Mother’s Day Food, Drink and Travel

Feb 27, 15 Mother’s Day Food, Drink and Travel

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I’ve been turning my attention to Mother’s Day lately. Thinking about where I would go and what I would do in an ideal world. There would have to be plenty of wine or champagne involved of course. Feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on how you would pair some delicious wines with food, drink and travel. Here are a few of the ideas I’ve come up with so far. Mother’s Day in Brussels. A little bit of luxury is a wonderful thing. Booking a holiday with a reputable company like Venere could be a good option to begin with. Finding somewhere that looks luxurious and suits your budget is the perfect starting point. Brussels is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. You could even head to Paris from there and sample some fantastic food and wine from the many local restaurants. A Home-Cooked Meal Cooking a meal and spending some quality time with your mum could be the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day. I’m a big fan of traditional, hearty food. A roast dinner is the perfect choice. Get your hands dirty and get in the kitchen yourself. Cooking up a storm on Mother’s Day and giving mum the day off is a fantastic way to spoil busy mum’s who don’t get much time to themselves. If your mum prefers fish, then serve up delicious poached cod with new potatoes and a cool and crisp Chardonnay. Sweets and chocolates There are lots of ways to spoil your mum with a sweet treat. One perfect way is to take her to a chocolate masterclass. This is a great opportunity to get out and do something fun together. Getting hands-on and creating something together is a good bonding experience. Chocolate can also go well with wine if it’s done correctly. Come home and cook her a meal. Desert can be paired with a good quality red wine or for those who prefer something...

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Spur of the moment foodie weekend in Paris

Jan 18, 12 Spur of the moment foodie weekend in Paris

Posted by in France, Lifestyle, Travel

I always enjoy last minute trips the most. There’s something about the spontaneity of getting up and going without knowing anything about the trip. This trip was not entirely unknown, I did know we were going to be staying in Central Paris at the Hotel Tremoille and we were there to sample their champagne and caviar package. The Hotel Tremoille is ideally situated, close to the Champs Elysee and a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower. Despite the fact that I’ve been to Paris many times before, there’s something about rounding the corner every time we left the hotel and being confronted by this steel skeleton that took my breath away. Even though I knew it was there, it still took me by surprise. A four star joint, the rooms were very comfy, classic but also modern at the same time and the bed pillows! I wanted to take one home (I didn’t), they were some of the best pillows I’ve ever slept on. Champagne and caviar, who doesn’t want to indulge a little when they’re visiting Paris? The hotel has a chic little bar snack – the Maison Kaviari’s l’en K de Caviar  which comes in ultra sleek tins which slide open to reveal the hermetically sealed caviar (15g of Ostreta or Krista) inside along with a serving spoon. Leave it to the French to come up with caviar on the go. Coupled with a glass of Perrier-Jouet and a side of blinis, it does whet the appetite for dinner. The bar also offers a shot of ice cold vodka or wine if you prefer. That’s certainly one way to start the weekend. The next day we had a food walking tour in the 7th arrondissement, The Baguettes to Bistro tour put together by Context Travel. I really enjoyed it and our guide, Meg of ParisbyMouth was  full of food facts and great fun. As an added bonus, she took us to a taxidermy shop, Deyrolle, which has been around since 1831. It...

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