Category Archives: Spain

Memorable Meals, Dishes & Travel Experiences from Around the World

Food Fashionista Mika Takeuchi Travel Food Blog

Hi Everyone! With social media, client work and travels… I know I haven’t been as good about updating this site as I was back in the days, but I do plan on sharing many of my dining and travel photos with you in the coming months. Be on the lookout for some inspiring meals, sunsets and wanderlust moments.

Food Fashionista Mika Takeuchi Travel Food Blog-

In the meantime, here are just some of the memorable bites from this last year taken on my iPhone. Pictured from top to bottom (left to right):

Pierre Gagnaire, Paris

Lord Stanley, San Francisco

Yannick Alléno, Paris

Untitled, New York City

Sushi-Ya, Tokyo

Tapas 24, Barcelona

Michel Bras

Jia Jia Tang Bao, Shanghai

Saison, San Francisco

Ninebark, Napa Valley

Noma, Copenhagen

Mr and Mrs Bund, Shanghai

Tickets Bar, Barcelona

Geranium, Copenhagen

Ishikawa, Tokyo

Commonwealth, San Francisco

Jean-Georges, New York City

Arpège, Paris


Food for Thought @ Tickets Bar – Barcelona, Spain

As we begin this new week, it’s important to remind ourselves to stop, slow down and smell the roses. There really is beauty and always something to be grateful for in all of our lives, if we can just take the time to recognize it.

I took these photos in the whimsical dessert room at Tickets Bar towards the conclusion of my incredibly delightful meal at the playful and renowned restaurant in Barcelona, Spain.

In the center of the fresh rose petals was a dessert sphere of lychee and raspberry with a rosewater gelatin. The rose itself wasn’t edible, but I did end up taking it back home with me. After all, how often does one get a beautiful red rose from the Adrià brothers. Okay, maybe everyone who got that dessert, but to this day, I still admire the rose on my mantel, and it brings back many delicious, course-by-course memories of a mind-blowing meal on a warm summer day in Spain.