Restaurant & Bar Reviews

Chicken Club

Bistro Le Sam – Quebec City, QC – Canada

by on Oct.10, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Beer, Canada, Chicken Club, Cocktails, Fish, Gluten Free, Quebec City, QC - Canada, Swanky, Wine

After a long day of touring the Island of Orleans and a driving tour of Quebec City we walked up to Le Sam for dinner. The energy in this restaurant is great, a unique mix of dressy and casual depending on the motivation of the customer. They had a customized menu ‘for the bee’s’ paying respect to a very necessary creature! I started the night with a ‘Bee’s Knees’ which was a lavender/gin cocktail and was delicious as well as beautifully garnished!  They customized the maple glazed salmon for me (replaced the polenta with a sweet potato puree) it was one of the best pieces of salmon I have ever had! We also ordered the club sandwich with frites which wasn’t on the same level as my salmon but did the job. I had foolishly started the meal with the cheeseboard which was a meal in and of itself that was hard to stop picking at! Checkout the Bistro Le Sam website for more details!
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
1, rue des Carrières | Quebec City (Québec)  G1R 4P5 | 418 692-3861

Bee's Knees Cocktail

Bee’s Knees Gin based lavender cocktail












Club Sandwich with Frites


Maple Glazed Salmon









Deluxe Cheeseboard

Deluxe Cheeseboard

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Asia de Cuba

by on May.02, 2013, under Bellini, California, Champagne, Chicken Club, Cocktails, Dessert, Happening, Lobster BLT, Los Angeles, Mojito, Music, Parking/Valet, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Salmon, Stay Here If You Can, Steak, Sushi, Swanky, Tartar, Tuna, Vegetarian, Wine

Asia de Cuba is one of my fav places to eat in Los Angeles.
Located in the funky Mondrian hotel it offers inside and outside dining.


The food is Cuban fusion and is outstanding.

Calamari salad is the signature starter and is a must. It is a big portion so can be shared.

Tuna pica is also excellent.

The view of LA is incredible .

The mojitos are very good as well. Especially the mango .

Salmon was great.

So was Cuban chicken.

The steak was so good that I forgot to photograph it before I started eating.

The wild decor almost has an Alice in Wonderland feel.


While this is not a cheap place it is definately worth a visit.
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Oliver and Bonacini Toronto

by on Jul.23, 2012, under Beer, Champagne, Chicken Club, Egg Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Gluten Free, Happening, Irish Coffee, Mimosa, Music, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Salmon, Swanky, Toronto, ON - Canada, Tuna, Wine

This branch of the Oliver and Bonacini group is located in the financial district of Toronto. The restaurant consists of a bar, sidewalk cafe, restaurant and outside covered dining area.





Light fixtures in bar are really funky.

Outside was also very pleasant.

Tuna was very good.

So was the salmon .
I also had brunch here which was excellent.
Once again the staff at all the restaurants I visited in Toronto were really good and mostly very funny. The guys here were great.
I will definately go back if I find myself in Toronto again.
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Bar Boulud Mandarin Oriental London

by on May.05, 2012, under Bellini, Champagne, Chicken, Chicken Club, Coffee, Gluten Free, Happening, LONDON, Restaurants, Salad, Swanky, Tuna, Vegan, Wine

Bar Boulud is located in the Mandarin
Oriental in Knightsbridge directly opposite Harvey Nichols.



I was here for lunch and was amazed how the gluton free bread tatsted.

Starters were excellent especially the country pate.


Coq au vin and salmon entrees were really good.


Dessert which was sorbet also hit the spot

This is a very civilized place to spend a lunch time.
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XO Hotel Le St James Montreal

by on Feb.14, 2012, under Bellini, Champagne, Chicken Club, Cocktails, Free Wi-Fi, Irish Coffee, Montreal, QC - Canada, Music, Salmon, Swanky, Wine

Another one of my favorite hang- outs in Montreal

On my last visit I spent a lot of time perched at this bar working on the development of the Supershag Empire

The restaurant is very grand but I have never felt out of place in my jeans and t-shirt.

The food is great. The bread is brill.

I always have a latte in a large bowl with a straw and Jamesons . The perfect Beefoe latte. The one that I had here was so good that I forgot to take a here is the chicken club.

Salmon was pretty good as well.

Always worth a visit.
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Le dOMe Four Seasons Buenos Aires

by on Dec.14, 2011, under Buenos Aires, Chicken Club, Free Wi-Fi, Irish Coffee, Octopus, Salmon, Swanky, Wine

Le dOMe at the Four Seasons is one of the most sophisticated bars in Buenos Aires. A place where local power brokers would meet but thank god just as comfortable with me in my shorts (they are very nice shorts though).Grab a seat at the bar lean back and look up at the dome after which the restaurant is named. If you do not feel sick from being light headed tuck into the salmon burger. Absolutely brill. The wine list is first rate and of course the service is great. Make a reservation at Le dOMe

Free wi-fi and a great soundtrack (not what I expected at all) made this the ultimate lunch experience.




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Sam’s – Boston

by on Dec.09, 2011, under Beer, Boston, Champagne, Chicken Club, Happening, Parking/Valet, Roof Deck/Patio, Salad, Scallops, Steak, Tartar, Wine

After swearing never to come back to this seaport area eatery I was pleasantly surprised on my last visit that it really had changed. Located above the famed Louis of Boston it has the feel of a very hip diner. Overlooking the harbor and downtown the views can be really spectacular. Service has really improved and the food is great. They worked to provide adjusted menu items for gluten and dairy intolerance. I had the the steak tartar which was excellent and the (steak frites) hanger steak which I would prefer with fries rather than the farro they came with. We also had the radicchio salad and seared scallops which were prepared without dairy/gluten yet both were delectable. Wine selection is good but be prepared to buy bottles as by the glass is limited. I enjoyed a japanese beer ‘Asahi’. Diners get 2 free hours parking which is brill and the bar area has a great TV. When the weather permits the outside deck is really pleasant. Overall well worth a visit.
Visit web-site”>Sams at Louis of Boston






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Alvear Palace Buenos Aires

by on Dec.15, 2010, under Buenos Aires, Chicken Club, Free Wi-Fi, Gluten Free, Hotels, Irish Coffee, Restaurants, Salmon, Swanky, Wine

Dec 2011 update.
Irish coffee off the scale. Jameson 12 year old whisky, fresh whipped cream ,sugar, coffee and a small hint of cinnamon . This was a small meal by itself.On a par with the Rey Juan Carlos in Barcelona . Pleasantly surprised by the gluten free salmon,very tasty. Free wi-fi. Ask at bar for code.

A trip to Buenos Aires isn’t complete
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