Category: Food and Drink

Learn Thai cooking at Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket

Learn Thai cooking at Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket

Learn the art of cooking different kinds of Thai dishes during  Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket‘s fun and easy cooking classes held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Classes are conducted in a real Thai kitchen setting, and you will be able to select the freshest ingredients for yourself at the local fresh market just before the […]

The perfect Chardonnay?

The latest Chardonnay from  California’s Kistler Vineyards has earned a  96+ points rating from Robert Parker, the expert  behind Paker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide.  And for $99 from Porthos, you can get your hands on a bottle of the 2004 Vine Hill VIneyard Kistler or the 2004 Home Vineyard Kitstler. As a consistently performing Chardonnay, you […]

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

Like to be greeted with a bottle of bubbly when you arrive at a hotel?   Or maybe a few chocolates?   Not Kylie.   Apparently she has requested that all chocolate, crisps and booze be removed from her £450-a-night Moulin Rouge suite at the Malmaison in Manchester. She’s also said to have booked the […]

Wine Country Exclusive Experiences

Wine Country Exclusive Experiences

If wine is your passion and you’re looking for a truly memorable experience, take a look at the packages available through WineCountry.com.   Their  exclusive experiences include packages such as Celebrity Wine Tasting and Million Dollar Views and a VIP Access Grand Wine Tasting Tour, both  in the Napa Valley. Other wine experiences can be […]

L'Escalier Winter 2007 Wine Series

L’Escalier Winter 2007 Wine Series

Head to L’Escalier  at The Breakers Palm Beach, FL  for their Winter 2007 Wine Series. Master Sommelier Virginia Philip and her talented sommelier team have invited celebrated wine makers from around the world to present three extraordinary evenings of food and wine pairings.   A reception with tastings is followed by a four-course dinner artfully […]

NYC's 10 most decadent dishes

NYC’s 10 most decadent dishes

Adam Platt, a restaurant critic for New York Magazine, shares with us  his ten most decadent dishes from some of New York’s leading restaurants: Foie Gras Shabu Shabu at Masa Roast Suckling Pig  at Eleven Madison Park Kobe Beef  at L’Atelier De Joël Rubochon Truffled Gnudi at Dona Chicken Kiev With Foie Gras Sauce at […]

Champagne Chair Contest

Champagne Chair Contest

Did you toast the New Year with a bottle of bubbly?   If you did and you still have the Champagne cork sitting around, then here’s your chance to win a $1,500 Design Within Reach gift certificate. They are hosting their annual Champagne Chair Contest where all you have to do is craft your Champagne […]

$1000 ice cream sundae in video

Remember the $1000 sundae I mentioned ages back? Well… I just stumbled upon this YouTube video which talks you through it.

Limited edition leaf tea travel kit

Limited edition leaf tea travel kit

Are you someone that must always be able to get a good cup of tea, no matter where in the world you are?   Then maybe the limited edition leaf tea travel kit is just for you. It consists of 6 miniature tins of 100% natural leaf teas along with small paper filters, and the […]

Veuve Clicquot travel companion

Veuve Clicquot travel companion

Veuve Clicquot  has come up with  the perfect travel companion.  This innovative cooler pack,  made of neoprene and leather, costs just  $89.99 (and includes one bottle of Veuve and two custom Champagne flutes!)  and allows you to  transport your Champagne with you on your travels. It can be found at wine.com and on other retail […]

Apple ice wine

Apple ice wine

If you’re looking for a dessert wine with a difference, then try Neige, an apple ice wine from Quebec.   Its fresh apple flavour and vanilla finish have earned it a number of awards, including a Gold Medal award from Cellars of the World, 92 points from Wine & Spirits, and a Gold Medal from […]

Jalisco Magical Mystery Tours

A new tour company has just started in Jalisco, Mexico. Called the Tequila Magical Mystery Tour, Jalisco Magical Mystery Tours is offering a  tour  that gives an alternative hands-on experience in the tequila valley. The tour takes travelers to Guachimontones, the largest pyramids in western Mexico, an obsidian workshop, and the the popular 17th Century […]

Scrambled eggs, the Gordon Ramsay way

Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity chef and one of only three chefs in the UK to have a restaurant rated at three Michelin stars. Here he gives his top tips on how to cook perfect scrambled eggs.

Aroma Festival in Vietnam

Aroma Festival in Vietnam

Vietnam’s second Festival Aromes (or Aroma Festival to you and me) will take place at Sofitel Metropole Hanoi from 7th to 10th December 2006. The emphasis of the festival will be on French-influenced Vietnamese cooking and some of the world’s most coveted chefs will be there, including three-Michelin star chef Olivier Roellinger from Les Maison […]

Fabulous Food Show

Fabulous Food Show

The ultimate culinary entertainment in Cleveland, Ohio  takes place next week, from 10th-12th November 2006. The Fabulous Food Show offers cooking demonstrations and plenty of choices for curbing your appetite, including wine and dessert showcases. And with the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel‘s See, Taste & Stay package, you can enjoy deluxe accommoation, two one-day passes to […]

Hawke's Bay 'Behind the Label' experience

Hawke’s Bay ‘Behind the Label’ experience

Greenhill The Lodge  is offering a  unique personal encounter with the wines and people of Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand. As part of their ‘Behind the Label’ wine experience, you will get to meet the personalities behind some of the regions award-winning wines. The package includes two nights at Greenhill and use of all its […]