Monthly Archives: January 2014

Shaken not Stirred – Espresso Martini

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we bring you another a modern classic the espresso martini. This espresso martini is just one of many coffee-flavoured martini recipes being made today. We like this one because it uses chilled espresso that gives … Continue reading

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We have all gone a little Dickens crazy

On the 7th February the UK’s first statue of world famous author Charles Dickens, on what would have been his 202nd birthday, will be unveiled in his birthplace of Portsmouth we thought we would share a few “what the Dickens” facts…. … Continue reading

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A date for your diary – Loseley House re-opens this May

Loseley House, one of the great Elizabethan estates will re-open to the public this May. Loseley House is situated within 1,400 acres of verdant Surrey countryside of which 140 is woodland and 650 set-aside for farming.  In the same family for over 500 years … Continue reading

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Is this the smallest museum in the world?

This is unique to Basel, said Rudolf my guide as we turned into a narrow alleyway in the city’s Old Quarter.  Uh-oh, said my inner grouch when viewing a steep hill of steps leading  up into the distance but no, … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred – Perfectly Pink

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred, we bring you another Quarter Bar & Lounge original, made with a London native Edgerton Pink Gin. Edgerton is resolutely London-based and is London’s first Pink Gin. The botanicals come from halfway round the world. Coriander, … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan: The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan is often referred to as the “land of fire” so when visiting Baku for the first time, where better to stay than in a building designed in the shape of a flame?  Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers opened in June … Continue reading

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In the Frame: David Enjalran

This is David Enjalran, the owner and chef of L’Esprint du Vin in Albi, just after he was asked if he would like a second Michelin Star.  The answer was this huge smile and “who wouldn’t”. David was awarded his first … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Escoffier

For the episode of our “Vintage Photo Series” we bring you an icon of gastronomy – Georges Auguste Escoffier. Escoffier worked at The Savoy, London from 1890 – 1898 where, alongside César Ritz, he made The Savoy an instant success, attracting a … Continue reading

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Five things to do in Lyon

Go on a city tour with a difference!  The Cyclopolitain tour allows you to take in this fascinating city whilst your cyclist does all the work.  We went around the Renaissance district dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries (UNESCO … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred: The Oscar Winner

This year Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi is suited, booted and strolling down the red carpet. Don’t miss your chance to mingle with the stars and order yourself ‘The Oscar Winner’. It is finally your chance to award yourself for … Continue reading

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