Traditional Kyoto Sweets at Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten 鍵善良房 本店 (Gion)


I just got back from Kyoto, and really want to share one of the best-kept secrets among the locals in Gion — Kagizen Yoshifuza. It’s a renowned sweet shop established as long ago as the mid-Edo period, and and has been making traditional Kyoto sweets for hundreds of years! The shop is quaint but elegant, […]

Michelin Guide ★: Lasai Restaurante, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Lasai is a modern and elegant Basque-inspired restaurant headed up by Chef Rafa Costa e Silva. It features local ingredients, and one of the most exceptional interpretations of vegetable dishes I’ve ever tried. Don’t believe me? See for yourself! When we first arrived, we were ushered to the rooftop bar which was lit with fairy […]

Michelin Guide ★: Olympe, Rio de Janeiro


It was such a pleasure meeting the team behind one of the World’s 100 Best restaurants, and one of Latin America’s 50 Best! Chef  Thomas Troisgros takes over from his dad Claude, and their work is a culmination of 38 years of research on the best of local produce. We really enjoyed trying ingredients like […]

Jamón Ibérico and Sherry Tasting


On a random Thursday night, Sean and I decided to begin our education on Jamón Ibérico and Sherry. Pim Pam, which we’d both loved the last time we visited, was holding an Iberico Ham Fiesta and was featuring a live carving station of Joselito’s Vintage Iberico Ham 2009. Basically, a unique 9-year-old hulk of delicious […]