Category: Food and Drink

The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

No one has ever gone thirsty in the city where vermuterías (vermouth bars) and cervecerías (breweries) can be found on every corner. Sometimes, however, the night calls for something a little different. From classy interiors adorned in vintage velvet, to modern, hidden haunts that require some in-the-know to discover, Barcelona has countless cocktail bars to […]

Is this the Maldives' most ethical burger?

Is this the Maldives’ most ethical burger?

Innovative island resort Amilla Maldives has revealed what is believed to be ‘The Most Ethical Burger in the Maldives’: a mouth-watering marriage of the finest ethically sourced meat, homemade gluten free bun and fermented pickle, homegrown salad and egg… and even ketchup homemade from organic, island-grown bananas and coconut sugar. The guilt-free burger has been […]

Es Fum Restaurant, Mallorca

Restaurants in luxury Mallorca hotels featured in the Michelin Guide

Sometimes, it’s not just simply about getting away from it all, appreciating guaranteed sunshine, and feeling the sand between our toes.  It’s also about the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful food, and sampling local produce and perhaps some freshly caught seafood. One of the names associated with good food and restaurants is, of course, Michelin. […]

5 mouth-watering destinations for foodies

5 mouth-watering destinations for foodies

Just as a picture can paint a thousand words, a plate of food can showcase a thousand years of history. It can tell the tale of intermingling cultures, the forging of pioneering trade routes, the discovery of new techniques and ingredients… all while delighting and dazzling the palate. If the way to your heart is […]

Big Island dining experiences

Big Island dining experiences

The Big Island of Hawaii is renowned for beaches and the Volcanoes National Park. However, with visitors from all over the world for these two facets of the island, you can be sure that food has some unique takes on Hawaiian influence that you have not likely tasted before. These dining experiences are sure to […]

Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

One thing is certain, if you spend any amount of time on the slopes at altitude, you’re going to develop a healthy apetite. With that in mind, you’d want to find the perfect spot for lunch. If you’re skiing in the Trois Vallee area, here are five suggestions you might like to try. I’ve lunched […]

Recipe of the week: Cedar plank Pacific Northwest salmon

Recipe of the week: Cedar plank Pacific Northwest salmon

The Pacific Northwest is abundant with all types of salmon, from chinook (also called king) and coho to copper river and sockeye. King is the highest in fat and is known for its silken texture. It takes two days to prepare this dish, due to the brining and letting the fish air dry. The salmon […]

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Ettington Park Hotel is a grand palatial house, dripping with history, built on an epic scale in 40 stately acres of rural Warwickshire on the banks of the River Stour. A long tree-lined drive gives guests arriving by car the opportunity to take in glimpses of the towers and turrets of a country house that is […]

Rothay Manor in the Lake District

Short stay: Rothay Manor, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

Rothay Manor is a wonderfully elegant Regency mansion which has become a boutique hotel at the heart of the Lake District. Privately owned by Jamie and Jenna Shails, the hotel is renowned for fine-dining going from strength to strength with Dan McGeorge creatively leading an impressive culinary team. Although the house remains true to its […]

Wild Lakeland venison

Short stay: The Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria, UK

It is a journey that has brought a Japanese Thinking Bath, kokedama mossball rooted plants and potent wasabi vodka to small-town Cumbria. Nina Matsunaga, born of Japanese parents in Düsseldorf, and James Ratcliffe, born just down the dry-stone-wall-bordered road, have put Sedbergh on the foodies’ global map. Guests travel from afar for East / West […]

Discover the 10 best Apulian foods

Discover the 10 best Apulian foods

Italian cuisine is a true treasure to discover and each Italian region has different traditional recipes to offer. In today’s post we will introduce 10 typical dishes of Apulia you really cannot miss to try. Apulia, or as the Italians call it Puglia, is well renowned for its amazing nature and the pristine waters of […]

Excited for vegan luxury travel in Southeast Asia

Excited for vegan luxury travel in Southeast Asia

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll out gathers speed and infection numbers worldwide are slowly shrinking, the possibility of travel during 2021 could become a reality, and for us that means vegan luxury travel in Southeast Asia. Currently quarantine is still a pre requisite for travel throughout the region but ‘vaccine passports’ are being discussed alongside […]

Amazing ideas for a romantic getaway in Dubrovnik

Amazing ideas for a romantic getaway in Dubrovnik

Whether you like to celebrate an anniversary, engagement, wedding or any other occasion or simply spend some quality time with your significant other, Dubrovnik is your ideal choice. With its UNESCO-listed Old Town, dreamy coastline, and lively social scene, it’s no surprise that Dubrovnik is regarded as one of the most romantic destinations for couples. […]

South Africa’s first varietal-based wine route

South Africa’s first varietal-based wine route

At the tip of a continent, at the birthplace of winemaking in the Southern Hemisphere, the Constantia Wine Route is proud to launch a South African first – a varietal-based wine route. At this elegant confluence of ancient soils and a unique microclimate comes a celebration of the noble Sauvignon Blanc. The brand new Constantia […]

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Gastronomic news from around Spain

Like many countries throughout Europe, Spain is eager to welcome foodies from around the world back for a post-COVID culinary extravaganza. As Spain braces itself for an influx of visitors, here are just some of the gastronomic stories that has been happening behind-the-scenes since the pandemic struck. New digital map to explore slow food of […]

My 6 favorite Napa Valley experiences

My 6 favorite Napa Valley experiences

Luxury travel isn’t just my business, it’s my passion.  This past year has been a challenge on both fronts, but finally, we’re seeing a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to hitting the road again.  One of the first places I hope to visit is California’s Napa Valley: exceptional dining, private […]