Restaurants & Food
I dare say that in one of the most exciting cities in the world you can find just about every guilty pleasure to explore around. One the most adorable guilty pleasures there are is the love of cocoa. London has just what the chocolate doctor has ordered.
Often also called Dairy Bars, Polish Milk Bars are a real highlight for anyone wanting to sample some authentic Polish food at a very affordable price.
Almost every city in Poland will have at least one of these canteen-style eateries. They began as, and still remain… read full article
Whether you want to woo your sweetie or maybe pop the question, a romantic restaurant in Paris is the ideal place to do that.
Le Cinq and Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée are two of the best Paris restaurants for a romantic dinner.
Le… read full article
Obikà is a new restaurant that adopts the sushi restaurant minimal concept to a Mozzarella bar.
In Rome, Obikà is downtown in Piazza di Firenze on the corner of via dei Prefetti. They have got an enormous success also in Milan
It was in 2003 on Kingsland Road in East London, back before that stretch became trendy, and when people were generally cautious to go down there unless they were drunk, that I first experienced the delights of the East End Turkish takeaway.
It was to a small… read full article
We have all heard the terrible joke – ‘What’s the best thing about Rotterdam?’ The answer? ‘The train back to Amsterdam.’
And yet, despite common misconceptions of Rotterdam, Netherlands as the practical plain Jane, a discerning traveler can be delightfully surprised with… read full article
As far as I can tell the favourite story about the introduction of coffee to Austria is apocryphal. In 1683 Vienna was besieged by the invading Turkish armies, the second but last time these troublesome neighbours would challenge Hapsburg authority over the region.
Originating in Andalusia over 500 years ago, flamenco embodies all that is Spanish in one passionate, seductive and mysterious dance. Real flamenco goes far beyond the polka dot dresses and castanets, and its obscure and ancient origins ensure that it remains a mysterious and exotic dance… read full article
Pick up a guide to Lazio and it’s highly likely that you’ll be told that this is not the place to come if you want to savour Italy’s best food.
You may be told that if that’s what you have come to Italy for, then you should… read full article
Paris is not only a city for great dining, but also great shopping! If you happen to be a foodie, there are some great places to go crazy at!
E. Dehillerin, open since 1820, is a great place to find all your cooking needs. They have a wide… read full article
Taking afternoon tea is one of the most English activities you can do when visiting London. As one song says ‘everything stops for tea’.
While it’s no longer true that the British all down tools at 4pm to eat a delicate and refined meal with a cup… read full article
Portuguese cuisine is a uniqueness of its own. The cuisine of Portugal is heaped in tradition and old school culinary ingredients.
Located on the coast means it is in a prime location for fishing. Therefore, it is not surprising that the main by… read full article
The Milanesi can certainly take credit for bringing ‘l’aperitivo’ to Italy, but you definitely have to hand it to the Romans for transforming happy hour time into something trendy. Aperitivo or the aperitif as most Anglo-Saxons know it, is an alcoholic beverage taken before dinner. But in Italy, it’s… read full article
A delicious meal is always a great way to splurge on your holiday, but have you ever wondered about the history and meaning behind the cuisine you were eating? If so, you’ll want to check out Context Travel’s Annotated Dinner, which is taking place in Venice on… read full article
Looking to indulge your sweet tooth while in Paris, France? That’s the ultimate rhetorical question, I know.
The French pay meticulous detail to the art of dessert and opportunities abound to, ahem, “inspect” the quality of their work. Paris is chockablock with boulangeries, patisseries, chocolateries, and confisseries (sweets-seekers could get… read full article