Friday, February 28, 2014

Cream Cake at Vila Ajda - Bled, Slovenia

After visiting the Church of Mary the Queen on Bled Island, probably the most well known place in Slovenia, Judy mentioned that she would really like to try Lake Bled's famous dessert, called "kremsnita," or cream cake. As we walked along the road which borders the lake, on the way back to our car, I spied a tell tale sign on the outside of Vila Ajda and I strongly suspected they served the dessert! 
It just happened that this place also had some amazing views. The church in the lake was visible at a distance as was Bled Castle which we had a great view of from our outside table. 
The church on the island from near where we were sitting.
Bled Castle from our table.
Bled Castle
It took awhile, which was fine, because it was a great place to sit and enjoy, then a real visual masterpiece was brought to our table. The cake on the sign looked good, but this looked crazy good. A piece of strawberry sat on top, several rose petals were on the plate and milk chocolate was drizzled all over the plate, rose petals and even some of the cake. It has a puff pastry base, a custard cream filling and a meringue top. However, it was the chocolate that made it for me. The cake itself was good, but I would have liked it much sweeter. See a recipe here. The drizzled chocolate smeared into the pieces by rolling it around on the plate provided the extra sweetness that I really enjoyed. Even the rose petals tasted fantastic with drizzled chocolate. People say bacon makes anything better. I think the same can be said for milk chocolate.
Kremsnita, or Bled cream cake

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Caffe Bar Arasta - Prizren, Kosovo

While visiting Prizren, Kosovo with our driver, Bekim Sadiku, and my brother's friend, Inan Mahmuti, we ate at the Caffe Bar Arasta, named after the old district and bridge in Prizren, just across the Arasta Bridge and close to the Sinan Pasha Mosque. It was a nice day so we ate outside, under a large Coca Cola canopy, with the Prizrenska Bistrica River flowing nearby, which added a nice ambiance and some coolness to the air.
Caffe Bar Arasta is to the left of the Arasta Bridge over the Prizrenska Bistrica River. 
A different view with the Sinan Pasha Mosque in the background. 
From the fortress above the city, looking down on Sinan Pasha Mosque to the left and Arasta off the second bridge on the river (indicated by the red Coca Cola canopies). 
Judy ordered a meat plate which included a huge sausage, about the size of an entire package of kielbasa we occasionally buy from Albertson's. She gave me a piece and it was cooked about right, juicy and with good flavor. I don't recall the specifics of any of the other meats, other than there was a lot of it and she enjoyed the portions she ate.  
Some very large pieces of heavy bread that came with the meal. Very good.
Judy got a small shopska salad
I got a Greek salad which was tomato, cucumber, onion and feta. It was okay, but I generally like the ingredients in smaller pieces and the dressing was not as good as others I've had.
Some serious meat on this plate. The sausage alone was enough to feed several people.
I ordered a Skenderbeg steak (named after an Albanian hero) with rolled rare beef and cheese inside a breadcrumb coated and fried shell. I think it must be a regional dish as I found another reference to it at a different restaurant in Kosovo which referred to it as "heart attack on a plate." It was unlike anything I've had before. It was very large and the breadcrumb coating was quite hard. The cheese may have been Sharr cheese, appeared packed into the middle of the wrapped layers of rare roast beef. The cheese oozed out as the roll was cut. I enjoyed it, primarily because of it uniqueness, but I think I would have liked it more without the hard coating, or with a coating that mushed more together with the meat.  
The Skenderbeg steak, like a large meat and cheese burrito.
The Skenderbeg, cut in half with cheese oozing out.
You can see how rare some of the meat is.
I believe it was at a later ice cream stand that we were introduced to Boza, a sweet drink from corn which was quite good. A Wiki article says it is made from maize (corn), wheat flour, sugar and water in Albania, primarily in the northern portion, with a sweet to sour taste and consumed as a refreshing drink in summer. Prizren is virtually all Albanian and so I'm sure that is the version we had. In other countries it is made with other ingredients and appears quite a bit different. 
Boza

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Atlantic Canada Goose

The Canada goose has a black head, neck and bill with a white chinstrap, brown back and wings, white under the tail on the rump and a black tail and legs. Sometimes there is a white ring around the base of the neck. The female looks the same, but is about 10% smaller. There are seven subspecies of Canada goose and a goose that used to be considered a Canada goose but is now considered its own distinct species, the cackling goose, which is smaller and itself has four subspecies. It appears that two subspecies of Canada goose are found in Europe. One is the Atlantic Canada goose (canadensis). It is one of the larger subspecies, light colored, with white at the base of the neck which is relatively clear, extending to the back and forming a sharp line with the black neck. The other subspecies is the lesser Canada goose (parvipes), the smallest of the seven subspecies of Canada goose. The lesser Canada goose is of medium size, which helps differentiate it from the smaller cackling goose, which can be as small as a mallard and also has a shorter proportional neck and bill.  The lesser is widely variable in color, with breasts of dark to light gray, and sometimes even brown.
These Canada geese, all in Rudesheim, Germany on the Rhine River, appear to be the Atlantic subspecies. They appear to be a uniform relatively light color and quite large, although I don't have any other geese to compare them against. 

This view shows that the white chinstrap does not connect at the back of the head.
I was a little surprised to find Canada geese in Europe. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mallard

The male mallard is one of the most beautiful ducks, exotic looking but common, and the mallard is ancestor to most of the breeds of domestic ducks. The male has a glossy bottle-green head, a white collar, a purple-tinged brown breast, gray/brown wings, pale gray belly, black rear and black tail tinged with white borders, coral red feet and legs and a yellow/green bill. The central black tail feather, or drake feather, is curled (but not so in females). The female is mottled with individual feathers showing significant contrast from light to dark brown, buff cheeks, throat and neck, with a darker crown and eye stripe, orange legs and feet and an orange bill splotched with brown. Both males and females have iridescent purple/blue speculum feathers (back, down-side, closer to the body) edged with black and white.
Two mallard males at the edge of Lake Bled in Slovenia. Note the coral red feet and legs which stand out against the green and brown.
Along Lake Bled. Note the black tail with white border, the iridescent purple/blue wing feathers bordered by black and white and the yellowish/green bill.
This mallard male, in Rudesheim, Germany, reveals its curly black drake feather and a side view of the purplish/blue wing feathers. 
The glossy green head, white collar, brown breast, coral feet and legs and curly drake feather.
This mallard female in Rudesheim shows great blending in ability. The orange on the bill is almost totally dominated by the brown and the variation in the mottled feathers is beautiful.
More orange shows on the bill from the side and the brown eye line is readily visible. 
Mallard in Leyden, Netherlands. Note that the purplish/blue wing feathers are not showing as they also do not show on the females in the pictures above.
Looking a little daffy with its mouth open.
It is widely distributed, over most of North America, Europe and Central Asia and down into North Africa, and southern Australia.


Monday, February 24, 2014

European Wood Pigeon

The European wood pigeon is one of six subspecies of the common wood pigeon. It has a bluish/gray back and feathers, a slate gray crown and neck, with a mauve pink breast, stiff neck feathers forming lines of iridescent green to purple with a white patch of feathers underneath, a black-tipped tail,  white bar across the middle of the wings, a pale yellow to greenish white eye, and pink bill which is reddish at the base, and grayish/purple legs and feet.
This wood pigeon was found in Cologne, Germany. Note the mauve pink breast and white bar on the wing and purplish feet.
This wood pigeon was found in Rudesheim, Germany. Note the iridescent purple to blue lines and white patch on the neck. Also the black tipped tail. 
Yellow eyes and bill with reddish base. 
The purple to green stripes continue around the back of the neck, but the white patches do not connect. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

King O Falafel - Kissimmee, Florida

I've been to Florida twice now for a legal conference in Orlando (actually Kissimmee, just outside of Orlando) and for lunch I leave the large and crowded hotel where the conference is held and try to find something less crowded and more peaceful. I've tried a number of different places, but the default has become King O Falafel, located on Irlo Bronson Highway (US 192). My first year I visited four times and last month I visited at least three times, even though I determined ahead of time I was going to branch out and try new places. If it was near home, I would probably eat lunch there about once a week. It is reasonably priced, the food is fresh, inexpensive, primarily vegetarian and the owner is one of the nicest people in the business. Each time I try to pay initially he motions for me to take a seat, then brings me my food, always with a smile. It is ranked no. 4 of 647 restaurants in Kissimmee on Trip Advisor. 
Located in a non-descript strip mall along the highway.
I've had the vegetarian plate a number of times, which includes hummus, babaghanouj, tabouleh, falafel, stuffed grape leaves and a Lebanese salad. It is a nice complement of food items and filling. 
vegetarian plate

Their Mediterranean salad, what I would normally call a Greek salad, was my staple this year. I think I had it at least twice. It is so fresh and the dressing is wonderful, I find myself considering ordering another one. I asked the owner this year what was in the dressing and he indicated it has olive oil, lemon and some other ingredients. It reminds me of the dressing on my archetypal Greek salad, the one on which all Greek salads should be based, which we had in Delphi Greece. Just thinking about this salad now has me craving it.
Mediterranean salad

I've had the falafel sandwich at least three times and it is large, the falafel are moist and tender, the sauce is good, and the accompanying cucumber, tomato and onion go well, with a nicely cooked and fresh pita. 
falafel sandwich
falafel sandwich
I've also had their hummus, which is okay, I don't love it, the split lentil soup and baklava.The baklava is also just okay, not my favorite. 
baklava
If I do go back to Kissimmee again, I'm sure I'll be back to King O Falafel. Very nice place.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mediterranean Sandwich Co. - Mobile, Alabama

Mediterranean Sandwich Company, located on Dauphin Street, just down from the Cathedral, gets 4.5 stars on Yelp with 46 reviews and is the number one rated restaurant (out of in 560) in Mobile on Trip Advisor with 73 reviews.  We had no idea at the time we visited that it was this highly regarded.  We were walking Dauphin and it looked like the best of the options. We did have at least two people, while we were looking at the menu in the window, comment as they walked by that it was amazingly good. 
Located on Dauphine, the main tourist street in Mobile.

The staff (the owner and one other worker) was friendly and good about answering questions we had. The menu is fun and varied and catered to our desire to eat vegetarian for this meal. One of the staff told us we needed to have the orzo pasta, so we got both kinds, the spinach-tomato and the bacon carbonara. He was right, they were both very good. We took it take-out and as we were eating it later in the day in our hotel room I was wishing we'd ordered more. Both were good, but the bacon was probably a tad bit better than the spinach (so we didn't stay strictly vegetarian). 
bacon carbonara orzo pasta
spinach-tomato orzo pasta
The roasted vegetable and cheese pita had peppers, onions, mushrooms, mozzarella, parmesan and pesto mayo. It was a decent sauce, the pita was nice and all the ingredients were there, and it was pretty good, but it just did not have anything real distinguishing about it. If I'd had access to some condiments I would have added salt and perhaps some hot sauce.
roasted vegetables and cheese pita
The goat and boursin cheese salad had roasted red peppers, roasted mushrooms, goat and garlic boursin cheese mixed together, almonds, citrus vinaigrette dressing and lettuce. There was a nice volume of mushrooms, just a small bit of red peppers, a glob of the cheese (which was good, but small) and mostly just lettuce without enough dressing. It was disappointing. 
goat and boursin cheese salad
I'm sure we did not have the best they had to offer as we were going vegetarian and the orzo pasta they recommended was very good. I'm sure if we'd gotten some meat sandwiches we'd have had an even better experience. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Agave - Atlanta, Georgia

We visited Atlanta in early January and thought our timing was bad - it was about 26 degrees when we got off our airplane - in the afternoon. A month later we look back and say our timing was pretty good. It was just a week or two later that snow and ice stranded people on the freeways for up to 13 hours and I was extremely glad that was not us. 

We checked out Yelp and decided to visit the restaurant Agave. I was skeptical about eating New Mexican food in Atlanta. I've had bad Mexican food most everywhere outside the southwest. But this was different. Very good and won me over.  The Hatch Green Chile Stew with beef, potatoes, chiles and corn was thick, meaty and had a nice subtle heat, with an after burn. Given the cold, and I was near the door and would catch a draft when people came in or left, it was the perfect dish to warm up with. 
Agave in Atlanta
Hatch green chile stew.
We had guacamole, which was a little watery, and salsa, which was also watery, but had a nice bite. These were just okay. 

The best item we had was the Beef and Pepper Poblano Chile Relleno: a roasted Poblano pepper stuffed with steak and white Mexican cheese, in a tomato and serrano pepper puree which had just a bit of a kick to it. Poblanos are large, have a relatively strong taste, and the roasting added a nice charred element. Truly a 5 star dish. 
Beef and pepper poblano chile relleno in tomato and serrano pepper puree.
The Chile and Lime Fish Tacos were different from what I expected. They were more like light mini burritos with lots of cabbage and a nice lime touch.  They were okay, but not in the league with the stew or Poblano relleno. 
Chile and lime fish tacos.
Judy got a Southwestern Burrito with Hatch Green Chile Stew. I had a bite of the burrito and it was good. I've not had much New Mexican food, and what I'd had I didn't love. But I would go back for more of this. It was a fun and good meal. 
Southwestern burrito

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Index - Restaurants

The following restaurants are sorted by country, with the United States first and then the rest of the countries in alphabetical order. Within the U.S., the restaurants are sorted by state and city.

United States of America
     Alabama
          Mobile
               Mediterranean Sandwich Co.
          Monroeville
               Mel's Dairy Dream
          Montgomery
               True
     Alaska  
          Anchorage
               Rustic Goat
          Denali NP
               229 Parks
               Denali Salmon Bake
          Homer
               Fat Olives
               The Little Mermaid
          Juneau
               Tracy's King Crab Shack 
          Ketchikan
               Annabelle's Famous Keg and Chowder House
          Seward
               The Cookery
          Talkeetna
               Talkeetna Roadhouse 
     Arizona
          Phoenix
               Chino Bandito  
                Matt's Big Breakfast 
     Arkansas
          Hot Springs
               Smokin' In Style BBQ
          Little Rock
               Whole Hog Cafe
     California
          Anaheim
               Mamounia Authentic Moroccan Cuisine    
          Cabazon
               Wheel Inn   
          Crockett
               The Dead Fish Crab House and Prime Rib  
          Colton
                Island Breeze Jamaican Cuisine 
               Maria's Cafe 
          Diamond Bar
               Diamond Palace Chinese Seafood
          Eagle Rock
               The Oinkster  
               Polka Polish 
          Lee Vining
               Whoa Nellis Deli 
          Loma Linda
               Mr. Kebab 
          Los Angeles
               Anamaria's Mexican Food 
               Animal
               Antojitos Bibi
               Bestia
               Bottega Louie  
               Cafe Gratitude 
               Canter's Delicatessen 
               Eggslut
               Haejangchon Dolgooi Restaurant 
               Hwal Uh Kwang Jang
               Jaragua Salvadoran Restaurant
               Lala's Argentine Grill     
               Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant
               Mo-Chica  
               Palms Thai Restaurant  
               Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine 
               Real Food Daily: Organic Vegan Cuisine
               Rinconcito Guatemalteco  
               Versailles 
               Wurstkuche 
               Beverly Hills
                    Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant  
                    Red Medicine 
               Boyle Heights
                    Guisados  
              Culver City
                    Ford's Filling Station  
               Echo Park
                    Sage Organic Vegan Bistro  
               Koreatown
                    Tahoe Galbi
               Pasadena
                    Green Street Tavern
                    Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse
               Santa Monica
                    Huckleberry
                    Qusqo  
                    Ramayani 
               Silver Lake
                    Flore Vegan Cuisine    
               Venice
                    Baby Blues B.B.Q.
          Ontario
               King's Fish House  [Lobster roe and tomalley], [raw oysters], [soft-shell crab]
         Palm Springs
               Le Vallauris  
         Rancho Cucamonga
               Afghan Palace Cuisine 
               Bright Star Thai Vegan 
          Redlands
               Cuca's 
               Dhat Island Caribbean Creole 
               Innabi Mediterranean Grill & New York Deli 
               La Costa Mariscos
               Red Chili Szechwan Cuisine
               Tokyo [yellowtail collar], [salmon collar], [soft-shell crab
               Watercress Vietnamese Bistro
          Riverside
               Oasis Vegetarian Cafe 
          San Bernardino
               Amapola Rico Taco
               El Rico Pollo 
               Gazzolo's 
               Le Rendezvous Restaurant 
               Los Altos
               Lotus Garden [sole], [Peking style goose
               Mitla Cafe 
          Santa Barbara
               Brophy Bros. Restaurant and Clam Bar 
               Jane
          San Luis Obispo
               Splash Cafe  
          San Francisco
               Incanto
          Solvang
               Olsen's Danish Village Bakery  
          Upland
               Loving Hut 
          Victorville
               Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe
          West Covina
               Penang
               Salo-Salo Grill  
          Westminster
               Quan Hy Restaurant 
          Yermo
               Peggy Sue's Diner
          Yosemite National Park
               Sunrise High Sierra Camp 
               Tuolumne Meadows Grill 
          Yucaipa
               Angus McCurdy's
     Colorado
          Denver
               Buckhorn Exchange
               Ted's Montana Grill  
          Frisco
               Carlos Miguel's Mexican Bar and Grill 
          Morrison
               The Fort
     Delaware
          Wilmington
               Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront  
     Florida
          Crystal River
               Dan's Clam Stand  
          Fort Meade
               Just Ribs
          Key West
               The Cafe    
          Kissimmee
               King O Falafel  
          Miami Beach
               Joe's Stone Crab 
          Naples
               Lagoona Grille Restaurant and Bar
          Orlando
               Dandelion Communitea Cafe     
          St. Augustine
               The Floridian  
           Winter Park
                Cafe 118 Degrees 
     Georgia
          Atlanta
               Agave
               Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles  
          Savannah
               Olde Pink House   
     Iowa 
          Des Moines
               Proof
          West Branch
               Reid's Beans Coffee Shoppe  
     Kansas
          Kansas City
               Joe's Kansas City Barb-B-Que
          Topeka
               RowHouse Restaurant
          Wamego
               Friendship House
     Maine
          Kennebunkport
               The Clam Shack 
               Mabel's Lobster Claw 
          Wells
               Maine Diner 
     Massachusetts  
          Boston
               Barking Crab 
          Plymouth
               Cabby Shack 
     Minnesota
          Duluth
               Northern Waters Smokehaus
          Grand Marais
               Angry Trout Cafe
          Knife River
               Russ Kendall's Smoke House
          Minneapolis
               Piccolo
               Sea Salt Eatery
     Missouri
          Kansas City
               Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue
               Gram & Dun
     Nebraska 
          Florence
               Mouth of the South Southern Grub
          Lincoln
               Sebastian's Table
     New Hampshire
          Henniker
               Daniel's Restaurant and Pub         
          Manchester
               Cafe MoMo 
     New York
          New York City
               Halal Guys Cart - 53rd and 6th 
               Mulberry Meat Market
               Red Rooster   
               Shake Shack 
               Taim Falafel & Smoothie Bar 
     Oklahoma
          Norman
               The Earth Cafe and Deli
          Oklahoma City
               Cattlemen's Steakhouse
     Oregon
          Gearhart
               Pacific Way Cafe and Bakery  
          Lincoln City
               Barnacle Bill's Seafood Market  
          Newport
               Deep End Cafe
               Fish Peddler's Market
               Mo's 
          Portland
               Food Carts - Poh Boy, Moroccan, Dumplings and Fried Fish
          The Dalles
               Cousin's  
          Tillamook
               Blue Heron French Cheese Co.
               Tillamook Cheese Factory 
     South Carolina
          Charleston
               FIG (Food Is Good) 
               Hominy Grill 
          Columbia
               Lamb's Bread Vegan Cafe
     South Dakota
          Custer
               Blue Bell Lodge
               Sylvan Lake Lodge
          Rapid City
               Everest Cuisine
          Wall
               Wall Drug
     Texas
          Adkins
               Texas Pride Barbecue  
          Dallas
               Cafe 43
               Meddlesome Moth
               Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
          Elgin
               Southside Market and Barbeque  
          Fort Worth
               Railhead Smokehouse
          Kemah
               T-Bone Tom's 
          San Antonio
               Augies Barbed Wire Smoke House 
               Joseph's Storehouse
               Taqueria Los Portillos  
          Texarkana
               Naaman's Championship BBQ
     Utah
          Heber City
               Dairy Keen
          Kamas
               Mirror Lake Diner
          Manti
               Dirk's Farmhouse Restaurant 
          Orem
               Eliane French Bakery
          Provo
               Communal Restaurant
          Saint George
               Black Bear Diner
               George's Corner Restaurant and Pub
          Salt Lake City
               Lone Star Taqueria  
               MacCools Public House
               Moochie's
               Mrs. Backer's Pastry Shop    
               Pat's Barbecue  
               Red Iguana 
               Takashi
     Vermont
          Waterbury
               Hen of the Wood 
     Washington
          Bellevue  
               Cactus
          Chelan
               Riverwalk Cafe
          East Wenatchee
               Fonda Oaxaquena
          Seattle
               Pike Place Market
     West Virginia
          Davis
               Hellbender Burritos
     Wisconsin
          Cedarburg
               Amy's Gourmet Apples   
          Madison
               Graze
               The Old Fashioned  
          Milwaukee
               Buckleys Restaurant & Bar
               Kegel's Inn   
Albania
     Berat
          Hotel Restorant Mangalemi  
Austria
     Melk
          Restaurant Zur Post
 Bosnia & Herzegovina
     Mostar
          Sadrvan 
     Sarajevo
          Inat Kuca
     Roadside spit-roasted lamb  
Bulgaria 
     Nessebar
          Restaurant 
Canada 
     Montreal
          Au Cinquieme Peche 
          Boulangerie Premiere Moisson
     Vancouver
          Forage
          Granville Market
     Whitehorse
          Burnt Toast Cafe
China
     Beijing
          Food of Beijing
          Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant  
Croatia
     Dubrovnik
          Ark A Restaurant
     Split
          Croatian Markets  
Czech Republic
     Kutna Hora
          Dacicky
     Prague
          Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant
          Food of Czech Republic
          Zlaty Dvur
Denmark
     Copenhagen
          Copenhagen Radisson Blu  
          Lumpfish Roe  
Egypt
     Cairo
          Al Bustan Grill Restaurant
Estonia
          Tallinn
                Fish & Wine
Finland
     Porvoo
          Timbaali Restaurant   
Germany
     Cologne
          Herings im Martinswinkel
     Lubeck
          Lubeck Radisson Blu  
          Schiffergesellschaft
    Munich
          Airport [packaged octopus]
Ghana
     Elmina
          Coconut Grove Beach Resort   
          Coconut Grove Bridge House  
Greece
     Athens
          Athens Meat and Fish Market
          Bread - Feta and Spinach Stuffed  
          Psaras Fish Taverna  
          Restaurant 
     Delphi
          Patrikomas's Tavern
Hungary  
     Budapest
          Fakanal Etterem Restaurant
          Nagyi Palacsintazoja  (Granny's Pancake House)
          Trofea Grill
Israel
     Jaffa
          Abulafia
          Dr. Shakshuka
     Jerusalem
          Family Restaurant
Japan
     Tokyo
          Conveyor Belt Sushi
          Horse Restaurant  
          Tsukiji Fish Market
Jordan
     Amman
          The Balad
          Burj Al Hamam
          Fakhr El-Din Restaurant
          Reem Al Bawadi Restaurant
Kenya
     Carnivore Restaurant - Nairobi   
     Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel   
     Sarova Lion Hill 
     Sarova Shaba
     Serena Mara  
     Serena Mountain Lodge   
Kosovo
     Prevalla
          Sharr Cheese  
     Prizren
          Caffe Bar Arasta
Macedonia
     Ohrid
          Damar Restaurant 
          Summer Garden Kaneo 
     Skopje
          Vinotueka Temov 
Mexico
     Puerto Penasco
          Friendly Dolphin 
Montenegro 
     Kotor
          Restaurant Pizzeria Giardino
Morocco   
     Ait Ben Haddou
          L'Oasis D'Or   
     Fez
          La Medina Restaurant   
          Riad Laaroussa
          Snail Soup  
     Marrakech
          Chez Lamine Hadj Mustapha   
          Faim d'Epices
          Riad Badi   
          Sheep's Head
     Meknes
          Restaurant Traiteur
     Merzouga
          Bivouac Merzouga Experience
     Midelt
          Hotel Taddart
     Rissani
          Camel Milk  
     Skoura
          L'Ma Lodge 
Netherlands
     Amsterdam
          Reypenaer Cheese Tasting  
Norway
     Oslo
          DS Louise Restaurant
          Oslo Hotel Bristol  
Peru  
     Aguas Calientes
          Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
     Cusco
          Incanto 
     Lima
          Brujas De Cachiche
     Puerto Maldonado
          Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Russia
     Moscow
          Russian Blini  
          Moscow Marriott  
          Russian Sausage 
Serbia 
     Krcedin
          Zekin Salas 
Slovenia
     Bled
          Cream Cake at Vila Ajda
Tanzania
     Serena Ngorongoro
     Serena Serengeti   
Turkey  
     Istanbul
          Beyaz Balik Restaurant 
          Erguvan Hotel Breakfast 
          Spice Market 
Cruises
     Emerald Princess