Category: Food and Drink

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 […]

Get into the swing of the US Open

Visiting New York during the US Open? Swing by The Fitz Bar & Restaurant at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan or The Wheeltapper Pub at The Fitzpatrick Grand Central to catch up on every backhand, ace and volley. Throughout the tournament, each of these unique spots will be serving up food, fun and specialty cocktails, including: The […]

Sydney Seafood School: October 2010 classes

Sydney Seafood School: October 2010 classes

You have to be fairly quick off the mark if you want to book a place at the renowned Sydney Seafood School (SSS) at the Sydney Fish Market. Most of the September classes are already fully booked. So get your skates on and book your plaice soon (sorry!) if you want to book for an […]

Aruba Wine Extravaganza

Enjoy rare vintages and top scoring wines guided by the winemakers themselves. Taking place for the first time this year, the Aruba Wine Extravaganza (2nd-4th September 2010) will bring together about 50 different South American wineries. The event, held at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino and Spa, will include a series of wine tastings under […]

Interview with Julian Carr, Managing Director of bmibaby

Interview with Julian Carr, Managing Director of bmibaby

Julian was appointed Managing Director of bmibaby on 1st April 2010. He previously held the position of commercial director for two years, responsible for marketing, revenue management, public relations, network planning, e-commerce and customer services. Prior to this Julian spent two years working for IATA in Montreal where he was responsible for marketing and business […]

Caithness Smokehouse - a journey to the end of the isle

Caithness Smokehouse – a journey to the end of the isle

I will go to the ends of the earth to uncover gems and gourmet delights for ALTB readers. This time I went to the very north of Scotland to the Caithness Smokehouse in Barrock. Barrock is only about five miles from Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on mainland Britain, and about three hours of […]

Mundaring Truffle Festival

Mundaring Truffle Festival

Western Australia grows more French black truffle than the rest of Australia put together and the Mundaring Truffle Festival, is an ideal opportunity to taste and learn about the fabled fungi from some of Australia’s top chefs and food producers. The festival is set in unmistakable Australian countryside providing a taste of the old world […]

London's Bathhouse opens new gourmet restaurant

London’s Bathhouse opens new gourmet restaurant

Visually startling – a small, ornate Turkish building in the shadows of City steel and glass – the Bathhouse has been open as a bar since May 2009, but now its ‘through-the-looking-glass’ interior has been reworked to include a gourmet restaurant. The whole establishment is infused with Victorian-style opulence, and the menu is similarly inspired […]

Wine tasting in Paris: a luxury stag weekend

Wine tasting in Paris: a luxury stag weekend

As we all know, France is renowned for producing some of the finest wine on Earth, and among the towering buildings of Paris, wine is the drink of choice. Where better to go on a stag weekend for the more sophisticated gentleman? Stag weekends don’t all have to be about strippers and beer, but this […]

Hilton Brisbane's Masterclass Weekend

Hilton Brisbane’s Masterclass Weekend

The Hilton Brisbane has been running its foodie Masterclasses since 1995, and this year is no exception. This year’s event will be held on the 24th and 25th of July 2010. Tickets cost $350 for one day or $595 for two days. The Hilton is also offering special hotel packages for the Masterclass Weekend. There […]

Take a culinary journey through Asia at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne

If you like your food then why not visit Cologne and experience a delicious culinary journey through Asia at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst‘s award winning Taku restaurant. Taku, Cologne’s most famous Asian restaurant was recently awarded the Busche Gala ‘Foreign Restaurant of the Year 2010′. Head Chef Nicolas von Auersperg will take you on a […]

Belvedere Hotel, Mykonos has a stunning new look

Belvedere Hotel, Mykonos has a stunning new look

For summer 2010 season the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos, Greece, has opened with a stunning new look. This includes the debut of a new Martini Bar, a redesigned lobby, private VIP residents’ lounge and a selection of new luxury rooms. The result confirms the Belvedere’s position as one of the chicest and desirable destinations in […]

3 great places to learn to cook like a true Italian

3 great places to learn to cook like a true Italian

Want to cook like a true Italian? Take a course at one of these luxury hotels and soon you’ll be throwing the most popular dinner parties in town. L’Andana, Tuscany: Chef Christophe Martin teaches culinary secrets from the Maremma region; there’s also a Michelin-starred restaurant. Villa Pitiana, Tuscany: The cookery school takes place in a […]

Dinner in the Sky - Big Brother style

Dinner in the Sky – Big Brother style

Remember me blogging about Dinner in the Sky almost 4 years ago?  No, I didn’t think so.  But the final series of Big Brother in the UK has seen housemates enjoy dinner whilst suspended 40 metres above the house.  Now then… just remember you read about it here first, long before Channel 4 caught on […]

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