Ca Na Xini Hotel, Ferreries, Menorca

Hort Sant Patrici is a working farm, a family operation for over thirty years. The property still produces cheese, wine, and olive oil. There is also an extensive sculpture garden, really a small park, full of works by international and Menorcan artists. The main house, Ca Na Xini, was rebuilt in 2005 and offers eight […]

Adventures in Gastronomy, Barcelona

The restaurant is unconventional in every way imaginable. First, there is the circus-themed decor. The juxtaposition between the carnivalesque environment and the sophistication of the cuisine is disorienting. Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed getting knocked out of my comfort zone and letting go of expectations. Nothing is what it seems at Tickets, the recent outpost from […]

My City, San Francisco

I set out this morning pretending to be a tourist in my own city. I wanted to see how we treat tourists, people with cameras, in our city. I wanted to see if we smiled at visitors. Some cities have mounted police. Camera in hand and sneakers on my feet, I walked from Fort Mason […]