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March 2015

Taste of Dublin - Beef and Guinness Casserole at Fitzsimons Restaurant

At Dublin’s Fitzsimons Restaurant, overlooking the River Liffey in the city’s busy Temple Bar, chef David Lynch and his team serve a pub menu featuring this traditional Irish dish. It’s not clear exactly when and where the first recipe for beef and Guinness casserole originated, but it’s a common pub dish in Ireland and there is a long association between the famous Irish stout Guinness and food

Taste OfTaste Of

Grand Hotel, Oslo

Since 1901, the hotel has hosted the annual Nobel Prize banquet, while laureates stay in the Nobel Suite. As you walk through its doors, you can feel the lingering presence of some of the world’s most distinguished luminaries. It is probably the only place in the world where you can walk in the footsteps of the great Noregian playwright Henrik Ibsen, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and The Rolling Stones


The Book Barge, Barton Marina, Staffordshire

After spending several years in London as an entertainment reporter, Sarah took “six months out to go travelling, fell in love with indolence and resolved never to work again”. A return home and a wander around the local marina one day proved prescient. “All those paper-backed journeys were still with me,” she says. “Books and boats could go together just as girl-Poirot and ponies once had”


The Movement, Dubai

Not all bike shops are created equal, says Rooman Latif, owner of independent bicycle store The Movement, as he polishes a 1950s-inspired Linus bicycle. The UK expat is only half joking. Latif and his wife, Julie, opened The Movement in Dubai Garden Centre four months ago, because they had struggled to find the retro-styled bikes and urban riding community that they hankered for in Dubai

Local KnowledgeLocal Knowledge

15 Glasgow

The husband and wife team behind 15 Glasgow, Shane and Laura McKenzie, describe it as a “boutique bed and breakfast”, and that’s exactly what it is, but it offers a little bit more luxury than your average family-run B&B. The magnificent Victorian townhouse, built in 1834, is located less than 10 minutes from Glasgow Central Station, close to the bars and restaurants of the city’s West End


The London Edition, London

The 173-room property is housed in a glorious Georgian building on Fitzrovia’s Berners Street, a short stroll across Oxford Street from London’s Soho neighbourhood. Schrager has managed to retain the historical spirit of the building while infusing the hotel with thoroughly modern chutzpah. The stylish but cosy rooms and suites, replete with wood-panelled walls and floors, are distinctly modern


Mariahilf, Vienna

Expensive urban art and the best scruffy flea market in Vienna sum up Mariahilf, a Boho area south of the Ringstrasse that sports some of the best fin-de-siècle buildings by Otto Wagner, alongside some pretty dodgy nightclubs. Mariahilf grew up on a hill outside Vienna’s city walls with an important food market, Naschmarkt, down below in the valley of the River Wien


Once upon a time in Almeria

For a decade during the mid-1960s, hidden away in the southeastern Spanish province of Almeria were the stirrings of a cinematic resurrection. Among the hot desert winds of the eroded badlands, a band of European filmmakers flocked to the Tabernas Desert, making it home to the Spaghetti Western. Its semiarid landscape emulated the American Arizona Desert and the northern Mexican border where the films’ scenarios were set