Category: Food and Drink

Discovering Bulgarian cuisine in Bansko

Discovering Bulgarian cuisine in Bansko

It seems that this year in Bansko, Bulgaria, a new tradition is coming – a culinary and gourmet festival is “cooking” and is going to uncover the secrets of Bulgarian gourmet cuisine. Since Bulgaria lies in the heart of the Balkan area, its cuisine and food culture has been influenced by all the neighbouring countries.
The best new restaurants in London

The best new restaurants in London

2012 has been an incredible year for London, not only because of the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Queen’s Jubilee, but also by firmly establishing itself as one of the hottest restaurant scenes in the world. Here we share some of the best new restaurants to have opened in London this year. Bubbledogs, Fitzrovia Champagne
The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The possibilities are so numerous when it comes to deciding what to visit in South Africa that it is difficult to make a selection. Depending on the time you have, there are a few places or activities that should not be missed.

Eating your way through Germany

Germany is known for its many cultural exports and architectural marvels, not to mention the delicious range of wurst available to eat.

How to drink whisky... explained!

Not sure how to drink whisky?  For example, do you have it with ice or water? Let Whyte & Mackay Master Blender Richard Paterson guide you through what’s right and wrong, and why you should dip your finger in the water jug, in this rather entertaining video. Just don’t go wrong to his house… he
And the Restaurant of the Year is...

And the Restaurant of the Year is...

Spanish chef José Pizarro, two-Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge and Raymond Blanc protégée Ollie Dabbous were among the big winners at the inaugural Food and Travel Reader Awards held at The Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall on 3 September, 2012. In total 29 awards were handed out during a glittering evening hosted by comedian Simon
Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this
Love ice cream?  You'll love this ice cream festival...

Love ice cream? You'll love this ice cream festival...

Get ready ice cream fans! From 6th to 9th September 2012, Cefalù – 75 kilometres east of Palermo – will celebrate its own ice cream festival (Sherberth Festival – Festival Internazionale del Gelato a Cefalù). Along the main street it will be possible to taste ice cream made by 30 different ice cream shops in Sicily,
Recipe: Chestnut Soufflé with Chocolate Granita

Recipe: Chestnut Soufflé with Chocolate Granita

Ingredients: Soufflé •1/2 litre milk • 30g flour • 20g corn starch • 6 eggs • cognac • 200g chestnuts • 2 tbsp maple syrup • vanilla • dry raisins Granita • 150g cocoa powder • 50g sugar • 100g water Directions: 1. Soak raisins in Cognac, for at least one hour. 2. Add maple syrup to the chestnuts and caramelise in

Uruguay: a story of boutique wineries and big wines

Uruguay has long been known as a beach destination that provides everything from the rustic and unplugged Cabo Polonia in the north-east to the playground of the continent’s yachting class in Punta del Este. Recently however, tourism has been moving off the sands and inland, largely thanks to a small dark red grape, Tannat. Some 35 years ago
The Andalucian harvest: sherry, sweet wine and a very good time

The Andalucian harvest: sherry, sweet wine and a very good time

So you’ve done the tour of French vineyards and you’re looking for something new, or perhaps you’ve been to and done the Tuscan wineries and you want a different take on the grape scene.  Andalucia makes for a surprisingly sophisticated harvest experience; and let’s face it, la fiesta is in the Spanish blood so it’s
My top 5 reasons to visit the Italian town of Ferrara this Summer

My top 5 reasons to visit the Italian town of Ferrara this Summer

Last month two earthquakes rocked the villages and towns of northern Italy including the late medieval and Renaissance town of Ferrara. Established by the powerful Este dynasty this UNESCO World Heritage site is a town of bicycles, black magic and imposing architecture suspended in time. Although there was some damage to the magnificent buildings in
The world's most expensive restaurant doesn't even have its own website

The world's most expensive restaurant doesn't even have its own website

It’s hard to define what makes a restaurant ‘the most expensive’, but Tokyo’s Aragawa restaurant – ranked #1 in CNN Go’s list of ’10 stupidly expensive restaurants’ must certainly be up there.  Since getting its first Michelin star, it’s moved from a somewhat shady basement office location in Shimbashi to rather more fitting ground floor
The top 5 luxurious wine estates in South Africa's Western Cape

The top 5 luxurious wine estates in South Africa's Western Cape

The sprawling valleys of South Africa’s Western Cape are home to some of the world’s most luxurious wine estates. Discover the vintage wines of Groot Constantia or enjoy an evening of pampering at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa. Escape from the city and have a getaway to remember at one of these top five luxury

Hawaii's top attraction

Hawaii's top attraction may not be what you think it is. From snorkeling to the volcanoes, there are endless things to do. But make sure you don't miss out on this great experience!
Rickshaw rides and bespoke picnics offered by luxury London hotel

Rickshaw rides and bespoke picnics offered by luxury London hotel

Situated in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge, guests at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will be one step ahead of the crowds and travelling in style in the hotel’s bespoke rickshaw during the London 2012 Games this summer. Dressed in red, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s luxury rickshaw will be available throughout the Games, from 27th July