Category: Food and Drink

Telluride Festival of the Arts 2007

Telluride Festival of the Arts 2007

The  Telluride Festival of the Arts, one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine arts festivals,  has announced  its schedule of events for 16th-19th August 2007. Against the backdrop of the majestic San Juan Mountains, the festival offers visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with renowned and emerging visual artists from across the United States
Recipe of the week: Pineapple, lemongrass whipped cream and candied rose petals

Recipe of the week: Pineapple, lemongrass whipped cream and candied rose petals

This is a shot served to guests before the dessert courses start. The pineapple is creamy with citrus and pineapple notes, the lemongrass cream is slightly sweet and full of lemongrass flavor and the crunchy pieces of rose petals really make the flavors mend well. Ingredients: • butter • brown sugar • pineapple • pineapple
Cookery classes in Britain

Cookery classes in Britain

In-the-know foodies are aware that Britain continues to define itself as a culinary destination. But many don’t know that it is also an excellent place to sharpen up your cooking skills in truly spectacular settings. At The Drawing Room in Wales, for instance, cooking students can stay in lovely surroundings and are just steps from
Berlin Beer Festival

Berlin Beer Festival

Munich’s Oktoberfest invariably grabs all the media attention when it comes to German beer festivals, so spare a thought for the Berlin Beer Festival which takes place from 3rd to 5th August 2007. The event is free to attend (don’t get too hopeful… presumably you pay for  any beer you consume) and takes place at
Miami Spice 2007

Miami Spice 2007

The Miami Spice 2007  event is being heralded as “a mouth-watering summer restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine” and will involve almost 80 of Miami’s top restaurants, each offering 3-course meals for $22 and $35 for lunch and dinner respectively. The promotion runs thoughout August and September, and participating restaurants include GNU
Recipe of the week: Tuna Niçoise Salad

Recipe of the week: Tuna Niçoise Salad

This is a fabulous salad for winter or summer and a  tuna party, full of different textures and rich flavours. Excellent as a main course –  try serving it in a large dish in the centre of the table, with plenty of crusty bread. Ingredients: • 500g small new potatoes • olive oil for coating
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The Empire Hotel & Country Club in Brunei Darussalam Natural, season foods courtesy of Forman & Field Hip, cool, lifestyle hotels in the US: Hotel Indigo Fine Kyoto cuisine in London, from Umu
Recipe of the week: Watermelon and Lychee Salad

Recipe of the week: Watermelon and Lychee Salad

This is a light, exotic, tangy, summery salad. To prepare the lychees, simply crack the leathery shells, and the skin will peel off easily. Black sesame seeds are readily available in Oriental markets. Ingredients: • 2 cups watermelon • 2 dozen lychees (peeled) • 1 bunch frisee (torn) • 2 tbs fresh tarragon • 1/4
A Taste of Edmonton

A Taste of Edmonton

One of  Edmonton’s largest and most anticipated summer festivals is A Taste of Edmonton, held at  Sir Winston Churchill Square and other locations in the Capital Region. It begins today and will run until 28th July 2007, with some 600,000 people expected to attend.
Six cheeses to savour at the Park Hyatt Washington

Six cheeses to savour at the Park Hyatt Washington

If you’re a lover of cheese, then head for the Park Hyatt Washington. They have just unveiled a seasonal artisanal cheese menu which is available in the hotel’s lounge each night from 5.30pm to 11pm. Six different handcrafted cheeses, including Bandaged Wrapped Cheddar (winner of the  2007 Wyke Farms Trophy and the 2007 World Cheese
Recipe of the week: Tomato, Anchovy and Red Olive Salad

Recipe of the week: Tomato, Anchovy and Red Olive Salad

This is a quick and easy salad that highlights both fresh and preserved Moroccan ingredients. The Moroccan red olives and Moroccan preserved lemons are essential for authentic flavor, and of course you should use vine-ripe tomatoes – it will be even more flavorful after a few hours when all the flavors have had a chance
Indulge at Changi

Indulge at Changi

Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN), widely regarded as one of the best airports in the world, is holding a food festival  which will run until 12th August 2007. During the event, more than 30 F&B outlets at the airport will discount their menu prices by between 10 and 50 per cent. The festival ties in with
Keith Floyd's Cookery Theatre Masterclass

Keith Floyd's Cookery Theatre Masterclass

Calling all budding gastronauts! Help is at hand as the original celebrity chef Keith Floyd, announces his Autumn 2007 ‘Cookery Theatre’ masterclass series at Linthwaite House Hotel in the Lake District. These exclusive events combine a relaxing break with a culinary masterclass to exceed everyone’s expectations. Floyd is set to return to Linthwaite after his
Recipe of the week: Scallops with Two Caviars

Recipe of the week: Scallops with Two Caviars

Ingredients: • 8 sea scallops • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1/4 cup brandy • 2 cups heavy cream • salt, freshly ground pepper • 4 teaspoons black caviar • 4 teaspoons golden salmon caviar • Nastrium blossoms for decoration Directions: Slice each scallop into 2 equal discs. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a pan
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Enjoy combining golf and gourmet? See 64 Players Andy Hayler’s excellent Michelin Restaurants Guide Boutique luxury from Gothenburg’s Elite Plaza Hotel Luxury real estate from Opus Panama

New recipe feature on A Luxury Travel Blog

Starting this month, I shall be running a new “Recipe of the Week” feature on  A Luxury Travel Blog.   A new recipe will be published every Friday morning.   Please give them a try and let me know what you think via the comments link.