On hindsight, I didn’t really appreciate the creativity and the vast possibilities for the culinary arts until I had a six-course dinner at La Degustation in Prague.
If you’re planning to run the Chicago Marathon (as I had in 2016), you must add two other activities to your agenda: coffee at Intelligentsia and dinner at Alinea. Trust me on this one.
There is no other experience in the world that is as memorable or feels as vivid as dinner at Fäviken in Sweden. It took place almost two years ago, but it feels like last week. I’d planned to run the Stockholm Marathon in June 2016, and then I thought, since I’ll be there, why not try… Continue reading Fäviken Magasinet, Sweden
I found this cute little restaurant by searching “authentic Dutch food.” Surprisingly quiet and vacant, Restaurant Greetje (it’s a throaty hard g followed by a throaty hje, and not easy to pronounce at all) was warm and welcoming—a long wooden bar, uneven and steep wooden stairs to the upper floor, cute little tables draped in… Continue reading Restaurant Greetje, Amsterdam
I made a point of eating as much traditional Bavarian cuisine as possible.
Munich is the perfect little German town. Equal parts modernity and tradition. Cutting-edge developments and the old Rathaus-Glockenspiel at Marienplatz.
In keeping with tradition, I booked some Michelin-star restaurants during my 2017 European vacation. The first was Restaurant Bord’Eau in Amsterdam.
I am asked frequently: “You travel for races?” Yes, I do. And in October 2017, I made my little way to Amsterdam for what promised to be a pleasant run on flat terrain—the better to set a new personal record. The weather was glorious. Chilly, cloudless, windless. The event was well organized. Pacers were clearly… Continue reading Amsterdam Marathon 2017