For a local eating experience, the Gasthof Frandorfer is a part show, part dinner. Locals & tourists flock so make sure to make a reservation at one of the big tables for an evening of song, dance and large plates of local meat. We came on a Father’s Day in Germany and had a very wild, Bavarian time.
Kelley likes food. Kelley cooks food. Kelley eats food all around the world. Kelley has a very close relationship with food and she’s been to known to have many opinions about restaurants, recipes, cocktails, wine and what you need to order. Here she will highlight the best food around the world, top vineyards, stand out restaurants, unique street food and of course, Kelley’s favorite, the best ice cream. She almost always gets a second opinion from a local chef, mixologist, winemaker or expert, so you don’t have to just take her word for it… enjoy!
A family owned business with some of the most famous coffee in all of Europe, Dallmayr has every delicious specialty food you could want–from fresh produce, fish, meats, homemade breads and the sweets—oh the sweets! I took home a box of their sugary fruit gelees as well as their local honeys. But trust me, I could eat all my meals at Dallmary everyday. This is how food markets should be.
Get Lost in Germany with Kelley Ferro web series sponsored by Germany Tourism
From the highest peaks, to the rowdiest beer halls to the loveliest outdoor gardens, Kelley takes her show to Germany to discover the best sights, bites & things to do in Munich, Bavaria and Cologne.
THIS EPISODE: Kelley explores the Bavarian capital city of Munich and shows her top picks for what you must do in this historic, beer filled, cultural city! From the Eisbach surfing wave, to the Viktualienmarkt, to donning a dirndl at Lola Paltinger, or even digging in to some pretzels & beer at Hofbrauhaus–she takes you to Munich’s finest!
Swiss Miss in Saint Moritz Video
Swiss Miss: Skiing in Saint Moritz Video
Saint Moritz. Glitz. Glamor. Snow. Furry boots. There’s a reason “ritz” is in the name. The city is just as popular among the jetset today as it was 50 years ago. St Moritz feels like a really upscale fairytale. Softly falling snow, gourmet chocolates, bustling pastry shops, chic shops in whimsical buildings and grandiose 5 star hotels. No wonder the likes of Grace Kelly and George Clooney have called St Moritz their winter retreat.
Just getting off the train, I had this overwhelming sense that Saint Moritz was THE place to be “wintering.” It didn’t hurt that I was there just days before the “White Turf,” a series of equine competitions all held on top of the city’s now frozen glacial lake.
I was experiencing the city in style, staying at the oldest and one of the most famous 5 Stars, the Kulm Hotel and skiing incredible ski area. Now this is what it’s like to live luxe.
I only had two nights in the city and was quite busy filming, eating sumptuous breakfasts, checking out the spa & gym and exploring the town. To be honest, I almost didn’t really feel like going skiing–trekking up to the hill in all my gear, freezing my buns off for a few runs just to say I did it.
Wow was I wrong. My few hours skiing ended up being the best skiing of my life and probably the biggest highlight of the trip (which is saying A LOT). Not only did the Engadin Tourism board make the rental process and transport to the peak extremely easy (the funicular literally takes you from street to peak in around 10 minutes), but the mountain itself was just stunning. I still lose myself in the mental images of the incredible peaks, the perfectly groomed trails, the open spaces and lack of lift lines. When Angela forced me to stop for lunch, I had the most delicious ski resort lunch of rosti with ham. I think she thought it was pretty funny how much I raved and I’m pretty sure my actual skiing wasn’t so pretty as I was so distracted. I told her that she was so so lucky to have this in her backyard and to be able to take a few runs on her lunch break (what!?).
I indulged, as the Saint Moritz-ers do, in an apres ski gluwein at the Hauser’s lively outdoor bar before returning for a swanky evening of cocktail parties, night ice skating, a delicious dinner and a jazz concert at the Kulm. My adrenaline was still racing all evening from the amazing trails and I truly understood why St Moritz was the birthplace of the winter ski holiday.
To see more photos from the trip, take a look here: [slideshow]
Stay tuned for more St Moritz fun at the historic, and opulent, Kulm Hotel St Moritz.
Have you ever called a Palace home? Well I was lucky enough to call the Gstaad Palace, one of the best hotels in the world, my home for two glorious days. I’ll never forget the unbelievable food (yes champagne truffle fondue exists), the charming staff, opulent spa and every inch of this ridiculously beautiful hotel–inside and out. Yes heaven exist on earth and I believe it’s at the Gstaad Palace
A NEW YORK MINUTE: Kelley’s Sweet on…Sweet Revenge Cupcakes!
New York City is obsessed with cupcakes, and I have to admit, I am too. I crave these moist, frosting topped bites of joy. But because the city has such a wealth of offerings, I refuse to settle for any old cupcake. I want the best of the best. So that’s why I chose Sweet Revenge in the West Village.
Not only does Sweet Revenge offer lip smacking cupcakes (emphasis on CAKE), but they offer unique flavors and pair each with a wine and beer.
The West Village location also makes it a charming stop for brunch, lunch, happy hour or after dinner sweets.
To learn more about the equally sweet owner, Marlo Scott, and her fabulous cupcake & wine bar go to http://www.sweetrevengenyc.com/
Goat milk soft serve? Skeptical? Don’t be. It’s amazing. This new boutique ice cream shop serves good-for-you goat milk soft serve in inventive flavors with out-of-the-box toppings. I try it for myself and go behind the scenes with the shop’s owner.