Category: Food and Drink

Knysna Oyster Festival

Knysna Oyster Festival

Knysna is renowned for the quality of its oysters, which are celebrated each year during the Knysna Oyster Festival, one of South Africa’s longest-running festivals. This year the event takes place from 3rd to 12th July 2009 and offers a jam-packed programme of sport, entertainment and more than 200,000 oysters.  There will be numerous competitions
The world's most unusual hotel minibar item?

The world's most unusual hotel minibar item?

These days it seems it’s not enough to offer just a few drinks and snacks in a hotel minibar.   Hotels are going a step further, offering all manner of items from bikinis (W Retreat & Spa, Maldives) to gourmet dog biscuits (The Loews Hotel, Denver).   But perhaps one of the most unusual items
And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem...

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem...

A new follower of A Luxury Travel Blog on Twitter caught my eye this morning. Mangia  (Twitter account, @Mangia_Inc) is an online service where you can order food from your stadium seat  by cell phone and have it brought straight to you.   Sheeesh… and they wonder why they have an obesity problem in the
UK Summer Champagne & Gourmet Break

UK Summer Champagne & Gourmet Break

South Cumbrian restaurant L’enclume has teamed up with some of the world’s top Champagne houses, including Bollinger, Pol Roger, Louis Roederer, Laurent Perrier and Deutz, to bring you a fantastic value-for-money luxury Champagne & Gourmet break. On arrival a bottle of Champagne of your choice awaits you, and to follow an 8 course dinner served
New Alain Ducasse cookery school with a difference

New Alain Ducasse cookery school with a difference

Alain Ducasse has opened a new cookery school this month… where   you are the chef.   The Ecole de Cuisine in Paris is about learning, sharing and  getting to know the universe of tastes of Alain Ducasse.  Everything is  mixed in a unique atmosphere in a school created by Pierre-Yves Rochon. Cooking, pastry-making and
Blowfish at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Blowfish at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Are you someone who likes to take risks? You could brave the elements and scale Mount Everest. You could jump out of a plane with nothing but a nylon parachute and a prayer. Or, you could make the pilgrimage to India and order Fugu, the Japanese puffer fish so toxic it causes up to 50
Champagne dinner at Gleneagles

Champagne dinner at Gleneagles

If you are a lover of fantastic food and great wines and Champagne, you have the unique opportunity to join Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave, Moêt & Chandon, who is on a rare visit to Scotland, for a gourmet evening in The Ballroom at The Gleneagles Hotel on 17th June 2009. Working with Gleneagles’ Head

New pool bar in Venice from Hotel Cipriani

In Venice, Hotel Cipriani has finished a second phase of refurbishments, which included the restoration of Bar Gabbiano. Located next to the hotel’s famous swimming pool, the bar aims to become the heart of the hotel, with live music and a lively atmosphere for guests and local Venetians to meet. Guests can choose from a
Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Our latest interview is with Laura Brady, President and Co-founder of Luxury Wine Tours, Inc. and Lux Wines. Luxury Wine Tours provides exquisite custom wine tours in Oregon’s bountiful Willamette Valley. Luxury Wine Tours was initially created out of  a desire to bring people a unique food and wine experience that showcases Oregon’s world class

The Westin Resort, Aruba unveils Culinary Experience Month

Experience the relaxation of a Caribbean getaway combined with epicurean delights during Culinary Experience Month at The Westin Resort, Aruba. Throughout May, the resort is offering special prix fixe and specialty menus at four different on-site restaurants. The highlight of the month is the fifth annual Aruba Wine, Food & Art Festival from Thursday 21st
Bollinger Champagne dinner at The Ritz London

Bollinger Champagne dinner at The Ritz London

The Ritz hotel’s Executive Chef, John Williams, has created a five course gastronomic menu cleverly matching each course to one of the Champagne House’s finest offerings, resulting in the most remarkable experience. Bollinger Ambassador, Christian Dennis will be hosting the event and will be on hand to advise diners on how best they can appreciate
Wine and beer weekend at Château Élan

Wine and beer weekend at Château Élan

Enjoy a Shiraz wine tasting experience with an overnight package for two at Château Élan. This second class in an ongoing series includes Friday night wine tasting of national and international Shiraz wines with winemaker Peter Kasprzak. The price of this package is just $199 + tax. Go to this page for further details.
Luxury wine tours of Italy

Luxury wine tours of Italy

iExplore recently launched two Italian luxury wine tours.   One of the tours, iExplore Wine Tour of Apulia, focuses on the region of Apulia located in the heel of italy.   Apulia has 1000 hours more sunlight a year than the rest of the country and its local sun drenched grape makes superb wines.  
The world's largest chocolate waterfall!

The world's largest chocolate waterfall!

Chocolate lovers’ wildest fantasies are now coming true with the launch of the largest chocolate waterfall in the world.   Made from 400kg of chocolate descending in a mere five seconds and 4.5m wide, the new sweet attraction is part of Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate, the world’s first interactive chocolate exhibition on iconic Philip

Posh nosh for children at Sani Resort, Greece

How many times have you wished you could leave the baby food and kid’s snacks behind when packing for your family holiday? Or been disappointed at the ubiquitous unhealthy kid’s menu on offer at your hotel? (I know I have!) At the exclusive family-friendly five star hotels Porto Sani Village & Spa and Sani Asterias
Tennis-themed package from Crystal Cruises

Tennis-themed package from Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises is offering an unprecedented six-night, tennis-themed package to co-incide with the semi-finals and finals of the Wimbledon Championships in June 2009. As well as tickets to the world-famous Wimbledon centre court, participating guests will enjoy VIP access to Fairway Village, Wimbledon’s luxury hospitality area, where they will enjoy complimentary Champagne, a four-course lunch