Category: Restaurants

Three 'brasseries' on the outskirts of Paris

Three ‘brasseries’ on the outskirts of Paris

I already wrote two previous articles advising a few places to have a nice dinner or a nice lunch in Paris. Today I will mention three more. Yet, the difference this time is that they are on the outsirts of Paris. As you may know Paris is encircled by the Boulevard Périphérique. The gates of Paris are the access […]

Short stay: JA Palm Tree Court Hotel, Dubai

Short stay: JA Palm Tree Court Hotel, Dubai

JA Palm Tree Court forms part of the five star JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort complex – the ‘mother’ hotel to the JA Hotels & Resorts brand, and is tucked away in beautifully landscaped gardens. Unlike many Dubai hotels, this one has a relatively low-key feel (by Dubai standards, at least!) with low-rise buildings but […]

11 gorgeous gastronomic experiences in Costa Rica

11 gorgeous gastronomic experiences in Costa Rica

The country with the most diverse flora and fauna also has an amazingly diverse culinary offering. This is in part due to its geography. With two coasts and a lush central valley, there is a huge variety of seafood and tropical produce which adds to the richness of its gastronic offerings. The country’s capital, San […]

7 extraordinary experiences in London

7 extraordinary experiences in London

Back in 1777, Samuel Johnson proclaimed that, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Almost 250 years on, the quote still rings true. In terms of cultural attractions, top-rate restaurants and unique things to do, there are few places on the planet to rival it. Discover seven of the most […]

5 favorite dishes in Madrid

5 favorite dishes in Madrid

One of my favorite pleasures of Spain is the food. No matter which corner of the country you may find yourself in you can count on one thing, that there is excellent food near by. Whether it’s a small family-run tavern that features homemade cooking to one of the many starred culinary monuments that are […]

5 things to do in Siem Reap once you've explored Angkor Wat

5 things to do in Siem Reap once you’ve explored Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the most visited tourist attraction in Cambodia and the splendour of these ancient temple ruins is hard to deny, or be impressed by, despite the burgeoning crowds. You could spend weeks, if not years, exploring Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples which span out over a huge 400 square kilometres but most […]

Glorious grouse: where to taste the first game of the season in Britain

Glorious grouse: where to taste the first game of the season in Britain

For British foodies, the 12th Augusth – or the Glorious Twelfth as it is known – is one of the culinary events of the British calendar. It marks the opening of the new shooting season, starting with one of our favourite native game birds: grouse. Since the first grouse of the season are renowned for being […]

Valencia City of Arts and Sciences

Secrets of Spain – vibrant, 5 Michelin starred Valencia

It is hard to imagine a city that contrasts beautiful historical architecture so brilliantly with avant-garde modern architecture, as well as Valencia does. It’s hard not to fall in love with the sweet smell of oranges that emanates from the trees, which line so many of the city centre’s avenues. The weather is often good […]

3 of the best places to eat lobster in the Caribbean

3 of the best places to eat lobster in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Islands are packed full of exciting cuisine using fresh local produce and Lobster is one of the many fantastic delicacies on offer when in season. Many of the islands have a fantastic diversity of dining from fine dining restaurants with award winning wine cellars to casual beach barbeques and sandbank beach bars. The […]

1. Dine at Bhairo restaurant; stay at Taj Lake Palace

10 magical North Indian experiences

India is an incredible country packed with diverse things to see and do. To accomplish everything in one trip is nigh on impossible, so you need to pick your battles and aim for the best bits first to ensure you don’t miss out. We all know about the Taj Mahal and beaches of Goa, but […]

7. Enoplon Dinameon Street

Magical Mykonos – 7 luxury secrets (shhhhh!)

Mykonos is best known for throwing the party that never stops. It’s a glamorous island where anything goes; friendly people, incredible bars, a stylish crowd and a non-stop party atmosphere that lasts long into the sunset. But just because it’s a party paradise doesn’t mean you’ll be sacrificing luxury for fun. Here are 7 luxury […]

A visit to Frankfurt's best new restaurant

A visit to Frankfurt’s best new restaurant

The highlight of our recent stay in Frankfurt – other than the private flight with Jetfly to get there – was dinner at the newly-opened, pan-Asian restaurant, Breeze by lebua at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hotel – already an esteemed culinary destination and home to the Michelin-starred restaurant Francais. But, before all that, we called at […]

5 things to do for the perfect romantic stay in Paris

5 things to do for the perfect romantic stay in Paris

Paris is known as the ‘City of Love’ and it is not just because many movies and novels portray it as the most romantic city in the world. The city has such a rich cultural heritage that anyone who visits is bound to fall in love with it. With so many amazing attractions and a […]

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

Like Rodney Dangerfield, Vitoria-Gasteiz, founded in 1181, still hasn’t received the level of respect it so richly deserves. Admittedly, it doesn’t have famous museums to rival Bilbao’s Guggie (but really, who does?) and it will never replace San Sebastian as a chic getaway for the moneyed, beautiful people who can’t wait to drop umpteen pounds […]

5 top Michelin star restaurants in the North of Spain

5 top Michelin star restaurants in the North of Spain

With its incredible landscapes and unique cultures, the north of Spain is probably best known for its gastronomy. Very talented chefs know just how to blend innovative techniques with the simplicity and traditions of their roots. From the fresh seafood of Galicia, the fabada of Asturias, and the culinary innovation of Basque country, if you […]

6 ways to make your visit to Rome fantastic

6 ways to make your visit to Rome fantastic

A lifetime is not enough to explore Rome – make that several lifetimes. The ancient ruins are still being excavated, restored, and preserved for the next millennium of those who seek the wonders of the Eternal City. On my last of many trips to Rome, I was not surprised to make new discoveries and to […]

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