Some of Aladdin’s most memorable meals!   Read and enjoy.  Better yet… read, enjoy and do the same!

Emily: We stopped at the Fat Hen on our way to the airport yesterday for the best brunch ever!  Situated on Maybank Highway it is the perfect meal stop coming or going from Kiawah.  Its modern Southern Cuisine with a French bistro atmosphere.  Locally sourced ingredients, quick and friendly service and hands down the best French fries I have ever tasted.  An excellent restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner (and a lot less expensive than anything on island….)

Gigi: My daughter and I drove our golf cart from our hotel to Sweet Basil, in San Pedro, Belize…a 20 minute ride. It was hilarious because at one point we had to cross over a small stream on a floating raft. We forgot to put on the cart’s breaks and almost rolled into the water. The raft attendant wasn’t amused. Had lunch on the second floor porch overlooking the ocean. Gourmet tuna salad sandwiches and sweet tea. Great food and great memories at the great restaurant!

Emily: My favorite was without a doubt at a little restaurant on the water in Portofino,Italy. It was a simple pasta dish with pink sauce & peas. I don’t know what they did to it, but combined with freshly grated Parmesan and the homemade foccacia bread, it was my most memorable meal ever and one of the main reasons I can’t wait to go back to Portofino.

Ricky: Sally and I enjoyed drinks and dinner at Bar La Terrazza at Hotel Eden in Rome. Everything was spectacular. The pasta dish was quite Italian and the lights over the city as night fell contributed to a memorable evening at this rooftop restaurant.

Catherine: Castello di Verrazzano!  We traveled to Italy and did a half-day wine tour from Florence in the Chianti region.  We spent a lovely afternoon at the Verrazzano winery and enjoyed an amazing meal made from foods grown on the estate paired with their wines.  It seemed like every single course (of the many, many courses) involved wild boar raised there on the estate: homemade salami, ham, ragout over fresh fettuccine, etc – and it was all delicious.  It was a memorable meal and a wonderful way to experience Chianti.

Julia: David and I went to Maui a few years ago and our helicopter pilot recommended the Paia Fish Market.  Just a hole in the wall but absolutely the best fishburgers I have ever, ever had! Nothing fancy but delicious.  It is on the road to Hana so very easy to find.




About Sally Shore

I joined the Aladdin Team in 2009 and I write and edit Aladdin's Travel Diary and the Aladdin Compass. I also manage our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and LinkedIn accounts. Ricky and I have three adult children and two daughters in-law and traveling with them makes for wonderful memories! We have visited Great Britain, Spain, Holland, Italy, Austria, the Loire Valley in France and Hong Kong. A 188 mile rafting trip in the Grand Canyon is our most recent family memory and I recommend it to all! 2016 was an exciting year for us... a grandchild joined our family... It's a girl!

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