Category: Food and Drink

James Joyce dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

It’s not every day you get to dine with the dead. Sign up for Four Seasons Hotel Dublin‘s “Discover Dublin” package and you’ll be treated to an authentic evening that leaps right off the pages of James Joyce‘s famed short story, The Dead. You’ll feast as Joyce’s characters did, with the very same hearty menu. [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Compare prices on UK hotels Luxury hotels and resorts from Kiwi Collection Meet Francis Gimblett, The Wine Adventurer Hotel Babylon is back on the BBC

Unusual requests at luxury hotels

You’ve probably heard of some of the ridiculous demands made by celebrities and musicians, but have you ever wondered what the most unusual requests ever made by guests in luxury hotels are? Well, look no further! As part of their “91 days of summer promotion”, Great Hotels of the World has revealed some of [...]

The Terrace at Trump opens today

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago will unveil The Terrace at Trump later today; it is the property’s much-anticipated outdoor venue located on the 16th Floor. This chic, outdoor oasis will showcase a dramatic vista of the Chicago skyline, including the historic Wrigley Clock Tower and Tribune Building, as well a picturesque view of Lake [...]

A gourmet experience in Mississippi

Experience southern splendour with a getaway that combines American history with gourmet cuisine. Begin your holiday with wine and hors d’oeuvres at Monmouth Plantation, Mississippi, while learning the history of the Antebellum Home, before dining under 17th Century chandeliers with the signature southern ‘Mint Julep’. Learn more about Mississippi’s history with a carriage tour of [...]

4 limited-edition, Wimbledon tennis-themed cocktails

To co-incide with the Wimbledon tennis championship which began yesterday, Park Plaza Hotels has come up with a limited edition, tennis-themed cocktail menu. Four cocktails pay homage to the famous grass courts at SW19 and some of the finest players to hold aloft the trophy at the All England Club. Celebrating the winner of [...]

Knysna Oyster Festival

Knysna Oyster Festival

Knysna is renowned for the quality of its oysters, which are celebrated each year during the Knysna Oyster Festival, one of South Africa’s longest-running festivals. This year the event takes place from 3rd to 12th July 2009 and offers a jam-packed programme of sport, entertainment and more than 200,000 oysters. There will be numerous competitions [...]

The world’s most unusual hotel minibar item?

The world’s most unusual hotel minibar item?

These days it seems it’s not enough to offer just a few drinks and snacks in a hotel minibar. Hotels are going a step further, offering all manner of items from bikinis (W Retreat & Spa, Maldives) to gourmet dog biscuits (The Loews Hotel, Denver). But perhaps one of the most unusual items [...]

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem…

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem…

A new follower of A Luxury Travel Blog on Twitter caught my eye this morning. Mangia (Twitter account, @Mangia_Inc) is an online service where you can order food from your stadium seat by cell phone and have it brought straight to you. Sheeesh… and they wonder why they have an obesity problem in the [...]

UK Summer Champagne & Gourmet Break

UK Summer Champagne & Gourmet Break

South Cumbrian restaurant L’enclume has teamed up with some of the world’s top Champagne houses, including Bollinger, Pol Roger, Louis Roederer, Laurent Perrier and Deutz, to bring you a fantastic value-for-money luxury Champagne & Gourmet break. On arrival a bottle of Champagne of your choice awaits you, and to follow an 8 course dinner served [...]

New Alain Ducasse cookery school with a difference

New Alain Ducasse cookery school with a difference

Alain Ducasse has opened a new cookery school this month… where you are the chef. The Ecole de Cuisine in Paris is about learning, sharing and getting to know the universe of tastes of Alain Ducasse. Everything is mixed in a unique atmosphere in a school created by Pierre-Yves Rochon. Cooking, pastry-making and [...]

Blowfish at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Blowfish at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Are you someone who likes to take risks? You could brave the elements and scale Mount Everest. You could jump out of a plane with nothing but a nylon parachute and a prayer. Or, you could make the pilgrimage to India and order Fugu, the Japanese puffer fish so toxic it causes up to 50 [...]

Champagne dinner at Gleneagles

Champagne dinner at Gleneagles

If you are a lover of fantastic food and great wines and Champagne, you have the unique opportunity to join Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave, Moêt & Chandon, who is on a rare visit to Scotland, for a gourmet evening in The Ballroom at The Gleneagles Hotel on 17th June 2009. Working with Gleneagles’ Head [...]

New pool bar in Venice from Hotel Cipriani

In Venice, Hotel Cipriani has finished a second phase of refurbishments, which included the restoration of Bar Gabbiano. Located next to the hotel’s famous swimming pool, the bar aims to become the heart of the hotel, with live music and a lively atmosphere for guests and local Venetians to meet. Guests can choose from a [...]

Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Our latest interview is with Laura Brady, President and Co-founder of Luxury Wine Tours, Inc. and Lux Wines. Luxury Wine Tours provides exquisite custom wine tours in Oregon’s bountiful Willamette Valley. Luxury Wine Tours was initially created out of a desire to bring people a unique food and wine experience that showcases Oregon’s world class [...]

The Westin Resort, Aruba unveils Culinary Experience Month

Experience the relaxation of a Caribbean getaway combined with epicurean delights during Culinary Experience Month at The Westin Resort, Aruba. Throughout May, the resort is offering special prix fixe and specialty menus at four different on-site restaurants. The highlight of the month is the fifth annual Aruba Wine, Food & Art Festival from Thursday 21st [...]

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