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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, Restaurants, reviews

Alta Badia – of food festivals and flashbacks

Alta Badia – of food festivals and flashbacks

Picture a Christmas in the alps with no snow. Fortunately you are in the postcard village of Cortina, which is bursting at the seams with gingerbread, hugos and Christmas spirit. But as you indulge over a dining table in leisure time that is supposed to be crammed with sub-zero exercises, […]

February 28, 2016 ×

Eating up Dubai, Restaurants, reviews

A pigeon, wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma at Palazzo Versace

A pigeon, wrapped in a mystery, inside an Enigma at Palazzo Versace

“My favourite was the duck…” “The duck? I didn’t have duck. Did you steal my duck?” “I did no such thing – I saw you with it. In fact, I think I heard you groan.” “That was the pigeon. My favourite too, or maybe second to the living forest.” “Pigeon, […]

January 20, 2016 ×

Hotel Reviews, 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 […]

November 1, 2015 ×

Eating up Dubai, Restaurants, reviews

Food and drink bites from Dubai – September 2015

Food and drink bites from Dubai – September 2015

Yikes! Just before we finish October, here are last month’s food and drink bites from Dubai. This month was the wind down of Summer, so plenty of indoor dining still on the agenda. A guide to ratings: These take into account the price, quality, service and the facilities, and in […]

October 30, 2015 ×

Hotel Reviews, reviews

St Regis Abu Dhabi

St Regis Abu Dhabi

This world now has so many people, travelers in need of succour. Marble lobbies, swipe keys, feather pillows, tiny bottles of terrible shampoo you are allowed to steal and decadent fluffy bath robes that you are not. We all seem to need these things all the time now, especially in […]

September 11, 2015 ×

Activities, Attractions, Hotel Reviews, reviews

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

I kept on deferring, it was just too far away. Three and a half hours, with the kids in the car. Then a ferry. Just for a weekend? It took me five years to get over myself and do it. Now I just want to go again. Photo story, review follows […]

June 12, 2015 ×

Activities, reviews

Covent Garden Real Food Market

Covent Garden Real Food Market

From Day One of the Sassy and Lulu hit London trip…. Covent Garden Real Food Market Activity Style: Market/street food Size: Small. 20+ stalls Price: From £4 for a substantial sandwich, around £12 for drink, lunch and a sweet ending. Facilities: Chairs are in short supply – sit on the […]

July 15, 2014 ×