A few months back Coralie and I were sitting at a bar of Piatti in La Jolla, enjoying a glass of wine and chatting with the bartender. It was a great place to relax, catch up, and watch the hustle and bustle of the dinner rush as we waited for our table. A waiter came up with an empty tray and the bartender began filling it — but suddenly I realized they weren’t serving wine, they were serving heaven. 😀

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Mexico: Lobster in Puerto Nuevo

Three of my absolute most favorite things:

  1. Good friends
  2. Seeing new sights
  3. Delicious food

Add them all together and you have me in bliss 🙂

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Brazil: Moqueca de Namorado

Namorado, which means boyfriend in Portuguese, also refers to the type of fish used in this “moqueca” which is a specialty of Northeastern Brazil (state of Bahia and surrounding regions).

While in Rio, I decided to show Lin Santa Teresa, an artist neighborhood in the style of Montmartre nestled on the top of a hill with breathtaking views of the city. After a grueling couple of hours in buses and metro trying to get there, we landed on a quaint restaurant playing live jazz in the middle of the afternoon. We had to make a stop and see what this place was all about.

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