Taste of London 2012

This year’s Taste of London restaurant festival has celebrated the best of world class cuisine with a host of new international features and the impressive line-up of Michelin starred restaurants and world renowned chefs in the show’s nine year history, taking place between 21 and 24 June in London’s Regent’s Park. The capital’s largest open … Continue reading

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in NYC to close on June 30

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, the only New York City restaurant in the world’s most Michelin-starred chef’s portfolio, is closing its doors at the end of the month. The decision to close the restaurant was “amicable” between the restaurant and The Four Seasons Hotel on East 57th Street, where the restaurant is located, according to Florence Fabricant at The … Continue reading

Foie gras lovers scrambling as California ban nears

Sunday marks a turning point in the culinary calendar of California when a ban enacted nearly eight years ago on foie gras – the gourmet food made from the fattened livers of force-fed ducks and geese – takes effect. In advance of the July 1 date, some businesses have moved out of state and others … Continue reading

A disapointment: 10 Best Hotels in the World, according to Expedia

The top spot goes to the Slovakian boutique hotel, followed by Al Codega in Venice, Italy, and the Central American Hotel Royal Corin in Fortuna, Costa Rica, which holds the highest spot of any hotel outside of the US or Europe. More I was looking at this list more I was disappointed. There’s so much … Continue reading

20th edition of the Vinitaly International wine competition: 12-16 November

The change of date from March to November was decided to give the winners of the most important competition in the world more time for the best possible promotion and marketing of such sought-after recognition with a view to Vinitaly, scheduled 7-10 April 2013. A new Award makes its debut for wines with denominations. Verona, … Continue reading

The Luxury Solar Floating Resort by Michele Puzzolante

SFR(Solar Floating Resort) designed by Michele Puzzolante is a unique hospitality concept, part habitation, part yacht and part submarine, totally self-sufficient energy generator, non-polluting and in unison with its natural surroundings. SFR has been designed like a luxury yacht and a luxury hotel suite, with a fully submerged observation bulb because the majority of people are fascinated by … Continue reading

Hel Yes – combining gastronomy, design and dance

HEL YES! Stockholm was an experimental social gathering in February this year that combined gastronomy, design and dance. Restaurateur Antto Melasniemi together with artist Klaus Haapaniemi and designer Mia Wallenius planned HEL YES! events in London and Helsinki last year and the year before drawing in full crowds. HEL YES! project explores the spiritual powers of … Continue reading