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How to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Milan (Metro)

Whether you’re jetting down for an inaugural look-see with your newfound fling or embarking upon an umpteenth tour with your better half, Milan makes a magnificent destination for any romantic urban retreat. Continue reading

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Something’s Happening at Quaglino’s and You Need to Know About It

Quaglino’s, our favourite Mayfair wonder, is tempting us with the best tantalising Thursday offering I’ve heard of in a long while. Continue reading

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7 of the World’s Best Cities for Pizza! (Miles Away)

Is there any food more universally craved than the humble pizza? We think not and definitely understand why everybody loves this hot oven treat, especially when they’re traveling and out having fun. Typically, you can be anywhere in the world … Continue reading

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Dinner at Harry’s: Living La Dolce Vita

In 1960, London moviegoers flocked to see the groundbreaking  La Dolce Vita and experience Marcello Mastroianni’s search for love, happiness and ‘the sweet life’ on the exuberant streets of Rome.  Nowadays one need not look further than its newly-opened namesake in Knightsbridge, Harry’s Dolce Vita restaurant. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea at The Langham London

Langham London Head Pastry Chef, Andrew Gravett, will open his kitchen to small groups as part of a one-time-only Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea. Continue reading

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Love Madrid I Private Tapas Walking Tour

Demi Perera’s tour of Madrid with Luxury Travel Advisors continues on a bright Sunday morning in the bustling centre of Puerta del Sol, Madrid with a privately guided walk with tapas stops at some of the city’s most iconic and historic venues. Continue reading

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Chef Luigi Taglienti of Lume Milano | #TCTalks Episode 10

Ten episodes deep with tikichris Talks and I’m in Milan conducting an interview with Michelin star chef Luigi Taglienti at Lume, the chef’s highly lauded and multi award winning restaurant. The interview follows directly after an opportunity to try a pescatarian version of Taglienti’s eight course tasting menu – which quite possibly was the most elegantly restrained and exquisitely flavourful dining experiences of my life. Continue reading

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Vaca y Marela | #TCTalks Episode 9

The ninth episode of TCTalks gets to the meat of the matter with Clifford Jones about his holistic agricultural project in rural Galicia: Vaca y Marela. In the interview, Clifford explains what makes this verdant corner of northern Spain such an amazing place for food and why beef from the region is so highly prized. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Index

Thanks for joining me on my hunt for the wily haggis across Edinburgh. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Whiski Bar & Restaurant

To wind down my haggis hunt, I’d like to toast this most hearty of dishes and the lovely city with a few words about the lovely meal had at Whiski Bar & Restaurant on the Royal Mile. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Dough Pizza

Haggis on a pizza!?!? Don’t knock till you’ve tried it. And if you’re trying it in Edinburgh, head to Dough Pizza for the especially tasty and haggis-enhanced Scozia pizza. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Holyrood 9A

Next stop on the Edinburgh haggis hunt is, Holyrood 9A, an Old Town pub where the grub is burger and the beer is craft. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | The Royal McGregor

First up among my haggis hunt highlights is the majestic breakfast I had at The Royal McGregor. Continue reading

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On the Haggis Hunt in Edinburgh

On the hunt for haggis? Have a look at the best I tried during a recent Edinburgh expedition. Continue reading

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Anne-Sophie Pic for Sushi Shop | Episode 8 | #TCTalks

Episode 8 of tikichris Talks features two interviews from back in October when I had the pleasure of attending a sneak preview of the three Michelin Star Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s collaboration with the Paris-based upscale takeaway restaurant group, Sushi Shop. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 7 | Metaxa

Welcome to the seventh episode of tikichris Talks. This one features an interview with Metaxa Managing Director Stephanie Ancel and Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis. Our conversation took place at in November at theSt James Bar of the Sofitel London St James Hotel – one of my favourite bars in London actually – and was followed by a tasting of head barman Matteo Giannuzzi’s Dragon’s Son cocktail with Metaxa 12 Stars as the key ingredient. It’s a rich mix definitely worth you seeking out for a sip. Continue reading

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Best of the Best of 2017

I hope the year was as fun and delicious for you as it was for me, and I look forward to sharing more amazing experiences with you in 2018. Continue reading

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Best London Ice Cream of 2017

Here’s the scoop on London’s best ice cream, soft serve and gelato! Continue reading

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Best London Pizza of 2017

Anytime’s pizza time in London with these fantastic pizzerias. Continue reading

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Best London Cocktails of 2017

My quest for the Best of 2017 slurps on with sips of the city’s most interesting and delicious cocktails. Continue reading

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Best London Cheap Eats of 2017

Is it possible to grab a bite in London for five quid or less that’s still tasty and filling? Yep – especially in my neck of the woods. Continue reading

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Best London Cafes of 2017

My look at the best of 2017 continues with a shot of the tastiest coffee and preferred coffee purveyors in London. Continue reading

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Best London Bars and Pubs of 2017

Having a drink in London is still a fine way to spend time. Here’s my take on the finest places to do so. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants of 2017

Londoners, did you dine well in 2017? I sure did – especially at five particularly amazing London restaurants. Continue reading

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Best of 2017

As the end of 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to highlight the best food, drink, and travel related treats that I came across in London and around the world over these past 12 months. Continue reading

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Back to Basel? Weihnacht!

I spent the last weekend having an especially festive time in Basel – home to Switzerland’s biggest Christmas market and an all round excellent destination for cultured city break. Continue reading

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Four Degree Opens at St George Wharf, Vauxhall

Four Degree, a Japanese-French fusion restaurant with the UK’s first Macallan Whisky lounge, has opened at St George Wharf. Continue reading

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5 Festive Things to Do in Essex

There’s nothing quite like getting away for the day, travelling down long winding roads and sipping on (mulled) wine. So if you’re looking to escape the city for something a bit more magical, here are five things worth exploring in Essex to get you in the spirit. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 6 | Chocolate Ecstasy

For Episode 6 of tikichris Talks I share a hot chocolate with Jennifer Earle, a self-confessed chocoholic, internationally recognised chocolate expert, judge for the International Chocolate Awards, the Academy of Chocolate Awards, the Great Taste Awards, the Quality Food Awards and Which? Magazine and founder of Taste Tripper, Chocolate Ecstasy Tours, and Ice Cream Ecstasy Tours. Continue reading

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Stax Diner to Give Away 200 Free Cheeseburgers from Noon on Thursday 7 December

Bea Vo’s Deep South dive, Stax Diner, will celebrate its upcoming relaunch by giving away free cheeseburgers to the first 200 customers visiting the Kingly Court eatery just off Carnaby Street from noon on Thursday 7 December. Continue reading

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Konditor & Cook: Best Mince Pies in London?

Have you tried Konditor & Cook’s mince pies? Spiced right with an ever so flaky crust, they’re a perfect treat for seasonal snacking and Christmas celebrations. Continue reading

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Festive Fun at the South Pole Saloon

Jasmine Kaur journeys to London’s South Pole (Brixton) for an evening of rooftop revelry and festive season feels. I was invited to the launch of Brixton Rooftop’s South Pole Saloon to get a taste of the wintery festivities and let … Continue reading

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Millennials to Drink Coffee in a Victorian … Ahem … Setting

Attendant, the uber cool coffee shop concept developed by Bosh McKeown and Ryan De Oliveira, is set to arrive in Fitzrovia just in time for Christmas. A Victorian gentleman’s toilet, perfectly located, at the corner of Foley Street and Great Titchfield Street will now be a flagship for the chain which already boasts properties in Shoreditch and Clerkenwell. Continue reading

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It is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Giving

Demi Perera shares the details about South Place Hotel’s annual Christmas Toy Party in aid of Bart’s Charity. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Festive lights adorn every street and the scent of mince pies, mulled … Continue reading

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Momos and More Himalayan Inspired Dishes at Madame D

I was at Madame D’s in mid November taking up the restaurant on an invitation to have a taste of its recently launched menu, featuring a new range of gorgeous momos (Tibetan style dumplings). I loved every ferociously flavoursome bite. Continue reading

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