo),
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines (SD),
Hilton Los Angeles Airport (LAX),
Hilton International Istanbul (IST),
Hilton Vienna Danube Hotel (VIE),
Hilton München City (MUC),
Hilton New York (NYC),
Hilton Prague (Prague),
Hilton Budapest WestEnd (BUD),
Hilton Beijing (PEK),
Hilton Windsor (Windsor),
Hilton SF Union Square (SF),
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong (HKG),
Hyatt Regency Vancouver (Vancouver),
Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf (SF),
Hyatt Regency Istanbul (IST),
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (KAT),
Hyatt Regency Osaka (KIX),
HyattRegencyDelhi (DEL),
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza (LAX),
Inn of the Anasazi (Santa Fe),
InterContinental Bahrain (BAH),
InterContinental Frankfurt (FRA),
InterContinental Toronto Yorkville (Toronto),
InterContinental Buenos Aires (BA),
ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton & Towers (DEL),
Island Shangri-La Hotel (HKG),
Imperial Palace (Las Vegas),
JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel (BUC),
Katikies The Hotel in Oia (Santorini),
Kathmandu Guest House (KAT),
Kamloops Comfort Inn (BC),
L’Auberge (Sedona),
La Fonda on the Plaza (Santa Fe),
La Momouia Hotel (Marrakesh),
La Residence (LPQ),
La Mariposa Hotel (Quepos),
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur (KL),
Le Méridien Montparnasse (Paris),
Le Méridien Park Atlantic Lisboa (Lisbon),
Le Parker Méridien New York (NYC),
Le Méridien Parkhotel (Frankfurt), world cup
LoewsCoronado Bay Resort (SD),
Lund Hotel (BC)
Mon Ti’s Boathouse (Phuket),
Mission Inn (Riverside),
Majestic Hotel (SGN),
Mandarin Oriental San Francisco (SF),
Mandarin Oriental Singapore (SIN),
Mena House Oberoi Hotel (CAI),
Millennium Airport (Dubia),
Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel (LPQ),
Maltanski Hotel (Krakow),
Millennium Hilton (NYC),
MGM Grand (Las Vegas),
Mirage (Las Vegas),
Metropole Hotel (SIN),
Maiyko Hotel (Kyoto),
Manchester Grand Hyatt (SD),
NewSheraton (Telluride),
Nile Hilton Hotel (CAI),
NH Barbizon Palace Hotel (AMS),
Novotel Mandalay (Mandalay),
Oberoi New Delhi (DEL),
Orchard Hotel (SFO), Room 402, haunted?
Oriental (BKK),
Pansea Angkor Hotel (REP),
Palms (Las Vegas),
Peninsula (HKG),
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt (BA),
Picoaga Cusco Hotel (CUZ),
Pensione Accademia (Venice),
Palace Hotel (SFO),
Palais Jamai Sofitel Hotel (Fez),
Pan Sea-Yangon (Yangon),
Quirinale Hotel Roma (Rome),
Royal Orchid Sheraton (BKK),
Riviera Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas),
Renaissance Downtown Hotel (Toronto),
Radisson Sas Palais Hotel Vienna (VIE),
Raffles Hotel Le Royal (PHN),
 

 
Regent Beijing (PEK),
Sanderling Inn (NC),
Shangri-la Hotel Chiang Mai (CNX),
Shangri-La Hotel Delhi (DEL),
Shangri-La Bangkok Hotel (BKK),
Sheraton Casablanca Hotel and Towers (Casablanca),
Sheraton Iguazu Falls(Argentina),
Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel (LA),
Sheraton München Central (Munich), world cup
Sheraton Libertador Hotel (BA),
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel (Pasadena),
Sheraton Suites San Diego (SD),
St. Francis Hotel (Santa Fe),
Stardust (Las Vegas),
Swissotel - The Bosphorus (Istanbul),
Tropicana (Las Vegas),
Westgate Hotel (SD),
White Swan Hotel (Guangzhou),
Westin Seattle (SEA),
Westin Bayshore Hotel (Vancouver),
Westin Grand (Vancouver),
Westin Resort & Spa (Whistler),
Westin Irvine (Orange County),
US Grant Hotel (SD),
Yesil Ev (IST),

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