Category: Food and Drink

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

The country house party is stylishly back at the foodie estate of Hampton Manor. In the parlour, lavish books and board games sit invitingly on coffee tables. Wellies are ready for country rambles. The croquet lawn awaits. Guests gather for pre-dinner cocktails, gins or wine. After dinner Frazer guides guests through a tour of whiskies. […]

Linguine and clams

Recipe of the week: Linguine and clams

A classic Italian American staple, linguine and clams is always a crowd pleaser, offering a lighter take on the traditionally heavier Italian meals. Satisfying cravings without sacrificing flavor with a delectable white sauce that perfectly complements the clams, this linguine and clams recipe is bursting with fresh and authentic Italian flavors that are sure to […]

Sounds of the world

Sounds of the world

We rarely talk about the sounds that we encounter when traveling and how they may differ by or even define a destination. We highlight the other senses—views from an overlook, the tastes of cuisine, the feeling of sand in our toes, and the scent of pine or the ocean, but we don’t talk about what we hear, which […]

The best tasting menus in Barcelona

The best tasting menus in Barcelona

Barcelona is home to some of the most excellent restaurants that this world has to offer, and thanks to its metropolitan community there is an ample range of cuisines and styles to suit every person’s needs. For those that appreciate the fine dining experience, there is no better way to pass an evening than by […]

Recipe of the week: Squid with Champagne sauce and caviar

Recipe of the week: Squid with Champagne sauce and caviar

A fresh combination of Nordic ingredients and classical French technique, this squid with Champagne sauce and caviar is comprised of thin ribbons of barely cooked squid and fresh daikon, swimming in a traditional Champagne butter sauce, and topped with an extravagant dollop of caviar. Ingredients 1 whole squid (approximately 0.7 to 1 kg) 5dl Champagne […]

Top 5 luxury wineries in the Beamsville Bench area in Niagara Wine Country

Top 5 luxury wineries in the Beamsville Bench area in Niagara Wine Country

Do you love wine and wineries?  You will want to check this out if you are planning an escape to Niagara Wine Country! You may or may not be aware that Niagara has 2 distinct winery regions located approximately 30 minutes apart.  In a previous post I gave  you my recommendations for luxury wineries in […]

Recipe of the week: Banana mille-feuille

Recipe of the week: Banana mille-feuille

There are few desserts with a pedigree as illustrious as the mille-feuille. Since the 18th century the pastry, translated as “thousand-sheets” has been adopted and adapted by many cultures. In Italy it is savory, filled with spinach, cheese or pesto. In Latin America, guava paste and coconut flakes are popular. Whatever the country – Sweden, […]

New Mexican dining in Santa Fe

New Mexican dining in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an artist mecca. Creativity is supported by an incredible number of art studios and galleries. While that scene is well documented, it may be the food artistry where Santa Fe really shines. Per capita, Santa Fe is definitely the best dining in the U.S. and maybe the world. These dining […]

6 memorable meals from our pre-COVID-19 vegan travel adventures

6 memorable meals from our pre-COVID-19 vegan travel adventures

The global lockdown and COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to postpone travel plans whilst life as we once knew it is still on pause. As self confessed foodies we have missed the culinary opportunities that our vegan travel adventures presented. We certainly haven’t gone hungry as we have been creating in our own kitchen […]

Recipe of the week: Cubik Mato

Recipe of the week: Cubik Mato

Tomato mozzarella, wherever you are in the world, is one of the most popular dishes on the menu. Unfortunately, there is never a lot of creativity and it is always presented the same boring way. Having the same presentation without surprising factors is most probably contradictory to what you heard already. Food needs to be […]

Recipe of the week: Pomegranate and roasted delicata squash salad

Recipe of the week: Pomegranate and roasted delicata squash salad

What better way to brighten up the winter months than a fresh salad featuring delicious and hardy chicories? This colorful dish is piled high with in-season goodies like roasted delicata squash, pistachios, and pomegranate and while it looks fancy and complicated, it’s actually quite simple to recreate at home. It’s equally perfect on a holiday […]

The perfect romantic getaway to Paris

The perfect romantic getaway to Paris

Oh la la, Paris! Where better to visit than the French capital when you are in love? Travel may not be on the agenda yet for the next few months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t already start planning a dream Parisian escapade with your better half and experience the most romantic city in the […]

A getaway to the wine region of Prince Edward County in Ontario, Canada

A getaway to the wine region of Prince Edward County in Ontario, Canada

It would be an understatement to say that the pandemic has altered our travelling in 2020, but there are other opportunities that exist for those of us who suffer from wanderlust; my husband and I decided to do a road trip this past week in order to discover more of our own country’s beauty, specifically […]

September in Seville - 6 reasons to visit now!

September in Seville – 6 reasons to visit now!

The nights are drawing in and the mornings are dark and misty but it is not quite time to dust off the woolly jumpers yet. A visit to Seville in late September can provide the ultimate last blast of Summer sun and we couldn’t recommend it more! Here are six reasons why you should visit […]

A local's pick of the top 10 luxury wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontaria, Canada

A local’s pick of the top 10 luxury wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontaria, Canada

As a local resident of Niagara, it is of upmost convenience that I am a wine lover; in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada there are approximately 100 wineries! As a luxury travel blogger I always want to know the best locations to suit my niche and since I live here and know what I […]

5 fabulous food adventures in South Africa

5 fabulous food adventures in South Africa

Many travellers returning from a trip to South Africa can’t stop raving about the delicious food they ate while there. Yet, strangely enough, South Africa doesn’t jump to mind when talking about gastronomic travel, but it really, really should! We have gone in search, with empty tummies and suitably clad with elasticated waste bands, of […]