JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With Jackie

Who doesn’t like food? *rhetorical question* I don’t want to bring any anti-food negativity into my life. Sweet, savory, spicy, sour, seared, sautéed, solid, sliced … to me, it’s all scrumptious.

The past year I consumed cuisines in ten different countries (eleven, including my own!) and I tried to limit this to my top 16 bites of 2016, but, alas, #food, so I bumped it up to 21.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieThe welcome drink at The Samaya, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. With hints of apple, cinnamon and something secret, this drink was delectable and I was a little upset it was only consumable upon arrival – and that they wouldn’t share the recipe with me!

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieI know, this pizza and the backdrop have you thinking “Italy”, but it’s actually EATaly, in New York City, NY, USA.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieWhile we’re thinking of Italy, these strawberries in Verona were covered in hot, liquid chocolate and topped with fresh cream.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieMy 28th birthday brunch at Café 1 of a kind, Little Neck, Queens, NY, USA.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieThe biggest, messiest, MOST DELICIOUS, burger I’ve ever laid eyes upon, let alone ate, at Union Post Brew Bar, Auckland, New Zealand.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieA sharp nutty cheese and prosciutto sandwiched in between a pretzel * swoooooooon* , Salzburg, Austria.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieAll the seafood deliciousness, Au Pied de Cuchon, Paris, France.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieChicken satay and seafood mie goreng, Bali, Indonesia. (Bonus: this meal was only $2.50 US.)

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieKorean fried chicken with pickled vegetables, The Continental, Miami, Florida, USA.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackiePork belly, red onion and tomato served over pasta, Da Mimmo, Bergamo, Italy.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieThe most delicious banana pancakes that ever were made, Hotel Tugu, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieA plate of perfectly cured meats paired with local white wine, Vienna, Austria.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieThe perfect strawberry and pistachio mille feuille, Aria Hotel, Budapest, Hungary.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieA selection of local fish all prepared differently, La Punta Ristorante, Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieRobata King Crab (“robata” is Japanese for a type of preparation similar-to barbeque or grilling) Makoto, Bal Harbour, Miami, Florida.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieFoie gras over a balsamic reduction, Lyon, France.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieApple strudel with a vanilla and cinnamon sauce, served on a Viking River Cruise, Germany.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieGelato that looks like art? In Budapest, Hungary they call this gelARTo.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieRoasted duck in a lime and mint hoisin reduction, Kashi, Rockville Centre, New York.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackiePistachio filled and pistachio topped éclair, Paris, France.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With JackieClams in a buttery sauce served over spaghetti, Nice, France.

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With Jackie

JACKIEEATS! My 21 favorite bites of 2016 - Get Lost With Jackie

Disclaimer: I have been hosted as a guest at a few of the restaurants and hotels mentioned in this post, as always my opinions remain my own.