Archive For The “Outside the UK” Category

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore – Grand Vintage Champagne Sunday Brunch – review

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore –  Grand Vintage Champagne Sunday Brunch – review

Singapore is special in so many ways. It’s many-faceted and presents the food lover with temptations at every turn. Opportunities for vibrant casual eating abound but there are also those restaurants that present the visitor with delicious memories along with unadulterated gastronomic pampering. The Vintage Champagne Sunday Brunch at Greenhouse in The Ritz-Carlton is iconic…

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A Phoenician Kitchen Garden – travel review

A Phoenician Kitchen Garden – travel review

In truth this isn’t an ancient plot cultivated and tended by legendary Mediterranean traders, but the land does belong to the celebrated Hotel Phoenicia in Malta. All good chefs will agree that freshness is key to good dishes. That philosophy cuts across all ethnic culinary persuasions. Malta has a climate that any keen gardener would…

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The Phoenicia Hotel in Malta – review

The Phoenicia Hotel in Malta – review

What do we look for in a vacation? Some pampering – that probably isn’t like home. Sun is good – that’s different from home. Food – you won’t be doing the cooking as it’s not home. Language – mostly the same as home would be nice.  That adds up to the Phoenicia Hotel in Malta….

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Innotel Hotel Singapore – hotel review

Innotel Hotel Singapore – hotel review

Singapore is perhaps my favourite spot on the planet. At least I can say it’s the most wonderful place I have visited to date. Its climate, cuisine (that should be plural), its architecture, history and also its people make this an unmissable city vacation. It’s a shame that Singapore is so often viewed as just…

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Taylor’s Port and Fladgate Hospitality – travel review

Taylor’s Port and Fladgate Hospitality – travel review

Port is enjoying something of a revival with the addition of both white and pink varieties to its classic styles. It’s a wine with a unique history that has almost as much to do with politics as grapes. Taylor’s Port is at the centre of the story. With the exception of Port, Portuguese wine has…

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The Yeatman Hotel and the first couple of Port – hotel review

The Yeatman Hotel and the first couple of Port – hotel review

The Yeatman Hotel doesn’t sound, to the ill-informed, a particularly Portuguese name for a hotel. One would more readily expect a name like “Henry the Navigator Inn” or “The Porto Paradise”. Do some homework and you’ll find that The Yeatman Hotel is steeped in Portuguese history that has drifted through half-a-dozen or so generations of…

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Relais & Châteaux The Rosengarten Hotel Restaurant and Spa – Kirchberg, Austria

Relais & Châteaux The Rosengarten Hotel Restaurant and Spa – Kirchberg, Austria

What do we think of when people mention Austria? I guess it will be a wealth of folksy images ranging from overhanging roofs, wooden balconies, to skiing and snow. All of the above are accurate visions of this country but there is still more. Austria isn’t just a winter wonderland for hardy sporting types; it’s…

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