Category: Food and Drink

Chocolate cocktails at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Chocolate cocktails at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco has a sweet solution for the young-at-heart: adults-only hot chocolate at the posh Seasons Bar and Lounge. Made for sipping just like martinis, these “choctails” are made with the finest valhrona chocolate and spiked with your choice of raspberry, orange, vanilla or peppermint liqueur. The finishing touch? A fluffy-as-a-cloud house-made marshmallow […]

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

If tasting fabulous wines, listening to knowledgeable wine experts, touring world-famous wineries and vineyards as you relax and cruise along the calm Rhine and Mosel Rivers in Europe sounds like the perfect vacation for you, I recommend you experience the same wine-tasting cruise from which I just returned. Boarding the luxurious yet wonderfully comfortable MS […]

French cuisine becomes UNESCO protected

French cuisine becomes UNESCO protected

French cuisine celebrates elevation to UNESCO‘s “World Intangible Heritages” List by creating a National Festival of Gastronomy with restaurants across the country battling it out to offer outstanding dishes at mouth watering prices. France is the first country to be honoured by UNESCO for its national food and cuisine. It joins other cultural practices on […]

Bangkok bites

Bangkok bites

Just in case any of you are visiting Bangkok in the next few weeks, here are a few suggestions of what’s on at some of Bangkok’s top eateries. The Déjà Vu restaurant in the Pullman Bangkok King Power are running “A Taste of Caviar” special from 18th to 30th January 2011. Enjoy Champagne and caviar […]

An Irish Christmas in New York

An Irish Christmas in New York

For travellers and shoppers passing through New York City looking for fun holiday spots to have a festive lunch or a Christmas cocktail, The Wheeltapper Pub at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel (141 East 44th Street at Lexington Avenue) is the perfect stop. The pub, which features a huge festively decorated all-season Patio, is having a […]

Chocolate and chutney at Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Chocolate and chutney at Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Voted as one of the best luxury resorts in the world, Jade Mountain is located in the grounds of the old Anse Mamin Plantation, and just 20 minutes away from Nick Troubetzkoy’s organic rain forest farm, the Emerald Estate. With fantastic culinary resources and the exquisite skills of chef Allan Susser, Jade Mountain offers only […]

3 luxurious Malaysian experiences

3 luxurious Malaysian experiences

Malaysia has been in the tourism limelight for many years now, having stolen the stage somewhat from its Southeast Asian counterparts. With a tourist footfall of almost 24 million it’ll come as little wonder that there are a range of holiday experiences to be enjoyed. That said, however, it’s easy to forget amongst all the […]

Barcelona: a new gastronomic capital?

Barcelona: a new gastronomic capital?

Barcelona has been covered in new stars by the prestigious Michelin Guide and can now be truly regarded as a gastronomic capital. Four new Barcelona restaurants have earned its first star reflecting their exceptional culinary achievements; Dos Cielos (Sergio & Javier Torres), Moments (Raul Balam Ruscalleda), Caelis (Romain Fornell) and Hisop (Oriol Ivern). Miramar earns […]

Some wonderful ideas for luxury breaks in 2011… be inspired!

January: Need a lift? Hot Air Ballooning in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland for the International Hot Air Balloon Festival. February: A romantic weekend escape to Paris, or a luxurious winter sports break in Portes du Soleil. March: A perfect month to immerse yourself in magical Morocco. Or indulge in some retail therapy in super stylish Milan. April: Experience […]

Top 10 European food and wine destinations

Top 10 European food and wine destinations

Another ‘top 10′ from Tripadvisor, and this time it’s Europe’s top 10 food and wine destinations. Again, as with previous Tripadvisor top 10s, Italy fares well, and – perhaps unsurprisingly – France has a dominant presence also.  In fact, there’s only one entry in the top 10 that isn’t from those two countries. Here’s the […]

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Tickets are now on sale for events at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, which will be held from 4th to 14th March 2011. They have a seriously good line-up of chefs and winemakers, and the festival is set to be a gastronomic joyride. As well as masterclasses, demonstrations, dinners and other events, the festival […]

The ultimate guide to Madrid's Michelin-starred restaurants

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s Michelin-starred restaurants

With regular appearances in countless best-restaurant lists across the world, Spanish cuisine is becoming a force to be reckoned with on the international scene. There are hundreds of fantastic restaurants in Madrid, especially if you venture away from the tourists traps lining Gran Vía and the Plaza Mayor (traveller’s tip: never enter a restaurant if […]

Le Fooding, Milan

A sensory experience like no other awaits participants in the upcoming Le Fooding event in Milan on 15th October 2010. Organised by a pioneering pair of food writers, the evening brings together talented chefs, artists and DJs dedicated to making food and eating out fun, enjoyable and original.

Learn to cook like a Michelin-starred chef in France

Learn to cook like a Michelin-starred chef in France

Home to local ‘chef celébre’ Serge Gouloumès, Le Mas Candille is a haven for food lovers. The gastronomic delights on offer from the hotel’s restaurant Candille promise one of the finest dining experiences on the French Riviera. Famous for incorporating exotic flavours into his native Provençal cooking Serge’s signature dishes include special candille tatin of […]

The world's most expensive cheese sandwich

The world’s most expensive cheese sandwich

The world’s most expensive cheese sandwich has been on display at the Frome Cheese Show in Somerset. Celebrity chef Martin Blunos is the man behind the £110 creation. He worked with local cheese producers Pilgrim’s Choice to come up with the white truffle blend that accounts for much of the sandwich’s hefty price tag.  Here’s the […]

Guy Grossi Pasta Evening in Sydney

The Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine and Harvey Norman, the cooking appliance specialist, invite you to a Harvey Norman Gourmet Institute special pasta event at Domayne’s Alexandria store in Sydney on 13th October 2010. Top chef Guy Grossi will cook duck and wild mushroom filled tortellini with caramelised pear and fettuccine with calamari ragù. Tickets cost $55 […]

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