Osaka Lima: The unforgettable Nikkei meal that you NEED to try

To try real authentic Nikkei cuisine was a dream I’ve had for a long time. I only discovered Nikkei flavours a few years ago and have been hooked since. It’s a gastronomical fusion that has swept through London fast and, well, I can’t get enough of it! Peru has a large Japanese population who have provided many cultural influences in Lima. Nikkei food, which combines…

Astrid Y Gaston, Lima, Peru

Ask me to pick my favourite meal of 2017? Well, that would be far too difficult. We ate so well over the last 12 months we’ve truly been spoilt for choice. One particular restaurant truly blew me away and comes straight to my mind. And it’s a restaurant I almost didn’t go to! I rearranged our booking three times. I debated about whether we should…

The 20 dishes you can’t leave Colombia without trying

Colombian food doesn’t have the same reputation as some of the other Latin American countries – Peru for its ceviche, Argentina for its steak etc. There are, however, some pockets of really wonderful food which I believe are absolutely underrated. From the seafood of the Colombian Caribbean coast to unique dishes with indigenous origins, there are gems to be tried all over this beautiful country.…

A unique lunch at Ciengramos in Bogota’s Click Clack Hotel, Colombia

After you’ve had your fair share of Colombian food, you may be craving a simpler taste in contemporary surroundings. We were blown away by the quality at Ciengramos at Click Clack Hotel, which prides itself on contemporary cuisine using local ingredients. The twist being that each and every dish weighs precisely one hundred grams and is inspired by an artist. Sound odd? Hear me out. Both food…

Ballyvolane House, County Cork, Ireland, Part II

So where did we get to? Ah yes, amid the green rolling fields of County Cork, Ireland sits the very luxurious, uber comfortable Ballyvolane House. In Part I of my Ballyvolane House review, I shared my thoughts on the rooms, history and influences that make Ballyvolane, the ultimate Irish country retreat and now it’s time to reveal the one thing that really made me fall…