Category: The Tastemaker’s picks

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  • From West to East: The South Of France

    From West to East: The South Of France

    From the lazy Languedoc to the glamour of Monaco The French coast is a long stretch (roughly 552 kilometres) that offers various exciting activities, styles of gastronomy, oenology, and lifestyles. We travelled from the languorous vineyards in the Languedoc, to the buzzing Monegasque coast and we’ve cherry picked some of […]

  • Pastis Hotel, St. Tropez, France

    Pastis Hotel, St. Tropez, France

    Pastis….the epitome of cool and without a doubt the best boutique hotel in St. Tropez. That is, if you’re able to get a room. The hotel has only 10 suites so guests are welcome on a first come, first serve basis. If cool art and even cooler owners are you’re […]

  • Four Seasons, Prague

    Four Seasons, Prague

    Readers of The Tastemaker will be familiar with our preference for staying in the Four Seasons hotels. But why the Four Seasons in particular? It is the absolute rule of thumb for every Four Seasons Hotel that the level of service is second to none. The Four Seasons Prague is […]

  • Lifting the lid on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast.

    Lifting the lid on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast.

    It was with a Robinson Crusoe attitude that we ventured into the Costa Rican jungle. Flooded with pictures of the beautiful, wild Caribbean coast (of Costa Rica and Panama), the trip was something we had been dreaming of for a while. We had gone there with guns blazing: we had […]

  • L’atelier de Joel Robuchon, London

    L’atelier de Joel Robuchon, London

    L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, superlative gastronomic experience for the serious foodie The Taste Maker had an exceptional gastronomic evening at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in smart Covent Garden, London, UK. The name is already synonymous with culinary excellence throughout the world, something that attracts both the serious foodies and those […]

  • Hotel du Palais, Biarritz

    Hotel du Palais, Biarritz

    Built in 1854 for Napoleon III for his wife Eugénie (hence its original name Villa Eugenie), the Hotel du Palais has kept all of the unmistakeable hallmarks of an imperial palace: the imposing building set in its own gardens, the grand interiors, the authentic features, the high ceilings, the chandeliers, […]