Category: Going Out

Madonna dines at Hotel De Russie, Rome

Madonna dines at Hotel De Russie, Rome

Madonna and Guy Ritchie were recently spotted dining at the terrace restaurant at Rocco Forte’s  Hotel De Russie in Rome.   The couple were spotted  at a secluded  corner table  by a British wedding party celebrating at the same hotel. The bride was an employee of the five-star St. David’s Hotel in Cardiff, Wales,  also […]

Stogie & Vine opens in Tucson, Arizona

Stogie & Vine opens in Tucson, Arizona

Stogie & Vine is a new wine and cigar bar that has been opened in Tucson,  Arizona by Camerone and Jeffrey Parker. Embracing a stylish and contemporary vibe, the bar has its own  1,000-bottle wine cellar and a 2,000 square foot lounge from which to enjoy the merchandise.   Facilities such as wireless internet, fax […]

Special feature: Haagsche Suites, The Hague, Netherlands

Special feature: Haagsche Suites, The Hague, Netherlands

We  returned from a thoroughly  enjoyable  trip to The Hague in the Netherlands yesterday, having stayed at Haagsche Suites  which is  superbly  located midway between the centre and the impressive Scheveningen beaches and harbour. Originally built in 1890, the now owners Guido and Irene van den Elshout bought the property in the 1990s and spent […]

Restaurant Martin Berasategui, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Restaurant Martin Berasategui, Gipuzkoa, Spain

If you’re in Spain’s Basque Country, try to squeeze in a visit to Restaurant Martin Berasategui near San Sebastián. Head for the terrace and you can enjoy views of the countryside around Gipuzkoa whilst you dine. The restaurant has 3 Michelin stars so prepare yourself for something out of the ordinary.

Muscat's Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Muscat’s Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat, Oman,  is set against a dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains overlooking the Gulf of Oman. This five-star  complex is set in 124 acres of beautiful scenery and comprises three hotels (Al Waha, Al Bandar, and Al Husn),  6 main  restaurants, two  bars, a nightclub, a […]

Swiss Food promotion at Swissôtel Sydney

Swiss Food promotion at Swissôtel Sydney

There will be a Swiss Food promotion at the Swissôtel Sydney from 31st  July  to 13th  August  2006. Among the delectable treats are over 10 different fondues, a Champagne and chocolate appreciation evening, and a complete selection of Nespresso gourmet coffee. The 2-week promotion can be found at JPB restaurant  on the 8th floor of […]

Britain’s best beer gardens

Last month The Sunday Times ran an article on Britain’s best beer gardens.   Since summer is well underway, it would be cruel not to share their picks with you: The Spaniards Inn, London NW The Rose and Crown, Selling, Kent The Three Horseshoes, Elsted, West Sussex The Bankes Arms, Studland, Dorset The Farmer’s Arms, […]

Culture package at the Sydney Park Hyatt

Culture package at the Sydney Park Hyatt

The Sydney Park Hyatt recently gained media attention as it was the hotel chosen for Nicole Kidman’s and Keith Urban’s wedding night a few weeks ago, before they travelled to Bora Bora for their honeymoon. The hotel is currently running a culture package which includes a one-hour guided tour for two of Sydney’s most famous […]

New amenities at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Altantic City NJ

New amenities at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Altantic City NJ

Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. has announced that four new amenities at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City NJ have or are scheduled to open during the month of July, 2006. The new facilities include: Ego, Trump’s new casino bar and lounge Trump Exchange, the new branded Trump retail store The Asian Pit, […]

Cow Appreciation Day!

Cow Appreciation Day!

Today is Cow Appreciation Day at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. This is the 21st annual event of its kind at the farm and includes dairy education programs, judging Jerseys with the farm herd manager, and butter and ice cream making. Have fun with dairy trivia in the Cowlege Bowl competition for all […]

Dinner in the Sky

Dinner in the Sky

With the  Belgian company Dinner in the Sky, you can dine whilst suspended 164 feet from the ground. You choose the location and they’ll bring the crane to you. The exact point of this is a little lost on me but I guess it must appeal to someone out there. I suspect they claim that […]

Value for Money package from The Dusit Thani, Bangkok

Value for Money package from The Dusit Thani, Bangkok

The five-star Dusit Thani in Bangkok is running a fabulous promotion until 31st December 2006, to celebrate its 36th anniversary. Their Value for Money package includes two consecutive nights’ stay in a Dusit Club Room, free airport transfers, plus one set dinner menu at either il cielo Italian restaurant or Hamilton’s Steak House with a […]

Worm farm at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Worm farm at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

I doubt this is a first but the Mount Nelson Hotel at Cape Town has started its own worm farm.   Left-overs from the hotel’s restaurants are ‘fed’ to the worms, and the worms’ by-product (let’s try to keep this clean!) get re-used by the hotel gardeners to maintain the beautiful grounds. It seems such […]

Bordeaux with Jeffersons Private Jet Holidays

Bordeaux with Jeffersons Private Jet Holidays

Jeffersons Private Jet Holidays have unveiled one of their most exciting and luxurious experiences yet. Be flown to Bordeaux by private jet before enjoying exclusive tasting sessions at some of the French region’s most well-known vineyards. Take lunch at the Michelin-starred Cordeillian-Bages restaurant, sampling some of the finest foods Europe has to offer before either […]

Wine tasting of the century?

Wine tasting of the century?

Vinography – a great wine blog, by the way, if you’re not already familiar with it – has revealed what could arguably be described as the wine tasting of the century. For $17,500 you get to enjoy a three-night dinner extravaganza in October at three of Manhattan’s very best restaurants (Per Se, Daniel and Cru) […]

Online restaurant booking service extends to Rome, Italy

Online restaurant booking service extends to Rome, Italy

toptable, the free London & UK restaurant booking service, has just added Rome to its impressive stable of international cities, which already includes New York, Barcelona and Paris. Book through toptable and you can dine like a true Roman in the Eternal City’s most stylish restaurants, such as the  fashionable Supperclub Rome, or the Michelin-starred […]