Archive for the ‘Food and drink’ Category

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…)

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…)

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