Recipes

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Tomato and watermelon gazpacho

I’m one of those food bloggers who snaps a shot of a dish right before I eat it. I work full time, I have two kids and I’m always out and about. I don’t have the time nor the inclination to make food for the blog that I’m not going […]

Recipes

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Scallops with chipotle cauliflower cream

This is one of my cheat dishes. You know those ones that look really amazing but take 5 minutes to make and absolutely no technique? It’s inspired by a pintxo I tried in San Sebastian over the summer (Scallop with roasted nori and almond cream from Casa Urola), but it’s […]

 

Eating up Dubai

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Food and drink bites, October 2016

Is this segment supposed to be monthly? Lucky it’s not my day job…. Reviews follow detailing a few places I’ve checked out in recent weeks. Please comment if you’ve been – I’d love to hear your opinion too. Cafes Mitts and trays 7.5/10 We couldn’t get into Farzi one Saturday afternoon, so […]

 

Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

I’m generally quite an avid fan of the Jumeirah group. They really have led Dubai’s hospitality sector for many years. Jumeirah Emirates Towers have stood side by side for nearly two decades, at the doorway of New Dubai like a married couple welcoming guests into their home. Madinat Jumeirah is an […]

 

Culinary Travel

Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

In a previous post, I discussed the difficulties that wine tasting travellers may face whilst attempting to visit the region of Champagne. It’s not so straightforward as visiting many other wine regions around the world, and needs just a little foreplanning if you wish to do it properly. Many will […]

Culinary Travel

How many Michelin stars are you?

How many Michelin stars are you?

I recently had quite an incredible lunch at a two michelin star restaurant just outside San Sebastian. This same restaurant is on the World’s 50 Best list, raising its Basque head at number 7. My companions were 15 Australian and British middle aged, middle-high income diners, with an Austrian thrown […]

 

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Culinary Travel, Destination Guides, Other accommodation, Restaurants, reviews, wine tasting

Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

In a previous post, I discussed the difficulties that wine tasting travellers may face whilst attempting to visit the region of Champagne. It’s not so straightforward as visiting many other wine regions around the world, and needs just a little foreplanning if you wish to do it properly. Many will […]

October 25, 2016 ×

comment, Culinary Travel, michelin, Restaurants, reviews

How many Michelin stars are you?

How many Michelin stars are you?

I recently had quite an incredible lunch at a two michelin star restaurant just outside San Sebastian. This same restaurant is on the World’s 50 Best list, raising its Basque head at number 7. My companions were 15 Australian and British middle aged, middle-high income diners, with an Austrian thrown […]

October 20, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai

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Food and drink bites, October 2016

Is this segment supposed to be monthly? Lucky it’s not my day job…. Reviews follow detailing a few places I’ve checked out in recent weeks. Please comment if you’ve been – I’d love to hear your opinion too. Cafes Mitts and trays 7.5/10 We couldn’t get into Farzi one Saturday afternoon, so […]

October 18, 2016 ×

Diet recipes, Recipes

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Tomato and watermelon gazpacho

I’m one of those food bloggers who snaps a shot of a dish right before I eat it. I work full time, I have two kids and I’m always out and about. I don’t have the time nor the inclination to make food for the blog that I’m not going […]

October 12, 2016 ×

Culinary Travel, Destination Guides, Wine O'Clock

Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Although Champagne is one of the most well known wines in the world, visiting the region is not as simple as many would expect, especially if you want to get the best of it. After two visits with plenty of research and aforethought, I’m still learning what it’s all about, and […]

September 26, 2016 ×

quick and easy, Recipes, seafood, snacks

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Scallops with chipotle cauliflower cream

This is one of my cheat dishes. You know those ones that look really amazing but take 5 minutes to make and absolutely no technique? It’s inspired by a pintxo I tried in San Sebastian over the summer (Scallop with roasted nori and almond cream from Casa Urola), but it’s […]

September 19, 2016 ×

Culinary Travel, Spain

Cheesecake and Pedro Ximinez (La Vina)

Dissecting San Sebastian Pintxos

On my fifth day in San Sebastian, I was perched in a seafood restaurant at the tiny port of Bahia de la Concha on a rickety wooden folding chair about the size of a postage stamp. With a personality that requires elbows often to be airborne, I quickly found myself […]

August 29, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai, Uncategorized

Iftar – The feast to break the fast

Iftar – The feast to break the fast

If this is your first Ramadan in Dubai, you’re probably not familiar with the concept of Iftar. After fasting through around 14 or more hours of daylight, Muslims throughout the world break their Ramadan fast at sunset, and this is called Iftar. Traditionally, Iftar is a small meal; a couple of […]

June 21, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai, Uncategorized

Food and drink bites, April 2016

Food and drink bites, April 2016

Hi y’all. I’ve been eating all over Dubai recently, so will try and get a few rundowns for you over coming weeks. This month, It’s brunch season, so have a few new ones and oldies to consider, also some recent openings in Dubai, and a couple of old favourites. Brunch […]

April 17, 2016 ×