Category: Food and Drink

Arkansas Apple Festival

Arkansas Apple Festival

Another apple festival taking place this weekend is the Arkansas Apple Festival at Lincoln, in the north-west corner of the state. The event offers a great family day out, with a wide variety of arts and crafts accompanied by lots of music and, of course, apples!  One of the highlights is the Apple Core Throwing […]

Capital District Apple Festival & Craft Fair at Altamont, NY

Capital District Apple Festival & Craft Fair at Altamont, NY

Autumn is a great time to get out and about, and to take in a few sights.   And it’s also a great time for apple festivals.  If you’re near Albany, NY this weekend, you might like to  make your way to the 15th Capital District Apple Festival & Craft Fair at Altamont. As well […]

The world's most expensive marmalade

The world’s most expensive marmalade

A jam-maker in Manchester, England, has celebrated its 125th anniversary with a marmalade that will set you back £5,000 a jar. F. Duerr & Sons Ltd. has combined the finest Seville fruit with vintage Dalmore 62 whisky from Whyte & Mackay, valued at £32,000 per bottle, Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1996 vintage Champagne […]

New Thai Cooking School at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

New Thai Cooking School at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, has just opened a fabulous new Thai Cooking School. It offers fun-filled, hands-on experience where guests learn alongside the charming Chef Tammasak and his team and they progress from apprentice to Master Chef, able to turn out a Thai banquet at home to impress family, colleagues, and friends.

Malcolm's Specialty Food Tour of Italy

Malcolm’s Specialty Food Tour of Italy

Join world-renowned ice cream connoisseur and food expert  Malcolm Stogo on an intimate excursion that explores the finest fare of Italy. Malcolm’s Specialty Tours of Italy  run from the 5th to 14th October 2006 (Specialty Food Tour of Italy)  and from 18th to 29th January 2007  (Gelato Tour of Italy). Definitely one for the foodies […]

British Airways and The Naked Chef

British Airways and The Naked Chef

British Airways has teamed up with the famous UK celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, aka ‘The Naked Chef’. There are 10 pairs of BA tickets to see Jamie Oliver on tour in Sydney,  Australia. All you have to do is sign up at ba.com/jamieoliver before this Friday (8th September 2006) for a chance to win the […]

Phoenix Cooks!

Phoenix Cooks!

Billed as Arizona’s premier culinary event, Phoenix Cooks! will showcase unique restaurants, world class resorts and nationally recognised chefs.   There is a reception this evening but the main event – a five-course extravaganza for $95 per person – begins tomorrow. If you want to really go to town, opt for the Arizona Biltmore‘s Phoenix […]

Culinary packages at the newly renovated Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Michigan

Culinary packages at the newly renovated Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Michigan

To celebrate the completion of $11m in renovations, Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City, Michigan, is expanding its packages by offering new culinary vacations featuring hands-on cooking classes with the resort’s award-winning chefs. Ideal for food lovers of all levels of experience, three Culinary Escapes are planned for 2006 with Executive Chef Richard Beichner and […]

Another expensive cocktail

Last month I mentioned a cocktail in New York that was for sale at $1500. And now I’ve found one in Belfast at an almost similar price tag of £750. The five star Marchant Hotel has reported sold two of its Mai Tai cocktails since it started offering them a few weeks back. The drink […]

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival in Northern Ireland

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival in Northern Ireland

From the 29th August to 3rd September 2006, Northern Ireland will host its 14th International Oyster Festival. Why not see how many you can eat at the world oyster eating championship?! As well as the event being great fun for all ages, it also brings in money for local charities, last year raising £20,000.

Hamptons Wine & Food Festival

Hamptons Wine & Food Festival

Last year’s inaugural Hamptons Wine & Food Festival was such a success that the event is to take place again this year. The crème de la crème of food and wine enthusiasts will be there this weekend, at the new setting of Ross School. The festivities will commence tonight with a VIP party at an […]

The Beerbelly

The Beerbelly

Not only will The Beerbelly help you look the part at baseball games and the like, it’ll also help you to keep hydrated. This removable spare tyre sits underneath your clothing, and is made with a neoprene holster and a polyurethane bladder that holds up to 80 fluid ounces, along with a tube for dispensing.

Maine Lobster Festival coming very soon

Maine Lobster Festival coming very soon

Brace yourself for the 59th annual Maine Lobster Festival, held in Rockland, Maine, and commencing tomorrow. The highlights of the event, which will run until 6th August 2006,  include a lobster dinner with views of Penobscot Bay, the coronation of the Maine Sea Goddess, the lobster crate race, a cooking contest, Maine arts and crafts, […]

Tastes of Gold Coast festival, Australia

Tastes of Gold Coast festival, Australia

The Tastes of Gold Coast festival gets underway today with the gala Awards of Excellence evening, hosted by Restaurant and Catering Queensland’s Gold Coast Branch at Royal Pines Resort.   However, it won’t be until the 4th August 2006 that the festivities truly unfold, with the Seafood Paradise Weekend. Simply feast your senses at everything […]

Hilton Serenity Collection in-room coffee system

Hilton Serenity Collection in-room coffee system

Hilton Hotels has announced the launch of its new Hilton Serenity Collection in-room coffee system, featuring world-renowned Lavazza coffee from Italy, and an exclusive Cuisinart dual-cup, single-brew coffeemaker. The new coffee system begins shipping to select hotels immediately and will be implemented in more than 230 hotels in the continental U.S. and Alaska over the […]

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 […]