Food and Drink
Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure as celebrity chef Jason Atherton unveils the flavours, traditions, and hidden gems of Dubai's thriving food scene in this exclusive interview
Step into the mouth-watering world of Dubai's culinary landscape, as we sit down with the esteemed celebrity chef and star of the hit series Dubai Dishes, Jason Atherton. Known for his mastery in the kitchen and captivating on-screen presence, Jason Atherton has taken the culinary world by storm, showcasing the rich flavours and diverse cuisines that thrive in this vibrant...
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Embark on a voyage of indulgence with Silversea's groundbreaking S.A.L.T program, designed to elevate the culinary experience aboard the luxurious Silver Moon and Silver Dawn. This revolutionary concept, short for Sea And Land Taste, promises to redefine luxury cruising by immersing guests in an extraordinary fusion of geographical discovery and gastronomic delight. Leading the charge is Ilaria Edoardi, a passionate food anthropologist and Silversea's esteemed product development specialist for S.A.L.T.
Nestled within the bucolic embrace of southwestern France, the captivating region of Dordogne beckons discerning travellers with its idyllic landscapes, rich heritage, and unwavering commitment to preserving its mediaeval charm. Enveloped in an aura of antiquity and grandeur, this hidden gem unfolds like a sumptuous tapestry, inviting the most discerning of connoisseurs to embark on a remarkable journey through time. Join us as we explore the breathtaking allure of Dordogne, a destination that seamlessly intertwines luxury, history, and natural beauty.
When you visit The Nature Island, if you want an experience that delivers exclusivity, sustainability and six-star comfort, there is no other resort to consider but Secret Bay. The area has been aptly named, situated on a total land area of 40 plus acres including hidden, verdant rainforest perched on a cliff top overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The main airport in Dominica is only 60 minutes away and yet wouldn't look out of place as a regional airport in the most remote parts of Scotland. Yes, Secret Bay is off the beaten track, but paradise is found on the path less trodden.
The romantic – if rugged – setting is entirely in tune with the character of the drink, which, as I discover during a tour and tasting session at the distillery, is unarguably Scottish. The raw spirit is infused with six traditional gin flavours and five Celtic botanicals – rowan berry, bog myrtle, dandelion, heather and caol blush apple (all of which grow in the immediate vicinity) – via the world’s only working Copper Berry Chamber. This impressively Victorian-looking piece of kit is actually a 1920’s perfume still from the US, where it may or may not have been involved in the production of illicit Prohibition liquor. It contains large trays, on which the dried botanicals are spread, and as the gin passes through as a vapour it is suffused with the plant essences.
Famed for its sandy beaches, spectacular harbour and active lifestyle of its inhabitants, it's no surprise that Sydney is often a bucket list destination for any nomad. And now, with the new visa rules, journeying to Australia has never been easier. Follow our guide for the best restaurants, hotels and attractions for you to visit whilst you’re down under.
A 2010's craze you probably weren't expecting was the rise of celeb endorsed or owned brands... From candles to gummy vitamins, the market is beginning to feel rather saturated with celebrity business ventures. But when it comes to wine and spirits, it’s hard to know what's worth your pretty pennies, so we've compiled a top 3 list of our favourite celebrity drinks for you to get your hands on this summer!
Individual, complex and historically undervalued: it could be said that artisanal Irish whiskey has something of an affinity with the fairer sex. What better pairing then, than the women of Hakkasan’s bar, wine and pastry teams and the Craft Irish Whiskey Co. – a creative match made in heaven and the partnership behind The Golden Nectar. The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. is a relatively new Irish whiskey brand that has taken the luxury drinks market by storm with a slew of award-winning products, including Best Irish Single Malt 2022. Spearheading an Irish whiskey renaissance – a drinks category dominated by Scotch whisky in the 20th century – the company takes a no-expense-spared approach to the art of distillation. The makers admit to an obsession with perfection, from the finely tweaked maturation process to the packaging, which includes, in the case of one release, an actual Faberge egg. No wonder then that these whiskies can be found on the backbar of most of the UK and Ireland’s most decorated Michelin restaurants.
All great cities have a distinctive vibe but none more so, perhaps, than Dublin. With a tourist trade based on its famous pub-dominated nightlife, Ireland’s capital has always had a reputation for being a fun, friendly city. But in the last few years Dublin’s star has risen even further. It was recently ranked at 19 by the World’s Best Cities committee – above all British cities bar London – who described it as ‘safe, gregarious and increasingly wealthy’. And of course celebrating St Patrick’s Day at the source is a bucket-list experience – although in Dublin, the festivities last for five days, not just one. For the week around Friday 17th March, Dublin will be even busier, merrier and more entertaining than usual. As is tradition, the St Patrick’s Day parade will kick off in the city centre on the 17th itself and after a two-year break due to the pandemic, this year’s is shaping up to be the biggest ever. New for 2023, the National Museum of Ireland is hosting a ‘day-to-night urban festival’ in the grounds of the Museum of Decorative Arts and History from the 16th to the 20th, with comedy, dance, music and ‘spectacle’. And throughout the city, venues will be entertaining the crowds with a curated programme of events.
Webb started his career as a dishwasher in his native homeland of Essex before honing his skills inside the kitchens of some of the capital’s most iconic chefs: Hélène Darroze, Adam Handling, Michel Roux, and Heston Blumenthal, to name a few. In the finals of MasterChef: The Professionals, Webb had to make three dishes in three hours, but working under pressure is an environment that the chef says he thrives in.
Virginia Woolf once said that one cannot think well, love well, and sleep well if one has not dined well, and we could not agree more. There’s a reason some of the greatest romances have been set in restaurants — from Casablanca to Chocolat. There’s just something about delicious food, good wine, and a great ambience that gets the dopamine and the serotonin flowing in overdrive. This is why we decided to make a list of the most romantic restaurants in London for Sybarites. Whether your idea of a romantic dinner involves a great view of the city, a place that makes for intellectually stimulating conversation, or dinner aboard a cruise boat under a starry night sky, our guide caters to every taste to make sure you’ll know the best valentine’s day restaurants in London to take your special someone to come Feb the fourteenth.
In a not-totally-unsurprising-move, given the direction social change has been heading in for the last couple of decades, wine drinkers have been well and truly seduced by the philosophy of natural wine. It isn’t regulated and it’s not very well defined, but the idea behind it chimes with the modern desire for authentic, artisanal products made with respect for the earth and its resources. There is currently no one set of rules that natural winemakers have to follow in order to use the term. However, natural winemakers will almost certainly employ organic farming methods – no chemical fertilisers here thank you. They’ll probably have stripped their processes back to a minimum, as the pendulum has swung from years of highly industrialised intervention to simple, ancient practices. They may even follow biodynamic principles, which bring an almost spiritual element to working with the land. The dominant theme is individualism over industrialisation; character over uniformity. Natural wines celebrate the terroir, the climate, the fruit and the process – and accept the unpredictability that comes with that.
Nobu hotel group has been riding the crest of a wave in recent years. From zen Japanese designs to exquisite cuisine, Nobu has been winning admirers the world over. On the plush 'Golden Mile', Nobu Marbella is a destination in itself. It's a self-contained resort that will satisfy your gastronomy, relaxation and shopping needs. Within the same complex as Puente Romano beach resort, guests luckily share the same world-class facilities, yet Nobu guests also get exclusive access to a Nobu pool area, which coincidentally is the same arrangement as when we visited Nobu Hotel Miami Beach. You will also get priority seating and preferred access to Nobu and La Suite, Marbella’s most exclusive club. If you know how popular both institutions are, you'll appreciate this is a considerable benefit.
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