Europe

The restaurant sign inside Harpa IS vertical. Reflections trick the eye.

Italian Elegance in Iceland

 Kolabrautin is an elegant aerie with a harbor view. The Society of American Travel Writers did not fill 2014 convention attendees’ dance cards every minute, and on one free evening, my husband and I and three friends were going out together. The consensus was for Italian food, and upon several recommendations, we ended up at […]

Nudeln mit Eier, the "noodles" are pinched-off dough that is droppedinto boiling water, cooked, drained and scrambled with eggs. A small green salad comes with this dish.

Vienna: Carb-Loading & Loving It

The breads, the pastries, the noodles and oh, the taste. Living in carbohydrate-averse Boulder, I felt a delicious thrill of the forbidden when I again realized that central Europe hasn’t yet abandoned traditional foods. The Viennese seem immune to the current American dietary no-carb obsession. Yes, I know that for people with celiac disease, wheat products in particular a really […]

Baroness de Rothschild

RIP Philippine de Rothschild

Grande dame of Bordeaux wineries passes. Philippine de Rothschild, revered as the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, died last week at the of age 80. Baronness de Rothschild was the controlling shareholder in the family-owned Baron Philippe de Rothschild house, which produces the Mouton Cadet claret, the […]