Archive for the ‘Food and drink’ Category

One Hundred Days to eat

One Hundred Days to eat

The Opus hotel in Vancouver – located in the heart of the trendy Yaletown area – is set to add another reason to visit its chic and contemporary destination: new pop-up restaurant One Hundred Days, which has just opened its doors. (more…)

Koffmann at the Berkeley: The legend returns

Koffmann at the Berkeley: The legend returns

Following the success of his pop-up restaurant at Selfridges last year, Pierre Koffmann is back – to the delight of London’s foodies – with a new restaurant in Knightsbridge.

The legendary French chef will be returning to The Berkeley, previously home to his internationally acclaimed La Tante Claire restaurant, which closed in 2003, with his new venture Koffmann’s. (more…)

The Dutch opens in New York

The Dutch opens in New York

Veering away from Italian and French cuisine, chef Andrew Carmellini is opening his new all-American restaurant in the heart of Manhattan.

Aiming to reflect what it means to be an American today, The Dutch has a restaurant, bar and eponymous oyster room inspired by a mix of cultural influences that make New York City great: the local cafes, country inns, neighbourhood bistros and seaside shacks. (more…)

A South Australian food safari

A South Australian food safari

Kangaroo Island’s first ever food safari will be held at Southern Ocean Lodge, which featured in the Gold List 2011, in August this year.

Bringing local producers and food legends Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant together with guests, the culinary journey takes place over five nights, and will include an itinerary of food-and wine-related excursions. (more…)

World’s Best Restaurant named

World’s Best Restaurant named

‘Food is definitely the best way to enjoy the world,’ said Nadia Santini as she collected the award for Best Female Chef at last night’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in London. (more…)

Eat out in London, Eurovision style

Eat out in London, Eurovision style

It has long been a tradition for those hosting Eurovision Song Contest parties to serve a dish representing each country: paella for Spain, gravadlax for Sweden, a slab of Black Forest gateau for Germany. (more…)

The afternoon tea for chocoholics

The afternoon tea for chocoholics

This week it’s chocolate week and the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh is offering a truly indulgent way to celebrate, with their new Valrhona chocolate afternoon tea.

Named after one of the world’s first gourmet chocolatiers, the menu is described as a chocoholic’s dream come true and includes a selection of sweet and savoury bites, all of which have that vital ingredient: chocolate. (more…)

An egg-stravagant Easter…

An egg-stravagant Easter...

To celebrate Easter, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, London which featured in this year’s Gold List for its outstanding service, has introduced a chocolate theme – and a rather extravagant egg. (more…)

Hair of the dog?

Hair of the dog?

In a land where attempts to head to bed before 2am are met by cries of ‘La noche esta en panales!’ (‘The night is still in nappies!’), the bar-hopping butterflies of Buenos Aires know how to keep the momentum going. (more…)

Thats the spirit

Thats the spirit

There were two notable record-breaking attempts this week. The first was Felix Baumgartner’s bid to break the world’s free-fall record, set in 1960. The second is one that might easily have been attempted in the 1960s: the world’s most expensive cocktail, inside the Playboy Club on London’s Park Lane, by well-known Italian bartender Salvatore Calabrese. (more…)

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