The 20 hottest European beaches

1 Brittany: Plage Conguel At the southern tip of the Quiberon peninsula, far from Brittany’s crowds, lies Plage Conguel, a necklace of blonde sand surrounding a rocky point that, one day, like Quiberon itself, will succumb to the waves and become an island. With one side facing the Atlantic swells and the other overlooking sheltered … Continue reading

Interview: Marjan Simčič, Simčič winery, Ceglo/Brda, Slovenia

The Simčič wines (attention – we are this time talking about Marjan Simčič, not Edi Simčič, who also creates excellent and well known wines!) are for sure between the best known Slovenian wines abroad. His often awarded wines from the Slovenian Brda region (part of the vineyards are also in Italian Collio) are known as … Continue reading

“From Slovenia With Love” in Milano

Slovenian chefs and wine makers put a lot of passion in all that they do and are very appreciated also by their colleagues, publicists and foodies abroad. To continue in  the same way, to maintain and even strengthen the relations which were developed – friendships and collaborations, to develop also new relations and to show … Continue reading

Jeffrey J. Vella, Zinfandel’s Restaurant, Zagreb, Croatia

Jeffrey J. Vella during the interview for the NY Times Born in Malta, he already from the early ages took the direction of the hotel chef. With experiences in important hotel chains in Malta, Italy, UAE, Jordan, Slovenia and Croatia and by enriching his techniques and creativity at Jean Cristophe Novelli, Heston Blumenthal, Alain Ducasse etc. … Continue reading

Highlights of the Merano WineFestival 2010

From Friday 5th November until Monday 8th November 2010, the doors will be open for the 19th edition of the Merano WineFestival in the famous Alpine spa resort Meran, one of the most exclusive and most elegant oenogastronomic events in Europe. Helmuth Köcher, President and Organiser of the MWF, has once again chosen the elegant … Continue reading

The floating pavilion

While we hear that many of the national pavilions at the Venice Biennale are still in prep mode, one country has its proverbial shit together. Croatia’s floating pavilion, La Nave, is making its merry way across the Adriatic Sea before arriving at its temporary home in Venice. Organized by the Museum of Modern and Contemporary … Continue reading