Category: Food and Drink

5 secrets to discovering the colonial charms of Vietnam

5 secrets to discovering the colonial charms of Vietnam

1. Secure a booking in a suite at any of the marvelous Colonial hotels across Vietnam, oozing charm and romance, warmth and comfort. The Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) offers a sanctuary for work and relaxation, rooms have dark wood floors, and crisp white linen and they have an amazing spa. The […]

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

This might not seem the most obvious list going but here – according to Tripadvisor – are the top 10 places every food lover should visit.  Interestingly, neither New York nor London get a mention. Click on the comments and tell us where you think they’ve missed. 1. Lyon, France 2. Bologna, Italy 3. San […]

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

Tripadvisor has released its ’10 hidden gems for wining and dining’. Making the shortlist are the following: 1. Enoteca de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal 2. La Vineria Bollicine, Sorrento, Italy 3. Chez Marcel, Paris, France 4. Voyager Estate, Margaret River, Australia 5. The Wine Cellar, Willemstad, Curacao 6. Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch, South Africa 7. La […]

One of the world's best cognacs: Louis XIII Remy Martin

One of the world’s best cognacs: Louis XIII Remy Martin

I was fortunate enough to be sent a miniature of Louis XIII Remy Martin cognac last week, from the House of Rémy Martin which was established in 1724.  This is no ordinary cognac – it is blended from no less than 1,200 eaux-de-vie (fruit brandies), all from Grande Champagne, and aged in century-old Limousin oak […]

The world's most expensive kebab

The world’s most expensive kebab

Billed as “the don of all doners”, the world’s most expensive kebab will set you back a cool £750. The dish has been devised by British chef Andy Bates who runs Eat My Pies who hand-picked succulent milk-fed lamb from the Pyrenees, chose barrel-aged feta cheese and a cooling cucumber yoghurt infused with Krug Grande […]

High-flying dining in Estonia's capital

High-flying dining in Estonia’s capital

For just five days in June 2011, diners in Estonia’s cultural capital, Tallinn, can enjoy Champagne, aperitifs, lunch or dinner 50 metres in the air with spectacular views over the medieval Old Town, Tallinn’s steel and glass business sector and the Bay of Finland. Dinner in the Sky® can be enjoyed daily between 8th and […]

Interview with Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Interview with Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Kerstin Brand is the Director at Dar Fakir since its re-opening in 2011 after an undergoing extensive refurbishment in 2010. Dar Fakir belongs to a chain of successful enterprises in Marrakech such as the infamous Nikki Beach, Le Tanjia restaurant and L’Avenue, all owned by Nordine Fakir. If someone knows how to create a “In” place […]

4 luxury food addresses in Paris that you really shouldn't miss

4 luxury food addresses in Paris that you really shouldn’t miss

Paris, famous for its architecture, monuments and museums is also renowned for its luxury food; caviar, foie gras, oysters, champagne and of course, truffles. For many travellers, luxury food is the raison d’être to visit the City of Light. To get the biggest bite of French luxury food it’s imperative to plan your trip in advance. You won’t want […]

Tequila lollipop anyone? That'll be $1,000 please...

Tequila lollipop anyone? That’ll be $1,000 please…

The Marquis Los Cabos Resort in Mexico is now offering a $1,000 Tequila lollipop made with Clase Azul Ultra tequila and 24 ct. gold flakes, making it the world’s most expensive tequila lollipop. The resort hosted the worldwide launch of the Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra, which currently retails for around $1,500 a bottle, back […]

Paris – très chic

Paris – très chic

Sometimes a regular city break lacks a little ‘je ne sais quoi?’ When you are looking to impress or in need of pampering, a luxurious break to Paris could be a revitalising experience. Personally, I am happy at both ends of the travel spectrum, from shared hostel dorms in Krakow to 5* luxury in the […]

Travel Guide to Cannes

Travel Guide to Cannes

Cannes, one of Europe’s most sought out locations, is a seaside town well known for the glamour and appeal that accompanies its Cannes Film Festival. This is an event which attracts a host of stars from the best film industries the world over. In keeping with its image as an exclusive city that caters to […]

5 strangest foods (for a Westerner) in China

5 strangest foods (for a Westerner) in China

Have you ever wondered what the equivalents of some of our stranger delicacies like toad in the hole and jellied eels are across the world? What better place to start exploring slightly strange and confusing foods than China – here are just a few examples of baffling food dishes you may come across: Chicken feet […]

Thailand titbits

Here are some May events in Thailand which may be of interest to luxury travellers. There are several trade shows including: Thailand Golf and Dive Expo 2011 from 26-29 May 2011, at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok. This is an opportunity to learn more about the best golfing and diving destinations in Thailand. You may […]

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, Arizona

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa lies just south of Tucson and is home to some of the best of Arizona’s lush green spaces and serene deserts. The resort houses a cutting edge golf course complete with 27 holes and it boasts the claim to fame that “Tin Cup” was filmed there. The first-class spa is […]

Beach barbecue at the Tanjung Rhu Resort

Special feature: Dining at the Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi

We had a wonderful stay at the Tanjung Rhu Resort recently, and there was so much to write about I decided to do it over several articles. The first was a special feature about the resort itself. Now let’s look at the dining options. There are several restaurants at the resort: The Rhu – this […]

Antwerp: a culinary heaven

Antwerp: a culinary heaven

Antwerp is a lovely location to go to for a quick weekend getaway. Even though the city is relatively small and has no major landmarks, the small streets full of charm, the cool shopping boutiques and the wine and dine culture, all give us some good reasons why we should go and visit. During your […]

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