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One of the Most Unique Dining Experiences in the World

San Francisco’s In Situ By Bob & Sue By offering the signature recipes of many of the world’s greatest chefs, Michelin 3-star chef Corey Lee of Benu and his executive chef Brandon Rodgers have made In Situ, located in the renovated Museum of Modern Art, one of the most unique dining experiences in the world. The…  Read More

Paris Bistro Favorites

A Few Paris Gems By Bob & Sue In addition to our favorite Michelin 3- and 2-star restaurants (L’Astrance, Le Cinq, L’Ambroisie, Pierre Gagnaire, Jean Francoise Piege, and L’Atelier Robuchon), we enjoyed some exciting meals in smaller venues and bistros:   Chez Georges This old fashioned bistro delivers classic dishes as well as anyone in…  Read More

Memorable Comfort Food in Chicago

Where to Find Great Comfort Food in the Windy City By Bob & Sue In addition to three of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Chicago—Grace, Alinea and 16 at the Trump—we enjoyed several first time places for memorable comfort food: Credit: Huge Galdones Momotaro This large Japanese restaurant offers delicious sushi and high-quality small…  Read More

Momofuku Ko

Mind-Bending Combinations of Flavors & Textures By Bob & Sue Now in expanded space off First Street in the East Village, Momofuku Ko has been one of New York City’s most challenging reservations for the past eight years. With a cook centric open kitchen where diners face each other at a U-shaped counter, Chef David…  Read More

Austin City Bites

Austin City Bites By Bob & Sue A weekend in the country’s fastest growing city (which embraces its reputation for being weird, as well as the Live Music Capital of the World) included memorable dinners at a prominent food critic’s three favorite restaurants: Qui Credit: Nicolai McCrary Philippine native Paul Qui delivers an eclectic combination of…  Read More

Slightly North of Broad

Slightly North of Broad By Bob & Sue Flying only slightly under the radar of the big name chefs in town, Frank Lee delivers innovative fare representative of the best in Carolina Low Country cooking. The seasonal soft shell crabs are crusted in cornmeal and served on green pea coulis with a green garlic custard and…  Read More

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen

Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon By Bob & Sue Chef Jeremy Fox (ex-Ubuntu and Manresa) offers creative dishes and a thoughtful wine list in this trendy, casual restaurant. Vegetarians will love the beets with quinoa, avocado, blood orange and pistachio; the fresh peas with pecorino, mint, black pepper and red wine vinegar; and the white yams…  Read More

Where to Splurge in Northern California

Eating at California’s Five Michelin 3 Stars By Bob & Sue With the elevation of Manresa to three stars for 2016, Northern California now has five of the 13 Michelin 3-star restaurants in the United States. We ate at all five in nine days during our recent anniversary celebration in January. These five great chefs…  Read More

Georges Blanc in Vonnas, France

Delicious French Comfort Food By Bob & Sue Picking the one greatest comfort food restaurant in the world would be challenging. But in France, naming the best Michelin 3 star comfort food restaurant might quickly focus on George Blanc, east of Macon. This is because of its two great signature dishes known for the simplicity…  Read More

Eating in Beaune, France in the Heart of Burgundy

Where to Eat in the Heart of Burgundy By Bob & Sue The most interesting food is not always found in the Michelin-starred restaurants, but often in the local bistros. During our six days in Burgundy recently, we had many memorable experiences in the city of Beaune and surrounding areas: Le Bistro At the gathering place for many…  Read More

Ai Fiori

Beautiful Cuisine from the Italian Riviera By Bob & Sue As the sister restaurant of Michael White’s Marea, Ai Fiori has a Michelin star and an exciting Italian menu. We had a hard time choosing among the many interesting courses but started with the lobster veloute, the chilled corn soup with crab, and a crudo of fluke with American sturgeon…  Read More

Bob & Sue Dine in Washington, D.C.

Eating in the Capital By Bob & Sue We love visiting Washington, D.C., which has become one of the great food cities on the East Coast because of its variety of restaurants and emergence of several destination chefs. While we did not visit a José Andrés or Michael Richard restaurant on this trip, we have…  Read More

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Always Special By Bob & Sue We visited both of Robuchon’s Paris Ateliers and enjoyed many different small plates including langoustine ravioli, foie gras hamburger sliders, iberico pork brochettes and of course the legendary Robuchon potaoes (made with decadent amounts of butter). Our all time most legendary chef appeared at the Champs-Elysees location, and we relived with him the…  Read More

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Always Special By Bob & Sue We visited both of Robuchon’s Paris Ateliers and enjoyed many different small plates including langoustine ravioli, foie gras hamburger sliders, iberico pork brochettes and of course the legendary Robuchon potaoes (made with decadent amounts of butter). Our all time most legendary chef appeared at the Champs-Elysees location, and we relived with him the…  Read More

Sun Wah Barbecue

Perfect Peking Duck By Bob & Sue In between our memorable meals at Alinea and Grace, we enjoyed Sun Wah’s perfectly prepared Peking duck with soft buns. This informal north side neighborhood restaurant attracts large crowds of appreciative diners who also enjoy the delicious egg rolls, barbecued pork, and Singapore style rice noodles. Contact 5039 N Broadway Chicago, IL…  Read More

L’Astrance

Paris’ Most Coveted Reservation By Bob & Sue This 25-seat restaurant is one of Paris’ most desired reservations and special dining experiences. At L’Astrance, Pascal Barbot’s creativity is evident in every course including the langoustine with bone marrow, poached oyster and Kombu jelly, a razor clam and veal tartare with bergamot foam and spring garlic,…  Read More

L’Astrance

Paris’ Most Coveted Reservation By Bob & Sue This 25-seat restaurant is one of Paris’ most desired reservations and special dining experiences. At L’Astrance, Pascal Barbot’s creativity is evident in every course including the langoustine with bone marrow, poached oyster and Kombu jelly, a razor clam and veal tartare with bergamot foam and spring garlic,…  Read More

Maison Pic

Doyenne of Fine Dining By Bob & Sue Anne Sophie Pic is hitting her stride as one of France’s finest chefs, fully earning her designation as the only female 3-star Michelin chef in France. Our recent meal there with Burgundy winemaker Alex Gambal was made memorable by a number of stunning courses: poached langoustines in…  Read More

Ishikawa

The Ultimate Japanese Kaiseki Meal By Bob & Sue One of Tokyo’s greatest Michelin 3 star chefs, Hideki Ishikawa features a creative tasting menu with natural umami savory flavors in every course. Among the many highlights were an unusual mackerel dumpling soup made from the bones and head of the fish, accented by ginger and…  Read More

Eating in Shanghai

China’s Modern Metropolis By Bob & Sue The food in Shanghai can be a bit sweeter and browner in color than that of its northern neighbor in Beijing, but many of the local foods are available highly spicy if you ask. Lost Heaven offers outstanding food at several locations, with dishes such as delicious kung pao…  Read More

Sushi Saito

Dine With the World’s Greatest  Sushi Chef By Bob & Sue Many knowledgeable Japanese believe Takashi Saito is now the greatest sushi chef in the world. With only seven seats and located inside a car park, Saito delivers a stunning menu using smaller cuts of the highest quality fish, specially textured rice, and the proper…  Read More

Sushi Saito

Dine With the World’s Greatest  Sushi Chef By Bob & Sue Many knowledgeable Japanese believe Takashi Saito is now the greatest sushi chef in the world. With only seven seats and located inside a car park, Saito delivers a stunning menu using smaller cuts of the highest quality fish, specially textured rice, and the proper…  Read More

Willow Road

Comfort Food Redefined By Bob & Sue Located in a refurbished Nabisco factory, New York City’s new gastrobar features creative comfort food by executive chef Todd Macdonald, who ran the kitchens at Cru and Villa Pacri. Among his many specialty dishes are spicy lamb burgers with a cilantro and sumac aioli, mac and parmesan cheese…  Read More

Willow Road

Comfort Food Redefined By Bob & Sue Located in a refurbished Nabisco factory, New York City’s new gastrobar features creative comfort food by executive chef Todd Macdonald, who ran the kitchens at Cru and Villa Pacri. Among his many specialty dishes are spicy lamb burgers with a cilantro and sumac aioli, mac and parmesan cheese…  Read More

Flocons de Sel

An Alpine Retreat By Bob & Sue At France’s newest (2012) Michelin 3 star restaurant located in the French Alps, Emmanuel Renaut offers delicious fresh fish from the local lakes, as well as vegetables and meats seasoned with mountain-grown herbs. The polenta in truffle sauce and Lake Geneva char with pea sauce was followed by quenelles of pike and…  Read More

Flocons de Sel

An Alpine Retreat By Bob & Sue At France’s newest (2012) Michelin 3 star restaurant located in the French Alps, Emmanuel Renaut offers delicious fresh fish from the local lakes, as well as vegetables and meats seasoned with mountain-grown herbs. The polenta in truffle sauce and Lake Geneva char with pea sauce was followed by quenelles of pike and…  Read More

Maison Troisgros

Gastronomic Excellence By Bob & Sue Representing the third generation of Michelin 3 star chefs at this location (the restaurant has held three stars since 1968), Michel Troisgros offers classic dishes such as grilled blue lobster in herb butter and “plin” pasta stuffed with mascarpone and parmesan in a black truffle sauce. He incorporates Asian…  Read More