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GREECE: Corfu Town, Katakolon, Chania (Crete), Fira (Santorini)

Please help us have the greatest lunches at these cruise stops.

Apr 08, 2011
Frogrock in Europe

Split and Montenegro

On a cruise, we have one lunch in each Split and Montenegro. Surprise: we are looking for the ultimate meal based on what is locally best.

Apr 07, 2011
Frogrock in Europe

PR Resto Near SJ Airport

Looking for a great mid-level resto near SJ/PR airport that I remember as having great food and no ambience. Began with a C?

Feb 02, 2011
Frogrock in Latin America & Caribbean

Elba Restaurant Recs Needed

Thanks, Piero. Good advice. We always fared well asking employees at our hotels where they eat when they want to eat really well. You get very different recs than you do from a concierge.

Aug 07, 2009
Frogrock in Italy

Elba Restaurant Recs Needed

Thanks for the recommendations. I have been to Italy every year for over 20 years but never to Elba and am surprised that it has so thoroughly escaped the attention of (at least American) tourists. That should be good but could be frustrating, not being able to find too many well vetted restauants. Let me know if you know any good sources. Not unexpectedly, you have been the only response to my post. Thanks.

Aug 04, 2009
Frogrock in Italy

Elba Restaurant Recs Needed

The usual cravings: great food and great wine, cheap or break-the-bank. A view and/or some charm wouldn't hurt either. Thanks!

Jul 27, 2009
Frogrock in Italy

Mumbai Restaurants Needed

I had very good meals at Khyber and Konkan but nothing compared to the three dishes I had at Trishna. I worked with the head waiter to have unique preparations of their specialties, letting him know that I had no problem with heat. He served me three of the best seafood dishes I have ever had, building from somewhat hot to more hot to hot: pomfret Hyderabadi tikka; king crab out of the shell with butter, pepper, garlic, and (specially added) chopped green chili; and prawn masala (with specially added tea). Each dish was served with just the right bread or rice. I was blown away. And I even really enjoyed an Indian chardonnay (2006 Chat Indage Chantilli) for about $25. I can't wait to go back and confront the challenge of ordering exactly the same dishes or exploring the lengthy menu further. Thanks to everybody and every guide that pointed me towards Trishna!

May 21, 2009
Frogrock in India & South Asia

Mumbai Restaurants Needed

Wow! What a valuable and on-the-mark reply!. Thank you!

May 05, 2009
Frogrock in India & South Asia

Mumbai Restaurants Needed

I need to know what not to miss in Mumbai restaurants from fantastic local to break-the-bank (but nothing not Indian, please). Wine/beer service is a must. I only have four nights to get to the best. Thanks!

Apr 30, 2009
Frogrock in India & South Asia

CA north coast dining: Ferndale to Santa Rosa?

Thanks, all. Groves sounds great.

Mar 21, 2009
Frogrock in California

CA north coast dining: Ferndale to Santa Rosa?

I'm looking for a fine Sunday meal on the road south from Ferndale to Santa Rosa.

Mar 20, 2009
Frogrock in California

Negril, Jamaica

I was just reminded that the Red Stripe snack bar at the MoBay airport had perhaps the best jerk chicken of all. Or maybe it was just a matter of very low expectations.

Feb 18, 2008
Frogrock in Latin America & Caribbean

Negril, Jamaica

Thanks, Irie Eyes. Rockhouse was a great stay but a disappointing dinner (good menu, poor execution). Norma's was good as were Kuyaba and Xtabi. Sonia's patties were great. For a dive, we liked the food at Serious Chicken but weren't as enthused by Chicken Lavish as others reported. Other competitors for best jerk were Bourbon Beach (grilled over wood) and Three Dives (but their wierd and unpredictable hours made timing a meal difficult).

Feb 15, 2008
Frogrock in Latin America & Caribbean

Negril, Jamaica

Thanks, Husky. The place looks great.

Jan 30, 2008
Frogrock in Latin America & Caribbean

Provence

Thanks for all the advice. I'll probably do a couple M stars and a couple of your bistros and then walk at least part of the way to Avignon to shed the extra weight. We're staying at the Sofitel Royal. I think it's the one that's affiliated with Bocuse.

Jan 29, 2008
Frogrock in France

Provence

Thank you, ChefJune. All three are nicely written up in Michelin (no stars). GM gives both Fourchette and Hiely toques (13). Any suggestions for Lyon other than to stay a month? The choices are overwhelming. Is $200-250 for two with wine a price that will wow us if the fanciness of the decor and formality of the service are not important?

Jan 28, 2008
Frogrock in France

Negril, Jamaica

Any recommendations for great local food, high end or low?

Jan 27, 2008
Frogrock in Latin America & Caribbean

Provence

I will be traveling from Lyon to Avignon to Aix-en-Provence to Marseilles in late April. I will do Michelin stars and GM toques half my meals but need the names of those great finds that the locals (and Chowhounds) swear by - great food and wine at fair prices in charming but not fancy digs. Thanks for any help!

Jan 27, 2008
Frogrock in France

Late Dinner in Paris

For dinner in Paris at 11:00-11:30pm, I have found Chez Michael, Le Villaret, Bistrot Baracane, Garnier, and Ramulaud (sort of in that order of temporary preference). For me, food trumps ambience and service big-time. Any recommendations pro or con?

Jun 01, 2007
Frogrock in France

Paris Mid-Afternoon Dining?

It looks like the choices are between brasseries and brasseries. Most seem to have lots of ambience and mediocre food. All I care about is food. Suggestions to date have included Lipp, Le Congres, L'Alsace, La Lorraine, Flo, Ballon des Ternes, Terminus Nord, Au Petit Riche, Marty, Mollard, Le Vaudeville, Pied de Cochon, Balzar, and Chez Jenny. Can any one recommend the food at any one of these? Or recommend to stay away?

Jun 01, 2007
Frogrock in France

Restaurant near CD Airport, Paris?

What is the best restaurant within a 20-minute taxi ride of Charles DeGaulle airport?

May 19, 2007
Frogrock in France

Paris Mid-Afternoon Dining?

Does any good Paris restaurant serve between 4 and 7:00pm on a Tuesday?

May 19, 2007
Frogrock in France