Maui’s Mama’s Fish House ~ A Stranded Foodie Dining Pic

I have been to Maui so many times; but I’ve never made it over to Mama’s Fish House until my most recent trip. Now I know what I have been missing all these years. The setting is located right on a beach with a spectacular view.  As you walk down the stone path and through beautiful large palm trees, you just know you are in for a special evening.

Inside the restaurant, you’ll find the most enchanting Hawaiian atmosphere where amazing exotic flower arraignments are placed everywhere. As you walked into the restaurant, this amazing flower arrangement (above) was located right under this cluster of colorful glass lights. What a beautiful place! This special place will create a memorable evening to remember. Continue reading Maui’s Mama’s Fish House ~ A Stranded Foodie Dining Pic

Longing for France? Pastis Restaurant is a Real Gem ~ a Stranded Foodie Dining Choice

If you’re longing for your favorite French bistro classic comfort dishes, Pastis in Palo Alto is a real gem. Located on California Avenue, this cozy charming French restaurant recently opened its doors last winter.  A dear foodie friend of mine suggested it was a great choice for dinner. He always knows best.

After arriving, we reviewed the evening special offerings listed on the little hand written chalk board by the front door. I love that touch! It feels just like being in France. Okay, now about the food. Salivating over the specials, we had a hard time deciding between filet mignon with green pepper corn sauce, lamb shanks, bouillabaisse and cassoulet. Not to mention mussels prepared several ways with pommes frites. Is your mouth watering yet? Continue reading Longing for France? Pastis Restaurant is a Real Gem ~ a Stranded Foodie Dining Choice

Missing Taverna Agora Greek Restaurant in Raleigh, NC ~ from the Stranded Foodie

As I had mentioned in a previous blog, my favorite place to dine in Raleigh was a Greek restaurant called Taverna Agora. I find myself missing this place very much. When you arrive at the restaurant, you are greeted by Bill or Maria, the charming owners who will make you feel right at home. The ambiance will make you feel as though you are dining in Greece with all the Greek pottery that adorns the main dining room. I loved sitting at the bar enjoying one of their specialty cocktails and watching all the fantastic meals coming out from the kitchen.

The delicious seasoned house olive oil they serve with warm bread is addictive. Nothing like I have ever tasted before. It’s nice to know that you can buy a bottle to go. Trust me, you will want a bottle.

For starters, they have all those wonderful Mediterranean spreads such as their spicy feta spread, eggplant spread, and tzatziki which is that yummy Continue reading Missing Taverna Agora Greek Restaurant in Raleigh, NC ~ from the Stranded Foodie