Atul Kochhar: the British palate is changing

  (From FineDiningLovers) When Indian food first invaded the British Isles it took a long time for the nation’s palate to develop, distinguish and welcome the exotic blend of spices offered throughout Indian cuisine. The British now consume curry as part of their average diet and with over 15,000 Indian restaurants across Britain and over … Continue reading

2011 Conde Nast Golden List: Hotels for foodies

First-class food is just one of the reasons to stay at these classic culinary gems. Metropolitan, Bangkok Just around the corner from Lumpini Park in the centre of Bangkok, this 171-room sister to London’s famous Metropolitan is an ultra-modern hotel with Comme des Garçons staff uniforms, hand-woven silk curtains and paintings by Thai artist Natee Utarit. … Continue reading

Over $10,000 for a train ticket to Lhasa from Beijing

Luxury train rides can be found all over the world, right from India, Russian, UK,Japan, Vegas, even China has it going. But a trip from China to Tibet has to be special in its own way, more so when china has planned to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in Tibet’s tourism infrastructure. A new luxury train that will run … Continue reading

The Spicy Gourmet

Sri Lanka’s rich history as an important port and trading post in the ancient world has contributed to the mouth-watering cuisine—combining traditional ingredients with influences from merchants around the world—that the country is known for today. Born in Sri Lanka, self-taught chef Dinesh Perera has vivid memories of growing up on the beautiful island and … Continue reading

Malt Advocate Shocks Scotland: Names Indian Amrut “World Whisky of the Year”

The influential Malt Advocate Magazine has named Indian whisky Amrut Fusion “World Whisky of the Year.” It is the second major honor bestowed upon Amrut’s Fusion, having been named third best whiskey of the year in the 2010 edition of “The Whisky Bible.” This time, it scored top of the heap worldwide, besting and shocking Scotland, American … Continue reading

Miele guide: The best Asian Restaurants

The Miele Guide 2010 has revealed its list of the top 20 restaurants in Asia, spearheaded by Iggy’s in Singapore. The results were announced  at the Grand Hyatt Macau where Miele held a gala dinner attended by over 350 guest including many of the foremost restaurateurs and chefs from the region. “Miele is very proud … Continue reading

Nostalgy Express – the World’s Most Luxury Trains

Ever since Agatha Christie’s classic detective tale Murder on the Orient Express hit the screens with Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, the Pullman has attained cult status. With their chugging locomotive engines, lovingly restored carriages, period style furnishings, elegant bars and restaurants and viewing cars resplendent with well-stocked libraries, the Pullman is a symbol of … Continue reading