Look out for these gourmet summer food trends

Look out for these gourmet summer food trends

(Relaxnews) – This summer, look out for kale-flavored popsicles and quinoa-speckled chocolate bars. Because according to a gourmet food trade show, known as a launching pad for many premium and top-of-the-line products, innovative new frozen treats and unexpected applications of seeds and grains are among some of the biggest fine food trends for this season. […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
World Cup VIP guests to sip on French bubbly

World Cup VIP guests to sip on French bubbly

(Relaxnews) – While the official wine for the 2014 FIFA World Cup may hail from local producers in Brazil, VIP guests will sip on French bubbly provided by Champagne Taittinger during one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world. As the World Cup’s official champagne, Taittinger will keep the effervescent stuff flowing liberally during the […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Saveur magazine sets sail on Spanish-themed food cruise

Saveur magazine sets sail on Spanish-themed food cruise

(Relaxnews) – Gourmet food magazine Saveur has partnered with a cruise line to offer an epicurean-focused voyage on the high seas that will focus on regional Spanish cuisine. Windstar Cruises, which specializes in yacht-style cruising, will be offering an eight-day tour that takes guests on a culinary tour of Spain’s southern coast. Hosted by a […]

Armani to launch luxury chocolates for Ramadan

Armani to launch luxury chocolates for Ramadan

(Relaxnews) – Italian designer Giorgio Armani is set to launch a line of luxury chocolates especially for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. The limited-edition boxes of chocolate pralines are alcohol-free and filled with dried fruits and honey, infused with saffron and cardamom, and decorated in emerald green sugar, reports gourmet food blog Fine Dining Lovers. Bonbons […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Luxury hotel chain launches wine club

Luxury hotel chain launches wine club

(Relaxnews) – Hotel chain JW Marriott is the latest luxury property brand to launch a club for its wine-loving guests which includes home delivery of specially curated bottles and accompanying recipe ideas. The JWM Wine Club is being launched in collaboration with Treasury Wine Estates, a global wine company with an international portfolio of New […]

29.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Artist Jeff Koons creates limited-edition gift set for Dom Pérignon

Artist Jeff Koons creates limited-edition gift set for Dom Pérignon

(Relaxnews) – Dom Pérignon has struck a collaboration with contemporary American artist Jeff Koons to help the champagne house launch its Rosé Vintage 2003. Adapted from his existing life-sized version of “The Balloon Venus,” Koons created smaller replicas of the metallic magenta art pieces to house bottles of the pink bubbly and designed the labels. […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Food & Dining ·
Get your Brit on with quintessential Wimbledon recipes

Get your Brit on with quintessential Wimbledon recipes

(Relaxnews) – With Wimbledon in full swing, here are a few recipe ideas for tennis fans looking for the full British epicurean experience. The beauty of these quintessentially Wimbledon foods? There’s no cooking required, just assembly. Strawberries and cream: For this dish, seek out farm-fresh, organic berries to get the best results, and splash on […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

(PARIS, France-AFP) – British hospitals use red trays in a programme to combat malnutrition, but may have chosen the worst possible colour, according to a study Wednesday linking the tinge of tableware to food enjoyment. Researchers from the University of Oxford contributed data to the growing body of evidence that the colour, size, weight and […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
GQ magazine to open restaurant and bar in Dubai

GQ magazine to open restaurant and bar in Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Men’s lifestyle magazine GQ is poised to open a sleek new restaurant inside the world’s tallest hotel in in Dubai. After opening the Vogue Cafe at The Dubai Mall in May — likewise the largest shopping center in the world — Condé Nast International has set its sights on planting another flag at […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Cola-flavored red: the latest taste in flavored wines

Cola-flavored red: the latest taste in flavored wines

(Relaxnews) – Grapefruit rosés, chestnut whites, and now…cola reds. At Vinexpo, the international wine trade show that wrapped up Thursday in Bordeaux, France, French wine dealer Haussmann Famille unveiled an exclusive new product: red wine with a cola flavor. The flavored wine sector has made headlines recently due to its rising popularity and the boldness […]

23.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Undersea, in jail, aloft: a blitz tour of the world’s most outlandish restaurants

Undersea, in jail, aloft: a blitz tour of the world’s most outlandish restaurants

(Relaxnews) – Some very off-the-wall restaurant concepts are popping up in all corners of the world. While fresh-air fanatics will have the chance to eat Dinner in the Sky over Venice from June 19-23, landlubbers might opt to dine in a lavatory or prison instead. Here are some of the most original gastronomic brainwaves around: […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
World Cup visitors: beware of Brazil’s sky-high prices

World Cup visitors: beware of Brazil’s sky-high prices

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Tourists planning to flock to Brazil for the World Cup a year from now should brace for some of the world’s highest housing, restaurant and transport prices. Prices have gone through the roof, particularly in the country’s tourism gateway Rio, which this month is one of the hosts for football’s Confederations […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Father’s Day: 8 choice wines and spirits for discerning dads

Father’s Day: 8 choice wines and spirits for discerning dads

(Relaxnews) – Dad’s big day is just around the corner, and while some fathers are notoriously difficult to buy for, many of them are sure to appreciate a fine bottle of wine or whisky. Here is a selection of current offerings to delight and surprise Epicureans. Nicolas Feuillatte La Cuvée 225 Brut This 2005 vintage […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Star Trek-like underwater hotel to open in Maldives

Star Trek-like underwater hotel to open in Maldives

(Relaxnews) – A futuristic-looking luxury hotel made up of spaceship-like discs that recalls Star Trek’s Enterprise is set to be built partially underwater in the Maldives. The Polish developers of the Water Discus Hotel received the green light last week by the national ministry of tourism to begin construction off the island of Kuredhivaru, where the ambitious […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Sushi restaurant launches flying delivery service for diners

Sushi restaurant launches flying delivery service for diners

(Relaxnews) – It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s your dinner flying at you on what’s being billed as the world’s first flying tray and airborne delivery service. Japanese restaurant chain Yo! Sushi in London has developed a gadget called the iTray that delivers meals by gliding through the air and landing table-side for customers to […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat, Videos ·
The most expensive club sandwiches in the world

The most expensive club sandwiches in the world

(Relaxnews) – Geneva has knocked Paris out of the top spot this year as the most expensive city in which to order a club sandwich, to make it the priciest travel destination in the world. That’s according to Hotels.com which released its second annual Club Sandwich Index (CSI), a barometer that ranks the most expensive cities around […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Most expensive and affordable travel destinations this summer

Most expensive and affordable travel destinations this summer

(Relaxnews) – If your travel plans include a stop to Oslo this summer be prepared to empty your pockets, as the Norwegian capital has emerged as the most expensive travel destination in the world this summer in TripAdvisor’s latest price index. After looking at the cost for a one-night stay for two people in a […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Cadbury maker to launch chocolate that can withstand heat

Cadbury maker to launch chocolate that can withstand heat

(Relaxnews) – After nearly 10 years of research, the makers of Cadbury and Toblerone chocolates say they’re close to introducing a heat-resistant chocolate to the world. The world’s leading chocolate, biscuit and candy company, Mondelez International told Reuters that its latest creation can withstand temperatures as high as 40C (104F) without melting. The heat-resistant chocolate […]

10.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Online ·
Ben & Jerry’s creates ice cream flavors for US cities

Ben & Jerry’s creates ice cream flavors for US cities

(Relaxnews) – If New York City were an ice cream flavor, what would it be? That’s the question Ben & Jerry’s is asking its fans in a new marketing pitch billed as the first crowd-sourced campaign that will allow residents in five cities across the US to create a new ice cream flavor via the […]

09.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Cool down with a dill pickle or peanut butter and curry popsicle

Cool down with a dill pickle or peanut butter and curry popsicle

(Relaxnews) – After gelato, frozen yogurt and shaved ice comes the ‘artisanal popsicle,’ the latest frozen treat expected to heat up summer menus this year. Restaurants and chefs are getting creative with flavor pairings, freezing flavors like Thai basil, tamarind lime and coconut into popsicle form at a Vietnamese restaurant in Brooklyn, for example, or […]

09.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·