Archive for the ‘Food and drink’ Category

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…)

Urban Picnic pop-up in East London

Urban Picnic pop-up in East London

The Vauxhall Collective – known for supporting new creative talent in the UK – has invited furniture designer Gareth Neal to create a new artwork based on the collective’s theme this year, The Great British Weekend. (more…)

Is this the end of the Big Gulp?

Is this the end of the Big Gulp?

Everything is bigger in America. Or at least, it used to be. The habit of ‘supersizing’ soft drinks, offering diners huge disposable cups of fizz with their meals and made famous in the documentary Supersize Me, is under attack. (more…)

Tuck into London

Tuck into London

We start our London food round-up with a dream team of superstar chefs – Alain Ducasse and Wolfgang Puck – who will be combining their very special culinary skills for a unique Franco-American dining experience at The Dorchester later this month. (more…)

Sample first class Champagne aboard the British Pullman

Sample first class Champagne aboard the British Pullman

A journey onboard an Orient-Express operated trains a must for anyone wishing to indulge in some vintage glamour – and more so than ever this autumn, as the British Pullman collaborates on a one-off itinerary with Champagne house Laurent-Perrier. (more…)

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…)

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