The renowned resort’s annual festival this year highlights US cuisine

ST. MORITZ GOURMET FESTIVAL 2017

A new fine food and wine market

GASTRONOMIC CARGO

Latest News

Hotel Diplomat in Stockholm has gained a 5th star

“We are proud to announce that we are now a five-star hotel. Over the past year we have worked extensively towards our goal; to become five-star in January, 2017. Each department in the hotel has been analyzed thoroughly and new procedures and routines have been implemented to assure the high level of service and quality at each level.”

‘Gin’ hotel opens in London

A former London pub on Portobello Road has been remodeled into a boutique hotel dedicated to gin, aptly named The Distillery. The hotel features two bars, a gin museum and ‘gin experience’ centre, an off licence shop, a 400 litre gin still, a private dining room and bar and three guest rooms.

Luneur theme park in Rome reopened

Italy’s oldest theme park has been renovated extensively over an 8-year period and now it has reopened to the young public with such attractions as a Wizard of Oz-inspired yellow brick maze and an interactive role-playing game called the Elven Path.

Luneur, named after the EUR district of Rome where it is located, aims to entertain children under 13 in particular and to accommodate young families the park has special rooms for breastfeeding and baby-changing, trails and events designed for schools, and children’s menus in all the eating areas.

New Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Denmark

Although his childhood Odense home is already a Museum dedicated to the fairytale author, this new project will focus more on the author’s famous fairytales, “The new Hans Christian Andersen Museum adds new magic to the museum, new magic to the place – the new Hans Christian Andersen Museum adds new magic to Odense,” said the Mayor of Odense. The museum will open in 2020The museum will open in 2020.

NEW LUXURY HOTEL IN COURCHEVEL

The Savoy resort is being enriched this year by a stunning new luxury hotel in prime ski resort Courchevel; Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges . . more

What’s Up

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 Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert is a glazed shopping arcade in Brussels that preceded other famous 19th-century shopping arcades such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St Petersburg.

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.

Eat & Drink

Part of the Château & Hôtels Collection, hotel La Bouitte with its 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, provides a private and cozy setting in the village of Saint Marcel located at an altitude of 1500 m, 2 km above Saint Martin de Belleville not far from ski resort Val Thorens. La Bouitte has a special ‘Discovery Offer’ . .

Madrid’s exciting and flavourful food is a major attraction for visitors to Spain’s capital, for many varied reasons.

One of Paris’ most beautiful palace hotels, Le Bristol, is home to 3 Michelin star restaurant, ‘Epicure’.

Noma, many times named ‘The World’s Best Restaurant’, is changing location and style..

Popular Destinations

Paris

THE MOST FASHIONABLE RESTAURANTS IN PARIS . . With Paris’ famous Fashion Week periods in mind, held this year in January, July and September, we advise visitors on some of the most ‘fashionable’ restaurants of the French capital. These trendy restaurants are always visited by the leading fashion crowd and certainly around Fashion Week when they not only attract the industry representatives, but also international top-models, celebrities and other luminaries attending the fashion shows . . more

From its crispy outside that peels of in layers, to its soft buttery doughy inside that melts in your mouth, the croissant is every French native’s favourite pastry. If you are in the French capital and hungry for this delicacy, check out our list of where to buy the ten best croissants in Paris.

A retired doctor visited a Paris auction house
in March with a portfolio of drawings. It
contained a work now attributed to Leonardo
da Vinci and valued at about $15.8 million . . Source: New York Times

Take a deep dive in one of France’s leading historic destinations with Trianon Palace Versailles’ unique ‘CHATEAU VERSAILLES PRESTIGE’ package.

An Interview with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa at His New Royal Monceau Raffles Hotel Restaurant in Paris. Source: Forbes

Madrid

PLATEA MADRID . . ‘Welcome to the biggest gastronomic & leisure centre in Europe .. the only place where a huge stage meets the best Spanish and international gastronomy made by Michelin-star chefs. An amazing 6000sqm design space that holds up to 12 restaurants that will take your breath away.’ . . more

The creative director of Loewe and his own eponymous label guides Avril Groom around the elegant and delightfully eccentric Spanish capital. Source: How to spend it

Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art combines culture and lifestyle in the heart of the Spanish capital.

Madrid is the highest capital city in Europe (2,178ft/664m), which means crisp, cold weather in winter . . Source: Telegraph

The history of one of Europe’s most iconic hotels in Madrid began at the hippodrome in upscale seaside village Deauville, France.

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