Category: Travel Miscellany

Recipe of the week: Salmon, veal cheeks, artichoke lemon rind cream, manzanilla olive cake, fennel milk and Dukkah

Recipe of the week: Salmon, veal cheeks, artichoke lemon rind cream, manzanilla olive cake, fennel milk and Dukkah

This is one of Roberto Cortez’s takes on Terre et Mer, or Surf and Turf. The veal cheeks are braised for 5 hours, then shredded with aromatics and wrapped in a small round of crepe. I then wrap a piece of salmon cut in a strip around the cake. Wrap a piece of oiled foil […]

Free Champagne from the AA Best Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007-8

Free Champagne from the AA Best Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007-8

Red Carnation Hotels are proud to have been awarded the AA “Best Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007-8″, and they’re sharing their good fortune with their guests! Simply book a two night weekend stay at any of their 6 central London properties and celebrate with them, with a chilled bottle of Champagne on arrival, […]

Videos from Hawaii

Andrew Kaplan of Oakland-based TurnHere contacted me this evening, telling me that they have just released a series of short documentary videos on Hawaii. As well as on their site, they are also on YouTube. I just took a quick look at a few and they’re quite good for giving a brief flavour of a […]

Experience the world's most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

Experience the world’s most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

The 7th Annual Hawaiki Nui, the only sailing regatta in the world with more lay days than races, takes place from the 14th to 26th October 2007. It’s a chance to party with a passion, as sailing crews battle across the islands and, thanks to Accor’s six exclusive resorts in French Polynesia, you can to […]

Côte d'Azur special offer‏

Côte d’Azur special offer‏

A glass of vintage wine in a French bistro, a romantic walk on the beach, an afternoon browsing in the typical markets, a night in the moonlight or at a glittering soirée… all the charm of the Côte d’Azur’s vie en rose is just around the corner. And now you can escape to Nice […]

Think Pink with Kor

Think Pink with Kor

For the second consecutive year, this October Kor Hotel Group is recognising National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its “Think Pink” campaign. Book a “Think Pink” package and 10% will be contributed to the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. 20% of the sale of Pink Martini cocktails at La Marea at The Tides South Beach will also […]

Waldorf Astoria cookbook

Waldorf Astoria cookbook

The Waldorf is world renowned for its elegant accommodation, grand galas, and, of course, its supreme dining, but many might not also realise that there’s a Waldorf Astoria cookbook. Within its pages, the hotel’s kitchen brigade offers closely guarded trade secrets and share the recipes for innovative and exciting new dishes as well as treasured […]

Middle East International Film Festival

Middle East International Film Festival

The inaugural Middle East International Film Festival is to be held later this month (14th-19th) at Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace Hotel. This festival will screen more than 50 regional and international films. The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) hopes that the event will further position the capital as the cultural hub of […]

Last chance for a great rate at Darnell's Lake Resort

Last chance for a great rate at Darnell’s Lake Resort

Have a final summer hoorah and soak up a few more rays of sunshine at Darnell’s Lake Resort: let the sun warm you, the views astound you, and the wine soothe you. Discounted rates start at just $69/night, subject to availability. Or click here for details of their other special promotions.

Recipe of the week: Seared Quebec Foie Gras

Recipe of the week: Seared Quebec Foie Gras

This is quite a simple recipe that has minimal preparation time, but demands top quality ingredients and confident cooking technique. Buy Quebec A grade foie gras: one lobe generally will serve four or five people. The sour, crisp leaves of sorrel offer a sharp contrast to the sweetness of the figs. However feel free to […]

Special feature: Costa Adeje Gran Hotel, Tenerife

Special feature: Costa Adeje Gran Hotel, Tenerife

I stayed 7 nights at the Costa Adeje Gran Hotel in Costa Adeje, Tenerife earlier this year and must admit to visiting with a small degree of trepidation due to the very mixed reviews on Tripadvisor. One of the common statements within those reviews is that “it isn’t a five star hotel”. Well, […]

A pleasant surprise

A pleasant surprise

Normally at this time of year traffic to most travel-based websites is in decline. Typically you get strong figures from January to Easter, a steady base of traffic through the summer and then a gradual, continual decrease as Christmas gets ever nearer, before a sharp rise in the following January and the cycle repeats […]

In video: last night's lavish opening of the MGM Grand Detroit

In video: last night’s lavish opening of the MGM Grand Detroit

MGM Grand Detroit have issued a multimedia news release with a Windows Media download, information and a variety of hi-res images from the evening. Looks like it was quite a spectacle with plenty of celebrities in attendance, including Kid Rock, Ashanti and Anita Baker, not to mention celebrity chefs and local dignitaries.

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

The MGM Grand Detroit opens tonight amid a display of fireworks at the luxury casino. The Vegas-style resort has 400 rooms and suites, a full-service spa and three restaurants operated by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina. It is the first of three major casinos in the city, with Greektown Casino and MotorCity […]

Oh no, not again...

Oh no, not again…

Oh dear… it’s that time of year again. Excuse me if I take a rest from blogging today. Shortly I shall be heading into Newcastle-upon-Tyne to take my place on the start line of the Great North Run, billed as the largest half marathon in the world. This has become a bit […]

ultratravel

ultratravel

A new site from The Telegraph (new to me, at least!) bills itself as “your guide to heaven on earth”. ultratravel claims to be “unashamedly” catering for those looking for a little luxury in their journey. There is also a quarterly magazine that accompanies the site, available at a cost of 3 per issue. […]

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