Chinachilcano – China, Peru and Japan under one roof

Washington D.C. – I flicked through some interior design magazine and found this wonderful place. The stylish atmosphere and decoration is indeed worth a visit. We went on a Monday evening and it was packed! It is indeed a very multicultural place for people at every age – from a casual dressed student to the business men in a suit.

We had pisco sour to start – unfortunately not comparable with the ones I had in South America…but the food made us forgiving. The menu is selected and you can choose from Chinese, Japanese to Peruvian kitchen but actually it is all mixed with each other in a way I never had. I specially want to mention the “Causagiris”: Peruvian Causa married to Japanese Sushi….and the “Ceviche Nikkei”: Ceviche with soy sauce and much more.

I really wonder why there is no such restaurant in Zurich? Or even in Switzerland, please tell me if you know of anything similar!



Joe’s – Stone crab and more

Washington D.C. – This elegant place is perfect for a light meal after a long flight.

We had three different kind of oysters followed by stone crab with asparagus and brussels sprout (some call them frog eggs….).

The 12volt wine from Mallorca tasted great with it.

Book in  advance!



Chez Billy Sud – French style dining in D.C.

Washington D.C. – This cute restaurant is located in trendy Georgetown. It is in a little street just a minute away from the main road. The atmosphere is very nice and calm. I could imagine (if single), picking it for a first date….

I had duck, nicely traditionally done with orange sauce.

For dessert we chose the “Paris – Brest”, which was created for the Tour de France. Actually, I don`t know how one can ride a bike after eating this dessert…but it was very tasty.


Pearl Dive – Oyster Palace

Washington D.C. – Previously we booked a table at Le Diplomate where we have been already one year ago. Unfortunately Open Table mixed up something with the dates and it was closed. So we just crossed the street and found this wonderful place. The decor is all about seaside living and has a touch of shabby chic. The restaurant belongs to the We have been to “Black Salt” from the same group last year, which was also very good.

I never had such a fresh and fluffy doughnut topped with a glazing that was melting on our tongue within seconds.

I had poached eggs with salmon on muffin bread, topped with a gorgeous looking and spicy tasting sauce. I long to go again just know that I`m writing about it.


DBGB Kitchen and Bar

Washington D.C. – Daniel Boulud is a very known chef in the US – originally from France. He owns various restaurants from New York to Las Vegas.

The DBGB in the city center of Washington has recently opened its doors and offers a mix of French and American cuisine.

Good food in French bistro style although a bit posh atmosphere

The Inn at Little Washington – A must while near D.C.

Little Washington VA (1 hour from D.C.) – What an experience!

This place is magnificant. A very special atmosphere on the countryside of Viginia. It is near the Shenandoah national park. You should do a hike and explore a little on the various paths, before enjoying the afternoon tea and dinner at the Inn.

We did not know anything about the place or the chef Patrick O`Connel before. Friends of us recommended it. We soon learnt that this place is special and Patrick plays the main role. Besides all the nice staff that can actually read your thoughts and make every wish come true, the house is stunning. Every little detail is placed for a reason and matches perfectly.

Behind the house and the shop you can go on a short walk and see the sheep, honeybees, chicken, llamas (Francesca and Jonah) and the vegetable garden where they grow a lot of the ingredients for the cooking creations.

We chose the dinner with wine pairing and it was absolutely delicious. Every course an indulgence for the taste buds…..

Don`t be late for breakfast, you will not regret it!

Union Market – the best food hall in D.C.

Washington D.C. – Take a taxi and reach the market zone of DC. In the middle of the Asian fruit trucks and their loading zones, you will find this big rectangular building. It contains a variety of food stalls where you can stroll along and taste different foods and drinks. There were also some that offer a seated area to enjoy a proper meal.

Le Diplomate – Fantastique!

Washington D.C. –  For my last birthday I was in Washington visiting. I was invited to “Le Diplomat” restaurant for brunch. The internet page explains it best: “Le Diplomate pays homage to French café culture by providing a comfortable place for everything from a cappuccino and croissant on a lazy weekend afternoon at brunch to a celebratory dinner out with friends or just a drink and dessert at the close of an evening.”
I had my best Croque Madame there and tasted the American version of Belon Oysters, accompanied by a nice bottle of champagne. What a treat! I highly recommend a visit whenever possible not only for the food but also the service and the nicely decorated venue.