Concluding COVID Winter with a Meal to Remember at Boston’s No. 9 Park

After a long COVID winter with limited or no dining in at restaurants, a special four-course meal at Boston’s No. 9 Park was even sweeter.  Located in Beacon Hill and directly across from the famed Boston Common, chef-restauranteur Barbara Lynch’s flagship restaurant has continued to deliver perfect French-Italian dishes for more than two decades. On…

Throwback Thursday: DC’s Masseria – a Michelin Experience during COVID-19

eateries and a distillery, Masseria marries a spacious Italian farm aesthetic with the elegance of dedicated service and perfect touches that give away the restaurant’s secret – this is no rustic countryside cafe. It might attempt to look unassuming, but the food is so exquisite, delicately styled, and nuanced that it could only come from a classically trained chef. At first look, you’ll notice a cute, stylized version of your typical urban center’s farm to table restaurant, but this is no cookie-cutter knock off.

Blue Hill NYC: Where Farm to Table found its soul

Hello, readers! The Culinary Diplomat really does still exist!*  Join me on a renaissance of sorts with the soulful cuisine of New York City’s Blue Hill restaurant. It may be neither new nor undiscovered, but one visit revealed why the restaurant and its chef-founder, Dan Barber, achieved fame for this restaurant and its subsequent sister…