Cantina Y Punto, La Chapinero, Bogotá, Colombia.

I had been so impressed with the quality of food at Gringo Cantina that I was delighted when Judi and Colin suggested lunch at another Mexican restaurant, not far from their house, called Cantina y Punto Described as; THE PERFECT COMBINATION BETWEEN FOOD, DRINK AND A SOPHISTICATED ENVIRONMENT EVOKE THE BEST OF A CONTEMPORARY, MODERN…

Byblos Pub & Grill, Pearl Road, Yangon.

Having lived in Beirut for 2 years, I was delighted to see that Yangon was getting what I assumed to be a new Lebanese restaurant, in the shape of Byblos Bar & Grill. Byblos is in fact, much more of the sort of “pub” you find in Beirut, serving both Lebanese and western cuisine, with…

Gekko Restaurant, Merchants Road, Yangon

Gekko was one of the first places I visited when I came to Yangon on holiday back in 2014 and it has become a firm favourite of mine, for both cocktails and their delicious Japanese/Asian Fusion menu. Located in the beautiful Sofaer building, built in 1906 by the Sofaer brothers (Baghdadi born, Rangoon educated Jews –…

Barnum Cafe, Via del Pellegrino, Rome.

Located on Via del Pellegrino, just a short walk from the Campo de Fiori, was Barnum Cafe, the perfect place for a night cap (or two) after my outstanding meal at Roscioli. Open from 9am-2am, this little cafe-bar serves excellent espresso until 6pm when the emphasis shifts to cocktails, and very good ones at that!…