About the author: Andreja Lajh & Haut de Gamme

I’m deeply involved in gastronomy, wines and hospitality. After my life and work between Slovenia and Italy I have recently moved to London to start my activity here. My professional background started with studies on Faculty of Architecture, continued with over 15 years in visual communications and advertising (Publicis, McCann, Ogilvy), mostly as art director/designer (so … Continue reading

London Olympics for foodies

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“Half of the world” will be in London in those days. Needing any suggestion where to go to eat? London is not only a beautiful city, it’s also a city which unites the widest variety of cultures than any other city in Europe and also only few cities worldwide can compare with it. This variety … Continue reading

La Grande Epicerie: gourmet shopping in Paris

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In a city famous for fantastic food, it’s no small honor to be a regarded as Paris’ premier specialty store. La Grande Epicerie, located in the chic seventh arrondissement, has held that distinction for nearly a century. Situated in a 3,300-square-foot space, this gourmet market was established in 1923 as a food hall within Le Bon … Continue reading

Pure Black by Stelton

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At the cutting edge of good design with excellent functionality and clean, stylish lines Stelton presents an elegant knife series for serious gourmets who are as daring in their style as they are in their cooking. Pure Black knives are forged from one piece of stainless steel so their handles morph effortlessly into their blades. The straightforward design … Continue reading

Win two of four free tickets for Ein Prosit

November is always a month of intense enogastronomical happenings. From the 18th till the 21st of November will take place also Ein Prosit. Location of this enogastronomical event in Malborghetto-Tarvisio in Italy, but practically on the border with Slovenia and Austria, is a perfect location for celebration of the best of the enogastronomy of all … Continue reading

CDC event: Ana in Wonderland. Ana Roš presents Koppert Cress

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We are warmly inviting you to join us at the next Carpe Diem Club event which will take place at restaurant Gostilna Na Gradu in the Ljubljana castle, on Monday, 18th of October at 20.00. What’s all about: Koppert Cress are miniature plants of great flavours. Their impressive colours, forms and flavours will serve as inspiration to … Continue reading

Highlights of the Merano WineFestival 2010

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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

Heavenly Tiramisu (with recipe)

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Tiramisu’s history is almost as foggy as the espresso that gives it its amazing flavor. At the heart of some vigorous debate among Italian dessert lovers, tiramisu definitely got its start in Italy sometime between the early 18 th century and the mid 20 th century. Some say its first incarnation was made to celebrate … Continue reading

A decadent delight of tastes

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Imagine enjoying foods prepared by Michelin Star chefs served inside the stomach of an dinosaur or ricocheting off the walls of a bouncy castle room that resembles the inside of a human stomach. As bizarre as this all sounds, this is what Bompas and Parr have created as part of ‘The Complete History of Food’ … Continue reading

Oscietra Flor de Sal Malassol Caviar

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Zwyer Caviar farms raises hand processed Oscietra Flor de Sal Malassol caviar (Malassol stands for “slightly salted”) is noted for its gastronomic excellence, equal only to the best from the Caspian Sea. ZwyerCaviar’s large sized Oscietra comes exclusively from the Russian and its sister sturgeon the Siberian sturgeon. For ZwyerCaviar the roe is collected at … Continue reading