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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 ×

Destination Guides

Sassy and Lulu hit the wall. Then bounce off it.

Sassy and Lulu hit the wall. Then bounce off it.

We were a bit tired last night. All our gourmandising finally got the better of us and we retired to the hotel room with a bag of chilli crisps and a bottle of Picpoul from the local Waitrose. We didn’t even make it through the bottle. I think we may […]

June 17, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Sassy and Lulu attempt to be posh

Sassy and Lulu attempt to be posh

This is part of a series of posts – to get in the mood, you might want to backtrack a little… This morning began with pork. Are you sensing a pattern? We fueled our day with Cumberland sausages and scrambled eggs at the Fleet River Bakery (Don’t go the bacon […]

June 15, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel, Eating up Dubai

Encore Por Favor – More Mexican please…

Encore Por Favor – More Mexican please…

Finally, Dubai is catching up. We have watched other cities around us haul in the flavours in Mexico like a kidnapped cactus. They dump the flaming, piquant flavours in their frosty cities, and the gringos slurp them up like they’ve never had a chilli with citrus in their life. And […]

June 26, 2013 ×

Eating up Dubai

Culinary Cocktails and Mixologist versus Bartender

Culinary Cocktails and Mixologist versus Bartender

It’s been infused, marinated, flamed, given a sous vide treatment. There’s an egg white foam, pomegranate seeds pounded in a mortar and pestle. Japanese ceramics, chilli, obscure herb garnish, maybe some edible flowers. The chef tests for balance. Sour? Sweet? Heat? Sufficient umami? Aye, it’s ready to eat. …Oh. Hang […]

June 10, 2013 ×

Eating up Dubai, Wine O'Clock

Cavalli – Roberto and Tommaso, and Style over Substance

Cavalli – Roberto and Tommaso, and Style over Substance

The other night, I went to the Cavalli Club for a Wine Dinner. Some might say this is a little incongruous. It’s a nightclub. I mean, we all know the restaurant is there, serving food every night, but if only the beautiful people go, does anybody really eat it? In […]

January 29, 2012 ×