Category: Food and Drink

New York’s most expensive cocktail

On A Luxury Travel Blog, I’ve already brought you a $1000 sundae, a $5000 burger and a $90,000 bottle of white wine, so now it’s the turn of New York’s most expensive cocktail. Created by the head mixologist at Duvet, the cocktail is called the Duvet Platinum Passion and has at its heart L’ésprit de […]

Sunday brunch at The Jefferson, Richmond, VA

Sunday brunch at The Jefferson, Richmond, VA

Celebrate Saturday night amid the luxurious surroundings of The Jefferson and treat yourselves to Richmond’s finest Sunday Brunch in the morning. Includes Sunday Champagne Brunch for two, brunch gratuity, and valet parking. (Taxes not included.) A deluxe room on the Saturday night costs $275, or $375 for a studio suite.

Sausage and Ale Trail in Derby, England

Sausage and Ale Trail in Derby, England

Here’s a little known fact: it’s the 150th anniversary of the birth of Harry Stevens, creator of the hot dog, who was born in Derby in the UK  before later emigrating to America. Derby will therefore be hosting a Sausage and Ale Trail as part of Derby’s 29th annual CAMRA Beer Festival celebrations. The event […]

7th Annual Epicurean Escape

7th Annual Epicurean Escape

The 7th  Annual Epicurean Escape, in conjuction  with Food & Wine Magazine,  is just around the corner.   It will take place from 29th June  to 3rd July, 2006 and is this year subtitled  “Flavours of the Mediterranean” meaning that you can enjoy everything from Greek octopus salds to Italian prosciuttos. The venue is the […]

Wine Spectator magazine

Wine Spectator magazine

Wine Spectator shares the love of fine wine. Whether you’re a wine afficiando or just someone who is looking for good, reliable information, this magazine is for you.  Learn about up and coming wineries and winemakers,  read reviews and ratings of new wine releases or simply further your knowledge on the subject of wine in […]

Cork'd

Cork’d

I recently stumbled upon the website Cork’d. If you’re a wine-lover, this is a great place to get up-to-the-minute reviews on a whole variety of wines.   Details of grape variety, region, vintage, price and an overall rating are all supplied, along with a few words of wisdom from both the winemaker and the reviewers. […]

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

Next week (16th-18th June 2006), join leading chefs including Mario Batali, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Jacques Pépin, and Wolfgang Puck, and noted wine authorities such as Steve Olson, Joshua Wesson, and Daniel Johnnes for three inspiring days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events that you will treasure for years to […]

2006 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

2006 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

It’s obviously the season for wine festivals in California. In addition to Walnut Creek Wine Festival, this weekend will also be the 23rd Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival held at Lake Skinner, CA which is expected to attract around 40,000 visitors across today and the weekend. This ‘festival within a festival’ gives you an […]

Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival reaches silver anniversary

Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival reaches silver anniversary

The Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival celebrates its 25th year this weekend. As the area’s leading event of the summer, some 100,000 visitors will call over the two days and enjoy tasting tasting select wines, brand name beers and local micro-brews. Vintage and boutique wines can be tasted in the Premium Wine Tent. […]

German beer festival - why wait until Oktoberfest?

German beer festival – why wait until Oktoberfest?

If you’re already getting itchy feet for this year’s Oktoberfest, then maybe Germany’s second largest beer festival will fill the interim for you. The annual Bergkirchweih festival – also known as ‘the Berg’ – takes place in Erlanger in southern Germany. This year it will run from 1st to 12th June 2006. This event has […]

Wine Spectator Award goes to Galway restaurant

Wine Spectator Award goes to Galway restaurant

A Galway restaurant with over 200 wines – The Malt House – has been presented with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2006.   This prestigious honour is awarded to restaurants around the world that illustrate a dedication to wine. The Malt House, which is located in Olde Malt Mall, Galway, Ireland, has been a […]

A Festival of Taste in Dubai

A Festival of Taste in Dubai

Today sees the start of Jumeirah’s A Festival of Taste, providing five days  of gastronomic delights in some of Dubai’s most elegant restaurants. During the Festival, preferential rates are available throughout our hotels in Dubai. Choose from Al Muntaha, Vu’s, Pisces, Zheng He’s, The Wharf, Arobretum, Napa and more.

Top 10 seafood markets

Top 10 seafood markets

CNN is running a feature in their travel section on the top 10 seafood markets.   I find it hard to believe that they should all be in the United States, so perhaps this would be better named ‘the top 10 US seafood markets’.   Many of these markets take orders online nowadays so I’ve […]

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Starting tomorrow and running for four days, the 2006 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival will be a celebration for lovers of the pinot noir grape and  include a technical conference, Friday BBQ, festival tasting, winery open houses and six winemakers’ dinners.   The latter will be hosted by Brutocao Cellars, Goldeneye Winery, Handley Cellars, Navarro […]

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

One of the main events in the Memphis in May International Festival begins today. This 3-day event will attract almost 100,000 pork-lovers to Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis and has all the ingredients for a great day out. If you’re in the area, it could be worth a visit but, be warned… there could […]

Rice Dumpling Festival

Rice Dumpling Festival

If you’re in Singapore, head to the Copthorne  Orchid Hotel to celebrate the Rice Dumpling Festival with Hua Ting’s mouth-watering dumplings. Their award-winning veteran Masterchef Chan Kwok is known for his specialty dumplings and this year, he will present his new creation – XO Rice Dumpling with Sliced Pork and Chinese Mushrooms. The event starts […]