Editor's Letter

We’re going back in time this issue, with a gourmet traveller feature on the historic city of Burgos; the one-time Spanish capital and birthplace of conquistador El Cid. Francesca Jackson takes a tour around Dubai and Joe Worthington speaks with celebrated architect André Meyerhans about his latest pièce de résistance the Al Nadi Tower in Abu Dhabi. We talk to celebrated Michelin starred chefs Michel Roux Jnr, Heiko Nieder, and David Nicholls, celebrated chef and the Big Cheese at Mandarin Oriental Hotels; and learn a little about Zuma Dubai from GM Illir Caushi. We welcome our latest columnist, 2 Michelin starred Richard Ekkebus, from Amber in Hong Kong and discover what makes Ali Sinaei of RoundMenu tick. There’s also no shortage of edible inspiration, Clarissa Hyman shares her thoughts on the sliver treasure of the seas, the humble sardine. Simmone Logue takes us on a global tour of world cuisines and Rich Harris makes the most of barbecue season and thanks to all of you who voted for your Food and Travel favourites in this year’s awards, now see who has made the finals, to be judged by our expert panel.


Bon Appétit


Anisa Al Hawaj