Category: Restaurants

Golf in Tenerife – to be enjoyed all year round

Golf in Tenerife – to be enjoyed all year round

The Tenerife Tourism Corporation has announced that the 9th Tenerife Ladies Open will be taking place at Buenavista Golf from 1st to 4th July 2010. Usually held in the winter months, this year the tournament will be held in the summer showcasing the island’s attributes as a world-class year round golfing destination.  And to be [...]

Now open: Bar Boulud, London at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Now open: Bar Boulud, London at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Chef Daniel Boulud’s first UK restaurant,  Bar Boulud, London opened its doors last week at  Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  This widely anticipated, French-inspired, bistro and wine bar is directly accessible from Knightsbridge and will follow the successful format of  Bar Boulud in New York which has achieved significant acclaim. The [...]

Hamilton Island’s Great Barrier Feast

Hamilton Island has announced the next weekend dates of this year’s Great Barrier Feast ‘Chef’s Table’, 23rd – 25th July 2010, featuring the Sydney Morning Herald’s Chef of the Year 2009, Justin North. This prestigious event is the second in a three-weekend series designed to showcase not only Australia’s finest food and wine, but also [...]

Ritz-Carlton to open in Aruba

Luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton has announced plans to open an exclusive 320-room oceanfront resort situated on Aruba’s famed Palm Beach.  The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba will bring a new level of elegance in accommodation and amenities to the island. It will offer several restaurants, a luxurious spa, two swimming pools and a 24-hour casino. In addition to [...]

Dine Nine feet under in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Dine Nine feet under in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Located nine feet below the surface in a converted wine cellar, Nine is an intimate new dining experience at the luxurious Tower Estate. Enjoy a tour of the wineries and the beautiful Hunter Valley before tucking into a seasonally produced 9 course degustation with matched Tower Estate wines ($250 per person / approx £125). Established [...]

Historic hotel’s upgrade in Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart’s historic Grand Mercure Hadleys Hotel is undergoing a $30million extension ready for a grand reopening in September 2010. Built circa 1830, the hotel will have an additional 128 suites (to the existing 71), and a new a la carte restaurant and cafe. The new suites in Hadleys will cost from $229 (approx £115) per [...]

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

For those who aren’t already familiar, Shanghai Tang is a leading luxury lifestyle brand emerging from China, offering everything from luxury apparel for men, women and children, as well as accessories and homeware. And now, if you own an iPod Touch or iPhone, you can enjoy their latest collection courtesy of their free ‘City Chic’ [...]

New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

A new boutique holiday cottage has just opened in Dartmoor National Park, Devon. With Molton Brown cosmetics, beautiful decor and the option of a private chef, Moorland View offers “wall-to-wall luxury.” It’s made for lovebirds: romantic touches include a log fire, scented candles and a vintage copper bath for two. Complimentary membership of Bovey Castle [...]

Executive Chef Michael Hartnell of Le Caprice New York

Le Caprice opened its New York outpost in October 2009, under the guidance and direction of Executive Chef, Michael Hartnell. At only 28 years old, Michael has proven tremendous talent to the culinary community by re-creating signature Le Caprice classics such as the Thai-baked sea bass and crispy duck salad, whilst incorporating popular additions to [...]

Fitzpatrick Hotels Offer Package inspired by Irish History in NYC

Fitzpatrick Hotels Offer Package inspired by Irish History in NYC

The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group – the first Irish-owned hotel company to operate in the US – has introduced the “Visit Ireland in New York” package, giving visitors the chance to experience the extraordinary personal service, warmth and hospitality of its two luxury hotels, the Fitzpatrick Manhattan and the Fitzpatrick Grand Central, while learning about the [...]

A Capella first in Asia: Capella Singapore

A Capella first in Asia: Capella Singapore

The first Capella property in Asia, Capella Singapore has set a new benchmark for personalised service in a region already known for its outstanding service standards. Personal assistants, a Capella hallmark, are well equipped to facilitate individual needs – from planning a culinary tour of Singapore specialties, to booking a corporate meeting, to arranging a [...]

Europe’s first design hotel celebrates 50th birthday

Europe’s first design hotel celebrates 50th birthday

Europe’s first complete design hotel, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in the heart of Copenhagen, is to celebrate its 50th birthday.  This unique five-star hotel is as fashionable and interesting now as it was on its opening day on 1st July 1960.  The man behind it all was the famous Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. [...]

Beckhams put Turku in Finland on the map

Beckhams put Turku in Finland on the map

David Beckham’s recent visit to the Mehilainen Clinic for an operation on a torn Achilles tendon, and a subsequent visit from his wife, has put the Finnish city of Turku well and truly on the map, visiting prior to the crowds that are sure to visit in 2011 when the city is a European capital [...]

10 reasons to visit Toronto this Spring

10 reasons to visit Toronto this Spring

Toronto is the perfect destination for urban adventurers this spring. Whether hiking through Toronto’s best scenic trails or lively shopping districts, this year-round city rings in the season with heart-warming festivals, captivating cultural events and fun attractions. Come and see for yourself why Toronto is a celebrated cultural and entertainment capital of Canada. 1. This [...]

Epicurean series at Amber Restaurant at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The two-star Michelin Amber Restaurant at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, has  announced its 2010 Epicurean series, celebrating the finest of food and wine. Each Epicurean dinner is preceded by an hour-long apéritif and introduction of fine wines by visiting winemakers and wine masters. Upcoming dinners this Spring include: 14th April 2010 Spanish Wine [...]

A Slow Life with Six Senses

A Slow Life with Six Senses

Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili by Six Senses have long been pioneers in their celebration of Slow Life and Slow Life Cooking. Both Maldivian resorts along with their new sister, Soneva Kiri in Thailand, have organic gardens, world class chefs and take enormous pride in offering the freshest of ingredients, sourced locally and cooked to [...]

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