Rendez-Vous With Mr. Monkey


“Snake!” the guide warned me. I nearly stepped on it, distracted by the black boar foraging under the stilted wooden house just up from the beach where we landed an hour earlier. We followed the coastline as we walked up a trail, away from the stilted houses. I could see our motored … [Read more...]

Limoncello Spritz (Or Is That Too Passé?)


On a terrace in the old town of Maastricht earlier this summer, I heard the lady at the next table order an Aperol Spritz. I never had one, so, sitting in that summer sun, browsing through a tapas menu, I thought: "why not." So when the waiter came to our table, that's what I ordered. … [Read more...]

A Really Good Oink in East End


A little bleary-eyed from jet lag, returning from Amsterdam only the night before, I was ready and alert the moment El Burro & The Bull's sous-chef shoved the corrugated iron plates from the bbq pit to reveal the glistening red-roasted pig. We landed in convivial dinner paradise when … [Read more...]