Savannah Grill, Spa and the Sun

Savannah Grill, Spa and the Sun

Plantation Bay Sunrise

Waking up on our final morning at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa was "half-and-half". Half excited to see the sunrise by the beach and to rejuvenate at the Mogambo Springs Spa. Also half reluctant to leave what we considered a holiday paradise. Day by day, hour by hour the resort swept us away. Continue reading

Retro Cucumber Relish

Retro Cucumber Relish

Cucumber Pickles

The saying "When it rains it pours" certainly relates well to my garden.  So often it's slim pickings in my vegetable and herb garden, but when I do get a crop you can bet your life it's a bumper crop! A few weeks ago I started drowning in cucumbers.   After I proudly photographed the Continue reading

An Insight into Caribbean Cuisine

An Insight into Caribbean Cuisine

Jamaican BBQ

You may have noticed I have been including stories recently about foods from various holiday destinations. When I plan a getaway one of the first things I do is research the local cuisine.  It occurred to me that I should be sharing these amazing insights with readers.  Perhaps I can tempt your Continue reading

Kiyomi Restaurant – Japanese Culinary Artistry

Kiyomi Restaurant – Japanese Culinary Artistry

Kiyomi Restaurant - Jupiter's Casino

Open just 9 weeks, Kiyomi Restaurant is set to be another resounding success for executive Chef Chase Kojima. Chase is revered for his innovative, modern approach to Japanese cuisine. The talented chef made a name for himself as Executive Chef with Nobu Group, and then continued to shine at Sokyo Continue reading

Palermo Restaurant and Brazilian Night

Palermo Restaurant and Brazilian Night

Palermo Restaurant - Night Signage

'Twas our second night in Cebu. My friends and I were still under the charms of Plantation Bay Resort and Spa. Outside it was a bit chilly and starry. All thoughts of the chill in the air melted at the sight of the sizzling Brazilian show. As we had gotten ourselves familiar with the Continue reading

Best Ever Barcelona Dishes!

Best Ever Barcelona Dishes!

Escalivada -Barcelona Spanish Tapas

Regular Gourmet Getaways readers would know that I choose my holiday destinations based on the food I would like to try. Today I give you a delicious look at some of the best Barcelona Dishes! Must Try Dishes in Barcelona If you are planning a grand trip to Spain, one of the places that you be Continue reading

Swept Away at Plantation Bay

Swept Away at Plantation Bay

Feature

I've been hearing a lot about Plantation Bay Resort & Spa in Cebu for long. But my interest was always in Boracay, Palawan, Batanes, among others. Never Cebu...until a promo fare nudged me to book flights in February this year. So what's in a name? Should I expect a pineapple plantation? Continue reading

Creamy Smoked Salmon Fettuccine

Creamy Smoked Salmon Fettuccine

Fettuccine with Creamy Smoked Salmon Sauce

What would be a romantic meal to make? I asked the family. I need some romantic food idea's for a Valentines Day dinner. "There isn't any romantic food." explained my mere male, Mr GG "There are romantic meals, but it's not the food, it's the setting." My daughter rolled her eyes. She's only 7 Continue reading

Texas BBQ Meat- Its smoking time!

Texas BBQ Meat- Its smoking time!

Texas BBQ Image

I think I may have done something bad! I can't decide if it's just a little bad or very, very bad...  It certainly wasn't something a "good" wife would do. I think I will tell you what I did and you can decide if it's bad, or BAD! I have been reading a cookbook by Jonas Camby which Continue reading

Tigerbakers Bar & Cafe – Beware the Tiger

Tigerbakers Bar & Cafe – Beware the Tiger

Tigerbakers Bar & Cafe

I would like to start this review by saying I don’t usually write bad reviews. If I have an unsatisfactory meal I usually chalk it up to experience, delete the images and move on. I had intended to do just that when we left Tigerbakers on Darlinghurst Rd. I had already reformatted my memory card Continue reading

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