Gourmet

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As I ventured through an understated doorway on Holland Park Avenue, and downstairs to the restaurant, I wasn't sure what to expect. The room I entered was a sophisticated basement - simple décor, elegant table settings and glassware all working with the original structure of the room.
So what's the latest in the London foodie scene of single-item restaurants? BALLS. Yes, you heard me right. But not just any balls... we're talking super-cheffy gourmet balls made from fine ingredients, and served with delicious accompaniments. Welcome to buzzing Soho restaurant: Balls & Company.
The twin Norman towns of Deauville and Trouville make an attractive weekend destination, ideal for exploring this part of Normandy and a new flight makes them easily accessible from London.
Rouen has always been notorious for the English burning Joan of Arc but a new museum telling her story and a huge Panorama depicting ancient Rome, along with exciting restaurants, means that no trip to the North of France is complete without a visit.
In September, for the first time, the Channel Island of Guernsey hosts its own International Food Festival, highlighting the island's delicious local produce and unique dishes, with cook-offs, culinary demonstrations and food tours.
Cap Maison, a boutique resort in the north of St Lucia, has a new immersive gastronomy package for foodies which includes visits to farms and local markets, and lessons on Caribbean cooking.
For its 12th edition, Sicilia en Primeur, in Taormina, Sicily, previews the latest vintages of Sicilian wine, with nearly 300 different tastings offered, and proves that it's the Italian region with the largest number of hectares of vineyards farmed organically.
For once fusion means exactly what it says - bring some of Spain's most renowned Michelin-starred chefs to Manila, the Philippines capital, mix with local chefs and ingredients, and the splendid result is Madrid Fusion Manila's three day event of master classes, presentations, tastings and pop-up dinners.
Now in its eighth year, Peixe em Lisboa, Lisbon's fish festival, takes place over 10 days, with cooking classes, wine pairings, chef demonstrations and tasting dishes provided by top Portuguese restaurants.