旅遊|Vacation

什麼是大亨菜?舊時代吒咤風雲的大人物,個個都懂得味道之精微。何東愛吃炸子雞、汪太史愛吃太史蛇羹、陳濟棠愛吃紙包雞,杜月笙愛香煎富貴蝦,這等看似尋常粵菜,原來在這些大亨舌尖上都有着獨特的滋味,今天不是手藝失傳、就是食材不到位、以致飲食習慣改變而淘汰!大亨菜固然令人懷念,但更難得是以前對烹調那份嚴謹的態度,醬汁火候無不費盡心思,有幸重嘗此等舊日美食,正好機會欣賞廚師的巧手,也令我們對鑑賞味道有了嶄新的體悟。 When you look at the big shots of old’s favorite dishes, you may find it strangely ordinary. However, either due to the loss of recipes or the change of ingredients, these ordinary dishes are difficult to find with the original taste. Fortunately, thanks to the great chef, we are...
世上豪華住宿多的是,要數真正奢華莫過於住進一千零一夜式的皇宮。位於阿拉伯聯合酋長國首都阿布扎比西北海岸的 阿布扎比皇宮酒店,耗資30億美元建造,被譽為全球唯一八星級酒店,沙漠中建造的天堂。酒店最初是為迎接海灣合作 委員會首腦會議一眾皇子在阿布扎比開會而建造,如今已成為豪華瑰麗的阿拉伯宮殿式酒店,住在這裡,體驗絕對非凡, 是真正能夠實現您當一夕國王的夢想。 At the far western end of the Corniche of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, emerge from the desert, the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi. Total of 24 hectares of lawns and garden surround the hotel, as well as a 1.3 kilometres of private beach. It is designed to be the paradise of...
黃金寶石油醋店 Vom Fass 這家店面一如店主Jeffery所描述:「是一家大人的糖果店。」由此可以感受到他最初走進此店時的震撼,一行行古老造型的紫色、棕色、橙色、土色的陶瓷大酲,排列滿滿一道道牆,然後店員為客人調配喜歡的口味。我說喜歡濃香的油與果味的陳醋,於是一小杯野生紅桑子陳醋加南瓜籽油就此奉上,品嘗馨香的偏甜紅桑子芬芳,調和着瓜子的濃稠口感,仿彿已來到地中海的橄欖樹下一般。 「我喜歡這家德國酒莊老店Vom Fass(意謂木桶中釀製)那種任意品嘗與調配的心思,所以兩年前就跟他們合作將品牌帶來香港,現今已分別在上環、太古及尖沙咀開設了三家分店,未來更希望將此店推廣到澳門。」他說市面上一般果油或是陳醋,大多是在原先橄欖油與陳醋的基礎上,加入不同的果仁香料或果子香味,然而Vom Fass這家德國釀酒莊是真正利用紅桑子、牛油果、青檸、黑棗、無花果等果子冷壓的汁液,再放到木桶中作陳釀,因此果味特別天然醇和;同樣冷壓初榨橄欖油、香蒜油、柑橘子油、摩洛哥堅果油、白松露油、核桃油、榛子油和南瓜子油都是真正用原材料初榨出最甘香豐美的油滴。 In owner Jeffery’s own words, Vom Fass is a “candy shop for adults”. Colorful ceramic pots line the wall, where vinegar and oil are drawn and customers are free to mix their own taste. “I like Vom Fass’s idea of mixing and matching, so I brought...
韓國的首爾是一個千年歷史名城,卻處處有着世界最前緣的流行文化。為了成為一個真正的首爾現代貴人,體驗最貴氣的生活圈子, 讓我們像時空旅行者一樣,一時回顧百年前的皇族身份,穿梭於最頂級的宮廷建築間,品味從前貴族所嘗盡的珍饈百味, 一時又在時尚世界中,享受最摩登奢華的生活。 Seoul is a city with a thousand-year history, yet it is also the leader of the world’s trend. To experience the luxurious life of a hip Seouler, follow us in this time-travelling journey to taste the most precious culinary in a hundred-year-old imperial architecture, while shuttling back to the modern world...
關於秘魯的天空之城馬丘比丘(Machu Picchu),一直以來有很多傳說和傳奇故事。這個屬於前哥倫布時期的印加帝國遺 址,早在15世紀中西班牙大軍並未抵達秘魯時已經存在。馬丘比丘座落在安第斯山脈約海拔2400米的山脊,俯瞰著烏魯 班巴河谷(Urubamba River),即使湮滅了,依然帶著神秘色彩。不少人甚至認為這是一生必去的地方。馬丘比丘其中一 個最夢幻的遊覽方式,就是坐上一列由東方快車營運的豪華仿古列車,在醉人的氣氛中,把人帶進古印加昔日的璀璨時光。 Machu Picchu is a destination of stories and legends. An Incan citadel, it stands on an Andes mountain ridge of 2,400 metres above sea level, overlooking Urbama River. One of the most fascinating ways to explore the mysterious once-in-a-lifetime destination is to take an antique-style train and imagine yourself...
英國近年捲起一陣古典風,對於往日貴族的生活品味份外嚮往。英式牆紙、古董鈕扣沙發、圖案地氈,再加一杯 威士忌,重現舊時英式紳士的日常。由英國倫敦至愛爾蘭各地,重拾上世紀英式風味,見識不同風情的貴族生活。 In recent years, a resurgence of interests is in the Edwardian lifestyle of UK. From classy wallpaper and antique sofa, to lush carpet and a rich glass of whisky, elements of the old British times are making a comeback. From London to Dublin, get a taste of the historic British high...
走進8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana,會聽到人人都在呼喚「Papa、Papa 」,原來他們稱呼的正是這 位意大利胖爸爸Umberto Bombana,這位胖嘟嘟「松露之王」從米其林三星級大廚,今年正式獲得 「終身成就獎」(The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award),他在你眼前刨出一片片薄薄的 松露片,飛揚到手做意大利細寬麵條上,空氣中瀰漫着菇菌與杏仁、蒜頭與麝香的芳香,他單一單眼 笑笑說:「我認識無數米其林大廚,他們都像我一樣,滿有激情、帶點瘋狂! 」 Walking into 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, you would hear staffs calling “Papa!Papa!” repeatedly. That is how they call their chef-owner Umberto Bombana, who has recently won The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award. “Like many Michelin-starred chefs that...
每次行走於異地陌生的城市,總會有衝動想找個人聊聊天,然而總會因為語言不通而放棄吧!若果有天語言都成了威士忌,什麼國家的什麼威士忌,只要喝一口就自自然然大家都明瞭箇中意義,醇香的是釀酒者的語言、沉厚的是木桶匠的語言、花香味是種植小麥者的語言、泥煤味是製造酒窖者的語言……環顧一下身邊,原來正置身機場中的威士忌之家,各地而來的異國旅人圍着此威士忌角落一解鄉愁,一切盡在不言中。 If whiskey is common language, everyone naturally understands each others by taking a sip – the mellow flavor of the brewer, the full-bodiness of the carpenter, the fragrance of the wheat grower, the smell of peat of the wine cave maker. Discover the magical mystery in The Whiskey House...
雞尾酒在世界品酒潮流上,又再興起。帶動創新雞尾酒熱潮的,除了優秀的調酒師,還有各大小出色的酒吧。《FIRST》這次為大家帶來6間酒吧,且各有「最」強之特色,值得大家逐一去造訪!
對旅遊的要求與解讀因人而異,但相信外遊資歷愈是深厚,愈是珍惜以優遊的心態享受每一回或長或短的行程,尤其目的地是被《國家地理雜誌》選為「人生必去的50個地方」之一的越南峴港(Da Nang)。 Different people look for different things when choosing a holiday destination. But the more well-travelled no doubt prefer to soak up all that each destination has to offer at a leisurely pace. As one of National Geographic’s Top 50 Places of a Lifetime, Da Nang is the perfect...