Using fresh ingredients from Japan’s Hokkaido region prepared with French culinary techniques, Executive Chef Antony Scholtmeyer and his team at Michelin-starred restaurant Elements, are serving up seasonal treats starring botan ebi, red snapper and Hokkaido beef. All specialties of Japan’s second largest island and particularly enjoyed at springtime, this bounty takes on the characteristics of the pristine area from which it originates.
X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere, the millennial hotel on Thailand’s idyllic Eastern Seaboard, is giving young professional couples the chance to enjoy a stylish and sexy seafront escape with its new “Just for Two” promotion.
With its highly anticipated opening in January 2018 and with newly appointed General Manager Erwin van der Veen on board, Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort has revealed the inspirations behind the resort’s interior design scheme.
When you are looking for a restaurant that offers something a little different – special even – then you need look no further than Nowhere, the latest eatery to open its doors on Ekamai Road. The casual rooftop restaurant brings to the table the best of European and Asian dishes in a Eurasian menu that’s simply bursting with tasty treats and crafty cocktails.
Over the years while on my travels around the world, I have always been amazed at the depth and quality of street art. Sure, this kind of “graffiti” or “illegal” art has been with us since mankind first began writing. Take a trip around any ancient monument and you’re sure to find some kind of graffiti that was carved into the stones shortly after being laid by stonemasons. However, these days street art has become more colourful, more interesting, and a lot more thought provoking.
Just a few hours by train from Tokyo lays the stunning prefecture of Gunma, a haven for those seeking the healing powers of traditional hot springs or simply wanting to experience authentic Japanese cuisine from the Edo period. In the summertime, Gunma is perfect for trekking and picnics, while in the autumn months entire valleys explode in a kaleidoscope of colours as millions of trees prepare for the onset of cold weather. As the winter snows arrive, this mountainous region is turned into a winter wonderland, a splendid vision indeed, which makes Gunma a year-round destination.