Category: Food and Drink

Scottish seafood night at The Linen Room, Dumfries

Scottish seafood night at The Linen Room, Dumfries

Next week you can sample the best of Scottish cuisine at the only fine dining experience in Dumfries. On 7th June 2007, The Linen Room is holding a Scottish seafood night.   This promises to be an enjoyable evening out at a restaurant hotly tipped to receive a second Michelin star in 2008. (It was
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Events and more from the Latin Jazz Network Independent guide from Luxury Watches 101 Fine foods and gifts from igourmet.com   East Manhattan luxury from Blue Moon Hotel

Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival

The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival is held at Lake Skinner every year on the first weekend of June. There is an admission fee to the festival which includes the entertainment.

Royal tea at the Principe

Milan can get rather hectic: there’s the shopping, the sightseeing, and of course more shopping. An accumulation that can leave you feeling depleted.   The perfect pick-me-up? Afternoon Tea with the Principe, a chance to unwind with one of the hotel’s dizzying arrays of flavourful brews ranging from classics to more puncy options like the
Pay homage to Dom Perignon's latest vintage

Pay homage to Dom Perignon's latest vintage

Dom Perignon is synonymous with luxury and extravagance and is the prestige cuvée of the famous Moet et Chandon Champagne house. But, did you know that the name itself originates from a 17th century monk, Pierre Perignon who is regarded as the earliest developer of sparkling wines by the Champagne method? Moet et Chandon began
Dubai - New Arabian Cuisine

Dubai - New Arabian Cuisine

In the award winning new cookbook Dubai – New Arabian Cuisine, four chefs from the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai have created an innovative gastronomic genre – also known as ‘haute’ Arabian cuisine – that bridges the culinary arts of Arabia and Europe to produce a cuisine rich in flavour and heritage but with global appeal.

Dine & Unwind in Whistler

Whistler’s extremely popular Dine & Unwind program, presented by Visa, returns this May through to the end of June, offering more delectable deals at a wide range of restaurants and spas. Some of the restaurants participating in the Dine & Unwind program include, Araxi, Bavaria Restaurant, Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille, Crêpe Montagne, The Den
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Hadleigh boutique accommodation in Christchurch, NZ Hotels of distinction from Welsh Rarebits Learn to cook at the Villa San Michele, Italy Private luxury from Fiji’s The  Wakaya Club
Vegetarian cuisine in Dubai

Vegetarian cuisine in Dubai

Madinat Jumeirah has launched Magnolia – Dubai’s first ever, fine-dining restaurant specialising in vegetarian cuisine. Officially opening its doors  this month, Magnolia restaurant is dedicated to using organic, vegetarian ingredients to offer a unique and healthy dining alternative. The menu features an eclectic selection of dishes from starters through to desserts and incorporates fresh produce
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Elegant luxury from Vancouver’s Wedgewood Hotel Taste the Med  with GourMed The Luggage Club  – changing the way people travel Dine at Osteria dell’Acquasanta in Genoa
Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

I’m pleased to learn that a vessel that I did voluntary work on back in my school days has received the award for the UK’s best large tourist attraction.   Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s  SS Great Britain in Bristol picked up the accolade at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. The full list of Gold Award
Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Inspired by Earth Day, Sofitel is extending a special organic menu in each of  its North American properties throughout the month of April.  The Accor hotels brand is donating 10%  of the proceeds from the select food  and beverage offerings to the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Second Harvest. Enjoy anything from ‘Seared wild salmon,
The art of Vietnamese cooking

The art of Vietnamese cooking

Join Echo Palm Beach for their final interactive evening of the season – ‘the art of Vietnamese cooking’ – where their most popular dishes will be prepared before your eyes. A demo and dinner starts at 6.30pm on 11th April 2007 in the Far East Room. The four-course dinner includes a half-price specialty drink to
John Williams' Masterclass

John Williams' Masterclass

On 21st April 2007 there will be a rare chance to see a master at work! Just eight privileged guests will join John Williams in the kitchens of The Ritz to witness the creation of a spectacular five course dinner, and then retire to one of the magnificent new banquet rooms in William Kent House
Wear Valley Food Festival 2007

Wear Valley Food Festival 2007

The 4th Wear Valley Food Festival promises to be a bigger and better event than ever before.   Held at Auckland Castle in the north-east of England, the event celebrates local produce and crafts through an exciting and diverse programme.   In addition arts and craft stalls, there is a farmers’ market, exhibitions and demonstrations,
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival

The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival commences tomorrow. This year’s theme will be “Australian Wine: A World of Difference” and will be sponsored by Wine Australia. Over 100 different grape varieties are grown in Australia and it is hoped that the festival will demonstrate the diversity, quality, breadth and dept of Australian wines.