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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 ×

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 ×

Eating up Dubai, Restaurants, reviews

Roberto’s – Simple Italian with complex additions

Roberto’s – Simple Italian with complex additions

Roberto’s restaurant is bathed in pink and purple light. It’s lines are lean and angular. Textures mingle subtly, only noticed when one is thrust betwixt them. The crowd is genteel and demure, effortlessly gulping Japanese oysters and flippantly smoking Cuban cigars. It’s so un-Italian, and yet, so very very Italian […]

January 30, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai, Restaurants

Zaroob: twisting roots, hurling rainbows and still coming up smelling of roses.

Zaroob: twisting roots, hurling rainbows and still coming up smelling of roses.

“It’s like an Andy Warhol take on a shawarma cafe.” was my tweet to Zaroob. Even now, I’m still trying to get over that little multi-colour cataclysm sitting strangely between the towers on Sheikh Zayed Rd. They’ve taken cans of “Zwan Big Franks” and made them an artistic feature. Nestle […]

January 18, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai, Restaurants, reviews

I'm sure they pinched these off my Nan

Tom and Serg – a Melbourne Cafe in Dubai

Left brain: go home. Think about it. Give it some time. Let them settle in, then go back and review on an established product. Right brain: People need to know about this place! Left brain: They already do. Other media are all over this place. You can’t provide anything they […]

November 23, 2013 ×