Category: Food and Drink

Chocolate brownies, but at a price

Chocolate brownies, but at a price

I’ve documented quite a few expensive foods on A Luxury Travel Blog before, whether it be a £5,000 jar of marmalade, a $5,000 burger, a $1,500 cocktail, a $1,000 sundae, a $90,000 bottle of wine, or a comparatively modestly-priced £85 sandwich. Well, today it’s the turn of the chocolate brownie.   It’s available at Brûlée

Healthy fare afloat

Starting 1st March 2007, Royal Caribbean International will become the first cruise line to eliminate all trans-fats from its menu, after a successful test of trans-fat-free cooking oil on the Navigator of the Seas late last year. A fat-free menu will be available on all RCL ships by the end of the year.
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Cruise France’s canals with French Country Waterways Tour Brooklyn Brewery and tingle those taste buds Sunset sail a schooner in New York with Sail-NYC Handmade leather luggage from Uppercase Ltd.
Three Michelin stars go to Anne-Sophie Pic

Three Michelin stars go to Anne-Sophie Pic

The 2007 Michelin Guide came out this week and it revealed that a  woman has been award three Michelin stars for the first time in over half a century.   The recipient, Anne-Sophie Pic, is aged 37 and joint owner of the Maison Pic hotel and restaurant in Valence. She is only the fourth French
The Sound of The Sea

The Sound of The Sea

Three-Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal is no stranger to innovation in the kitchen.   Following on from his chemistry lab  approach, he’s now experimenting with sound.   His  latest dish at  The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray is called The Sound of The Sea. It consists of shellfish, foam and edible sand, and is to be
The most expensive meal in the world?

The most expensive meal in the world?

15 paying customers and 25 invited guests  received a $1m bill  (yes, you read that right – $1,000,000) for a meal in a Bangkok hotel this month.   They jetted in from all over the world and enjoyed a charity  evening  dubbed “Epicurean Masters of the World” on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel
Discover world wines with Malmaison

Discover world wines with Malmaison

Ruby reds, sparkling whites and a sumptuous three course meal. Mmm… prepare your palate for a wine tour of the world. You’ll meet some of the finest winemakers and discover the legend behind the labels. All this for only £49 per person, including aperitif, three course meal and wine – carefully selected for each course.

Truffles at The Ritz, London

Quick… put 21st February 2007 in your diary! Mr Jacques Chibois, Chef Patron of the Michelin Star Bastide St Antoine Restaurant in Grasse; Dr Michel Bourdin, President of the Master of Culinary Arts and Mr Jacques Pebeyre, the “Truffle King” from France will join The Ritz Chef John Williams in preparing a veritable feast of
Get stirred not shaken at The Capital

Get stirred not shaken at The Capital

The petite and classy Capital Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, a stone’s throw from Harrods, is offering master classes in the art of the cocktail at various times this year. The classes are open to the public  and  offer instruction in making five to six classic cocktails, including tasting. Each class costs £115 and includes canapés,
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Book Australia’s finest hotels at Luxury Down Under Dine in a greenhouse at De Kas, Amsterdam Use a Champagne sabre to open that next bottle See New York from above with Liberty Helicopters

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week

In appreciation of their loyal dining guests, many downtown Baltimore City restaurants have bonded together to form a winter restaurant week. Labeling it Winter Restaurant Appreciation Week, area diners will be able to enjoy upscale, gourmet three course meals, at some of Baltimore’s finest venues, for a fraction of the normal cost. From February 5-9,
Fine dining with whales

Fine dining with whales

There can be more  to whale watching than meets the eye. One Alaskan business  is combining  whale watching with gourmet cuisine on Galley Gourmet’s dinner cruises. Husband and wife team Marty and Marion Owen share the chores: Marty, the Coast Guard licensed-skipper, drives the boat while Marion’s the chef. The 42-foot Sea Breeze is the
Cuisines of Asia... in Palm Beach, FL

Cuisines of Asia... in Palm Beach, FL

Back by popular demand, the Echo restaurant at The Breakers Palm Beach is running a Cuisines of Asia Demo and Dinner Series.   All the elements of a perfect dining experience will be there. Enjoy a series of interactive evenings with their most popular dishes prepared before your eyes.  Each Demo & Dinner commences at
Bring Paris to your doorstep instead this Valentines

Bring Paris to your doorstep instead this Valentines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, GourmetStation  has unveiled  their Valentine Dinner Delivered – Eiffel Tower Menu. The menu has been designed with authenticity and convenience in mind. With about thirty minutes preparation time, any romance seeker can enjoy a romantic Valentine dinner at the most comfortable place on earth – home. To sweeten
The Kingdom of Navarra visits San Francisco

The Kingdom of Navarra visits San Francisco

The American Institute of Wine & Food – Norcal is  about to present  an outstanding culinary and educational tribute to the region of Navarra, Spain. Situated in the north of Spain, Navarra is a land of complexity and contrast. Bordered by France, Castilla, Aragon and the Basque Country,  it shares many cultural elements. The cuisine,

Pathways to Plate

Honoured in the Best for Food category of the annual 2007 Gold List prepared by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel, a property managed by Delaware North Companies,  is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It  is known for serving a blend of classical French and American cuisine. Recipes created