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lobster with steamed red potatoesFish House Grill
1 West St
Bar Harbor, Maine
Ph: (207) 288-3070

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Reading the information on the Bar Harbor stop on our Autumn Escape dance cruise I learned that one of the things we had to do was indulge in lobster.

Lobster is BIG in Bar Harbor - at least all the restaurants catering for us hordes of tourists off the cruise...

The Foie Gras CreationsParadou
8 Little West 12th Street,
New York
Ph: 212-463-8345 or Reserve Online 

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 Of several terrific meals I enjoyed on this annual visit to New York  I must say that our dinner at Paradou stands out and the main reason is the sinfully delicious Carte de Foie Gras creations that we shared for appetizers.

I had selected Paradou for dinner after our matinee musical, Billy Elliott,...

my yummy omeletteJoeDoe
45 E. 1st Street
New York
Ph: 212-780-0262  or Reserve Online

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Sunday morning and my last day in New York for this visit. A relaxed morning with a late brunch was what I needed and Mike said he knew just the place for brunch. We meandered slowly through the narrow streets of Soho and the East Village and came up to...

Natsumi Restaurant
226 West 50th Street, between B'way and 8th Ave
New York
Ph:  212- 258-2988  or Reserve Online

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Quite out of character for me,  I had not  got round to researching and making a dinner reservation for the evening when we were going to see the musical, Fela at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. I picked up my theatre tickets and then decided to wander around and spontaneously pick...

grilled peppered shrimpWest  Bank Cafe,
407 West 42nd Street
New York
Ph: 212-695-6909  or Reserve Online

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While I was picking up my tickets for The Screwtape Letters I asked the box-office person for a few suggestions for somewhere to have dinner.  One recommendation was for the West Bank Cafe, a block away from the theatre, so I strolled back along 8th Avenue and turned west on...

tuna tartare with quail's eggVox Populi,
755 Boylston Street, Boston.
Ph: (617) 424-8300
On the Autumn East Coast Dance Cruise, our ship, the Queen Mary 2, called in at Boston harbour for a day. After taking one of the Boston Duck tours, a friend and I went shopping. I was hoping to find an elegant black and white dress for one of the formal nights on board.

rib eye steak with pont neuf potatoFive Sails at the Pan Pacific Hotel
999 Canada Place,
Vancouver, BC
Ph: 604-844-2855 or Reserve Online

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Last July on a brief visit to Chicago for a conference, my Chicago friends showed me some of their favorite restaurants and I enjoyed dining at Boka, Perennial, Takashi and at Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago....

spicy tuna tartareTapastree Restaurant
1829 Robson St
Vancouver, BC
Ph: (604) 606-4680 or Reserve Online

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Although I live downtown, there are so many excellent places to eat south-east of Burrard Street that I have spent little time checking out restaurants around the Denman Street area and the West End. But this evening we were going...

Bison carpaccioAdesso Bistro
1906 Haro Street,
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-568-9975 or Reserve Online
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We were heading off to see Singing in the Rain at Theatre Under the Stars  at  the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park so we thought a restaurant in the West End would work well for us. I had  previously dined at the Haro Street location when It was Parkside , but...

hamachi sashimiMarket by Jean-Georges
1128 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Ph: (604) 689-1120 or Reserve Online

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I have enjoyed two dinner meals at Market by Jean-Georges and on both occasions have been impressed by both the quality of the food, and the impeccable service.  I also had the opportunity to sample the black truffle fontina cheese  pizza and the rice cracker-crusted seared tuna on...


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