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+ Five Star Tapas

+ Five Star Tapas

Seven floor up from the streets of Lisbon, is Rossio: Restaurant Bar Terraso. Of note is that this rooftop hosts a “Tapas Course” – a daily occurrence involving three ebullient creations and their counterparts in paired wine. While the space no doubt populates with the sunshine, it also serves as an elegant afternoon “dive” on...
+ Tea&Scones

+ Tea&Scones

Winter rain in Lisbon calls for a bit of interior preoccupation. So initiates the investigation of the 7th floor Restaurant Bar of Hotel do Chiado. Understated yet sophisticated, it’s apt for an afternoon chat with friends or for a quiet read of your favourite journal with a bit of tea. Shortlink http://eeb.me/PYjDR
+ Anticipatory Brunch

+ Anticipatory Brunch

I wake to the sound of air, getting thin in flight; And the intangible blur, where shadow kisses light; Hear, withering skies, do you? The fallings of my vagabond dream, and morning dew. It’s an institution, therefore capitalised: Brunch. It’s sacred and holy, marking the boundaries between the nightmarish business week spent smiling at imbeciles,...
+ Notes on Autumn

+ Notes on Autumn

“…Dinginess, insanity, immensity, and use Are the lozenge projected from the square of these views.” – Edwin Denby Where does morning coffee take you? Not breakfast coffee nor brunch coffee. I mean Morning Coffee with the sun still low on the horizon. You’ve left the warmth of slumber and the first breeze of your day...
+ Going Grapey

+ Going Grapey

I found grapes, a green plant, one lemon, a clove of garlic, and some bacon bits. Add it to some pasta and one’s got a miracle. It’s a light hearted dish for an easy evening with a glass of something tangy and crisp.
+ Eurasian Lifestyle

+ Eurasian Lifestyle

There is perhaps nothing so sublime as a glass of wine at sunset by the water in the company of a dear friend. Would you disagree? We enter the garden at the luxurious THEHOUSE CAFÉ in Ortaköy and sit at the water’s edge. My former desire for Turkish coffee fades to that for a glass...
+ From China to Texas

+ From China to Texas

It doesn’t matter really where you perambulate in this world, one can always find a culture of tea drinking can’t you? Some are content with electric kettles, styrofoam cups, and a tea bag swimming about. Others hold to bowing over a cup and waiting patiently for tea leaves to softly whisper their drinkable status into...
+ Kinfolk Volume Seven

+ Kinfolk Volume Seven

NO. SEVEN is here, just in time to compliment my morning coffee – a perfect duo as the opening act to the weekend. And this one even promises ice creams! I’ll keep this one brief as a teaser for the latest issue of Kinfolk: A Guide For Small Gathering. Stay informed here for a lengthier...
+ It's a Risotto Night

+ It’s a Risotto Night

This one’s got a long name: MUSHROOM and GRAPEFRUIT ZEST RISOTTO with rosemary sweet potatoes and an acorn squash purée (topped with seared scallops). Refer to above image for ingredients. You’ll definitely need an entire bottle of white wine for this. Or if you can manage, a bottle of rosé from Provence. I also HIGHLY...
+ Going Scandinavian at KINFOLK

+ Going Scandinavian at KINFOLK

It seems like just a week back that I had returned from London with memories of Speakeasy Espresso, talking beer crafting with Evin O’Riordain of The Kernel Brewery, and exchanging witty banter with the VW+BS team. I then found myself in Berlin drinking prosecco in the company of fashionables in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tent....
+ Gather Journal

+ Gather Journal

From the racks of Do You Read Me?, it was Gather Journal asking to be plucked this time. Though meant as a gift, I couldn’t help but photograph the pages created by Michele Outland and Fiorella Valdesolo. It brings together concise recipes with delicious imageries and instills the inspiration to wine and dine in the...
+ Herbs & Eggs

+ Herbs & Eggs

Waking to a cold January morning – especially with scotched brains – demands steaming coffee and something piping hot out of the oven. So I’ve decided to forensicate some baked eggs for a continuation to the previous night’s warmth and coziness of close friends, dinner, cake, red wine, and whiskey. The hardest part is always...