Tag: cheese

Restaurant Melodie, Bordeaux
“Bonjour, je voudrais un table pour….” let me just stop you there. This is Restaurant Melodie, the chances of a walk in spot at this hole in the wall in Bordeaux are virtually nil. Therefore, reservations are an absolute must. We secured ours online and headed to...
around the world in 80 gins
Gin is taking off in the UK in a big way. Never before has this product been so popular with so many different varieties now available. One company, based in Leicestershire, is taking its customers on a tour around the planet through the wonders of gin -...
Steaks by Luis
Buenos Aires holds many secrets, many of them are restaurants. Following the economic crash in Argentina around the millenium, many high street rental spaces proved to be far too expensive. In a genius move regular people began opening restaurants in their own home. We were about to...
Jardin de Tuileries Christmas Market 2018
There are markets and there are markets. Christmas in Paris is something completely magical - even more so if you are lucky enough to find yourself at The Louvre where the nearby Jardin de Tuileries Christmas Market is in full swing - and this is some market.
la defense christmas market 2018 paris
Somewhere under that big hovering square arc sits a Christmas market that seems to increase in size each year. This is La Defense Christmas Market, a little further from the centre of Paris but well worth the journey by metro or RER. A village of around 350 stalls is...
The Olive Greek Street Food, Leicester
Leicester is going a bit street food crazy right now. Little eateries keep popping up all over the city. One of the most recent additions is The Olive, a small restaurant on Belvoir Street, specialising in Greek cuisine - in particular traditional Gyros. Belvoir Street is becoming a real...
Wine tasting Majestic Wine Leicester
Free wine tasting you say? Well there’s an event with my name on it. We had the good fortune to come across Majestic wines advertisement for a wine tasting evening at their place in Leicester, a chance to sample some of their concierge collection of wines, available by subscription....
Street Food, Basel
Normally you would arrive in Basel hungry for Fondue or Toblerone, not Pad Thai and Argentine steak. If that is the case, however, you can get your fix of the world food scene in the Markthalle beside the main SBB station. If, like us, you arrive on a Sunday when...
elsbethenstuebli Basel
What is the one food experience that you have to try in Switzerland? No not Toblerone, the other one...Fondue. Of course you can also go for raclette which is similar to fondue just with a huge wedge of cheese being melted under a hot grill and scraped onto your...

John’s House

John's House, Mountsorrel
139-141 Loughborough Rd, Mountsorrel We live in Leicestershire and love fine dining. The disadvantage of this is that if you want the full on Michelin treatment in the county you have to search hard to find it. Normally we end up heading down to London for the countries pick...

Peck, Milan

Peck, Milan
Italy of course is famous for its cured meats and cheeses and by now we were stuffed with some of the best cheese, parma ham and salami that we unearthed throughout our tour. That said, we hadn’t actually been to a proper delicatessen shop yet. Step forward the famous...