Looking down on the Villa Maria Seddon Vineyard and Awatere River Regular readers will have noticed a lack of new material on the Wandering Palate website over the last month, a direct consequence of ‘gone fishing’ in New Zealand; actually angling for pinot noir more than fish. ... read more >
New Zealand forest and Rata trees - photography by Daz Caulton In the deep south of New Zealand’s South Island, is a restaurant using unparalleled fresh produce and serving up what is arguably some of the best value, wholesome, seasonal cuisine on this planet. So how does a chef rated amongst the best in the world and has worked in the very best Michelin-starred restaurants in London and New York, a ... read more >
Charles Watson in Nepal  http://www.solarleap.org/image-gallery/ The Wandering Palate teamed up with Allen Meadows – Burghound – for a fundraiser in Hong Kong last week at Yin Yang private kitchen to support SolarLEAP, a brilliant project founded by a High School graduate, Charles Watson, in his gap year. ... read more >
Nishiki Market – Kyoto, Japan The first thing I asked our Japanese guide was where locals go to forage for food in Kyoto. I always like to head straight to the markets and food enclaves when I arrive in a new city; it’s the pulse of how people live and how the food culture is surviving the perils of supermarkets and industrial food. ... read more >
Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street The Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street in Osaka is purportedly the longest arcade in Japan, a 2.6km-long shopping narrow mall starting at Tenjinbashi, reaching Tenjinbashisuji 7 chome to the north taking about 40 minutes to walk its length. It took us all morning! ... read more >
Raffles Praslin Seychelles Curieuse Restaurant Raffles Praslin Seychelles invites guests to experience a new level of wellness indulgence on the idyllic isle of Praslin in the Indian Ocean April 2013 - Recognised as one of the world’s Best New Hotels on the 2012 Conde Nast Traveller ‘Hot List’, Raffles Praslin Seychelles is the first purpose-built Raffles Resort in the world and home to the first ... read more >
Conrad koh Samui Sunset at Aura Lounge Conrad Koh Samui recently teamed up with acclaimed sweet wine connoisseur Gerhard Kracher http://www.kracher.at/en/ to present the ‘Weingut Kracher Wine dinner at the resort’s signature restaurant, Jahn. ... read more >
Bangkok traffic grind One of our Wandering Palates was in Bangkok the other day and to a snapshot of the traffic from an over-bridge, opting to walk several blocks to a restaurant rather than go by taxi. Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and most Asian metropolises are groaning under the lack of infrastructure and choking with car fumes. Needless to say, you ... read more >
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The Hotel d'Urville  http://www.durville.com/ The wandering Palate is visiting the Marlborough wine region soon, so I thought would share some research on accommodation in the area. Having not stayed at these places, I cannot personally vouch for them, but they do come recommended by local vignerons. ... read more >
Firefly "Your Community Airline" Illustration by Mark A. Hicks and Discovery Education www.discoveryeducation.com It a curious name - for an Airline – Firefly. One’s first thought is they (the airline) must only fly at night, as we all know, Fireflies are nocturnal. ... read more >