Museo Del Whisky Bar

Museo Del Whisky Bar

San Sebastián is famous for its food, from its Pintxos to its multiple Michelin rated and Michelin three star restaurants. What I didn’t expect to find, as I crossed one of the main thoroughfares at 12.30am en route back to my Airbnb, was the Museo Del Whisky. I had no particular expectation of what to…

Two Days in Milan

Two Days in Milan

The powerhouse of the Italian economy, Milan, like the Milanese themselves, is different to the rest of Italy, the people are just as friendly but more fashion conscious, hardy a surprise, and the city more utilitarian, with the exception of the historic centre. It may not have the same quality of artwork as Florence or…

The Worlds Best Breakfast

The Worlds Best Breakfast

What’s the best breakfast dish in the world? Is it the UK’s full English? America’s waffles and pancakes? France’s croissants and jams? China’s dim sum and dumplings? Or Japan’s rice, fish and miso soup? No, it’s an Indian dish by way of Portugal – Pav Bhaji. Pav, Portuguese in origin (a literal translation being bread),…

Dining in Turin

Dining in Turin

When one thinks of Italy it is the traditional image that comes to mind, the one with beautiful romantically crumbling Renaissance buildings, churches, Roman ruins and large family lunches in the bright sun around a table laden with food. You can almost smell that balmy air and taste that whole grilled fish, roasted suckling pig,…

Lisbon's New and Old Heritage

Lisbon's New and Old Heritage

I was in Lisbon in early spring with my sunglasses, linen trousers and loafers ready, and… it was raining, raining cats and dogs, and rather cold. However, I was not really upset. I was sat comfortably in an armchair next to a quirky 18th century fireplace that crackled away giving off a light smoky aroma,…