Agenda - Culture
Prague Fringe Festival
A holiday to a romantic city and some fun at a festival could be the ideal way to your lover's heart. Prague is a must-see and one of the must-go reasons for heading to that beautiful city is the eighth Fringe Festival Praha (www.praguefringe.com) which next takes place from May 22-30. Surprise your partner with a holiday to remember.
SPOON by Alain Ducasse
France equals romance. But if you don't have time to visit the land of love this Valentine's Day but crave a taste of it then how about dipping into some French cooking classes? SPOON by Alain Ducasse is offering a perfect gift idea: food and wine lovers can take part in monthly cooking and wine appreciation seminars on Saturdays (10am-2pm). The 'Tour de France' classes feature cuisine from a different region of France for each session. Learn how to prepare a three-course menu, and discover cheeses and wine from that region. The next class is Bordeaux on February 28, followed by Burgundy, March 28; French Caribbean, April 25; Marseille, May 30; Nice, June 27. For details visit www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
If your partner loves wine then what better Valentine's gift than a wine cruise? Enter Silversea Cruises (www.silversea.com). The luxury liner is offering connoisseurs the Wine Series voyages (there are 11 to choose from). Guests can sample great vintages, learn about winemaking in special tastings and lectures conducted by wine professionals, vineyard owners, winemakers and experts from renowned establishments including California's Justin and Wente wineries, Italy's Castello Banfi and Chile's Santa Alicia Winery. Also participating is Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the Italian fashion visionary. Renowned for signature handbags and footwear, the Ferragamo family also owns Il Borro, a wine-producing estate in Tuscany. Ferragamo will host Silver Wind's July 6 sail from Lisbon to Monte Carlo.
Quintessentially makes the seemingly impossible possible. And if a luxury tour around Egypt is your idea of the perfect Valentine's Day gift then the company can help you. Get a unique insight into the world of the Pharaohs with a private tour of the pyramids, an after-hours private tour to the Egyptian Museum, a private butler, lavish accommodation, 5-star meals, a luxurious Pharaonic massage and lunch on a traditional Egyptian boat. Check out the Wonders of Egypt package at www.quintessentiallyescape.com