Author Archive for Michael Downey

9 other great restaurants in Copenhagen

9 other great restaurants in Copenhagen

Whilst reading an entertaining piece on this very blog regarding the ‘Top foodie cities in Europe’, I was delighted by the appearance of an Italian city (Bologna), amongst the likes of London and San Sebastian but struck by the absence of what I consider to be one of the best foodie cities in the world: Copenhagen. […]

Strasbourg Christmas Market

15 festive alternatives to German Christmas markets

Think Christmas markets and you think of Germany; from Munich to Nuremburg, from beer in Cologne to bratwursts in Leipzig, they seem to have it cornered, with many Christmas traditions having originated from our German cousins. If however, you’re looking for something a bit different but still pine for the magic of a pretty town […]

7 of the finest chocolate experiences in Turin

7 of the finest chocolate experiences in Turin

Known for its native Lavazza coffee and Barolo wines, located in the Piedmont region of northwest, in the shadow of the Alps, sits Turin. Often overlooked in favour of nearby Milan, the less crowded Turin has long been renowned by discerning chocolate lovers for its delectable cocoa creations. First granted licence to produce chocolate in […]