Category: Food and Drink

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 […]

Karla: Germany's answer to 'beer for women'

Karla: Germany’s answer to ‘beer for women’

The German brewer Karlsberg (not to be confused with the Danish Carlsberg) is marketing a beer specifically to women. The beer, named Karla, is being promoted for its health benefits since it blends beer and fruit juices and has a low alcohol content. Interestingly, up to now beer is not as popular to females in […]

Vermont Brewers Festival

Vermont Brewers Festival

Get yourself along to Burlington’s Waterfront Park this weekend and enjoy tasting some of the finest brews from microbreweries and brewpubs in Vermont (which incidentally is home to more breweries per capita than any other state), New England, New York and elsewhere. Vermont Brewers Festival takes place both today and tomorrow… rain or shine!

Wine tasting of the century?

Wine tasting of the century?

Vinography – a great wine blog, by the way, if you’re not already familiar with it – has revealed what could arguably be described as the wine tasting of the century. For $17,500 you get to enjoy a three-night dinner extravaganza in October at three of Manhattan’s very best restaurants (Per Se, Daniel and Cru) […]

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is one of the largest showcases of New York State wines. Enjoy one-stop tasting and shopping of over 500 wines from unique boutique wineries to the popular industry giants. The 2006 festival will be from the 14th to 16th July and the signature event will be the Great Western Chardonnay […]

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. […]