Daniel Hernandez Lyon, former publicist and frequent jetsetter, founded the website Alisú (it’s named after a private residence in Caracas, Venezuela) earlier this year as a destination for slightly more offbeat takes on all things style, food, culture, and travel related.
Daniel Hernandez Lyon, former publicist and frequent jetsetter, founded the website Alisú (it’s named after a private residence in Caracas, Venezuela) earlier this year as a destination for slightly more offbeat takes on all things style, food, culture, and travel related. Because Lyon spends plenty of time country-hopping, we asked him to share five of his favorite food destinations around the globe.
Osteria I Rusteghi
San Marco 5513, Campiello del Tentor, 30124; osteriairusteghi.com
Tucked away in an courtyard at the end of a nondescript alleyway near the Rialto Bridge, this charming bar is run by an all-knowing fourth generation sommelier who has personally curated an impressive wine collection alongside weekly special meats and cheeses from the greater Veneto region.
Lin Heung Tea House
G/F 160-164 Wellington St, Central
One of the oldest tea houses in Hong Kong, visitors who survive the cultural challenge of ordering dim sum from the most aggressive waiters on the planet will be rewarded with succulent Cantonese dishes found nowhere else.
Bahnhofstrasse 21, 8001; spruengli.ch
A renowned confectionery founded in 1836, Sprüngli handcrafts mouth-watering chocolates sold all around Switzerland. Visitors to Zurich would be remiss to kick off a day of touring without a breakfast at the brand’s flagship salon, where the city’s elite take their morning coffee and pastries on silver platters.
Devi Garh by Lebua
A majestic 18th century palace hotel once inhabited by the royal family of Delwara until the mid-20th century, the property arranges private dinners serving mouth-watering traditional Indian dishes at secluded locations across the grounds.
La Casa del Pastor
A small but wildly popular chain of down-to-earth restaurants serving dirt-cheap tacos and other traditional Mexican foods, the chefs prepare the best Tacos al Pastor known to man. With four locations across Mexico’s capital city, the best location is on Masaryk Avenue, ironically nestled among the poshest luxury brand stores in the country.