Europe

“Majesty, and beauty and repose, A blended holiness of earth and sky.”

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Loni Stark
10.23.2010

Suddenly my itinerary which included a visit to Musée d’Orsay, a cabaret at the Moulin Rouge, and some Parisian cuisine seemed like an incomplete masterpiece without a day in front of a stove.

Louvre Paris Saturday Morning
Answers
BY | 07.24.10

Flash! And there is was, a slightly blurred image of Nike of Samothrace.

Their special dessert consists of a cappaccino and four dessert samplers. I felt like a kid in a candy store. Did I ever tell you I had a sweet tooth?
Sweet Tooth
BY | 06.11.10

Paired with the pure, unadulterated butter, the combination made we think I was simultaneously in heaven and hell.

The restaurant is flooded with a warm, rosy glow. Menus are on large chalk boards that are set on chairs. When the restaurant started to get busy, it was quite a sight to see so many of these boards erected across the restaurants landscape.
Risotto Bliss
BY | 05.08.10

For my main course, I decided to order the Coquilles Saint-Jacques avec risotto reggiano (scallops and risotto).

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Around the world
BY | 04.17.10

Of all the beautiful sights, sounds and tastes of Paris, it is the Eiffel Tower that has stood out as its most prominent symbol. It was the tallest building from its inception, as the entry way for the 1889 World’s Fair, until 1930 when the Chrysler building in New York City was erected. Although it […]

Pret a Manger provides fresh food on the go. Swank music plays while my eyes skim across all the appetizing choices for lunch.
Ready to eat
BY | 04.10.10

It didn’t take long after landing in London to find myself wooed by several Pret a Manger eateries along the busy, wet sidewalks. The last time I was in London if you recall, I fell in love with Pret a Manger’s Hoisin Duck Wrap (“Pret a Manger? Abso-bloody-lutely!“) and it was only a matter of […]

A sampling of handmade chocolates from my chocolate making class at L'Atelier des Sens on a Paris morning. Beautiful views outside my balcony.
Sweet Moments
BY | 04.10.10

Sunday morning in Paris was a truly indulgent experience. I had spent the previous day making and sampling chocolates at a course taught by Mélanie Dupuis, Chef pâtissière at L’Atelier des Sens. As with almost all cooking classes, I departed after three hours of true immersion of the senses with a wonderful box of chocolates. […]

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Buns from Bath
BY | 05.26.09

While visiting Bath, England and touring the famous Roman Baths, I did manage to stroll around the streets of Bath which were very walkable. I enjoyed the adventures of turning around a corner and finding another interesting discovery. One of the places I stopped into was Sally Lunn’s which offers a restaurant on the main […]

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Stark Insider
BY | 04.25.09

It was a Sunday so after walking around the beautiful courtyard, I was fortunate to also witness a service taking place.