3674 On The Orient Express

3674 On The Orient Express

The diminutive grand piano is being tinkled upon as groups of cheery travellers sit chatting and giggling on ornate blue sofas and stools, sipping champagne, cocktails, and even the occasional coffee. The room judders and sways to the steady rhythm and beat of the clickety clack of iron on iron as sun light streams in…

Warm Wintry Gins

Warm Wintry Gins

Christmas means stress, frantic shopping, indulgence and general craziness. All of which, apart from the indulgence part, can be super stressful. There is one foolproof way to ease all the festive season madness and that’s with gin! That’s why I wanted to share a few Christmas themed ways to enjoy gin! Easy, simple but warm…

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…

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Let the choirs of archangels, angels, seraphim and cherubim (and all the others) cry forth “Hallelujah!”, for it is once again white truffle season, that time of year when we spend vast fortunes on an underground fungus that looks like a mummified testicle but, when thinly shaved, releases a transcendent and heavenly smell that takes…

Drunk Apple and Blackberry Pie

Drunk Apple and Blackberry Pie

Given winter is a time for hearty puddings and desserts, I thought I’d share a recipe for a fruit pie in this series of wintry dishes. The particular delight about this pie is that it’s made using the gin infused leftover flavourings of one of the most perfect winter drinks: apple and blackberry gin. The…

Gin Gravlax

Gin Gravlax

A while back I bought a book on home curing as I fancied trying my hand at it; needless to say, I never used it. But then, out of the blue, I got the impulse to make some gravlax, so I came up with this recipe. Serve with good bread, pickled cucumber and thin slices…