December 21, 2007 The River Cafe is frequently hyped as the best restaurant in London, and has prices to match. NPR correspondent Rob Gifford worried that the food might not be as good as the publicity. One dinner proved his worries unfounded.
December 14, 2007 Buenos Aires' restaurant scene oozes with options. The staples, of course, are meat: beef, lamb and pork. But what keeps Julie McCarthy, NPR's South America correspondent, going back to Dominga isn't meat but the raw fish — and the staff.
December 7, 2007 A glass and steel dome designed by Sir Norman Foster is the crowning glory of Berlin's Reichstag, or parliament building. But foreign editor Loren Jenkins says there's another reason to go to the Reichstag's roof: the Dachgarten Restaurant.
November 30, 2007 Located in Paris' Gare de Lyon station, Le Train Bleu is a far cry from Paris' crowded, noisy brasseries. And its priceless ambience is well worth a splurge, at least once, writes Rome-based correspondent Sylvia Poggioli.
November 15, 2007 The former Portuguese colony of Macau has recently overtaken Las Vegas as the world's gambling capital. But Anthony Kuhn, who covers China and Northeast Asia, says visitors would be missing out if they dined only at swish new casinos.
November 9, 2007 Comfort food meets kitsch, and bow-tie sporting waiters serve up warmth, charm and hearty dishes, at Liguria in Santiago, Chile. Here, artists and intellectuals can settle their differences over a bottle of wine from an expansive cellar.
November 1, 2007 Enjoy a whimsical yarn and hearty food at Warsaw's Inn Under the Red Dog. It's where party bigwigs are purported to have indulged in luxury dining during Poland's Communist era, writes Berlin-based correspondent Emily Harris.
October 25, 2007 Diners at Buka Restaurant in Accra, Ghana's capital city, enjoy ocean breezes and delicious West African specialties, writes Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, West Africa correspondent. It's a stylish and friendly place for good food and fresh juices.
October 18, 2007 In Amsterdam, De Brakke Grond, or The Brackish Ground, serves up snacks and drink from mid-morning to late night, in an atmosphere much more pleasant than the name suggests, writes Berlin-based correspondent Emily Harris.
October 4, 2007 One of the ironies of Mexican cuisine is that the most humble eateries often provide the inspiration for the most highbrow food. Nowhere is it done better than at Aguila y Sol, says Mexico City-based correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro.
September 27, 2007 An out-of-the-way Roman eatery offers the feel and flavors of owner Anna Maria Tozzi's grandparents' country home south of the city. Montevecchio only seats about 20, though, so Rome correspondent Sylvia Poggioli recommends reservations.
September 20, 2007 Hip cafe Kakao's signature creation tastes nothing like the powder you spoon into a glass of microwaved milk. Berlin-based correspondent Emily Harris' favorite concoction? The orange hot chocolate — 60 percent cocoa, 40 percent milk, with orange oil blended in.
September 13, 2007 The Ikoyi Hotel Suya Spot in Lagos, Nigeria, is not for the fainthearted — or for vegetarians. The kebab eatery located in a parking lot offers up deliciously spiced meat — and plenty of it, says Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, West Africa correspondent.
September 6, 2007 Whenever she is in Paris, Jamie Tarabay visits Ladurée, a tea salon with a dessert menu that's more than seven pages long. Ignore the supercilious wait staff, the Baghdad bureau chief says, and enjoy divine macaroons and other sweets.
August 30, 2007 Some of the most delicious dining in Bangkok is to be found at Chote Chitr, a 90-year-old family-owned hole-in-the-wall eatery, says Southeast Asia correspondent Michael Sullivan. Its modest surroundings belie the accomplished dishes.