Mario Alvarez

About Mario Alvarez

On regular business trips since 1998, I was lucky and unlucky to eat at the best and not the best places in The Nafta Region and Europe while on the road.

Business Trip Meal Podcast Episode 1

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Hello dear business travellers, this is your boarding call for the first episode of the business trip meal podcast.  On the menu today, as a first course we will present your host Mario Alvarez who’s been a business traveller for …

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Trip Mannheim-Arzignano-Milan-Nürnberg

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The first trip of the year started on a sunday evening.  Sometimes it is better to drive long distances in short segments.  The first night of the journey I stayed at the BigBox hotel in Kempten.  On my way I …

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Restaurant Barceloneta

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This is a post I owed my dear friend Dirk, who is a member of our community, since long time, a couple of years to be more precise.  The pictures I show are from a visit to the restaurant Barceloneta.  …

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Three cities, three restaurants

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In Mai of this year I had to visit three different customers in three different cities in two days.  Those were Tielt in Belgium, Paris and Dijon in France.  During that trip I had some particular meals. On my way …

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Business Trip Meal, 7 wrong perceptions about it.

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After so many years travelling and living the business trip meal experience I observed that people around the business traveler can have different and not always positive perceptions about that event.  The first particular situation that comes to my mind is …

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Cucina Mantovana! You have luck, said the taxi driver.

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Don’t you love when a business trip begins on Sunday afternoon?  No? Me neither.  In this occasion a combination of events forced me to take a plane on Sunday at seven in the evening from Frankfurt to Milan.  That means …

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Verona, Il Pompiere (the fire fighter)

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The follow up for a project needed that I spend a couple of days near Verona.  A business trip meal was programmed in order to have all people involved to discuss the next steps.  My plane had some delay so …

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A ballad for Toulouse

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This time the plane for Toulouse was taking off at 7:30, that meant I had to leave Mannheim at 5:30 to be one hour before departure at the airport in Frankfurt.   That could only be possible by waking up at …

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Business Trip Meal, three levels of pain.

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You are on a business trip and meal time comes.  Depending on the circumstances and the position of the planets the business traveler can experience three common levels of pain when it’s time to eat something. The first level is very …

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A table for one?

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Aren’t you sometimes amazed how literal some expressions can be?  When you enter a restaurant normally it might happen that the waiter or the maître will ask you if you are alone or with other people.  This time the waiter …

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