Category: Restaurants

6 must-visit hotels for foodies in Italy

6 must-visit hotels for foodies in Italy

Going to Italy?  Take in one of these hotels if you enjoy your food: 1. Rome Cavalieri, Rome The hotel’s La Pergola restaurant has three Michelin stars. Try suckling pig’s cheek with curly endive, burrata and chilli-flavoured popped rice, from the Gourmet menu. 2. Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Lake Como Award-winning Chef Ettore Bocchia and […]

Interview with James Grierson, co-owner of Albion restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

A relative newcomer to Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant scene, Albion restaurant is quickly gaining a reputation as a top place to eat. I described it elsewhere as “probably the best place to eat in KL”, so I wanted to be sure that A Luxury Travel Blog readers gained the benefit of the insider knowledge too. Here […]

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Formerly an actor with the RSC, Grant Thatcher began the series of LUXE City Guides back in 2002. There are now more than 30 guides, including the best of the best from 20 in-the-know residents in each location. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m Editor in Chief which encompasses everything from designing the […]

The best restaurants in Berlin

The best restaurants in Berlin

As one of the most exciting cities in Europe, Berlin has a lot of variety and luxury to offer any traveller. Most European or intercontinential visitors will find that Germany’s capital is very decently priced in comparison to many other cosmopolitan cities. Therefore, anyone can experience real luxury in the sultry evenings of Berlin, sipping […]

7 killer tips to help you find good restaurants on vacation

7 killer tips to help you find good restaurants on vacation

A Luxury Travel Blog’s quick guide to some of the tell-tale signs when trying to find a good place to eat out on vacation. The good… 1. Find a restaurant with locals.  That’s usually a good starting point. 2. Find a restaurant that’s fully booked.  OK, so you might not be able to get a […]

Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

A true travel connoisseur, CEO and Founder Drew Patterson brings more than a decade of experience to Jetsetter, the private sales site that helps leisure travellers discover and purchase some of the world’s best vacations. An industry pioneer, Patterson was part of the founding team at Kayak.com where, during his five-year tenure as Vice President […]

Champagne dinner at The Ritz

Champagne dinner at The Ritz

The Ritz is presenting a summer Champagne Dinner together with the House of Billecart-Salmon, a medium-sized Champagne house in Mareuil-sur-Ay, France. Founded in 1818 with the marriage of Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, it is one of the few to remain family owned. In honour of this special occasion, The Ritz’s Executive Chef John […]

Where to eat during the Canadian Grand Prix

Where to eat during the Canadian Grand Prix

With the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal just around the corner (11th-13th June 2010), we thought we’d tip you off on some of the best places to eat whilst you’re there.  Just make sure you book well in advance! Le Castillon The terrace at Le Castillon restaurant delivers all the romance promised by its name. […]

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 […]

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