I’m securely strapped into a high-backed seat and my heart is pumping with increasing rapidity as we’re winched ever higher. Yet this isn’t a ride at a theme park, I’m at a lunch sitting of Dine by the Tyne next to the Sage Gateshead.
Next time you’re waiting for a train heading north out of London, or for a place to meet with mates after stepping off the train, check out The Parcel Yard in King’s Cross railway station.
Many British foodies recognise chef Jamie Scott from his success on television in 2014. The winner of MasterChef: The Professionals will open his own place on 1 March 2016.
Sex, booze and sun-kissed sand - many holidaymakers flying to Tenerife see these as essential elements of their perfect vacation. Of course, ask locals and they’ll tell you there’s markedly more to the largest and most populous of the Canary Islands.
A man in his 20s squeezes past our chairs, places a bag on the floor and delves his hand deep into Mariette. I’ve never seen anything quite like this in a café.
Is there anything more Canadian than maple syrup? Rumour has it that even Mounties, lumberjacks and ice hockey players start their day with lashings of the dark amber syrup on their sugar-dusted pancakes.
Epifanios of Mylopotamos is one of around 2,500 Orthodox monks living in the Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain, the peninsula jutting 50km into the Aegean Sea from Halkidiki in northern Greece.
Some might consider a brunch featuring a dozen oysters as decadent. But this is the third Sunday in October and I’m in the Belgian city of Ghent.
If you enjoy cheese plus insights into regional heritage and culinary traditions then make a note to visit Gouda’s long-established cheese market next summer.
Britain has its fish and chips, Germany has Currywurst mit Pommes while in Belgium the ‘must-try’ national dish is surely mussels with fries. To do that I headed to Chez Léon in the heart of Brussels.