BAD GASTEIN: Skiing in the ‘Monaco of the Alps’
Arriving into Bad Gastein is like stepping into a Christmas card. Driving through this picturesque village as we head to our hotel, we see beautiful Belle Époque houses and quaint homes covered in a fresh blanket of snow (we were really lucky to have so much snow this late in the Season (mid April). Credited as one if the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with 5 houses and 80 rooms, the certified organic 4 star Hoteldorf Grüner Baum was to be our lush place of residence for the week. We were told Hotel Grüner Baum was one of the best hotels in Bad Gastein and it’s impossible not to agree with that statement. The Hotel is in one of Austria’s most scenic destination. We were fortunate enough to be in the spa area so we could retire our tired legs after a day of skiing with a treatment, enjoy the sauna or steam room or simply have a relaxing swim in the swimming pool.
PREVIEW: POP-Down at the Vaults
Bespoke dining company Cuisson is delighted to announce that they will be taking their innovative and highly creative pop-up supper club POP-Down to the Vaults in Waterloo, for a three-month residency. Having truly perfected the art of inventive fine-dining with POP-Down at Borough Barista, which quickly became recognised as one of the most popular supper-clubs of the year, the team at Cuisson will be transferring their honed skills, exceptional creativity and imaginative techniques of gastronomy to this larger event space, offering all the elements of POP-Down on a superior scale.