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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Travel Fine Dining

As a family of four, we seldom go on a fine dining restaurant. We chose to go where family style is being offered for a more cost-effective and family friendly atmosphere. However, when we were still in Korea, we sometimes go on a fancy restaurant just to explore the local cuisine especially when we are on a getaway. I remember when we went to the island of Jeju, we really had the taste of exotic cuisine from this restaurant that we dined in to. Glad the kids were behaved the whole time we were there.

The photos below were taken when we were in Palo Alto during the Doodle4Google event hosted by Google. Google booked us in Sheraton Hotel which is a beautiful hotel. Our stay comes with free breakfast which the kids love as the selection of food were plenty.

Then we went downtown to try one of the Thai restaurant, It was sort of a fine dining because it has specific dedicated meal courses and the servers were in uniform and you get the feel of a high quality restaurant because of the decors. I love that they serve family style menus that the kids like.

Traveling is one pleasurable hobby that my family love doing. If only we could afford it, we would probably be traveling all the time lol. Aside from the new places to explore, you also get to try different cuisines from different cultures. One of the many places that is in my bucket list of places to visit is the Middle East. Hubby has been to few places there and he said that food out there is great. One of the ones I have came across online is the Pier 7. It's one of the leading place for fine dining in Dubai

48 travelers' comments:

A Mom Speaks said...

Fine dining is very rare for our family too, especially nowadays when money is tight.

Cherry said...

seems like we got the same "happiness" sis. i also love dining by the pier. :)

ps.
i couldn't view the photos fr my pc.

Marie said...

Never tried a fine dining before. My family is already happy with our home cook dishes. Hahaha. Tipid pa! :)

nova hedges said...

for some reason i can't see the photos you share, however reading through your post and your experience of a fine dining is quite a success.

papaleng said...

Fine dining, never heard of it. lol. Sis, problem viewing your photos. Still, having fine dining once in a while is good to maintain sweetness with love ones.

fallenrhainnes said...

You really had a great travels and dining sis. Enjoy pa more. :-)

MikiHope said...

I'm not much of a traveler but I do enjoy a fine dining experience every once in a while. Living near NYC I can get virtually any ethnic food I am wanting try.

Sherrie Bama said...

I loved reading your blog but your pics are not there for me. I love eating outdoors. Be it on a pier or in a pretty garden setting. On a blanket in the park. Fine dining is always nice thought.

Masshole Mommy said...

We are not a fine dining kind of family, either. My kids know how to act at those types of places, but we are more of a pizza or burgers kind of family!

Russ R. said...

I love traveling and fine dining is one of the things I enjoy when I'm on a trip. It isn't top priority but it's always a nice experience especially when you're in another country. PS. Your photos aren't showing :(

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sorry for those who can't view the photos, I am not sure why it is not sowing at your end because I can view them fine. It might something to do with browser or something.

Alli Smith said...

Your photos are not showing up for me. I, too, like fine dining occasionally, especially when traveling.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Bummer. I re-uploaded them, hopefully they are showing up this time.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Oh gosh, such good food! :) I love it when I get to eat great food on a travel.

Jeanine said...

I dont believe we've ever gone fine dining with our kids. My kiddos behave when we are out so I'm confident they'd do well while out fine dining but we just generally do take out or something quick! I'm not sure why but that's just how it's been!

Sharon Erickson said...

I love when I can find a GOOD Thai restaurant. I can be rather picky because I am half-Thai so this one sounds promising ;)

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

That looks wonderful. Fine dining for our family is all of sitting at the table.

Michelle Varga said...

Looks like you had a great time! All the food in the photos are mouthwatering!

Michele D said...

What a loving place that looks. I wouldn't mind bringing my family there either. The food looks great!

Liz Mays said...

The breakfast they offered looks so good. Google really hooked you guys up! The Sheraton sounds really nice!

Bonnie Gowen said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. I wish my family and I could travel too.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

Well it looks like Google knows how to put on a good shindig. The food looks amazing.

John Lopez said...

Those foods looks really delicious and tasty, looks like your family goes to a perfect restaurant.

Lisa Codina said...

That food looks really good! I love to prepare restaurant-worthy meals at home...so we can enjoy them in the comfort of our own home ;-)

Liz Leiro said...

One of the best parts of travelling is getting to try new foods! My husband and I are on a tight budget right now, so fast food is usually what we go for, haha. :)

Cia Says said...

You always take the most amazingly inviting photos. Glad you had an awesome time!

Ron Leyba said...

You and your kids surely had a great time in there. Kudos to Sheraton for offering you great foods and service.

Rebecca Swenor said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time and the food looks good We hardly ever go to a fine dinning place when we travel but then we don't travel hardly ever either. I have heard of the Pier 7 before. Thanks for sharing.

touristmeetstraveler said...

Big fan of Thai foood! I really hope you had an amazing time!

Fiona said...

That breakfast buffet looks so delicious! How amazing to be treated by Google! :)

Ricci said...

As a single lady fine dining really happens when it's just me... I would rather order and take it home so I can eat with my puppy love!! :)

mail4rosey said...

We love to travel too. Like you if we had the funds we'd be on the go all of the time. :) Thai food is one of my hubs' favorites.

Breanna Sheffield said...

I love traveling. I don't think I have ever had the pleasure of fine dining but those pictures sure make it look enjoyable! We are pretty laid back "country" people!

Angie K said...

That is so awesome and such a great experience to have! The food looks so good. I have never had the chance of fine dining but would love to experience it one day. Thank you.

Chrystal Mahan said...

We only go out to eat a few times a month. Once or twice just me and hubs and generally once with kiddo. I do pretty much all of the cooking.

Roselynn Mercedes said...

Your family and you are so lucky you get to travel as much as you do. It's a lovely experience for the kids and the places you visit always look like so much fun.

Krystal Butherus said...

Everything looks so good! I would love to try some of those dishes. Gotta love traveling!

Debi- The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

Traveling is a great things for kids. We love to travel as often as possible as a family. The food looks fantastic.

Miranda Myrabev said...

Fine dining can be hard to come buy for some families because it costs an arm and a leg but this looks so delicious and I too want to go to pier 7 in dubai

Ourfamilyworld said...

It looks like you had a great dining experience. I love traveling with the family too. I wish I could afford it all the time

Lynndee said...

Traveling is one thing that we enjoy as family too. And just like you, if we can afford it, we'll be traveling all the time too. LOL.

Donna L. Ward said...

Great photos that you took at the Doodle Google event in Palo Alto - Wow - it looks like you had a fab time and yep traveling and dining are great hobbies for any family and great memories!

Cher said...

Your children look so beautiful! I bet they did really enjoy getting to pick and choose from all those scrumptious food choices!

Ann B said...

That looks like a delicious breakfast with lots of options. I love a hot breakfast when I stay at a hotel.

JackieJacks said...

I like the Sheraton! There aren't enough of them around anymore. There's a bunch of them in New England, but I didn't realize they had west coast locations too- cool!

Alyssa Collazo said...

Great photos! I would love to try those dishes! Thank you for sharing.

Gabriel Bregg said...

I love trying new foods, especially southeastern Asian fare. I'd love to be able to travel like you do and get them first hand instead of the watered down "Americanized" versions.

LifeAsAConvert said...

I am not sure what the one on the top is.. some sort of fried pinwheel/lavash? It looks delicious though.

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