When you’re staying at The Siam Hotel in Bangkok, you feel like a movie star acting in an authentic story in ancient Thailand. The design of the hotel is stunning, the location next to the river is breathtaking and the service is truly attentive.
The sunny Phuket is the home to many nice resorts and hotels, from basic to top-notch, from traditional to contemporary, from vibrant and crowdy to calm and serene. One of the most stylish, tranquil oasises near the popular, somewhat hippyish tropical sandy Surin Beach is the Twinpalms Resort.
Bangkok is booming when it comes to fine dining. More and more top-notch restaurants pop up, and there’s definitely more than Thai food to discover in this cosmopolitan city. Take Sühring for example, the exciting project of the renowned German twin brothers Mathias and Thomas Sühring, presenting gastronomic dishes inspired by their home country. With Thailand’s number one Gaggan’s closing in 2020 in mind, Sühring might be the restaurant to take the leading place in most culinary lists, like Asia’s 50 Best, Michelin and The Best Chef Awards. So we went to Bangkok to discover this unique hideaway where German comfort food is lifted to the highest level of gastronomic cooking.
Offering ultimate luxury and privacy, Trisara is the most exclusive and magical resort in Phuket. Be amazed and spend your holidays in one of the ocean view pool suites or villas with top-notch service, enjoy the tranquil beaches and gardens or organize a boat cruise and you’re sure to be totally relaxed, revived and satisfied when you leave. But beware, as chances are that you will never want to go home…
Although many travel brochures will recommend a visit to the West Coast of Phuket, the South East is just as worthwhile. With its amazing views on the neighbouring islands and mangroves, charming fishermen villages like Rawai and not to miss activities like a visit to the Promteph Cape and the Old Town of Phuket, this side of the island has so much to offer. The most quiet area of the rather crowdy Phuket has stolen our hearts. And we’re sure our stay at The Vijitt Resort had something to do with that as well.
Young, ambitious and adventurous… Jim Ophorst (or “Jimmy”, as most Asian people like to say) is a name to remember, as we expect this talented chef to achieve great things in the future. He has made the Thai island of Phuket a must visit stopover for foodies, establishing a truly unique dining concept, that just got awarded its first Michelin star. Chef Jim Ophorst is also one of the selected chefs for the 2019 The Best Chef Awards, so we paid him a visit to discover his cuisine and philosophy.
The Sukhothai Bangkok offers a luxurious, refined and contemporary approach to design and hospitality. The new Club Wing is attractive for both business and leisure guests, offering the convenience of top technology, service, comfort and a varied and extensive F&B offering. Located in a vibrant, cosmopolitan area of the capital of Thailand, it’s the perfect home base to discover the city. Continue Reading
Milan. A city of fashion and design, where everything seems to be super stylish and sophisticated. So when looking for a place to stay, it’s hard not to be tempted by the offering of amazing hotels. So we gave in and booked a stay at the wonderful Château Monfort!
On the 1st of October the results of The Best Chef Awards 2018 have been announced at the gala evening at the Teatro Vetra in Milan. In the presence of more than 300 chefs and industry professionals, chef Joan Roca won the Barilla Top300 Award of The Best Chef, followed by chef Rene Redzepi in the second and chef David Munoz in the third place. 4th place went to Bjorn Franzen and 5th to Jonnie Boer. The category rankings look totally different from last year, with winners from Italy, Dubai, Puerto Rico, Sweden and the US. The 2018 list includes chefs from 41 countries worldwide. Continue Reading
In the mundane mountain town of Courchevel, there’s a unique, well-known building with a rustic white façade. It’s the home of Le Chabichou, one of the most famous hotel – restaurants in the area. Chefs Stéphane Buron and Michel Rochedy present a refined gastronomic cuisine in a wonderful atmosphere. Continue Reading
On a peaceful and quiet hill top near Merano, the most sunny part of South Tyrol, you’ll find Castel Fragsburg. No doubt this is one of the most beautiful and smallest five star boutique hotels in the area. Their slogan is “The Art of Fine Living”. And we must say that’s an excellent way to describe this unique place in the mountains.
Amidst the South-Tyrolean mountains and landscapes near Val Sarentino a small, lonely, winding road brings you to Terra – The Magic Place. This restaurant and hotel – formerly known as Auenerhof – is part of Relais & Châteaux and is the perfect hideaway for bon vivants. For ‘Chef’s Secret’ – the collaboration between The Best Chef Awards and Hungry for More, we visited chef Heinrich Schneider and hostess Gisela Schneider to talk about their inspiration. Continue Reading
Zealeand in The Netherlands, famous for it’s beautiful dunes, the calm atmosphere and the nice views. However, our motivation to drive up to Kruiningen is the high-end gastronomic offer of Manoir Restaurant Inter Scaldes. For years it has been a fixture in the Dutch culinary landscape with a score of 19,5/20 according to Gault & Millau and three Michelin-stars. For ‘Chef’s Secret’ – the collaboration between The Best Chef Awards and Hungry for More, we’re happy pay chef Jannis Brevet and hostess Claudia Brevet a visit, in search of the secret for their success. Continue Reading
Some pretty pictures on the website and the fact that it’s apparently the oldest hotel in Valencia, made us decide to book a stay in the One Shot Palacio Reina Victoria 04. The hotel is part of the One Shot Group, that manages a group of hotels that all have a nice design and triple A location in common. They offer that young vibrant city atmosphere with a dash of luxury, all at very reasonable prices.
Lately we had seen some really nice Instagram pictures of ‘Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe’, a brand new hotel that had just opened in Brussels. And guess what a couple of weeks later we received a very special invitation to discover this hotel. It must have been our lucky day!