My very good friend, Christophe Brunet, just sent a communiqué from Barcelona informing us of his partner’s new Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona, Salsas & Co. Actually, looking at the website, http://www.salsasandco.com it is clearly more than just a Bed & Breakfast and also has Cookery Classes and a Workshop - all in the heart of Barcelona. ... read more >
Paris July 2012 – Terry Chellappah, the Wandering Palate’s Western Australia correspondent reports on good, bad and ugly encounters in Paris. ... read more >
Friends of mine are off to Rio just after Christmas and asked me for restaurant recommendations. Now I know my reputation for ‘Wandering’ is as solid as my waistline but Rio is a little out my reach at present. Actually, I have to confess I have never been to South America although Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru all beckon. ... read more >
On a recent sunny winter’s day in Melbourne, curiosity got the better of us and we had to find out what is was that Melbournian’s find so irresistible about Golden Fields, one of a ever-growing number of eateries spawned by the unpretentiously talented chef, Andrew McConnell. ... read more >
Alistair Scott endures excellence at Gidleigh Park Manor in the middle of rural Dartmoor, but wonders if international standards are always the right yardstick in the hospitality industry. Dartmoor has a schizophrenic history. A patch of stunning moorland perched in the bottom left-hand corner of England with little topsoil, for many years it was a gulag for tin miners, prisoners ... read more >
A package arrived in the post the other day from Singapore Airlines, addressed to my daughter (8 years-old). She is always excited to receive mail and on this occasion even more gleeful when she read the contents, advising that she had attained Kris Flyer Elite Gold Member status. ... read more >
Andrew Jefford shares his pain and an anaesthetic to the tortures of flying long-haul economy. ... read more >
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With the Northern Hemisphere summer school holidays starting, expatriates in Asia will most likely be heading back home, travelling great distances by air. Every time we fly we are also increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. ... read more >
With a good friend of mine getting married this August, a press release from The Leading Hotels of the World on exclusive wedding destination hotels is inspiration for posting this piece, and what could be better than having an entire Leading Hotel completely to yourselves for this once-in-a-lifetime occasion?  Here are just a few outstanding properties that can be engaged ... read more >
I am constantly asked for recommendations on wine travel destinations, more so on the specifics to which I would need to become a fulltime travel agent and guide to make any headway or commercial sense. There is no doubt that the best way to fully understand the intricacies of wine and the concept of terroir, you need to travel the ... read more >