Category: Travel

I recommend, Thoughts, Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Intoxicated by Taormina

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. How’s that for a profound statement? I love travelling! Visting new places, meeting new people, tasting new flavours. It increases my hunger to know more, see more and go more places. I’m fortunate enough travel a fair bit (not nearly enough, obviously) and I’m sure […]

I recommend, Markets, Shopping, Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Olivar market in Palma – it’s magical

I do love food markets…and boy did I have a treat in store in Palma. The Olivar covered market is in a class of its own! So many stunning ingredients, so inspiring and a real taste treat, too. First stop, the oyster bar for a glass of cava and some oysters to get the day […]

Fish recipes, Hotels, Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Where to Stay: Hotel Can Alomar in Palma, Majorca

Welcome to the start of a new series on eatingcoventgarden.com. On my travels, if I stay somewhere exceptional that I feel made my visit even better, I’m going to tell you about it. First up, the Hotel Can Alomar which I recently stayed in on a trip to Majorca’s capital, Palma. This boutique hotel (which […]

Restaurants in Cape Town, Restaurants in the Cape Winelands, Travel, Uncategorized

Wine heaven down the Annandale Road

So it’s time to continue with my Winelands explorations one carefully selected section at a time. This is a serious business that takes time so, to keep it simple, today I’ve selected four amazing destinations that are a stone’s throw from each other. We headed down the N2 from Cape Town, took the R44 towards […]

Restaurants in the Cape Winelands, Thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized

Reunion lunch at Avontuur and thoughts afterwards

I know it makes me sound ancient, but when I grew up there were: No mobile phones No internet Therefore no email And actually, when I think about it, no credit cards! All that adds up to: No get-out clauses…you’re on your own and make the most of it! So when I headed off to […]

Restaurants in Cape Town, Restaurants in the Cape Winelands, Travel, Uncategorized

Wine tasting in the Stellenbosch Valley

The Cape Winelands are food and wine heaven. Beautiful views, amazing restaurants, stunning wines…only problem (if it can be classed as a problem) is there are so many wine estates. Seriously, it can get very intimidating deciding where to try next. So I calmed down and, with a little  help from my friends, decided to […]