Travel

First-class fine dining

From wild Iranian caviar to Michelin-starred chefs, Givenchy-designed crockery and vintage wines, fine dining is all part of the service in today's first-class cabins, writes Rebecca Howe for FOUR Magazine.

Long gone are the days when in-flight meals involved dry chicken casseroles and tasteless lasagnes. In today’s luxury market, where air passengers expect nothing but the best, the world’s leading airlines are on a mission to create the finest dining experiences around. Although the quality of airline food can vary vastly between carriers, the top airlines are putting considerable thought into nutrition, ingredients and service. It’s not just the food that has ...

April 14, 2017

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Moscow Calling

FOUR gives you a quick guide to Moscow’s finest, with Lotte Hotel as your luxury base and bars, restaurants and sights for an utterly hedonistic visit…

Hotel Moscow-based 5 star Hotel Lotte is the go-to place for a luxury visit to the capital. On top of its restaurant Les Menus par Pierre Gagnaire, which boasts the three Michelin star chef at its helm, it has recently disclosed that the in-house sommelier, Sergey Poltoratskiy has been awarded the Prix Le Montrachet 2013, as the best sommelier in the Prestige Category. And of course, its Mandara Spa has just been titled The World Spa ...

April 12, 2017

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Adriatic Adventure

Steeped in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, dotted with picturesque villages and blessed with a coastline of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, it’s easy to see why Jane Foster decided to call the Adriatic Coast home...

A tiny Balkan country, lying directly south of Croatia and giving onto the deep blue Adriatic Sea, Montenegro (meaning ‘black mountain’) is named after the dramatic highlands of its interior. However, most visitors come here to explore its glorious coastline, dotted with peaceful medieval-walled port towns and sun-drenched sand-and-pebble beaches. My first visit was back in 2001. Arriving by public transport from Croatia we had to change buses at the border and walk ...

April 10, 2017

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Globetrotter | City hop Asia

FOUR's guide to exploring some of Asia's thriving city destinations in the lap of luxury...

City chic The Okura Prestige, Bangkok Standing tall in the busy skyline of Bangkok, Okura Prestige offers a serene haven away from the hubbub of Bangkok. The hotel is located in the heart of the capital on Embassy Row with the commercial district on its doorstep, and the city’s outstanding attractions just a stone’s throw away. The outside of the Okura Prestige is a contemporary architectural feat, taking on ...

April 9, 2017

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