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BORDEAUX WINE UNIVERSE

Three Michelin-star chef Gérald Passedat’s ambitious gastronomic venue in Provence

Passedat at Chateau La Coste

A new fine food and wine market

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Nadal opens restaurant Ibiza

Tennis legend Rafael Nadal, musical star Enrique Iglesias and two-time NBA champion Paul Gasol have opened a new restaurant in Ibiza; Zela. Zela serves asian/mediterranean food and is open until the wee hours of the morning, enlivening the Ibiza nights with the best live music. The restaurant is located in the heart of Talamanca, between Marina Botafoch, Marina Nueva, and the most exclusive clubs on the island, Pachá Ibiza and Lío.

Selfridges new Restaurant

This month sees the launch of Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar
– the seventh rooftop collaboration between Selfridges and restaurateur Des McDonald.
Perched upon Selfridges’ iconic rooftop, the new dining space will bring a taste of American West Coast living to the heart of London’s Oxford Street, offering the perfect, carefree Cali hideaway for guests this summer.
“We will be bringing the cool, calm Californian vibe to the roof, which we hope all our customers will enjoy,” said Selfridges Restaurants Director Hannah Bass.

Ferrari theme park in Spain

For fans of the Italian brand and thrill seekers, this theme park features eleven attractions including the fastest and fastest vertical accelerator in Europe.
Sebastien Vettel or Kimi Räikkönen … From 7 April, PortAventura World opens the doors to the public of the Ferrari Land park, dedicated to the Italian automotive team in Tarragona, in the south east of Spain. An hour from Barcelona.

Colosseum. An Icon

The Colosseum tells its own story for the first time in a major exhibition.
From March 8, 2017, to January 7, 2018, in the ambulacrum of the second order, the millions of visitors to the Flavian amphitheater will be able to explore the whole history of the monument. The event ‘Colosseum. An Icon‘ goes beyond recounting its history under the Caesars to retrace the site’s long and intense life over the centuries.

Lego to open giant playhouse for fans

A new centre for Lego fans will open this September at the toy giant’s Billund HQ.
The Lego House, which resembles 21 giant interlocking Lego bricks stacked on top of each other, is under construction near the toy giant’s headquarters in Billund, Jutland. The facade has been tiled to give the impression that the building is made out of thousands of Lego pieces. “This will be an amazing place where Lego fans, their families and friends can experience – or re-experience – the playfulness of the Lego universe,” said Jesper Vilstrup, General Manager of the Lego House.

Amsterdam’s Moon

Amsterdam’s moon
restaurant opened in the spring of 2016 and has since become a culinary landmark of the Dutch capital city. Built onto the 19th floor of the A’dam tower, the restaurant offers panoramic views of the winding canals and docklands whilst slowly rotating so you can view every aspect of its surroundings from your dining table.

SPAIN’S BEST BEACHES

With Spain’s long summer on the way and temperatures mounting, we give you a list of the best beaches to relax, swim, sun-bathe, surf or ride horses.

Spain has wonderful beaches and not all are crowded with tourists when the barometer peaks. Long stretches of sand against the backdrop of rock formations, flowing dunes and sandy hills, all unique and beautiful . . more

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Culinary Travels

We recently made a trip to Spain and passed through the town of Logroño, the capital of the province of La Rioja, where some of the world’s best wines are produced.

We had heard about the bodega producing, according to reputed wine guide ‘Guía Peñín’ 2017, a vino tinto that is the best value with regards to price and quality; Infinitus Tempranillo.

With interest in Nordic cooking on the rise, we focus on one of Sweden’s best chefs, and his residences in one of the Swedish capital’s best hotels.

Mathias Dahlgren rose to fame after winning the prestigious culinary Bocuse d’Or award in 1997 and has since been awarded the Swedish Chef of the Year title four times.

This is Madrid’s most inspiring and vibrant sprawling traditional food market in a building on the Plaza San Miguel that dates back to 1916.

Albert Adrià’s brilliant tapas bar TicketS in Barcelona is the fun version of the famous and currently closed El Bulli Restaurant. Re-create one of Albert Adrià’s sumptuous recipes: Pork ribs in Salmorejo sauce

French chef Joël Robuchon has created L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, a restaurant whose famed countertop dining experience has become known as one of the world’s most unique culinary spectacles.

With two addresses, one on either side of the river Seine, Bread & Roses is a multi-performer: Bakery, deli, café, epicerie with top quality delicious products and meals on offer.

This century old greenhouse which once belonged to Amsterdam’s Municipal Nursery is now a gastronomic restaurant . .

ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus has opened a Mamma Mia! themed, interactive restaurant, on the Stockholm island of Djurgården.

Bouillabaisse is a traditional fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille in France ..

This charming century-old house sits just down the road from Claude Monet’s garden and evokes a sense of tranquility and proximity to nature reflecting in its interior design, from the rooms to the restaurant.

The Batuar, bar/restaurant of hotel Cotton House in the district of Eixample, offers an outstanding menu of cocktails, prepared by a team of experts.

Smørrebrød is traditionally a piece of dense rye bread with typical Danish toppings such as pickled herring, thinly sliced meat and smoked fish such as salmon.

But this is much more than a simple open sandwich, certainly when prepared by the master of smørrebrød; Ida Davidsen.

Paris Special Places

This enigmatic English-language bookshop is housed in an early 17th century building which was originally a monastery, located on the banks of the Seine opposite Notre-Dame ..

This adorable cabinet of curiosities is a bit of a nutty place, specializing in the sale of toys from factory stocks and manufactures of yesteryear ..

La Tête dans les Olives (Head in the Olives), run by charismatic owner Cedric Casanova, is a small shop or ‘epicerie’ that specialises in olives and other delicacies ..

Shopping

Even if you can’t travel all the time, Europe’s best food and wine products can now come to you thanks to Gastronomic Cargo, a new online fine food and wine market.

Gastronomic Cargo promises the start of a fantastic culinary journey. Their goal is to offer a well-selected limited stock of exquisite products which we provide together with local experts and connoisseurs.

The journey starts in Spain, but will take you to France, Italy and other European countries that produce fine wine and food.

The Rues Basses are two streets down near the lake and Geneva’s most prestigious shopping area . .

Le Forum des Halles, the gold capped ‘new’ temple of commerce, but also culture and lifestyle, in the heart of Paris.

With modern and accessible facilities boasting a 4,500 square meter gym and 70 booths, selling food and the art of gastronomy are perfectly combined at Mercado de las Ventas.

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