Barbados in a Nutshell

Colors, seductive landscapes and a blue ocean is the first thing that comes to mind when I think back about Barbados. For generations this tropical island has been known as a perfect winter escape and favorite jet-setter’s playground. The nature is overwhelmingly beautiful the year around, but the best time to plan a visit is…

Don’t be a tourist in Antwerp

I travelled to Belgium recently, for God only knows what time, and regardless if I went there for sumptuous food, stunning architecture or Northern beaches, this snug European temple never failed to deliver. It’s a curiosity as a whole. Two nations so very, very different that it’s hard to believe that they live in the…

Foie Gras praline with chocolate coulis

Maybe, you will think that it’s a nonsense — combining bitter sweet chocolate and foie gras coated in roasted nut mixture, but take my word –it works! I’ve served it so many times, especially on festive occasions, for foie gras has that allure about it and it is a bit of a seasonal splurge!…

French toast brûlée

… I like to soak buttery brioche bread in egg and Mexican vanilla paste mixture and after a few minutes of baking — brûlée a thin layer of caster sugar on top making this humble dish extra fancy.

Weekend Getaway – 48 hours guide de Luxembourg

With living and entertaining visitors in this charming city and luscious countryside for past two years, I have come up with the ultimate 48 hours guide that ticks all the right boxes when it comes to the expectations and tickles interest in returning again…

Belgian fries🍟

…Les Belges consider ‘frietjes’ a main course, especially when served with a wide range of profine toppings. My two favorites: Vlemish beef stew and fresh raw egg…

A day in Paris 🗼

There are many firsts in our life that leave a special mark on us and we remember them fondly and among my most treasured firsts – visiting Paris for the very first time. I just got a new job and a welcoming training took me to Brussels for almost two weeks. Being a hop, skip…

Consommé 🐣

‘One of the signs of great chef is the ability to make good consommé, which is beautifully clear, rich soup.’ Heston Blumenthal