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Enter to win an Austrian Dinner Party: #myaustrianevening

An Amazing Austrian Dinner Party: Enter to Win Your Own #MyAustrianEvening

It was an amazing evening of spätzle, strudel and no shortage of Gemütlichkeit. In other words, it was a true Austrian dinner party, starting with Grüner Veltliner Sekt poured into Riedel glassware to accompany foie-gras cones and Wiener Schnitzel canapés and ending with Zweigelt Eiswein and Sacher Torte, the legendary chocolate cake from Hotel Sacher in Vienna. We sat around a table […]

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Just a small snippet of Gingerbread Lane at New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY... #gingerbread #christmas

A Trip Down Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science

What takes 2,250 pounds of icing, 415 pounds of dough and 17 pounds of candy corns? That would be Gingerbread Lane, and you can find 152 houses along this most coveted address at the New York Hall of Science (aka NYSci) in Queens, NY. We visited for the first time this past Saturday, and it […]

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The final four courses of our Il Lago tasting menu at the Four Seasons Geneva. From top left: lobster risotto, cheese tortelli, sea bass and roasted pineapple with ice cream and crumble.

Italian Indulgence: Tasting Menu at Il Lago at The Four Seasons Geneva

A delicious six-course Italian tasting menu overlooking Lake Geneva? Yes please! Not only did we have an unforgettable stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Des Bergues Geneva, but we also had an unforgettable meal at Il Lago, the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant. Switzerland borders Italy, and 6.5% of Switzerland speaks Italian (typically Swiss Italian) as […]

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Farmers Market in Aljezur, Portugal. Photo by Cassar Photography.

Dining in Aljezur, Portugal: Bacalhau, Medronho and More

With all of the surfing, hiking and general beach-ing you’re bound to be doing in Aljezur and the surrounding area, you’re bound to work up an appetite. For the self-catering types, you can check out Aljezur’s Mercado Municipal, which is located in the square just near the bridge in town. It offers for purchase fresh fish, fruit and vegetables every day.
If you prefer to let someone else do the cooking for you, there are numerous restaurants in the area serving excellent Portuguese cuisine…

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Kivik, Sweden, has the most beautiful roses!

Kivik, Sweden: A Charming Fishing Village in Skane

There are beautiful roses in Kivik, a charming fishing village located in Skane, the southernmost county in Sweden. So beautiful that they don’t even look real! That’s because Sweden can be a bit rainy and then sunny and then rainy again. You know that phrase, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a little while”? I had had always heard that for Ithaca, NY, and Scotland, and it’s certainly true for Sweden in the summer as well. Southern Sweden is covered in lush, green rolling hills and accented with bright flowers, and I guess you just can’t get those colors without a little rain, which we experienced last July.

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Malbec World Day celebrated at The Metropolitan Museum

Celebrating World Malbec Day at The Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a wonderful place to visit any time, but attending a party there afterhours on World Malbec Day was truly special. On April 17, Wines of Argentina celebrated World Malbec Day with a walk-around tasting at the Charles Engelhard Court in the American Wing of the Museum. Not only was the setting spectacular, but there were tango dancers and live music. The Argentines know how to throw a party!

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