Posts Tagged ‘hotel’

Poggio Etrusco

Poggio Etrusco, a farmhouse-style B&B owned by very knowledgeable cookbook author Pamela Sheldon Johns, in the Tuscan countryside near Montepulciano, Italy Apartments or a room. Breakfast outside your door in the morning, or with other guests in the main house. Pool in the summer. Quiet year-round. Daily info about everywhere in Italy, food-wise, from Pamela.

Puglia: Ancient Land, Simple Dishes, Wines Re-energizing.

I now require soft, fresh white mozzarella cheese every morning. And sometimes as a first course in the evening , too. Strewn with red, juicy cherry tomato halves, a drizzle of this season’s gold-green olive oil, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. This the cucina povere (cuisine of the poor) from Puglia, the Italian […]

Mas Passamaner

Mas Passamaner,a boutique hotel and spa with a high-end style restaurant,out in the Tarragona countryside near the wine regions of Priorat and Montsant in Spain, just about in the middle of nowhere.

Three Great Getaway Destinations

Three Getaway Destinations – to do absolutely nothing for a while. If, like me, you want some time off, without even having to run to a spa appointment. CAPE GRACE HOTEL, Cape Town, South Africa You’re in a quiet, luxe-comfortable room with views of Cape Town harbor. The spa is upstairs. But downstairs is Bascule, […]

Hotel Cheval

HOTEL CHEVAL, low-key luxury in Paso Robles, which happens to be a great wine destination. Right off the main square, you’re at the hotel in half a block. If you’re not ready to retire, grab a bottle and a few glasses and relax by the outdoor fire, cozy year-round in California’s cool night air. The […]

Hotel San Rocco

HOTEL SAN ROCCO, a small, very welcoming hotel with an incredibly fine restaurant in a tiny town in the wine-oriented region of northwest Istria (Croatia). Stay upstairs, enjoy the pool or spa if you have time.