Le Restaurant in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

L'Restaurant Paris by www.carlosmeliablog.comLe Restaurant in Saint-Germain-des-Pres  |  Paris, France  | Last week while in Paris, I was invited to dinner at Le Resturant, in the Left Bank, and nothing is more tempting to me while in Paris, than Saint Germain de Pres. Le Restaurant is located at the main floor of one of the most famous hotels in Paris. L’Hotel has been a secret hideaway over the past two centuries. With quintessential French charm and glamour, L’Hotel is nestled in the heart of the Left Bank, amidst the cultural riches, bohemian soul and high fashion of St Germain-des-Prés. Oscar Wilde’s last home, and the heart of Parisian society in the swinging sixties, it has been remodelled by renowned designer Jacques Garcia. It is one of the original Hip Hotels and is home to the acclaimed one Michelin star Le Restaurant.  Continue reading Le Restaurant in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Private dinner at The Rock Punta Mita

Private dinner at The Rock Punta Mita  |  Punta Mita, Mexico  |  This morning I arrived to Punta Mita at Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, hosted by the Four Seasons Punta Mita. Tonight was my first dinner and they fully went out of their way to impress me with a private dinner at The Rock. The Rock is a bespoke by request restaurant that only pops up at the hotel for very VIP or special occasions.
Accompanied by Jason Santamaria – Sales Manager at FS Punta Mita, we enjoyed a very well though menu of 4 steps including all local fresh produce like lobster, Shrimp, Calamari and the fish of the day Mahi-Mahi all specially prepared and presented by the Chef of the Resort, along with some bottles of Dom Perignon Champagne, while enjoying the views of a stunning sunset over Mansanillo Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
 A romantic dinner, a celebration for a small private group, or maybe why not just to be enjoyed on your own, overlooking the sunset and later the moon reflecting over the water and the stars shining along the heat of your fire.  What an special unique haute experience. This happens on top of The Rock, overlooking Mansanillo Beach.
I would definitely walk down the aisle and say ” YES I DO ” surrounded by this breathtaking setting, wouldn’t you ? Sunrise or Sunset, Gay or Straight… And after a lovely ceremony on The Rock, a local dinner at Las Cuevas Beach, see below…
Indeed a gourmet experience it took me by surprise and I was not expected. I mean, you get amazing hotels with lovely views like this all over the world, but the execution to detail and professionalism, I hope you can see and read through my photos, it is what only companies like Four Seasons Worldwide can make happen. MUST Try. !!! Now time to relax at the fire contemplating the moon and listening to the rumbling of the Pacific Ocean, sipping through my late harvest sweet white wine. Excited about my day tomorrow, stay tuned. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Lunch like a celebrity at The Ivy

Lunch like a celebrity at The Ivy  |  Los Angeles, California  |  Yesterday I came to have lunch at The Ivy, the quintessential lunch spot in LA. One sunny LA afternoon, New York actress, Lynn von Kersting, stepped into LA Desserts on her way to the Lee Strasberg Theatre where she was starring in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer. Behind the counter, owner and self-taught baker, Richard Irving stopped in his tracks. Their eyes met and the rest is history. The dynamic duo opened The Ivy in 1983.
Other than the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, one of my favorite lunch getaways a few blocks of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Dr. Located on North Robertson Boulevard, The Ivy has been feature and landmark on multiple movies, and social event. The see and be seen spot for lunch.

Usually very difficult to get a reservation, but the concierge at the AVALON Beverly Hills, where I am staying, he managed to sneak me in with no problem. So by 2PM I was seating among celebrities, jetsetters and other tourists of course, having a lovely lunch outdoors on the terrace. Just fabulous. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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