Undamaged by the bombs of World War II, the university town of Heidelberg has long drawn tourists to its historic sandstone core, sandwiched between the Neckar River and a romantic half-ruined hilltop castle. Our stay here at the ideally situated Heidelberg Suites proved to be disappointing, but the staff’s restaurant recommendations were excellent. I felt [...]
Though I’ve long been a fan of Vail, I’ve been migrating to nearby Beaver Creek in recent years, and that held true again this year. I spent most of my time on the slopes in the eastern part of Beaver Creek, which meant lunch in the village proper. Thanks to the well-situated escalators, this is an easy proposition.
You may have better luck with restaurant tables than hotel rooms in Park City this week. Should you be visiting for the Sundance Film Festival, I heartily recommend the three following restaurants, which I recently reviewed in the Hideaway Report as part of my Deer Valley coverage.
There is a long and circuitous origin myth on the menu of the Tadich Grill, which sits in San Francisco’s Financial District three blocks off the Embarcadero. Suffice to say that it’s been around in one Croatian-American guise or another since 1849, when it began as a waterfront coffee tent during the [...]
One of the unexpected pleasures of my recent trip to Poland was the excellent quality of the food in the country’s restaurants. With the Polish economy thriving, the dining scenes in Warsaw, Krakow, and Sopot are thriving, and we had some memorably good meals. Here’s a selection of addresses that I enjoyed, plus one to [...]
A couple of years ago, I had an excellent dinner and one of the best Bloody Marys of my life at Larkspur in Vail. In my absence, Thomas Salamunovich, the chef/owner of Larkspur, opened Avondale in the new Westin Riverfront in Avon (just outside Beaver Creek). This lively 70-seat space features a long bar (where [...]
Grand hotel dining rooms in Paris used to be the last refuge of the gastronomically timid. Tucked away behind the potted palms, weary travelers could be assured of waiters who spoke English and a kitchen that wouldn’t spring an exotic sauce on anyone who just wanted a steak. Some hotels, notably the Ritz, had always [...]