Eneko Atxa, Azurmendi, Basque Spain

I travel frequently to the Basque country in the Northern part of Spain because this is an area where you always eat well, not only in the many Michelin starred restaurants like Mugaritz, Arzak, Martin Berastegui, Akkelare, and Azurmendi but also in the tapas bars or pintxos bars as they are referred to in this…

Jorge Vallejo, Quintonil, Mexico City

I traveled to Mexico City to attend the Mesamerica last May with much trepidation and admonitions from everyone and anyone I spoke to about my trip. To my surprise I found Mexico City similar to other cosmopolitan cities with both swanky areas like Polanco and Condessa and the less fortunate parts of town. My drive…

Jean Luc Rabanel, L’Atelier de Jean Luc Rabanel, Arles, France

Jean-Luc Rabanel Last week some  friends planning a trip to Provence asked me for recommendations about places, restaurants and hotels since it is one of my absolute favorite places in the world. If I am planning to be in Arles I make absolutely sure to get a  reservation at Atelier Jean-Luc to visit chef Rabanel…