Category: Food and Drink

Recipe of the week: "Homard Grille" with fennel and sweetcorn

Recipe of the week: “Homard Grille” with fennel and sweetcorn

This dish is a take on a classic lobster bisque using the freshest Scottish lobster. The addition of the lightly soused fennel and the anise flavour of the tarragon help to freshen the dish up, making it an ideal spring/summer starter. The sweet claw meat also adds an extra dimension to the finished bisque. Ingredients […]

Recipe of the week: Potato-wrapped salmon with ham hock broth, cipollini onions, dried cherries and lovage

Recipe of the week: Potato-wrapped salmon with ham hock broth, cipollini onions, dried cherries and lovage

Salmon, wrapped in thin slices of potato and caramelized in a hot saute pan, is a visually stunning presentation. For complexity and depth of flavor, I serve it with a smoky ham hock broth, thickened to a light sauce consistency. Then I rest it simply on a bed of Brussels sprouts with Cipollini onions and […]

Doing things the local way in Zanzibar

Doing things the local way in Zanzibar

The tropical paradise of Zanzibar has a lot more to tempt visitors with than just temperate waters and its reputation as a honeymoon haven, since its history and culture are fascinating enough to fire the imagination of all ages. A luxury beach holiday doesn’t only need to consist of sunbathing on sandy beaches as you […]

Recipe of the week: Linguine alla Nerano

Recipe of the week: Linguine alla Nerano

This simple courgette pasta dish was named after the fishing town of Nerano on the Amalfi Coast where it was created and has become a symbol of the village’s cuisine. Basic ingredients can be turned into a masterpiece that offers an authentic taste of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Source the highest quality of produce to get […]

Top 6 luxury experiences in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Top 6 luxury experiences in St Vincent and the Grenadines

No less than thirty two stunning azure islands belong to the collection of St Vincent and the Grenadines making them a treasure trove of exploration on a charter. Whether you are skimming the surface snorkeling at the rich Tobago Cays, stretching out on the perfect sands of sleepy Bequia or splashing the cash in the […]

10+ incredible experiences in newly-cool Jerusalem

10+ incredible experiences in newly-cool Jerusalem

My last trip to Jerusalem was over ten years ago and while it was an eye-opening experience from a religious and historical perspective, it was not a place that I would describe as particularly fun or edgy. But with a slew of recent innovations which can be seen in the city’s dynamic food scene, counter-culture […]

Girlfriend getaway guide to Tel Aviv

Girlfriend getaway guide to Tel Aviv

If you and a gal pal are trying to decide where to go for a fun getaway, Tel Aviv might not immediately spring to mind, but it should! This city is red-hot now, but no worries because you can easily cool off at one of the many gorgeous white-sand beaches. Tel Aviv is often referred […]

Recipe of the week: Black Sheep liver

Recipe of the week: Black Sheep liver

Mixing Yorkshire ale with locally sourced liver, the Black Sheep variation offers a distinctive taste, unlike most liver-based dishes. Complete with crispy streaked bacon or pancetta, together with a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce, the dish has an added kick to it, which is balanced by mashed potatoes and homemade gravy. Serves 4. Ingredients […]

5 of the best places to dine out in Berlin

5 of the best places to dine out in Berlin

A decade ago, Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit tried to attract  hip young things and tourists to the city by declaring ‘Berlin ist arm, aber sexy’ – basically, ‘Berlin is poor but sexy’. However, what he failed to mention is that it also has some of the best restaurants in the world. ‘Berlin is poor, sexy […]

7 of the best wineries in South Africa

7 of the best wineries in South Africa

South Africa is renowned for its verdant Winelands, where a host of wineries produce some of the world’s greatest produce. If you are planning a trip to South Africa, visiting a quintessential winery should definitely be on your to-do list. But where are the best wineries, and which are worth seeing? We’ve compiled a list […]

7 perfect places to enjoy Athens in luxury

7 perfect places to enjoy Athens in luxury

Athens is a changing city; since the 2004 Olympics, the capital has been changing shape through gentrification and urban renewal. Despite the financial crisis, the city continues to transform into a chic and cosmopolitan destination, whilst still maintaining its historical magnificence. Overlooked by the unbelievable Acropolis and Parthenon temple, Athens has become a city for […]

Planning a trip to Southern California?

Planning a trip to Southern California?

What’s new in Southern California? Lots! If you’re planning a first timer’s trip to Southern California in the next few months (when the weather is sheer perfection) you probably already know that you want to spend a day at the beach and perhaps even do a little surfing. And of course, you’ll want to see […]

6 of the best things to do in Rome

6 of the best things to do in Rome

The capital of Italy is one of the most famous cities in the world. Its roots echo throughout history, as remnants and relics of distant eras blend in with Rome’s modern-day cosmopolitan nature. These unique characteristics allow the city to stand as an attractive destination opportunity for different typologies of visitors: whether you are looking […]

The 5 most indulgent activities in Madrid

The 5 most indulgent activities in Madrid

Madrid is one of the biggest small towns I know. It has all the benefits of a major cosmopolitan capital with a great diversity of food, nightlife, art and culture while contained in a central location thats easily walkable. Most importantly a diversity of people, in Madrid you encounter people from all parts of Spain […]

Recipe of the week: Crab and mango salad with wasabi yoghurt

Recipe of the week: Crab and mango salad with wasabi yoghurt

This is a simple little starter. It is really fresh and clean. The sweetness of the mango helps to bring out the natural sweetness of the crab. Use extra large locally caught cock (male) crabs which have huge claws which give a high yield of delicious white meat. If you don’t want to serve this […]

Short stay: Raffles Singapore, Singapore

Short stay: Raffles Singapore, Singapore

Raffles is an iconic, colonial style all suite hotel – with 103 suites in total – and was declared a national monument in 1987; in 1989 it was restored to how it looked in 1915 – renovations that took two and a half years to complete. Re-opened on 16th September 1991, today this historic hotel […]

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