A foodie's trip to ER -- part two
I realize that many on Chowhound are looking for traditional Italian cooking at reasonable prices. Most of our choices were a bit more modern, creative, cutting edge and expensive. Still, they provided an incredible range of meals for us. We've been to over 55 countries, eaten our way thru numerous 2 and 3* meals and in retrospect, consider this our best foodie trip since following Pat Wells on her article on the best new French chefs in the country years ago.
An incredible trip but good to be back and diet for a while. Wife tells me if it won't fit under a door or a rabbit won't eat it, it will not be on the table
Hope this info is helpful to someone like you guys were to me. will monitor this for a week or two to see if anyone needs more info on hotels, food, things to see, etc
Really appreciate your report back - sounds like quite a trip! when we travelled through the region the last tme we started to feel like we understood what the french meant when they talked about their livers - it was physiologically challenging eating such rich food day after day. anyway, if would be wonderful to hear more about what you ate and drank and what the highlights of these meals were (on the other thread)
Also - what these meals cost.
re: jen kalb
costs were approx $400 to $550 for the two and three star meals. we kept costs down by ordering the cheaper wines which were in the $35 to $60 range. It was also possible to keep things down by not ordering the menu degustione but al la carte (a pasta and an entre). the grand meals included an amuse (sometimes two or three, a pasta, a appetizer, a fish and a meat dish, a dessert and another round or two of dessert tastes. for the one star meals, probably $200 to $400