Zurich’s Chocolate Heaven

Zurich, August 2011 – You may already know about my sweet tooth from my previous posts, Pink Robes & Cherry Soup at Ritz Paris and Ladurée: A Little Taste of Paris. The mere mention of macarons brings me to more thoughts on – well, macarons…. I had long believed that the macaron was either a…

Café Tomaselli

Salzburg, June 2015 – If there were an Austrian café institution, it would be the 300-years old Café Tomaselli. If it was good enough for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, it is good enough for Mr. King and me.  Café Tomaselli was a favorite hangout for the prodigy composer. Speaking of Wolfgang, it was another Wolfgang and…

Café Sacher Salzburg

Salzburg, June 2015 – During my recent family vacation in Salzburg, we enjoyed several meals at the Café Sacher. Situated inside the legendary Hotel Sacher, the Café is decorated in Sacher’s signature burgundy red upholstery, crystal chandeliers – exerting old world charms. Aside from their famed pastries and cakes, they serve excellent savory dishes as…

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Salzburg, June 2015 – Being a big fan of “The Sound of Music”, I made it a family vacation to visit Salzburg – home of this fantastic musical film. My 3-year old son, Little K enjoyed Salzburg, and he loved Hotel Sacher. Everyone was attentive, and unexpectedly, the hotel was very kid-friendly. Hotel Sacher is…

Austria’s National Dishes

Vienna, April 2011 – Vienna is world-famous for its Wiener Schnitzel, Sacher torte, chocolate and Viennese coffee, and one can comprehend why after tasting these culinary delights in Vienna! Wiener Schnitzel Austria’s national dish is Wiener Schnitzel, (German for Viennese Schnitzel) a bread-crumbed, thin slice of veal that is deep-fried.   An outstanding Wiener Schnitzel is not oily…

Petit Déjeuner at Ladurée Paris

Paris, October 2014 – Breakfast (or in French, petit déjeuner) is my favorite meal of the day. How you start your day is how the rest of the day will go! Mr. King, Little K (my toddler son) and I had a charming breakfast at Ladurée’s Champs-Elysées Salón de té on a warm, sunny autumn…

The Rosebery Afternoon Tea, London

This fall, Mr. King and I were glad to be back at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, and we were delighted with the elegant and sumptuous afternoon tea at The Rosebery. It was a pleasant surprise since this tea room was not present during our previous stay in 2011. Named after Lord Rosebery, The…

Prêt-à-Portea London

London, October 2014 – I had just missed the London Fashion Week. Luckily, I caught the fashionista’s afternoon tea fittingly called “Prêt-à-Portea “at Berkeley Hotel! In its ninth year, Prêt-à-Portea is a medley of edible delights inspired by the catwalk. For my tea, it was the last few days of serving up the Spring/Summer 2014…