Royal Mansour, Marrakech

Royal Mansour, Marrakech

Set amid the bustling streets of Marrakech, there lies an oasis of calm and rejuvenation. The Royal Mansour is nothing short of a voyage into Moroccan opulence and timeless allure. Meticulously crafted by over 1,500 local artisans, this medina in the medina stands as a testament to traditional Moroccan architecture…

17
Mar
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Restrained Swiss elegance at the historial winter palace Suvretta House in St Moritz

Restrained Swiss elegance at the historial winter palace Suvretta House in St Moritz

Restrained Swiss elegance at the historial winter palace Suvretta House in St Moritz

Located amidst the captivating Alpine beauty of St. Moritz, my recent stay at Suvretta House Hotel felt like a journey into a storybook castle. Since its grand opening in 1912, this winter palace has gone through continuous renovation and expansion allowing it to remain a pinnacle of luxury and a…

27
Feb
Greg Love, a tale of wine and stars

Greg Love, a tale of wine and stars

Greg Love, a tale of wine and stars

Burgundy & Piedmont wine-connoisseur, writer, sharer and lover When Greg Love reflects on his childhood he talks of “a great sense of the adventure and wonder for the world” gained from travel from his homeland in Melbourne, Australia to Papua New Guinea for 4 years as a young boy, with…

13
Mar '23
Kaiseki at Kitcho

Kaiseki at Kitcho

Kaiseki at Kitcho

“Originating from the tea ceremony, kaiseki is a multi-course meal in Japan that highlights the skills of the chef and the finest seasonal ingredients. The kanji characters to write “kaiseki” (懐石) literally mean “breast-pocket stone” and are thought to have been incorporated by Sen no Rikyū , to indicate the…

29
Nov '22
Takahashi

Takahashi

Takahashi

One of my best discoveries recently is 8 places sushi-ya in Wimbledon Takahashi, run by a husband and a wife team. Before moving to London, Nobuhisa Takahashi worked at a kaiseki restaurant in Japan as well as Nobu Tokyo, where he acquired great skills for both, sushi and Japanese fine dining.…

27
Aug '22
Ristorante da ö Battj

Ristorante da ö Battj

Ristorante da ö Battj

The beauty of dining in Italy is that the majority of the best trattorias and restaurants, especially those out of the big cities, are still family-owned. Their decades-old recipes are passed down from generation to generation and are often carefully guarded against outsiders. Like in the case of Da Ö…

24
Aug '22
Pâtes au pistou by Dominique Le Stanc

Pâtes au pistou by Dominique Le Stanc

Pâtes au pistou by Dominique Le Stanc

The story of vermicellier Maison Barale began when Matteo Barale moved from Liguria in 1892 and brought the Ligurian pasta-making know-how to Nice. 130 years after, it’s still a small family affair run by Eric Guernion and Nathalie Barale, and, since 2 years, their son Thomas. (Who used to work at…

8
Jun '22
PÂO DE LO by Nuno Mendes

PÂO DE LO by Nuno Mendes

PÂO DE LO by Nuno Mendes

PÂO DE LO cake recipe by Nuno Mendes,from the book “Lisboeta: Recipes from Portugal City of Light” My kind of a dessert! Serves 4 100g caster sugar 4 whole eggs plus 1 egg yolk 80ml olive oil 20g plain flour Extra-virgin olive oil, to serve Sea salt flakes, to serve…

4
May '22
La Villa Madie

La Villa Madie

La Villa Madie

Lunch with a view at La Villa Madie, the newest 3 Michelin star restaurant in France headed by chef Dimitri Droisneau. The view of the sea and the pinetrees is magnificent, the cooking- even more so. Originally from the Normandy, Dimitri has worked at top restaurants in Paris such as…

24
Apr '22
Amerigo 1934

Amerigo 1934

Amerigo 1934

One of the best meals I’ve had this summer was at Amerigo 1934, an unassuming trattoria located in the sleepy Savigno village in the heart of the Emilian Appennines. Opened in 1934 like one might guess from its name, Amerigo serves traditional Emilian Romagnol cuisine very much influenced by the…

10
Sep '21
La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

Couldn’t get more old school than La Cova Fumada, a humble workers bar in the neighborhood of Barceloneta. It serves the freshest possible seafood, fried artichokes when in season, and the legendary and very tasty “bomba”, (deep-fried meatball with mashed potatoes, aïoli and spicy sauce), which they invented more than…

13
Jan '21