Category: Food and Drink

Recipe of the week: Cedar plank Pacific Northwest salmon

Recipe of the week: Cedar plank Pacific Northwest salmon

The Pacific Northwest is abundant with all types of salmon, from chinook (also called king) and coho to copper river and sockeye. King is the highest in fat and is known for its silken texture. It takes two days to prepare this dish, due to the brining and letting the fish air dry. The salmon […]

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Ettington Park Hotel is a grand palatial house, dripping with history, built on an epic scale in 40 stately acres of rural Warwickshire on the banks of the River Stour. A long tree-lined drive gives guests arriving by car the opportunity to take in glimpses of the towers and turrets of a country house that is […]

Rothay Manor in the Lake District

Short stay: Rothay Manor, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

Rothay Manor is a wonderfully elegant Regency mansion which has become a boutique hotel at the heart of the Lake District. Privately owned by Jamie and Jenna Shails, the hotel is renowned for fine-dining going from strength to strength with Dan McGeorge creatively leading an impressive culinary team. Although the house remains true to its […]

Wild Lakeland venison

Short stay: The Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria, UK

It is a journey that has brought a Japanese Thinking Bath, kokedama mossball rooted plants and potent wasabi vodka to small-town Cumbria. Nina Matsunaga, born of Japanese parents in Düsseldorf, and James Ratcliffe, born just down the dry-stone-wall-bordered road, have put Sedbergh on the foodies’ global map. Guests travel from afar for East / West […]

Discover the 10 best Apulian foods

Discover the 10 best Apulian foods

Italian cuisine is a true treasure to discover and each Italian region has different traditional recipes to offer. In today’s post we will introduce 10 typical dishes of Apulia you really cannot miss to try. Apulia, or as the Italians call it Puglia, is well renowned for its amazing nature and the pristine waters of […]

Excited for vegan luxury travel in Southeast Asia

Excited for vegan luxury travel in Southeast Asia

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll out gathers speed and infection numbers worldwide are slowly shrinking, the possibility of travel during 2021 could become a reality, and for us that means vegan luxury travel in Southeast Asia. Currently quarantine is still a pre requisite for travel throughout the region but ‘vaccine passports’ are being discussed alongside […]

Amazing ideas for a romantic getaway in Dubrovnik

Amazing ideas for a romantic getaway in Dubrovnik

Whether you like to celebrate an anniversary, engagement, wedding or any other occasion or simply spend some quality time with your significant other, Dubrovnik is your ideal choice. With its UNESCO-listed Old Town, dreamy coastline, and lively social scene, it’s no surprise that Dubrovnik is regarded as one of the most romantic destinations for couples. […]

South Africa’s first varietal-based wine route

South Africa’s first varietal-based wine route

At the tip of a continent, at the birthplace of winemaking in the Southern Hemisphere, the Constantia Wine Route is proud to launch a South African first – a varietal-based wine route. At this elegant confluence of ancient soils and a unique microclimate comes a celebration of the noble Sauvignon Blanc. The brand new Constantia […]

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Like many countries throughout Europe, Spain is eager to welcome foodies from around the world back for a post-COVID culinary extravaganza. As Spain braces itself for an influx of visitors, here are just some of the gastronomic stories that has been happening behind-the-scenes since the pandemic struck. New digital map to explore slow food of […]

My 6 favorite Napa Valley experiences

My 6 favorite Napa Valley experiences

Luxury travel isn’t just my business, it’s my passion.  This past year has been a challenge on both fronts, but finally, we’re seeing a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to hitting the road again.  One of the first places I hope to visit is California’s Napa Valley: exceptional dining, private […]

A new slow food map for Formentera

A new slow food map for Formentera

To help post-COVID visitors savour the best of Formentera, the island’s tourism board has launched mapa-slow-food-2020, highlighting its traditional cuisine, local products and distinct flavours. The smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera, has long been recognised for its slow and laid-back way of life. Thanks to a great variety of fresh seafood, organic produce and […]

Vegan friendly luxury in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Vegan friendly luxury in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

As veganism continues to grow exponentially worldwide, we can now enjoy a vegan luxury travel experience at some of the finest hotels and resorts. When it comes to vegan friendly luxury in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, the following selection including city hotels and an island resort have got you covered. Each of them have either […]

5 reasons to visit central Spain

5 reasons to visit central Spain

The epicentre of Spain defines so much of the culture that flows from here to its borders and coastlines. Journey into the provinces that circle Madrid and you will discover a way of life that has refused to bend to the demands of mass tourism. Segovia, Avila, Toledo, Cuenca, Soria; these provinces are pure Spain. […]

10 of the best things to do in Ireland

10 of the best things to do in Ireland

A small island that packs a beautiful punch. People travel from far and wide to play a round of golf on an Irish ‘green’, visit the world’s largest Titanic experience, and search for the ‘luck of the Irish’. Yet there is so much more to this vibrant, verdant land, home to breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history, […]

Recipe of the week: Cioppino seafood stew

Recipe of the week: Cioppino seafood stew

Cioppino done maximum flavor style! This dish was inspired by its complex history. Cioppino was developed in the late 1800s by Italian immigrants who fished off Meiggs Wharf and lived in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, many from the port city of Genoa. When a fisherman came back empty handed, they would walk […]

Recipe of the week: Lobster bisque en croûte

Recipe of the week: Lobster bisque en croûte

A perfectly prepared lobster bisque can be the most comforting of all comfort foods. Our version is high on flavor with plenty of richness – from the soup’s texture and taste, to our pastry cover. For those who may not be as familiar, the French term bisque refers to a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup, […]