From tasting 18th century refined dishes in Salzburg to surviving magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Spain.
1. “Blindkuh”, Basel, Switzerland
It is a scientific fact, that we perceive up to 80% of all impressions by means of our sight. What happens when you don’t actually see what is being served in your plate? You have a chance to test and taste it in complete darkness at “Blindkuh”, Basel, Switzerland
2. “De Kas”, Amsterdam
Are you a nature lover? Prefer the food to be fresh, healthy and organic. What could be better than having a meal in a lofty greenhouse. The exquisite food is based on what is available on the farm, if you are a veggie lover, you will definitely enjoy.
3. “Schwerelos”, Hamburg, Germany
Treat your inner kid in this futuristic restaurant where the meal reliably arrives by a sophisticated roller coaster.
4. Baroque hall of St. Peter monastery, Salzburg
Have you ever dreamed of traveling in time? What if you had a chance to have a dinner in the Medieval monastery, enjoying 18th century dishes. The life performance of best Mozart opera arias is a bonus at the Baroque hall of St. Peter monastery, Salzburg.
5. “The Disaster Cafe”, Girona, Spain.
Forget about relaxed dinner and light lounge music, feel what’s it’s like when the ground is shaking in 7,8 magnitude earthquake. Don’t worry, it’s safe: the plates are heavy and the staff is prepared. “The Disaster Cafe” in Girona, Spain.
6. “Das mobil” Vienna, Austria
An interesting experience for interior decor lovers. Have a cup of viennese coffee in the exhibition of the young furniture designers. Did you like the chair or that lamp? Any piece could be purchased in this cafe-furniture store.
7. Ca’ Vendramin Calergi Palazzo, Venice
What was it like living and entertaining in La Serenissima few hundred years ago? Have a dinner at Ca’ Vendramin Calergi Palazzo, overlooking the Grand Canal, dance through the night at the ball. Be prepared to dress up, an event takes place only during the Carnival week in Venice.
8. “The Little Paris Kitchen”, Paris
Have you already heard of underground restaurants? You can try to reserve a spot at “The Little Paris Kitchen” restaurant, which is actually a tiny flat, where Le Gordon Blue alumna cooks a number of classic French dishes.
Provincial town in Veneto region, Italy with population of only around six thousand inhabitants becomes a popular tourist destination during the summer months.
The town if famous for its castle, which dates back to 9th century, when the inhabitants of the village of the first erected defenses to protect themselves from the invasions of the Hungarians. In 1193 the castle and the town passed under the rule of the free city of Verona. The reconstruction of the fortress was begun by Cansignorio in 1375 and completed by Antonio and Bartolomeo II in 1381 when Lazise became a cornerstone of the western fortified Verona arena.
The town is popular for its promenade, offering a beautiful view on Lake Garda and surrounding Alps.
Fresh Italian ice-cream is sold in Gelaterias on the lively streets of old town.
The region is also famous for the thermal springs which could be reached within 10 minutes drive from the historical center of Lazise. One of them is “Parco Termale del Garda”, where thermal lakes are set in the beautiful botanic garden. Mineral water originates in large amounts from 2 deep subterranean water-bearing strata at a temperature of 37° and 42° C. The resort is open all year round.
A short drive from Lazise will take you to another beautiful place, “Parco Sigurta”, a botanical park dating back to 15th century, originally a farm. The park’s more than 60 hectares can be explored by foot, by bicycle or electric golf car.
Celebrating a wedding in a real castle will be as living in a fairy tale… Could you think of anything more romantic? We bet, that’s what David Beckham and Victoria Adams thought of. They got married at Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland, their wedding reportedly cost $800 000, the couple sat on golden thrones at the altar, and their cake was topped with nude figures of the couple.
Pierce Brosnan said he simply wanted a ‘lovely Irish wedding’.
Their wedding at Ashford Castle Hotel in Ireland featured £100,000 of flowers, a seventier cake, a bridal gown dotted with freshwater pearls, £150,000 tiara from Asprey, with her outfits and the bridesmaids’ dresses cost £100,000. The evening ended with a £30,000 fireworks display. What a lovely Irish wedding!
The couple tied the knot inside Italy’s 15th-century Castello Orsini-Odescalchi at the wedding which reportedly cost the pair a cool $3 million, People reported at the time. Bride’s dress was covered with thousands of Swarovski crystals that reportedly took 350 hours to place.
The couple has rented the entire hotel in Italian city of Puglia for their wedding to accommodate family members and friends and avoid the paparazzi’s attention. The white-stoned, castle-like Borgo Egnazia offered the couple, and their celebrity guests, the utmost privacy. The bride was wearing pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. The designer actually outfitted the entire wedding party (including the bride and groom’s moms) in his gorgeous creations.
One of the most expensive weddings of all time, reportedly cost close to $34 million, with most of the budget went to security. And the rest to the bride’s dress, costing a whopping $434,000, flowers ($800,000), food and champaign ($210,000) . A true fairy tale …
“George and Amal radiated love all night,” Alamuddin’s mother, Baria, tells PEOPLE. “The wedding was so unbelievably special, it was legendary. These three days – the friends, the families, the atmosphere, everything – will stay with me all the rest of my life.” The very special wedding in Venice cost as much as $13 million, the pair spent around $180,000 just for lodging at the Aman Hotel (actually a 450-year-old palazzo) and Belmond Hotel Ciprian, which were fully booked for the friends and family members. Add private jets from Ohio, Kentucky and Beirut and of course the bride’s stunning Oscar de la Renta wedding gown and reception dress. A very special day in the city of love.