in Montreal, Canada...
warmly recommend the bistro-style
restaurant in the Pointe à Callière museum,
in the Montréal Old Port. I work nearby, and
it's one of the best deals for lunch (closed evenings)
in that normally overpriced neighbourhood. Service is
fast and efficient, and the view is gorgeous. The menu
changes a lot so it's hard to recommend one thing: it
serves "cuisine du marché", which means that
the menu depends on what is fresh at that time of the
year. That's a big part of this little bistro's charm.
Address: 350 place Royale. See http://www.pacmusee.qc.ca/
for more details on the museum itself.
Café in Chicago, USA...
recommendation is the Casbah
Café on Broadway. I've
dined here several
times and it is my favorite place. It's a small storefront,
but the food and service and atmosphere is first class.
I've never had a bad meal and have never had a bad experience.
Cuisine is from everywhere on the southern shore of
the Mediterranean Sea. Falafel, kibbeh, kebabs, hummus,
couscous, curries, dolmeh and, in a nod to the Northern
Shore, pasta. Address: 3151 N. Broadway Alexandra, Chicago,
Down Under in Canberra, Australia...
favourite Canberra, Australia
restaurant (in a suburban shopping centre) is called
by bus). It's at the Pearce shopping centre - Hodgson
Crescent, Pearce. It offers authentic Ethiopian food
and coffee and beautiful homemade ice cream at reasonable
prices. You may bring your own wine (no corkage charge)
or buy it from an adjacent bottle shop. Best of all,
the manager and staff are really beautiful, interesting,
welcoming people. Telephone: 02. 6286.1659. Website:
and Erin, Canberra, Australia
Wednesday Girls in
Carmel, California, USA...
fabulous experience for any woman visiting
the Monterey Peninsula at anytime is to come to the
in Carmel on a Wednesday
evening. This is when a group of local women get together
and party. We have a self imposed label of the Wednesday
Girls. Sometimes we have themes and sometimes we just
act silly and have fun. This is not a late night event,
but between 5:30 and 7:30. When the time changes there
is a deck with heaters to watch the sunset over Pt.
Lobos and the Pacific Ocean. The fresh food is fabulous
and you can eat outside on the deck, in the restaurant
or at the bar. The staff and service cannot be better.
Just belly up to the bar, look for the Wednesday Girls
and have fun, food and a frolicking good time. The Ranch
is behind the Carmel Mission and if you ask anyone in
town how to get there they will point the way.
Carmel, California, USA
& Me in Tasmania, Australia...
a real treat to dine at Fee
& Me in my Launceston neighbourhood.
award-wining restaurant is housed in a renovated historic
1835 building that was once a famous hospital. Fee &
Me gives diners a choice of beautiful rooms, faultless
high class service and modern Australian cuisine. Owner-Chef
Fiona Hoskin has devised a unique menu, offering a series
of entree-size dishes showcasing Tasmania's wonderful
local food and wines. My daughter and I just had to
have five courses each as the choices were so tempting
-- fresh oysters, wallaby, hare pie, quail, lamb, seafood,
duck and then ... there were those desserts. I think
women will appreciate the smaller servings as they are
designed to allow you to order a variety from the menu.
Enjoy everybody! Address: 190 Charles Street. Tel: 03.6331.3195
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia