Tom’s International Dining

Tom's International Dining

One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling includes eating cuisine from different foreign countries.  If you have read any of our international trip accounts, we always include the restaurants we have visited.  In this section of Tom’s Dining Out, we examine some of the more recent dining establishments that have served us memorable meals in Europe and Canada.  Hopefully, we’ll be able to travel again soon and once again savor the various delectable dishes each country has to offer.

January 22, 2024

Azul Histórico – Mexico City, Mexico

Stunning Centro Histórico Dining Azul Histórico – Mexico City, Mexico April 2023 One of the best things about our marvelous Mexico City trip included the number of fantastic dining experiences we encountered, and we had many. After our first full day of exploring Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, it was time […]
July 10, 2023

Mariscos del Patio – Mexico City, Mexico

Fresh From The Sea Mariscos del Patio – Mexico City Seafood – April 2023 We had many excellent meals in Mexico City, and one of our favorites took place at a family run restaurant in Coyoacán called Mariscos del Patio (Patio Seafood). Our good friends, who we spend many holidays […]
July 1, 2023

Sabores ao Rubro – Tomar, Portugal

Family Affair Sabores ao Rubro – Tomar, Portugal Typical Regional Cuisine with the good taste of Ribatejo – September 2022 When visiting charming Tomar, the former seat of the Order of the Knights Templar, I remembered that a friend had recommended Sabores ao Rubro (Rua dos Moinhos 76 A). I […]
June 28, 2023

Taberna Moderna – Lisbon, Portugal

Give This Lisbon Gem A Shot! Taberna Moderna – Lisbon, Portugal Portuguese (with a modern twist) – September 2022 Before leaving for Lisbon on our 2022 fall Portugal trip, I had jotted down “Gin and Tonic” on a piece of paper next to a restaurant named Taberna Moderna, but it […]
May 23, 2023

As Velhas – Lisbon, Portugal

The Old Ones At “The Old Ones” As Velhas – Lisbon, Portugal Visited: September 2022 So many great dinners in Lisbon! We stayed at the Altis Avenida hotel, across the street from Praça dos Restauradores, the square that commemorates Portugal’s liberation from Spanish rule in 1640. It sits at the […]
August 20, 2022

L’Escargot Bleu – Edinburgh, Scotland

Ooh La La: Best Damned Steak Tartare … Ever! L’Escargot Bleu – Edinburgh, Scotland French – Visited May 2017 & May 2022 While staying at our lovely b&b in Edinburgh (Millers64, which has subsequently closed due to the pandemic), our hostess Louise told us about a French restaurant (you can […]
July 28, 2022

Dining In Northumberland, England

Bamburgh & Warenford RestaurantsDining In Northumberland, England We stayed in Bamburgh for three nights on our England/Scotland trip, and each evening we had a great dinner at three separate restaurants. Since they were so good, I thought I’d do one post that includes all three. The Lord Crewe Restaurant Although […]
July 9, 2022

Rustique – York, England

Très Magnifique! Rustique – York, England French • May 2022 Danny at our York B&B, St. Raphael Guesthouse, recommended Rustique near Clifford’s Tower for classic French bistro fare. After stopping by the restaurant, the only reservation available on Friday was for 5 p.m. and we felt lucky to get that […]
September 28, 2019

L’Express – Montréal, Canada

Dining Old School in Montréal L’Express – Montréal, Canada French – Visited (twice): September 2019 While planning the Montréal portion of our trip, there was one restaurant I desperately wanted to try. I am not usually one to follow food critics, but in my research I did find it interesting […]
September 19, 2019

Caffe Un po Di Più – Montréal, Canada

Dinner By The Port Caffe Un po Di Più – Montréal, Canada Italian – Visited: September 2019 We enjoyed a number of terrific meals on our trip to Canada, and one that really stood out took place at Caffe Un po Di Più.  Located in the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Old-Port […]
October 1, 2018

Bovio – La Morra, Italy

Mai Tai Tom’s 2018 International Restaurant Of The Year Bovio – La Morra, Italy Italian – Visited: October 2018 (Sadly Closed Permanently in 2023) Long before we departed on our Italy 2018 trip, and knowing we would be in the Piemonte region of Italy at the beginning of White Truffle Season, […]
September 28, 2018

Ristorante Da Cesari – Bologna, Italy

Hail Cesari! Ristorante Da Cesari – Bologna, Italy Italian – Visited: September 2018 Before we had left for our big trip to Italy, I had booked a reservation online for Ristorante Da Cesari, a restaurant I really wanted to visit. I made a great choice.  On our first night in […]
September 18, 2018

Osteria La Piola – Milan, Italy

Neighborhood Milan Gem! Osteria La Piola – Milan, Italy Visited: September 2018 Our b&b host Walter at the B&B Bronzino House (a wonderful place to stay in Milan … courtyard below) had emailed me that a nearby restaurant would be a perfect place for us (Tracy, me and our traveling […]
May 27, 2017

Prestonfield House – Edinburgh, Scotland

Afternoon Tea For Four With Peacocks, Bagpipes & A Wedding Prestonfield House – Edinburgh, Scotland Afternoon Tea – Visited: May 2017 After a morning and early afternoon of walking in the steady drizzle through Edinburgh (including this priceless view from Princes Street Gardens up to Edinburgh Castle) … … Tracy, […]