Category: Food and Drink

3 luxury Greek itineraries you really should try

3 luxury Greek itineraries you really should try

Greece is one of the most popular destinations to enjoy the sea, the sun and the unique Summer light. For the rising connoisseur travelers looking for more pure experiences and authentic luxury we recommend the following designed itineraries in some of the popular islands: A private tour of Delos and Rhenia in Mykonos In a […]

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

Spring is a time when Paris resembles all of its most flattering cliches. The city is suddenly awash with cherry and apple blossoms, acting as umbrellas to the streets below them. The air lingers with uncertainty, because both sunshine and showers are definitely expected to feature throughout the day. Tourism is at its hilt and […]

Monterosso Lemon Festival, Liguria

Monterosso Lemon Festival, Liguria

Head for the tiny Cinque Terre village of Monterosso this Spring for an annual festival dedicated to the locally grown lemon. During the Monterosso Lemon Festival, which takes place on the third Saturday in May, the village is covered in thousands upon thousands of lemons. Shop windows are decorated with them and a contest is […]

Recipe of the week: “Crudo” raw scampi and imperial prawns, wild rice and salad

Recipe of the week: “Crudo” raw scampi and imperial prawns, wild rice and salad

This recipe demonstrates a creative interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine with particular care for local products, which come from small, carefully selected Maremma farms and from the surrounding seas. Here you will find not only Tuscan classics presented in a gourmet style, but also an unexpected combination of particular sea and meat dishes and selected wines […]

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Berlin

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Berlin

With no shortage of 5 star hotels, fabulous new design stores, and some of the most important historical sites of the 20th Century, it’s no wonder Berlin has fast become one of the most exciting new luxury destinations in Europe. With so much history you are bound to do a lot of walking Berlin’s streets, […]

The perfect time to explore Ménilmontant and Belleville in east Paris

The perfect time to explore Ménilmontant and Belleville in east Paris

This colourful, multi-cultural neighbourhood in east Paris, with its ethnic restaurants and thriving art scene, has many parallels with east London.  Once a wine making village outside the city’s walls, it was absorbed into central Paris in 1860, first housing people from rural France moving to the city,  and later, immigrants escaping Eastern Europe after […]

An airport worker's letter of resignation... on a cake!

An airport worker’s letter of resignation… on a cake!

In what is surely one of the sweetest ways to say goodbye, a Stansted Airport employee has handed in his letter of resignation… on a cake.  (Yes, you read that right!). Immigration officer Chris Holmes took this extraordinary measure, writing “Having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important […]

A fish festival with the world's largest frying pan

A fish festival with the world’s largest frying pan

If you ever think you’ve cooked for a big party, think again. Spare a thought for the Camogli Fish Festival where, throughout the day, freshly caught fish are cooked in the largest fish frying pan in the world at five metres wide with a seven metre handle. Fishermen abandon their day jobs for the festival […]

Ischia's top 10

Ischia’s top 10

The Italian island of Ischia lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples, and is a neighbour of the better known island of Capri. It is the largest of the Phlegrean islands and almost entirely mountainous, covered in greenery and fringed with white sand beaches, […]

A very grown-up restaurant in Manchester's Northern Quarter

A very grown-up restaurant in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is famous for its Bohemian vibes and many bars, cafés, music and record shops situated north of the city. TNQ Resturant & Bar is a hidden gem of a modern British/European restaurant situated right in the heart of the area, once a storage warehouse for the old Smithfield fish markets, but now […]

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

If you are looking for somewhere to totally relax and unwind, then you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere more peaceful than Congham Hall where we have just spent the past week. Recently named as winner of the Best UK Small Hotel at the International Hotel Awards, this Georgian country house is home to a hotel, […]

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Forget France, Japan is new the culinary centre of the world. And with a capital city that’s home to more Michelin stars than any other, it’s perhaps no wonder. Whether your preference is for sake or sushi, here is my pick of the top 5 eateries to really sink your teeth into on a trip […]

Table for four? That'll be $28,000 thank you

Table for four? That’ll be $28,000 thank you

Although Spanish chef extraordinaire Ferran Adria closed his El Bulli restaurant in Catalonia after maintaining three Michelin stars for more than a decade, many still consider him the world’s finest and most innovative chef. However, the price tag on a private dinner for four at an auction in Hong Kong this week is a bit […]

Gastronomy in Copenhagen

Gastronomy in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has become something of a global food Mecca over the last few years and the new 2013 Michelin guide, which was published in March, bestowed a total of 15 Michelin stars on 13 restaurants in Copenhagen – more than any other Scandinavian city. Restaurant noma, the pioneer of New Nordic Cuisine, has retained its […]

Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland

Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland

This year sees Noosa celebrating its 10th annual Food & Wine Festival, and to mark the anniversary they have lined up ten guest chefs from the 2012 San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list. The Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra will open the event which runs from 16th to 19 May 2013 with a line up of over […]

Hong Kong - brimming with Michelin stars

Hong Kong – brimming with Michelin stars

Hong Kong, already renowned for showcasing the best of the best of Chinese cooking, is fast becoming a hub for foodies around the world, highlighted by the latest edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong. The city has long been dedicated to nurturing the culinary talent of local chefs and the first Michelin-starred Chinese chefs […]

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