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Six Ways Your Kids Can Have the Ultimate Summer Holiday at Verdura Resort
Set in acres of unspoilt Sicilian countryside overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean, Verdura Resort is an idyllic family destination. From golfing and tennis to the inspirational Verdùland, there’s a wonderful array of amenities to captivate children of all ages. Discover Verdura's summer activities for kids and teens. This summer, spoil them (and yourselves) with the holiday of a lifetime, and they’ll have plenty of stories to share with their classmates back home.
Sicily
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What’s Cooking at Irene Bistro with Fulvio Pierangelini
Irene is Florence’s ultimate destination to savour sublime Tuscan cuisine and tantalising cocktails infused with homegrown flavours. With a playful spirit and vibrant dishes, the stylish bistro makes the perfect spot to unwind with friends and family. Dining al fresco at Irene’s chic terrace on the Piazza della Repubblica surrounded by centuries of Renaissance architecture is a truly unforgettable experience.
Florence
Bavarian Delicacies You Must Try in Munich and Where to Find Them
Beer halls and bustling markets. Butchers and bakers. As the capital of Bavaria, Munich is the region’s culinary heartland, overflowing with places to sample tasty local delicacies. When visiting this vibrant German city, seek out these delicious regional delights on a gourmet adventure.
Munich
The Balmoral’s Refreshing Grand Dame Cocktail
Perfectly pink, The Balmoral’s sublime Grand Dame cocktail puts some sparkle into your Easter celebrations. With floral rose notes enriched by lively cherry and finished with Champagne, it’s a playful little number you can make yourself at home.
Edinburgh
The Ultimate Easter at Verdura Resort
Set in acres of unspoilt Sicilian countryside overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean, Verdura Resort is an idyllic family destination. From golfing and tennis to the inspirational Verdùland, there’s a wonderful array of amenities to captivate children of all ages. This Easter, spoil them (and yourselves) with the holiday of a lifetime, and they’ll have plenty of stories to share with their classmates back home.
Sicily
Lemon & Ricotta Tortellini with Lime Butter
Perfectly formed parcels of pasta, delicately stuffed with creamy ricotta and enlivened with a jolt of citrus. Exclusively from Villa Kennedy’s award-winning Gusto restaurant, this tempting tortellini recipe is simple to prepare but guaranteed to delight dinner guests. Serve with an ice-cold bottle of white and lashings of Parmesan.
Frankfurt
Alpine Adventures: A Guide to Kitzbühel
A picturesque Austrian town and world-class ski resort, Kitzbühel is all candy-coloured medieval buildings, stylish boutiques and alpine glamour. Just a couple of hours’ drive from Munich, Kitzbühel is the perfect winter destination for an excursion.
Munich
Fulvio Pierangelini’s Sabayon
An indulgent Italian custard dessert enriched with sweet masala wine, sabayon is the ultimate ending to any meal. Here, Creative Director of Food for Rocco Forte Hotels, Fulvio Pierangelini shares his exclusive sabayon recipe, along with his treasured early memories of this delicious dessert.
Brussels
H.R.H. Prince Luitpold von Bayern’s Cultural Highlights of Munich
His Royal Highness Prince Luitpold von Bayern offers personal insight into a city steeped in grand history, and intimately tied to his own grand family.
Munich
Winter Roast Goose Recipe
Rich, sweet and earthy, roast goose makes an indulgent alternative to turkey at Christmas. If you’ve not yet planned your festive menu, these sumptuous recipes from Villa Kennedy’s Gusto restaurant will delight your family around the dinner table.
Frankfurt
Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits
In Germany, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without gingerbread biscuits. Sweet, spicy and fun to decorate, they’re the perfect seasonal family treat and can be found in homes across the country. Delight young ones with this tempting recipe from The Charles Hotel, and let their imaginations run wild with festive toppings. Remember to leave one for Santa…if there are any left!
The Best Champagnes for Christmas
Nothing adds sparkle to Christmas celebrations like an elegant flute of fizz. Selected by our expert sommeliers at The Charles Hotel in Munich and Brown’s Hotel in London, these excellent Champagnes are the best way to toast the season in style.
London Munich
Glittering Italian Takeover at Brown's Hotel this Christmas
This winter, you can drink and dine La Dolce Vita at Brown’s Hotel with its incredible Italian takeover. Celebrate the season with mixologist, Salvatore Calabrese, who is taking up residence in the elegant Donovan Bar. His extraordinary Martini and Negroni menu includes some of his own greatest hits, as well as exclusive bespoke creations.
London
The Art of Ora: Chef Heinz Beck on His New Pop-Up at Brown's Hotel
With three Michelin stars at his esteemed Rome restaurant, La Pergola, distinguished chef Heinz Beck needs little introduction. His exquisite, artfully presented dishes have captivated everyone from Michelle Obama to Julia Roberts. This winter Heinz arrives at Brown’s Hotel for a sensational six-week Italian takeover. Here, Heinz shares the concept behind his exciting new pop-up restaurant, Ora, as well as the processes that make his incredible cuisine is so internationally revered.
London
A Seriously Special Scottish Salmon
If there’s one dish that will add that wow factor to your Christmas celebrations, it’s The Balmoral’s bespoke smoked Scottish salmon. Partnering with local smokehouse, Belhaven, The Balmoral’s Number One restaurant masterfully cure their salmon with a precise balance of sweet-saltiness and a soft, silky texture.
Edinburgh
Traditional Seasonal Treats to Try at Europe’s Christmas Markets
Steeped in folklore and myth, these timeless traditional treats have been present at Europe’s Christmas markets for years. When you’re exploring the snow-sprinkled streets this winter, look out for these delectable seasonal delicacies.
Brussels Berlin Frankfurt Munich
Lydia Forte's Ultimate Christmas Hamper
Elegantly filled with all manner of delights, nothing beats a gourmet hamper as the ultimate Christmas gift. It’s easy to buy great hampers, but it’s just not the same as putting one together yourself. Here are a few of my tips on how to create an exceptional hamper this Christmas.
Edinburgh London Brussels Munich Rome Sicily
Sophia's Spiced Glühwein and Christmas Cocktail
From Sophia’s Bar at the Charles Hotel in Munich, this recipe for glühwein (mulled wine) is a Christmas classic. Warm, aromatic and with a spicy kick, it’ll suitably warm your Yuletide guests this season. If you’re hosting a party, the delicious Christmas Cocktail with rum and mulled wine will be sure to add some sparkle to the proceedings.
Munich
Acai Bowl with Toasted Buckwheat Granola
Jump-start your day with their acai breakfast bowl with toasted buckwheat granola. Nourishing and wonderfully tasty, it’s the perfect way to start your stay in Frankfurt.
The Best Autumn Events in Germany
This autumn, Germany will be welcoming millions of international visitors for two of the country’s most anticipated annual events: Munich’s world-famous beer festival, Oktoberfest, and Berlin’s glittering Festival of Lights.
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