Touring The Wine Country of Chile

South of the equator and hanging on the edge of the world, Chilean vineyards roll down from the foothills of the majestic snow-capped Andes mountains all the way to the extensive jagged Pacific coastline. Chile is blessed with a Mediterranean climate and a longstanding agricultural tradition that is now shifting¬†towards sustainable and biodynamic farming practices….

Summer 2017: An Ongoing Adventure

A four hands dinner to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao took me to Spain in June and by happenstance it coincided with the 15th Anniversary celebration of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List in Barcelona. I spent a few days in Bilbao exploring the city and environs and the view…

Where to Eat in Barcelona

As a frequent visitor to Barcelona I am often asked for recommendations for a food centered trip. This dining guide to one of my favorite cities was recently published in Gourmet Magazine.

Barcelona Bars

  As a frequent visitor to Barcelona, I have some favorite spots on bar-hopping jaunts with local friends that I shared in a travel story on The Daily Meal. Drink Like a Local: 12 Off-The-Beaten-Path Barcelona Bars By Geeta Bansal Barcelona is a great choice for those who like to get to know a city…

Chef Carme Ruscalleda: Interpreting Gastronomy Her Way

Carme Ruscalleda the accomplished chef whose restaurants have been awarded seven Michelin stars is also one of the most well liked public figures in Spain. A few weeks ago she was settling into her added responsibilities as the gastronomic consultant at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental hotel in Barcelona, Spain. With three restaurants in Spain and…