While browsing through the zillion photos I snapped during the #VibeComida trip in Israel early this year, I bumped into those of our last day in Tel Aviv. We had a wonderful light brunch at Manta Ray, an iconic restaurant founded by Avi and Ofra Ganor, the food power couple that are an institution in TLV’s gourmet scene. After spending seven days experiencing (aka mostly eating our way through) Israel’s classic street dishes and modern upscale creations, that last day my taste buds and belly were overstimulated and just plain tired.
I won’t even start trying to apologize about the fact that I´m posting a 2013 DF highlight until now. Let’s just assume I like to rest my thoughts, and be really, really sure about said opinions. I am that engaged with my blogging :)
In more serious tone, this small, and bit hidden restaurant in the borders of La Roma and La Condesa hip neighborhoods’ of Mexico city is a joy. I read many positive reviews from my fellow food bloggers and journalists friends back home, that when my friend Bere suggested Duo Salado y Dulce for tea, I knew I had to discover this place more deeply.
Last year, when we were living in Marrakech, my friend Amanda from the popular food and travel blog MarocMama, invited me to experience first hand what her food tours are, a three hours guided walk where you eat the most representative Marrakchi & Moroccan food, which probably is completely different from all those fade, overcooked tagines you tried in your very fancy Moroccan-ish restaurant.
Just days before my departure to Israel, I received a lovely invitation to attend a lunch as a guest and discover the Winter Menu of La Table restaurant located at the stunning Royal Mansour . Before our chic déjeuner, we wandered through its inner courtyards and gardens which in a very medina-like spirit hide the hotel 53 jaw-dropping private Riads and its dramatically ravishing Spa.
All Riads are fully customed with living rooms, dining space, kitchen (with butler and in-room service, bien sûr), bedrooms with classy dressings and salle-de-bains, plus private solarium-terrace and plunge pool on the rooftop. Each secret gardens is decorated in a unique ambiance, having as the center, the fascinating opulence of Moroccan design.