Eat

When we eat while travelling, we test the whole spectrum of possibilities: from the hole in wall nobody but the locals know about, to the new and exiting creations from chefs all over the world. We plan some of these experiences, but leave plenty of opportunity open to ask locals where to eat, and follow their lead. 

August 22, 2017

Buenos Aires- As everyone knows Italian culture and gastronomy has an enduring influence in Argentina. But this place, La Pecora Nera, is simply outstanding. The Argentinian chef, Daniel Hansen, creates a delicious Italian Mediterranean cuisine that is heaven (and we k...

August 19, 2017

Florence- Buca dell' Orafo is a tiny basement wine cellar turned intro a restaurant near medieval Ponte Vecchio. I have to confess I just wandered in because it's so picture perfect it resembles a still life painting. I knew nothing about the menu or had any recommenda...

August 18, 2017

Monter o Novo- The Small Detour is about being spontaneous while traveling so you can let yourself be carried away by the surprises that can be found when you leave your schedule behind. This was a great one last April. During our road trip around Portugal and Spain, o...

April 10, 2017

Toledo- My beloved husband likes to celebrate a marathon for my birthday every year, in amazing destinations (it helps that my birthday is during Spring Break). Last year it was the Ring Road trip around Iceland. This year it was another wonderful road trip through the...

April 4, 2017

Lisbon- In this magical city which we adore, if you know good food, you have to start by eating at one of chef Jose Avillez restaurants. We tried his newest one, Bairro Do Avillez.  There are no words for the sheer magic Avillez creates in the kitchen. Don't leave...

February 28, 2017

New Orleans- It's Mardi Gras 2017 in New Orleans! I love the vibe and soul of this city so much. Here are I am with my husband taking a photo through the window of Arnaulds and Remoulade two of our favorite restaurants in Nola⚜ (they are really one place divided in two...

April 14, 2016

Iceland- This could very well be the best Bloody Mary ever! Near Reikjavik almost at the end of completing the entire Ring Road around the island, we took The Small Detour and by sheer luck found Friðheimar, where a local family grows tomatoes all year round, despite I...

April 3, 2014

Japan- The Tsukiji Market its unavoidable if you visit Tokyo, and for good reason. It is the largest wholesale fish market in the planet. The Tuna Auction in Tsukiji Fish Market, for example, has been operating for 20 generations. It's an unforgettable experience to se...

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