Category: Food and Drink

5 luxuries not to miss in Dubai

5 luxuries not to miss in Dubai

Visitors to Dubai – one of the world’s most opulent destinations – are spoilt for choice when it comes to seeking luxury. The city has become one the most popular playgrounds of the rich and famous, and has made many a statement with several of the world’s tallest buildings, man-made islands and even a huge […]

Top 10 UK gourmet getaways

Top 10 UK gourmet getaways

Food is undoubtedly one of the main highlights of a holiday or short break. Inspired by their recent travels across the UK, the team at dealchecker.co.uk have compiled a hot list of the UK’s most scrumptious towns and cities. There was some stiff competition for the top spot but they decided on Padstow, a must-do […]

Laid-back luxury: a holiday in Crete

Laid-back luxury: a holiday in Crete

How to introduce you to Crete? As a lush, colourful and constantly surprising landscape that never leaves you far from the refreshing azure of the Mediterranean Sea? As one of the most beautiful of all the Greek islands? As a destination that provides everything you need for a lively and upbeat holiday? We mustn’t forget […]

Top 5 luxury Kenya safari sundowner spots

Top 5 luxury Kenya safari sundowner spots

In Kenya they really know how to operate luxury safaris. Having spent the afternoon game viewing with your expert guide, you will often be greeted by a surprise sundowner spot, set up with all the romanticism of the first explorations of Africa. These sundowner spots are perched high above the surrounding bush with exquisite views […]

Summer luxury in the Alps

Summer luxury in the Alps

Are you still yet to decide where to go this Summer? For a luxury family Summer holiday with a difference, head to the Alps. With everything from sporting activities and spas to Michelin star restaurants and sumptuous chalets, there’s plenty of great reasons to visit this amazing region outside of the peak winter season. Head […]

4 of the world's best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

4 of the world’s best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

Travel is a sensation for all of the senses and combines our greatest passions that leave us with memories to last a lifetime. We rarely remember the soggy sandwich we raced to eat before the 2pm meeting but the fresh taste of the reef fish we caught and barbecued on the beach is a flavour […]

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

While the folks in the northern hemisphere are enjoying days of sunshine at and ice creams at the beach, winter has kicked off with a vengeance in the southern hemisphere. Here are five great reasons why you should trade in the sandals and sand for skis and snow and head south to New Zealand this […]

Soak up the luxuries of India’s Pink City

Soak up the luxuries of India’s Pink City

Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, a northern state of India. It is affectionately known as the “Pink City”, as the walls of Jaipur’s historic City Palace are washed in a vibrant salmon hue. The pink colour was used to create an impression of red sandstone Mughal buildings, and was repainted in 1876 during […]

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

To the manor reborn: a hotel that makes you feel like royalty

The English countryside is where royalty goes to quell the noise of their public lives; it’s where stately homes the size of city blocks stand sentinel amidst rolling hills; and it’s where you and I can go to feel like queens and kings, even if just for a sliver of time. Here I cover one of […]

Recipe of the week: Broiled black cod with miso

Recipe of the week: Broiled black cod with miso

The black cod dish is inspired by the beautiful fresh fish. The recipe uses traditional Japanese cooking techniques and is marinated for three days in sake and sugar, giving it a soft texture and a sweet flavour. The recipe makes use of black cod which was recognised as being readily available but rarely used, when […]

Recipe of the week: Queensland spanner crab, heirloom tomato and avocado

Recipe of the week: Queensland spanner crab, heirloom tomato and avocado

Queensland ceas spanner crab meat is light and sweet with a remarkably delicate texture. This is a great example of the incredible seafood available in Queensland. This is a simple dish, the crab served with the best quality heirloom tomatoes and avocado. The sharp tomato vinaigrette adds a little kick to the dish. In the […]

3 very special Michelin-starred, gourmet, cultural tours in Spain

3 very special Michelin-starred, gourmet, cultural tours in Spain

Take a little time to discover some of Spain’s Michelin starred restaurants, whilst truly absorbing the Spanish culture. Get involved in incredible Michelin starred culinary classes, meet the bulls up close and personal, and enjoy wine tasting rarities. Here are a few different ideas to get you started. Authentic Michelin star tours in Andalucia Take […]

Delicacies of South Africa

Delicacies of South Africa

South Africa boasts many delights, including its culinary ones. Rich and flavoursome, South African cuisine has reached global recognition in recent years, with establishments like The Tasting Room in Franschoek being voted as one of the best restaurants in the world. One of the defining features of South African cuisine is its honesty. Simple dishes are […]

Recipe of the week: Orange drizzle cake

Recipe of the week: Orange drizzle cake

A variation on the classic lemon drizzle cake, this orange drizzle cake is perfect to have with a cup of tea – it’s quite simple, not overly rich and has an amazing orange flavour. The cake itself is beautifully light, airy and yet still moist, and so makes for the most delicious Summer time treat. […]

The new taste of Asia brings spice to Beirut

The new taste of Asia brings spice to Beirut

The hottest thing to pop up in Beirut’s Clemenceau district is a new delivery and catering kitchen called JAI. The blood, sweat and tears of Beiruti-born Chef Wael Lazkani, Jai offers a little taste of South East Asia in the heart of Beirut. It officially launched in February 2013 and has fast become a firm […]

New wine tours in Margaret River, Australia

New wine tours in Margaret River, Australia

A series of recently launched tours are giving visitors new ways to discover the Margaret River wine region. The area, which is a 3 hour drive south of Perth, is home to more than 220 vineyards. It accounts for about 3% of Australia’s total wine exports but produces over 25% of Australia’s premium wine. The […]

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