Auberge Trid Chez Abdou, Ouarzazate, MoroccoFebruary 7, 2019
Nicknamed the Door to the (Sahara) Desert, the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is neither a cultural nor culinary wasteland. This rugged region of kasbahs has been a filming location for everything from Lawrence of Arabia to Game of Thrones, Kundun to Kingdom of Heaven, The Mummy to Gladiator, castin...
Rick's Cafe, CasablancaFebruary 4, 2019
Everyone who's ever been enchanted by the magic of Bogart and Bergman on celluloid might leap at the opportunity to visit Rick's Cafe, set in Morocco's city of Casablanca, inspired by the classic romance movie Casablanca. Play it once, Sam, as curious guests feast on traditional Moroccan speciali...
Skal, Reykjavik, IcelandJanuary 30, 2019
Part of Reykjavik's bustling Hlemmur Food Hall, Skal specialises in small plates with Icelandic influences. Highlights include the quintessential lamb-sausage hot dog with remoulade, Faroese scallops with rhubarb, and smoked carrots with seaweed, soy and angelica, washed down with Icelandic beer.
Granja La Catalana & Cachitos, BarcelonaJanuary 26, 2019
Skip Granja La Catalana and search elsewhere for your fix of tapas and paella in Barcelona: Its people-watching location on Rambla de Catalunya is convenient, but it suffers from subpar jamon, rubbery octopus and greasy paella with seafood that's past its prime. Rubbing salt into the wound, there...
Barcelona Tapas CrawlJanuary 21, 2019
A Barcelona tapas crawl means barging into crowded bars and bodegas, plowing through pinchos and mowing down a multitude of cured meat, seafood and cheeses, washed with Spanish wines and liqueurs for a drink-till-you-drop night that will hopefully linger in the memory long after the hangover is o...
Chakhchoukha, Algiers, AlgeriaJanuary 20, 2019
Spices play a spectacular role in the cuisine of Algeria; one fiery recipe that we loved in this North African nation's capital, Algiers, is chakhchoukha, a stew of diced lamb fired up with ras el hanout, caraway, cumin, red chillies and black pepper, consumed with semolina flatbread to be hand-t...
Sari Kembar & Warung Eropa, BaliJanuary 14, 2019
Food crawlers in Bali's Kerobokan enclave should consider these two venues for a taste of some of the island's best-loved specialities: First, Sari Kembar, a well-respected babi guling specialist - the complete rice platter comprises plenty of thick-skinned slices of roasted suckling pig, partner...
Elyes Chez Farah, Mahdia, TunisiaJanuary 13, 2019
The catch of the day, fresh and flavourful, is a fine choice for fans of fish at Elyes Chez Farah, a restaurant conveniently located near the Roman Amphitheatre of El Djem, a remarkable World Heritage Site in the coastal Tunisian region of Mahdia.
Dougga, TunisiaJanuary 8, 2019
Surrounded by centuries-old olive groves, the serene ruins of the Berber-Roman settlement of Dougga form some of Tunisia's most iconic sights. Wild boar have also long roamed this landscape, so it's no surprise to see them spotlighted on the menu in this rural region's restaurants, best paired wi...
Chong Phov Khmer Restaurant, Siem Reap, CambodiaJanuary 6, 2019
A calm haven for classic Cambodian cooking, Chong Phov promises an authentic introduction to the subtleties of Khmer fare, from the fermented fish paste of prahok to the steamed banana leaf coconut cream speciality of amok, curry chicken with sweet potatoes to fried eel with hot basil.
Emirates Lounges: Milan, Dubai & Kuala LumpurJanuary 4, 2019
Emirates operates sleek lounges at airports across multiple continents and cities, where travellers can nibble on Italian cheeses in Milan ...... Middle Eastern eggs and beans in Dubai ... ... and Malaysian satay and rice back home in Kuala Lumpur.
Malis, Siem Reap, CambodiaJanuary 1, 2019
Set in an elegantly imposing riverside building, Malis means to impress, offering classical Cambodian cuisine with contemporary flair, from roasted duck leg with lemongrass and egg to samlor korko soupy vegetable stew that's thick with pork and pumpkin. The Kampot pepper creme brulee makes for an...
Emirates Onboard Cocktail BarDecember 31, 2018
Emirates Airlines' in-flight bar is completely capable of whipping up the essential cocktails - from a Rob Roy to a Rusty Nail - besides serving all the whiskies and wines needed to accompany the meals of a long-haul flight.
Grom, Siena, ItalyDecember 28, 2018
Cool, creamy comfort can be found at Grom (pistachio and chestnuts prove a lovely flavour combination), a gelato parlour brand that has expanded over the past decade from its birthplace of Italy to the United States, France, Japan and Indonesia.
Joylato, Reykjavik, IcelandDecember 27, 2018
Even amid Iceland's insistent cold, happiness can be found in scoops of ice cream: Joylato's offerings come in wholesome flavours like avocado and lime with a coconut milk base, as well as playful varieties such as peanut butter with bananas or popcorn with caramel.