Slovenia meets Portugal: Ana Roš meets Luca Bordino (in Ljubljana)

At Gostilna na gradu has happened a very interesting gastronomic event, a marriage of Portuguese and Slovenian traditional cuisine interpreted in a modern and personal way. The economic crisis impacts also on the idea of what haute cuisine really is. The return to nature, a reasearch for rich and natural taste, and for traditions is our … Continue reading

Qantas praised for ‘best cellars in the sky’

Qantas has again been lauded for its on-board wine selection at the annual Cellars in the Sky Award ceremony, held February 3 in London. The Australian flag-carrier, which took four awards last year, won a total of six at this year’s airline wine tasting event, including Best First Class White, First Class Red and First Class Sparkling, … Continue reading

Christmas Around the World

Christmas is near. Every nation celebrates it in a bit different way. Have a look: IN EUROPE In Austria In every Austrian Christmas market you will find traditional little cakes called “Kekse,” without which Christmas wouldn’t be complete on this side of the Alps. In Belgium In many regions of Belgium, it just wouldn’t be … Continue reading

Casa Fez – Portugal, by Álvaro Leite Siza Vieira

We have all seen more than enough of the stacked-boxes genre of architecture. Boring, cold, uninviting, uninhabitable and so last decade. Yet, once in a while, a set of images crosses our desks of a project that could potentially fall into the has-been category but doesn’t, and instead makes us look again and ponder the … 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