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Chupito at É by José Andrès

é by José Andrès Review

é by José Andrès is one of the most exciting, if not the most exciting, restaurant that have showed up in Las Vegas during the second wave of the fine dining evolution that came with the opening of City Center. It’s…

Road with Monument Valley in background

American Southwest Road Trip – Las Vegas to Austin

The American Southwest is known for its vast expanses and whether you like it or not, a car is the way to get around. The friendly and unstressful atmosphere is just one reason to take some time to explore this area, another…

Pressure cooker risotto with sous-vide pork tenderloin

Pressure Cooker Risotto with Pork Tenderloin

Usually, not doing things “the proper way” is a sure sign that the result will not be as good as it could. It’s usually something bland that might resemble the original article but is just something else. Risotto is one…

Eggs Benedict

Original Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is one of the ultimate brunch dishes. It has a fair bit of history, with multiple origin stories from the late 1800’s. In one of these Lemuel Benedict, a New York stockbroker, told the New Yorker in the…

The ultimate classic semla

Semlor

Semlor, or fastlagsbullar, are wheat buns filled with almond paste and topped with cream eaten on Fettisdagen (the Fat Tuesday). It might not sound that appetizing and for most of the history it probably wasn’t that amazing either, at least…

Road Trip – Fjord Norway

Vertical cliffs dropping 600 meters right into the sea. Mountain peaks 1500 meters above the sea. Flowing roads along the coastline and in the valleys. Unspoiled nature. The Norwegian Fjords are unique in the world and an experience everyone should…

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S Review – The People’s Car of Norway

There’s much that can be said about how conservative Norway is and that they as a people are somewhat reluctant to change. The stores are closed on Sundays and the Norwegians get positively furious when spare ribs are served any…

Oyster emulsion at Maaemo.

Maaemo Oslo Restaurant Review

Maaemo is an old Finnish word for “Mother Earth” that together with sommelier and co-owner Pontus Dahlström is the restaurants only connections to Finland. Everything else is about Norway and bringing the Norwegian nature to the plate. Maaemo takes ideas…

Dessert at Restaurant Santi Taura

Restaurant Santi Taura Review

Mr. Santi Taura is a native of Mallorca who grew up in Lloseta and now works out of the house that used to belong to his grand mother. He lives on the upper floor and the restaurant is at ground…

Sidecar, Cable Car and Dinghy

The Sidecar and Variations

My favorite drink is the Sidecar. The story goes that it was invented by an American army captain at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris during or just after World War I. He used to show up in a motorcycle…