Restaurant Reviews: Dear Jervois, Auckland, New Zealand

My lovely Airbnb hostess in Auckland took great pride in reminding me that New Zealand was famous for the hipster nature of its coffee, having invented the notorious flat white.  Is it just me or is a flat white basically a small latte? Anyhoo, both she and my friend Anthony said that there was a … Continue reading Restaurant Reviews: Dear Jervois, Auckland, New Zealand

Restaurants: 2nd Visit – Bocanáriz, Santiago, Chile

This is a quickie review - you can find the original (glowing) review here...  This is a grumpy response.  I'll admit it, my expectations were raised by the excellent lunch I had a few days earlier.  This time, I was drawn in by the wine flights for which this place is renowned. I ordered my … Continue reading Restaurants: 2nd Visit – Bocanáriz, Santiago, Chile

Restaurants: Bocanáriz, Lastarria District, Santiago, Chile

Restaurant recommendations are not something I normally take or note down from strangers.  But an American couple I met in Uruguay forced me to take out my phone and note down the name 'Bocanáriz' for my visit to Santiago. When browsing on Google Maps, I spotted that name and realised it was the place they … Continue reading Restaurants: Bocanáriz, Lastarria District, Santiago, Chile

Restaurants: Quotidiano, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Am I still writing blog posts about Argentina? I sure am! Last couple to tidy things up and make the trip complete.  Late in my visit, I discovered Quotidiano, an Italian-style restaurant in Recoleta which WASN'T hyper expensive (shock!). Reviews showed that they were best known for light but delicious pasta dishes. The prospect of … Continue reading Restaurants: Quotidiano, Recoleta, Buenos Aires