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All Posts from April, 2006

Restaurant Varoulko*, Piraios (Athens)

Varoulko is the first Greek restaurant ever having been awarded a Michelin star (in 2002). Chef Lefteris Lazarou is renowned for creating and reinventing Greek fish dishes on a very high level.
The restaurant is located on the Piraios road where several bouzoukia are located.
The restaurant building and its interior have elements which remind the design of a boat, like wooden walls or scuttles. It is quite modern on the inside and the spacious dining room is built so that every table is well spaced and the guests can concentrate on the most important: the food. Read the rest of this entry »

Greek Dolce Vita in Nafplio

This is a scene from a restaurant in Nafplio, a city on the Peloponnesus and also the first capital of Greece. It is a nice fish tavern called Agnanti where you can directly sit at the water overlooking the bay of Nafplio which is surrounded by foggy hills. It is the perfect place, the perfect moment to Read the rest of this entry »

Der grösste Weinkeller der Welt…

befindet sich unter den Hügeln Moldawiens. Er wurde von deutschen Kriesgefangenen gegraben und beinhaltet etwa 2 millionen Flaschen Wein. Nachzulesen in einem Artikel von Spiegel Online.

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New York Times review of Languedoc wines

Der Wein Kolumnist der New York Times, Eric Asimov, hat eine Kolumne einigen Rotweinen aus dem Languedoc gewidmet. In seinem webcast und dem dazugehörigen Artikel urteilt er unter anderem auch über den Château de Lascaux, den ich selbst auch vor ein paar Jahren mal besucht habe, nachzulesen hier.

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A Daytrip to the Hamptons, a visit at Wölffer Estate

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This article is about our last trip to New York in September 2005. I wanted to write about it much earlier but somehow I never managed to do so. So here it is.
We came to New York to visit a friend for the holidays. Since we stayed more than a week in Manhattan, we decided to rent a car and make a daytrip to Long Island. Read the rest of this entry »

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