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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 00:00

Bring the World to Your Kitchen

Travel exposes you to new experiences. Those include places, cultures, languages, and food. With an essential trip to the grocery store, a little musical ambience, and a touch of creativity, you can prepare some international favorites in your own kitchen.

Basic food items like rice, flour, tomato sauce, vegetables, sugar and spices can be used to create international treats such as French crepes; Asian stir fry; Spanish paella, and when all else fails Italian pizza. Easy kid-friendly recipes can be found on the internet, and cooking is a great way to bring the family together.

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So go ahead and pull out your culinary passport and get started. Give your family a little “taste” of the flavors of the world. In the meantime, Rubinsohn Travel is here for you and ready to help you prepare for your next international adventure.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 00:00

The World’s greatest cities for food

In this week’s blog, we are taking you around the world to show you some of the best food cities you must travel to in 2019. Taking a trip is always an adventure but if you’re a foodie like us, then you understand that food can be an exhilarating adventure too. No matter where you travel, you are going to eat, and Rubinsohn Travel wants to make sure you’re eating the best! So, let your taste buds run wild and check out our bucket-list worthy cities.

Tokyo, Japan

When it comes to globally recognized food, one city is honored for their quality cuisine. The Japanese capital boasts more than 226 Michelin star restaurants and every loyal foodie knows that Michelin star restaurants are the best in the world. Tokyo is much more than sushi rolls and gyoza, the dining options are extremely diverse throughout the city. One of the most recognized restaurants is, Ginza Kojyu, which mixes traditional Japanese cuisine with creative seasonal delights. Located on the fourth floor of an office building Ginza Kojyu appears to be in an unlikely location but once visitors enter, they will be captivated by a Zen-like dining experience.

New York, New York

Just a quick train ride away from Philadelphia, New York City is always featuring innovative cuisine. More than eight million people call New York City home and the diverse food market reflects just that. It is easy to get overwhelmed in the Big Apple, from mom and pop shops to upscale dining there will never be a shortage of options. The list of must-try restaurants is always changing, but if you plan your reservations in advance, Eleven at Madison Square Park, Scarpetta and Le Bernadin will satisfy your food fancy. When the weather warms up, NYC boasts many rooftop bars, such as, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which features picturesque skyline views of the city.

Tel Aviv, Israel

For foodies like us, Tel Aviv is an overwhelming paradise of medditerrian restaurants and has built itself a reputation as a leading center for gourmet cuisine. As Tel Aviv is located on the beach, the city has many ocean-fresh seafood restaurants that mix traditional with contemporary. Located right along the coast, Shila, is an upscale family-run restaurant that serves locally sourced meats and seafood. Celebrity chef, Sharon Cohen, has created a full menu of unique cuisine that has visitors flocking. Tel Aviv is quickly becoming one of the most exciting dining scenes throughout Israel and the world.

Naples, Italy

The land of pizza. Count us in! Pizza was first invented in Naples and has become an iconic food staple around the world. So, why not try it in the most authentic place possible? The pizza here has a delicious thick crust opposed to thin and crispy Roman style. Although Naples is the birthplace of pizza, once you head to the south, pasta, olive oil and fish are featured in every menu. No matter where you are here, you will never complain about your meals in Naples.

So are you ready to travel the world and visit all of these must-eat destinations? Rubinsohn Travel is ready to start planning your next visit to indulge in delicious food.

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The first thing people tell you when you book a trip somewhere, is you have to try the food at —, and then they hit with a long list of extravagant restaurants that all the locals go to.  Occasionally, experiencing different food cultures is the best reason for travelers to go explore the world. Rubinsohn Travel put together a list of our favorite bucket-list foods that are worth an international trip to find. *Warning* this list contains the most extravagant, most essential, and most sensual reasons to stamp your passport.

Have Tea in London

Pinkies up! If your idea of a scone is that less than mediocre dough ball in the Starbucks pastry case, get ready to pack your bags for London. Extravagant tea can be pricey, but it’s worth doing, especially just for the experience. The combination of what flour and butter can be when baked to its highest standard and topped with a dollop of the richest, sweetest cream and fresh berry jam, is extraordinary. The English Tea Room at Brown’s, where Queen Victoria used to take her tea, offers the quintessential British experience with a unique twist worth obsessing over.

Chow Down on a Meaty Sandwich from a Bavarian Butcher

In southern Germany, a stop into any butcher shop, or Metzgerei, can be the cure of any hangover in five minutes or less. The locals typically indulge in a juicy bratwurst and roasted pork carved right off the shoulder. The roasted pork then gets slapped onto a fresh roll (what Bavarians call semmel) with sweet or regular mustard as you desire. It’s a fast food bite best devoured at a standing table between a high stack of napkins, and two pints of beer!

Sample the Eccentric Streets of India

When you travel, your best bet is to eat like the locals do. In India, that means hitting the variety in the streets. A stroll through any large city within the heart of India will reveal vibrant food stops and carts. Our personal favorite are the sweet and juicy bright yellow mangoes of summer, that you can enjoy while strolling through the market. Don’t be surprised when you see young, tender coconuts just waiting to be sliced open. In Mumbai, start with a collection of snacks that marries the crunchy and soft textures of puffed rice and crackers with the sweet, tart flavors of chutneys, that are known as chaat, And behind the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai is Bademiya, where skewers of succulent kebabs are grilled on hot coals and then wrapped and served in thin sheets of flatbread.

The World’s Best Guinness Stew in Ireland

The silky, chocolatey, lightly carbonated Guinness is not for everyone. Many people claim that Guinness is “too heavy,” and “drink is like a meal in itself.”  Even if you have these feelings, there’s a way to experience Dublin’s famed brew: make it a meal. You won’t find Guinness stew quite like this in the United States — having a couple of hundred years to perfect the recipe will do that. The recipe is crafted with steak, veggies, and spices all selected for their uncanny pairing with Guinness. As you chow down, you can look out at the concrete jungle and steam pipes that make the beer.

Drown in the Delicious Dim Sum in Hong Kong

You can spend hundreds of dollars on Michelin-starred dumplings – or walk down into a basement shop and share a table with locals gossiping in Chinese mere feet from a steam table. Ideally, we would like to do both. Hong Kong lives for dim sum, a tea time tradition of small bites that Hong Kong has turned into a signature meal. Just don’t look for the cart-style service common in American dim sum houses: since freshness matters in dumplings. Our favorite spot? San Hing. The tables in San Hing are shared by a mix of elderly folks, celebrities, and drinkers on a last stop before heading home. Guests typically hover around the food arrival counter, while an unending stream of new guests are looking to snatch seats.

Go to a Gelateria in Italy

A trip to Italy warrants barrels of pasta, pizza, and wine, but there’s a reason every town in Italy has at least one gelateria. Italy’s creamier, silkier alternative to ice cream is served at warmer temperatures and tastes different than anything you’ve had in the US. Sample flavors like pistachio, hazelnut, and panna cotta, then watch as the scoopers twirl swirls of gelato onto cones and cups. Even if you stain your shirt while clutching a drippy, messy cone, well, at least you’re blending in with the locals.

Take on the Francesinha Sandwich in Porto, Portugal

The name Francesinha means “Little Frenchie” in Portuguese.  But there is nothing little about this meaty outrage. Recipes vary, but the essential components are two slices of bread between which you’ll find ham, sliced steak, and at least two types of sausage. The sandwich is then topped with melted cheese, smothered in a gravy with a beer-based, and served with an optional sunnyside up egg and fries. Are you hungry yet?

Ready to travel the world to indulge in these delicious bites? Rubinsohn Travel excels in planning premier luxury vacations, and we want to make sure you experience nothing but the best. Give Rubinsohn Travel a call at (215) 886-5200, and we’ll begin your planning today!

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