JACKIEEATS! My 21 Favorite Bites of 2016

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.

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14 responses to “JACKIEEATS! My 21 Favorite Bites of 2016”

  1. Maggie says:

    Everything looks so good! As someone who travels for food, this post is right up my alley. Those Chocolate covered strawberries look amazing!

  2. Florence says:

    I have noticed a lot of food from Italy and I totally agree with that 🙂 I have never tried the strawberries with chocolate tough… Great idea! That’s a really nice post, there’s so much food to try abroad 🙂

  3. Raquel says:

    My mouth is watering right now especially with your 28th birthday lunch, the Auckland burger and Bali welcoming drink! And what cute ice cream decoration! You need to add some Indian cuisine shots for your 2017 food pics! xx

  4. I’m so glad you bumped it up to 21. All these yummy treats deserve the spotlight. You included some real delicacies, but that Kiwi burger has my mouth watering.

  5. Well, it all seems so delicious! That Balinese drink, the seafood in Paris, apple strudel in Germany.. But, to tell you the truth, those strawberries from Verona caught my eye immediately! I mean, come on, with chocolate! 😀 You had some good bites in 2016. 😉

  6. You have inspired me to look back on all the food photos I have taken the past year and write about them. Thank you for the inspiration. Also, thank you for making me hungry. The pistachio everything eclair looks amazing. Banana Pancakes Yum! Robata King Crab, interesting. Pretzel sandwich looks amazing. We were in Bellagio at Lake Como last year but we missed that restaurant.

    • Jacklyn Shields says:

      The pretzel sammich was my favorite! And it would’ve been so easy to miss La Punta in Bellagio, it was up a narrow road and a little bit of a walk from the city center – but definitely worth a visit!

  7. divsi says:

    Slurp Slurp!! This post just made me get up and make a customary visit to my fridge! 😛 Yummilicious pictures! <3 So colourful and tempting! Love the sammich! (half eaten!)

    • Jacklyn Shields says:

      LMAO of course I forgot to photograph the sammich before it was half eaten *covers eyes*. I’m glad you liked the photos!

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