Tag: "food"

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

I admit when I arrived here in New Zealand more than 20 years ago, food was not something that impressed me or many people travelling from overseas. There was a time when the New Zealand dinner was based on a Sunday Roast with potatoes and wedge, sausages on a BBQ, or some fish and chips […]

Russian dining at Moscow's Matryoshka restaurant

Russian dining at Moscow’s Matryoshka restaurant

In the shadow of Moscow’s landmark Radisson Royal Hotel, and right in the heart of historic and business district of the city, lies the two-storey Matryoshka restaurant by Maison Dellos. It opened its doors in February 2017 under the supervision of Vlad Piskunov – an author of various cookbooks and presenter of a number of […]

Europe's 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Europe’s 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Après-ski is no longer simply about sipping cocktails and glasses of well-chilled Grüner Veltliner on sun-soaked chalet terraces. Today, it can also include some of the world’s finest dining experiences. Even Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has noted his appreciation for Alpine restaurants, particularly in Courmayeur. While most of Europe’s resorts have a tantalising selection […]

Hotels in Belgium with Michelin star restaurants

Hotels in Belgium with Michelin star restaurants

For those with a passion for travel and gastronomy, what better formula than Michelin star restaurants combined with hotel rooms. After a sumptuous dinner paired with wines,  you don’t have to drive home! Simply walk yourself back to your room! There is a decent list of starred restaurants in Belgium with annexed bedrooms. Here is […]

Spain Michelin Star Triangle Les Moles Jeroni

Delicious drives in Spain: The Michelin Star Triangle and a special gem

I was delighted to team up with Hertz recently to introduce you to some wonderful Delicious Drives in this relatively undiscovered part of Spain. Our first route covered Belle Epoque by the beach and the spectacular Desierto de las Palmas. The second route included a fun boat trip, meeting the Mussel Professor, and areas of […]

Delicious drives in Spain: Morella to Peñsicola, via Vilafamés

Delicious drives in Spain: Morella to Peñsicola, via Vilafamés

Recently I teamed up with Hertz to explore some of Spain’s most beautiful towns, as part of the Delicious Drives series. This remarkable route includes a town where Game of Thrones was filmed, which also used to be a Papal Residence, an inland town with stunning views that was re-constructed by artists and an incredibly […]

Cisco the Mussel Professor Musclarium Delta de l'Ebre

Delicious drives in Spain: The Delta de l’Ebre to Els Ports Natural Park

After our first Delicious Drive with Hertz, we continued north, heading into the south of Catalonia, to discover the magical landscape of the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park. The setting has attracted film crews, including Sahara and U2 for Vertigo. Catalonia’s second largest wetlands has been a protected space since 1983. Driving down its narrow […]

Desierto de las Palmas views and food

Delicious drives in Spain: Valencia to Desierto de las Palmas, via Benicassim

I teamed up with Hertz recently to explore some stunning routes that are off the typical tourist trail here in Spain. These special experiences capture the essence of the gastronomy of the areas featured, all embraced by spectacular surroundings. Breathtaking views, fun adventures and delicious foodie offerings were thoroughly enjoyed on this road trip. Our […]

Delicious drives in the UK: The Lake District to Lancaster, via Ullswater

Delicious drives in the UK: The Lake District to Lancaster, via Ullswater

On the third and final day of my road trip around Cumbria, it was time to return my rental car to Hertz, but not before I’d done a little more exploring first. Having driven over Wrynose Pass the previous day, my plan was to take the vehicle over another of the Lake District’s famous routes – the Kirkstone […]

Delicious drives in the UK: Cartmel Peninsula to the Lake District, via Furness

Delicious drives in the UK: Cartmel Peninsula to the Lake District, via Furness

On the second day of my ‘delicious drive’ with Hertz, I drove further along the A590 to the market town of Ulverston – the birthplace of Stan Laurel of Laurel & Hardy fame and home to a Laurel & Hardy Museum – before before bearing left and following the coast road in the direction of […]

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Cumbria isn’t one of the easiest counties to get around if you don’t have your own transport. Not only is it the third largest county in England, but it is also the second most sparsely populated, meaning that most things tend to be a drive away. The county is far easier than many people realise […]

Top 5 Foodie Cities in Europe

Top 5 foodie cities in Europe

Are you crazy about cuisine? Passionate about finding the next delicious meal? If you are a devoted foodie, then Europe offers a fantastic smorgasbord of amazing food experiences to enjoy. Here are some of the best cities in Europe for foodies to explore. 1. San Sebastian, Spain This gorgeous Basque city is in love with […]

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

When you visit a city, where do you want to go – a good restaurant, or the best restaurant? The best of course, is going to be subject to opinion and taste, but often locals and travellers alike will reach consensus on a city’s best restaurant. I admit it’s risky, and maybe controversial, but I […]

The top 5 new restaurants in London

The top 5 new restaurants in London

London is one of the culinary capitals of the world with new restaurants opening every day. This article lists five of the latest must-visit restaurants that are causing a stir in the capital. Mari Vanna 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ Mari Vanna is one of London’s best kept Russian secrets, located in the exclusive Knightsbridge […]

Enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class in Thailand

Enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class in Thailand

A five star resort has launched a brand new experience for guests to enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class followed by the chance to prepare a meal for over 20 disabled children in Khao Lak, Thailand. The Sarojin‘s new “Street Food, Cook for Kids” package is designed to bring guests into contact with […]

London on a plate

London on a plate

London on a plate is an unique map of London for adventurous palates, curated by author and journalist Charmain Ponnuthurai and host of passionate food experts and London society celebrities.  This luxury guide to the capital’s best cuisine, which was shortlisted as one of Apple’s Top 20 noteworthy new releases, is filled with beautiful high resolution photography and includes […]