Ios, in the Cyclades, is the perfect Greek island for all kinds of traveller. It’s great for couples, for party people and for those wanting to kick back and relax in the sunshine. Whatever kind of traveller you are you’ll be wanting to indulge in some wonderful Greek cuisine during your trip. With that in mind I wanted to share some of my favourite restaurants in Ios.
A culinary journey in Südsteiermark brings exquisite wine, authentic Austrian food and traditional family-owned taverns with stunning views of luscious landscapes. All good reasons why food and wine lovers will be tempted to tread the South Styria Wine Road.
Alta Badia in Italy presents skiers with a delicious dilemma. Each season the culinary festival ‘A Taste for Skiing’ dishes up 130 km of beautifully groomed pistes paired with first class chefs, gourmet food and excellent Tyrolean wines. With ten mountain huts taking part and activities like ‘Breakfast with Powder Snow’ and ‘Sommeliers on the Slopes’, snow-goers are spoilt for choice. After a few days of eat, ski, repeat bigger ski pants may be required.
Gelato in Italy, Pad Thai in Thailand, a bowl of Biryani and a side of samosas in India. Travel and food go hand in hand so it made perfect sense that Travelsphere sponsored the Big Kitchen at this summer’s BBC Good Food Show. I went along for a day of culinary adventure and left the show dreaming of the flavours of Italy. Imagine langoustines straight from the Mediterranean Sea cooked in a creamy risotto followed by a tart made with lemons plucked from fragrant Amalfi lemon groves. Travelsphere believe that feasting on local specialities is an incredible way to explore a destination. I couldn’t agree more.
In Rodrigues island, Mauritius food is fresh, local and authentic. The island is rich, verdant and green and nestles within a lagoon coloured every shade of turquoise. The people of Rodrigues work hard to cultivate their food. They fish the lagoon, rear their own livestock and work the land. Recipes are cherished and passed down through the generations. Through the island’s food we met its people, learned its history and celebrated their traditions. It wasn’t long before we discovered that food in Rodrigues is so much more than just eating.
When it comes to gastronomy, Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous Mallorca brings world-class à la carte dining plus the moon and the stars. For drinks or pre-dinner tipples guests can head to the stylish Selini lobby bar. Selini, of course, is the Greek word for Moon. A gourmet experience of stellar proportions awaits In the Astir Restaurant. Astir means star in Greek and this restaurant shines brightly.