Category: Restaurants

Win a stay at Wales' Ynyshir Hall

Win a stay at Wales' Ynyshir Hall

Ynyshir Hall is an exceptional Relais & Chateaux hotel set in the heart of Wales. Once owned by Queen Victoria, this building is set in 14 acres of beautiful gardens.  Its past accolades include AA Hotel of the Year for Wales, 3 AA red stars, 4 AA rosettes for food (making them among the top
Michel Roux at The Inn at Little Washington

Michel Roux at The Inn at Little Washington

Virginia’s The Inn at Little Washington will welcome the  internationally acclaimed Michelin 3 star chef, Michel Roux,  today to celebrate the publication of his newest cookbook “Eggs”. A Champagne reception will begin at noon followed by lunch at 12.45pm. In the afternoon, Roux will present a cooking demonstration. Cost for the class will be $125
Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Rumour has it that the 3,883 Klein Little Matterhorn is about to get bigger. Local tourist officals in Zermatt are thought to have approved plans for a 120-metre extension which will take it beyond the 4,000 metre mark, with a view to gaining greater prestige. A pyramid with viewing platforms, a restaurant and accommodation is
Northern Hospitality Awards 2006 winners

Northern Hospitality Awards 2006 winners

The winners of the first ever Northern Hospitality Awards were revealed last month.   These awards celebrate the successful hospitality businesses and people in the North of England.   The winners are Anthony’s in Leeds (Best Restaurant), Andrew Pern of The Star at Harome (Best Chef), Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere
$1000 sundae

$1000 sundae

Take  five scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla, cover it in 23K edible gold leaf, and then drizzle the whole thing  with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porcelana, before covering it with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, and what have you got?   That’s right… the world’s
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco special offers

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco special offers

Experience the best address in the City By The Bay at St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco with these great special offers.  The hotel  is located directly next door to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and across the street from the serene tranquility of Yerba Buena Gardens, and is home to the signature restaurant
Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year

Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year

The Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year 2006 award has been won by Claire Thevenot of the Hotel du Vin et Bistro, Winchester. Claire is the first woman to have won the title, presented by President of Champagne Ruinart, Bernard Peillon. Nicolas Clerc, of the Milestone Hotel, London, came second, and Jean-Marie Pratt of Le
Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco

Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco

Located on Condesa beach in the heart of the Acapulco, Fiesta Americana is popular with tourists from Mexico and all over the world. The hotel has an excellent, open-air restaurant and is located near many of the best bars. Amenities include a pool, spa, fitness room, a business center, and spectacular views of Acapulco bay.
Vine dining with Malmaison

Vine dining with Malmaison

Lick your lips and savour Sundays. From the foothills of the Andes to the top of the Australian wine tree, these Malmaison vine dining evenings will take your palates on a tour of the wine world. Meet the personalities behind the labels. Discover why the wines, and the winemakers have earned their reputations. Drink it
Beachside Key West

Beachside Key West

Live on the water in paradise in Key West’s newest and most luxurious waterfront residences. Beachside Key West combines the finest in residential living with all the luxury and service of a five star resort. Features include a fine dining restaurant by world-renowned chef, Norman Van Aken, a tavern style restaurant and lounge located adjacent
Andrews on the Weir

Andrews on the Weir

Attention all foodies. Experience a 3-rosette restaurant where you can feast your eyes on the seascapes of Porlock Weir. Savour the finest Exmoor meat, game, fish and local produce prepared by top chef Andrew Dixon, at Andrews on the Weir near Minehead. The wine list is world-class, the welcome, pure Exmoor.
Mures Upper Deck seafood restaurant, Tasmania

Mures Upper Deck seafood restaurant, Tasmania

Hobart’s premier seafood restaurant, Mures Upper Deck,  overlooks Constitution Dock and  is the only restaurant in Tassie that catches the majority of the fish it uses in its own boats, processes the catch in their own export standard fish factory, and hot and cold smokes their own fish. A must for any seafood lover visiting
Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Enjoy 4 nights at one of the most luxurious hotels in Rio at special honeymoon rates starting from $520 a night. The famous Copacabana Palace is a South American landmark, celebrated as a haven for relaxation, fine living and international glamour. The offer includes flowers and Champagne on arrival, a Brazilian buffet breakfast, a romantic
Casa de Sierra Nevada, Mexico

Casa de Sierra Nevada, Mexico

Orient-Express  welcomes its 50th property,  Casa de Sierra Nevada in  San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.  It comprises nine architecturally beautiful Spanish colonial buildings dating from the 16th to 18th Century.  The buildings, which house guest rooms and suites, as well as two restaurants and bars, include the Casa del Parque, a fort in the
Special feature: Aviemore Highland Resort

Special feature: Aviemore Highland Resort

I recently returned from four relaxing nights at the Aviemore Highland Resort in Aviemore. (Only last month it served as the venue for the Scottish Labour Party Conference, attended by Prime Minister Tony Blair.) There are four hotels on the resort, two of which are four-star.   We stayed in the Craigellachie Suite of the
Observer food awards

Observer food awards

UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has scooped two awards in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2006. He was judged to have made the Most Outstanding Contribution to the Food Industry, while his TV series Jamie’s School Dinners was voted the Best Food Programme.   Bruce Poole’s Chez Bruce in London was voted the Best Restaurant