Tasting Notes

True terroir

Small independent luxury hotel La Maison d’Ulysse is ideally positioned in a location where vines that have been cultivated since Roman times cover the landscape as far as the eye can see, punctuated by olive groves and lavender fields.

With some of the country’s finest crus on its doorstep, the boutique hotel’s charming founders have put together a bespoke tour of the region’s vineyards and estates for wine aficionados to discover the rich and varied terroirs. Escorted by Florian, a knowledgeable local guide, the first stop of this sophisticated ‘vineyard crawl’ is at the Cressance winery next to the hotel, ...

March 28, 2017

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#FOURNews | World's 50 Best 2017

The next edition of the World's 50 Best Restaurant awards will be hosted at the Royal Exhibition building in Melbourne, Australia on April 5th...

The jury is out and it has been decided that the next city to host the World's 50 Best Restaurants will be Melbourne. April 5th of next year will mark the date that the World's 50 Best comes to the Royal Exhibition building in the South-East Australian city.  After a hugely successful 2016 edition in New York City, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants announces that its 2017 awards will take place in Melbourne in April. The flagship event, celebrating its 15th ...

March 28, 2017

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#FOURNews | 'Miele One To Watch' Award 2017

Disfrutar, the restaurant run by former El Bulli chefs in Barcelona has been chosen by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants as global rising star

Disfrutar in Barcelona has been named this year’s Miele One To Watch by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Opened in December 2014, Disfrutar is a collaboration between chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch. The three met while cooking at former No.1 restaurant El Bulli, where they worked alongside legendary Spanish chef Ferran Adrià. Disfrutar’s founders will be presented with the coveted award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in ...

March 27, 2017

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A bite of Rio

Chef Rafael Costa e Silva shares his insider tips to his Rio de Janeiro, eat, drink, shop, relax. Take your cue from Rafa's Rio.

We asked Rafa about his favorite spots in Rio, where does he eat/drink/shop and relax. We wanted to find out the insiders guide to his part of the city, and here's what we found out. Rafa is the chef and owner of Lasai in Rio where he works together with local producers from the Rio de Janeiro area to provide them with the best quality raw materials, and unique ...

March 27, 2017

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