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Up and Coming Chefs

Up and Coming Chefs

As wonderful as the chefs in PR are now, there will some wonderful new ones soon!

Award-winning Chefs Deepen Culinary Experience

Award-winning Chefs Deepen Culinary Experience

Three of Puerto Rico’s award-winning chefs have been named to the 2014 “Top 25 Chefs of the Caribbean “ list, by on-line magazine Caribbean Journal.

A Superb Argentinian Restaurant

A Superb Argentinian Restaurant

One of my favorite places to eat pan de agua is at Che’s, an Argentinian restaurant in Punta las Marías, bordering Isla Verde. (Calle Coaba #35, 787-726-7202). Their lemon chicken is amazingly moist and tasty; their churrasco (skirt steak) is grilled to perfection; their rice and beans is comfort-food heaven.

Great Food for Children

Great Food for Children

School breaks always offer the temptation of a warm getaway. With at least  6 or 7 weeks till then, it gives you lots of time to make your plane reservations, secure hotel accommodations and whisk yourselves off to an exotic (but familiar) destination. Exotic because undulating palm trees are not the view you see as […]

When Thinking of Getaways Think Puerto Rico's Diverse Restaurants

When Thinking of Getaways Think Puerto Rico’s Diverse Restaurants

But the restaurants of Puerto Rico should clinch your decision as to the destination. No matter if you’re lucky enough to be heading to San Juan for a company-paid business meeting, taking a get-out-of-the-cold vacation on your own dime, or thinking of improving your Latino dancing skills wi

Eat Your Heart Out on Valentine's Day

Eat Your Heart Out on Valentine’s Day

How about a sexy and glamorous dinner in a luxury hotel? You’ll find that at KOCO, in El San Juan Hotel in Isla Verde. Have a drink at the popular bar and include a few delectable shrimp from the mouth-watering raw bar, as your appetizer. Then slide into a seat in your reserved booth. Admire the beautiful room. Choose some fabulous entrees from the great menu… so many to choose from: the pan-roasted duck in passion fruit sauce is a treat! Enjoy the vibes, too.

Valentine's Day Right Around a Corner in San Juan

Valentine’s Day Right Around a Corner in San Juan

While restaurants in Puerto Rico are filled with holiday parties (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Three Kings Day) celebrations in December and January, by the time February rolls around, everybody is focused on where they are going to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Heart Day, as my kids used to call it, is all […]

Many Sublime Fine Dining Choices in Puerto Rico

Many Sublime Fine Dining Choices in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. You can enjoy American, Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Thai) Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French, Italian, Mediterranean (Greek, Turkish, Arabic) Peruvian, and Spanish cuisines… as well as traditional and modern Puerto Rican classics.

Carli's Has It All For When You Want It All

Carli’s Has It All For When You Want It All

Over the years, Tables Magazine has printed multiple reviews of Carli’s – all favorable. Each of the various reviewers wrote their articles highlighting a different part of their pleasurable experiences there. My husband and I have been there many times ourselves, not only for the marvelous menu and delicious dinners, but for the sheer pleasure of listening to Carli Muñoz on the piano.

When in San Juan Eat As The Greeks Do

When in San Juan Eat As The Greeks Do

Think, instead, about all the other cuisines on the island: tangy tzatziki, a perfect blend of Greek yogurt, chopped cucumbers and dill, served with hot pita bread. Or Italian wedding soup, thick with its little lamb and Parmesan meatballs and al dente pasta. Or delicious dim sum, in its seemingly infinite varieties. Or a taste of bouillabaisse that’s so authentically French you can feel the afternoon Marseilles sun on your face while you eat it.

    • Cranberry Sauce…Finally! November 26, 2015
      Originally posted on Hot, Cheap & Easy: I have never posted a cranberry sauce recipe before because frankly every time I tried I ended up with a lip-puckering nasty gloopy mess and we’ve just used lingonberry jam from IKEA instead. A happy surprise for the table So this year, I did not even tell my…
    • Sweet-Tart Homemade Lemonade (made entirely by the kids) August 21, 2015
      My son and niece (8 and 11 respectively) had made some sugar syrup* for me last week – they are pretty good with the stove these days and eager to see how things are done. I actually used most of it for adult beverages (mango-chile mojitos and passionfruit mojitos), but in return for their help, […]
    • Mango Mojitos With Ancho Chili Salt August 15, 2015
      It was another summer Friday in the neighborhood and that called for another festive cocktail. Riding high on the success of last session’s passionfruit mojitos, I decided to make mango mojitos. The drink itself followed much the same construction, but the mango was decidedly sweeter than the passionfruit, so I decided that it needed a […]
    • Savory Spicy Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken August 3, 2015
      It is too hot for cooking, but the family’s gotta eat, so cook I must. So I have employed the slow cooker; it makes for tasty and tender meals and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Here is my interpretation of Moroccan Chicken; it was a big success with everyone in the house (the spiciness is […]