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From Africa to Buzău valley

How an international development consultant started a culinary tourism business in Romania   Thorsten Kirschner is born in Germany. He travelled around the world - Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe -...

Eyes Peeled and Mind Open

  Entering Spring, it is perhaps the time of year people are most aware, in this part of the world, of the green starting to make its way out from the ground again, up in the trees and all around. And sin...

Hai, Let’s Go!

  Charlie Ottley is back. After the success of his stunning four part Wild Carpathia series, Charlie is presenting another TV series, “Flavours of Romania”, which airs this month for the first time. OZB s...

Chef Franz’s Ceviche

Chef Franz Conde is Executive Chef at the Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest following nine years at Hilton Amsterdam. In the Netherlands he developed and launched the menu and the concept of Roberto’s Amsterdam r...

AVINCIS Wines, the Essence of Quality

  AVINCIS wines were officially launched six years ago and since then they have stood as a unique symbol for the rebirth of Romanian wines, merging modernity with tradition. However, their story began i...

Love Lunch

  By Douglas Williams   Sometimes, often just when we really need it, life comes up with a wee treat to make us smile. This happened to me twice recently and both times it was in the form of ...

Living Lightly, Thinking Deeply

By Douglas Williams Ten years ago Nicolette Keizer pitched up in deepest, darkest Transylvania with a notion to buy a plot of land - she’d seen one online. Having just passed her half century and having spen...

New Starbucks opens in old-center Bucharest

In licensed partnership with AmRest, a new Starbucks store serving rare, small-lot Starbucks Reserve coffees has opened its doors in downtown Bucharest on busy Lipscani Street. Alongside this range of carefully...