Category: Food and Drink

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 […]

Tegueste Wine Month, Tenerife

Tegueste Wine Month, Tenerife

Tenerife is a great place for wine lovers, as the island’s wines have a special flavour due to the island’s dramatic volcanic soil. Because of this tradition, Tegueste, in north Tenerife, celebrates the “month of the wine” every April to showcase the island’s gastronomy and culture around Tenerife’s wine industry, which includes five denominations of […]

Sani Gourmet Festival 2013

Sani Gourmet Festival 2013

The internationally acclaimed Sani Gourmet Festival has been announced for the 10th–19th May 2013. This year the Gourmet Festival, held at the luxurious Sani Resort in Greece, will be focusing on the evolution and development of traditional Greek dishes over the years, and how they have been passed on and evolved through the generations. This […]

Baros Maldives goes gourmet

Baros Maldives goes gourmet

Baros Maldives, the award winning, private boutique luxury resort in the Indian Ocean, has introduced a new gourmet menu in its all-day dining lagoon-view a la carte restaurant, Lime. This has been created by the recently appointed Executive Chef, Gabriël le Roux, and includes tropical versions of traditional favourites. The Lime Restaurant, open to all […]

Paris: a gourmand’s guide

Paris: a gourmand’s guide

French cuisine is known and celebrated the world over, and Paris certainly deserves its status as the centre of the country’s culinary universe. But whether you are seeking the finest in fresh produce or keen to pick up some gastronomic treasures to bring home to friends and family, it helps to have some inside knowledge […]

Peru's Cena de Oro - one of the finest dining experiences ever?

Peru’s Cena de Oro – one of the finest dining experiences ever?

In English, “Cena de Oro” is simply translated as “Gold Dinner”. And it’s the name given to one of the finest dining experiences you’ll find in South America. It’s so exclusive that it’s available only by special request and is not even publicly advertised. Coque Ossio – one of Peru’s leading chefs – is the […]

5 Tuscan wines to enjoy - after you’ve tried Chianti

5 Tuscan wines to enjoy – after you’ve tried Chianti

A visit to Tuscany of course involves indulging in the regions simple, fresh delicious cuisine along with a great bottle of Chianti. Chianti is the most well-known wine region in Tuscany, famed for their eponymous wines produced from the Sangiovese grape. But there are many other fantastic wines to discover on your Tuscan adventure! Venture […]

7 Italian food and wine events you really shouldn't miss this Spring

7 Italian food and wine events you really shouldn’t miss this Spring

Love food? Love Italy? Then get yourself along to Italy this Spring! There’s a whole host of gourmet events taking place and here we’ve rounded up 7 of the best foodie festivals to whet your appetite in the few months ahead, covering everything from fresh fish (see ‘Slow Fish’ below) to fried food (see ‘Fritto […]

Ethical luxury: the world's only organic caviar

Ethical luxury: the world’s only organic caviar

Black sturgeon caviar has been a luxury delicacy for centuries, though it is only in the past couple of decades that our taste for it has driven the sturgeon, an ancient species with a history of at least 250 million years, to near extinction. Despite a temporary and partial ban on wild sturgeon fishing in […]

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