If you grow up in a coastal Mediterranean town and you are a little bit spoiled when it comes to seafood, One-O-One seafood restaurant is the place for you.

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Highly recognized and awarded as one of the finest seafood restaurants in London, One-O-One brings the flavors of the sea straight to the plate in the most exquisite way. My husband and I visited the Knightsbridge-based One-O-One restaurant on Friday evening. Immediately when we entered the restaurant, we were welcomed and felt very comfortable immediately.

Growing up on the Adriatic Mediterranean coast, we have always been spoiled for fresh and delicious seafood. Not only does One-O-One give you the finest principle elements, it prepares and offers them to you in ways that even we were amazingly and positively surprised and literally blown away with exquisite tasty combinations.


Once seated, we were immediately offered an aperitif. My husband went for a cocktail, while I decided to wait for the food and go with the wine.

We immediately started looking at the generous menu, which offers upmarket seafood dishes and a tasty menu created by Breton chef Pascal Proyart.

Menu highlights include Jersey rock oysters, which can be served in four different ways; there is also the Norwegian red king crab legs from the Barents Sea; also offered with four flavorings; yellowfin tuna tartar, Dover sole and whole sea bass baked in guarded sea salt.

Because we really wanted to get the best possible overview and taste of all the seafood specialties from Chef Proyart, we opted for the 5-course tasting menu.

We decided to leave the decision of the wine in the expert hands of a very professional sommelier lady and went for a wine pairing. We didn’t have to wait long until we started with our amazing food journey.

After the fresh and delicate smoked amuse bouche de Jour, our bellies were ready for one of the best tuna tartar that I had in my life: Yellowfin tuna tartar, duck foie gras, sushi rice, truffle, radicchio, beetroot, hazelnut.

The Sauvignon Blanc de Touraine, Loire Valley, New Zeeland 2014, was a very good paring to follow this sweet and sour, citrusy dish.


We continued with the Scallops, pork belly, onsen quail eggs, potato espuma, bisque, and jus gras.

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After the success of our starters, we were very much looking forward to the remainder of our meal.

Cod, red prawn, paimpol coco beans cassoulet, Iberico chorizo, piquillo, parsley

The interesting thing about this dish is that even though the cod is relatively a simple and dry fish, the chef’s choice combination with coco beans and chorizo gave it that moister and textured additional kick. So, everything elevated the fish very much.

The wine was Chardonnay,Tangley Oaks, North California, USA, 2014. It brought back some nice memories of our trip to Nappa valley that we took some time ago.

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But the biggest culinary surprise was yet to come. The Terre et Mer Lobster, king crab, beef fillet, celeriac, heritage carrot, and Pinot Noir was absolutely to die for. The surf and turf combination was so sweet and full of strong flavors that I remember waking up next day and still having this amazing combination of flavors in my mind and my mouth. My husband said it was the same for him. The mix of bisque and Pinot noir sauce was heavenly.

The colorful Bourgogne, Hautes Cotes de Beaune, Domaine Rollin, France, 2014, was a wonderful choice just to elevate the whole dish, if elevation was even possible.

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Even though we were so full and in heaven with the dishes that we tried and chose, we couldn’t resist the amazing Coupe liegeoise, Manjari chocolate, coffee foam, salt caramel ice cream.

I can honestly say that the whole experience at One-O-One was amazing and all our senses were involved. The whole menu was impeccably inventive, with a lot of creativity in taste and texture.

Besides our big compliments to the chef, we must say that also the waiters, and especially our sommelier lady, were very professional and very welcoming.

We definitely recommend that you try this amazing experience that we had at One-O-One. This restaurant is well worth a visit.

And in case I didn’t stress it enough: the surf and turf was amazing!


Address: The Park Tower, 101 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RN



The amazing holiday experience at Mykonos

The amazing holiday experience at Mykonos

Travelling with family and friends is perhaps one of the surest ways to enjoy a fun-filled and memorable trip. My trip to Mykonos with my girlfriends was no different! We absolutely had a blast fun wise. From the activities to the food and accommodation, Mykonos proved to be an absolutely great destination. The shops filled with galleries revealed the unseen beauty of this destination. The experience here was one of a kind and I would certainly recommend this location to anybody looking for a life transforming trip. So, what went down at Mykonos?


Welcome to Mykonos 

Upon arrival, we immediately felt relaxed and simply wanted to go and find a nice beach. We decided to go to Principaute de Mykonos Panormos beach (http://www.panormosmykonos.gr) and enjoy all the natural beauties that Mykonos has to offer. This beach has perfectly clear blue water and beautiful sandy beaches.  It brings out the very best definition of a beach and explains why both residents and tourists found it so irresistible.


Panormos is a private beach with limited capacities so reservations are essential. On the other hand, the limited numbers mean that there is never a crowd. We immediately got our Nescaffe cold coffees followed by a splash in the perfectly clear blue water. The chill out music follows you everywhere, from the restaurant to the water.

The beach restaurant has just been refurbished and is a perfect merge of the (what I understand as) Greek and lounge styles. We booked a table in the open area. Again, the music was everywhere but at the right level so that we could also speak and enjoy each other’s company. We tried and shared a lot of different dishes as we always love to do. We can certainly recommend to try the black pasta with squid ink and scampi. And their signature Greek salad – it is unlike any other Greek salad you have tried before. Finger licking delicious! After the fantastic lunch we spent the rest of the day at the beach just lying on the beach, swimming and listening to the music. I may have mentioned this but the most amazing aspect about Mykonos is that music is absolutely everywhere – and we love this!

All in all, Panormos is just a perfect place for a bunch of friends chilling out after a long tough couple of weeks and getting into the “Mykonos groove”. Hell, even there slogan is amazing: “Feel the Elegance”!

Later In the evening, we decided to try out Scorpios bar and restaurant (http://www.scorpiosmykonos.com). According to the grapevine, it was supposedly topnotch. We simply had to check it out! What a disappointment: this joint did not meet our expectations in any way. The food was average and the music…! Let’s just say a younger generation would probably prefer it more.

Food – the more local the better

The most amazing restaurant experience we had during our trip definitely had to be at the Ling Ling Hakkasan restaurant (http://lingling.hakkasan.com/). Conveniently, it is situated in the heart of the old town center. Founded in London in 2001, Hakkasan has grown to become one of the most revered restaurant, lounge and nightlife brands. Ling Ling takes the Hakkasan DNA and twists it to create a restaurant and bar experience that reflects its environment but has signature elements from Hakkasan. The first Ling Ling was open in Mykonos in 2015.


The Hakkasan kitchen is run by executive chef Tong Chee Hwee and it is courtesy of his dedication to Chinese cuisine that the brand has won numerous accolades including the Michelin stars. The food offered in this restaurant will leave you craving for more. BTW: the duck salat is their signature dish. One word for it, Scrumptious!

Possibly our best experience on Mykonos was a day trip on a private catamaran. We felt heavenly throughout the day. The catamaran was more than big enough for the five of us: we could pick our own music and dance to our liking. Our skipper suggested an itinerary with several bays and beaches which included some of the most beautiful ones we have ever seen – we could only agree!


We indulged in the ride and the pleasant wind. We stopped in several bays where we could swim freely and had a really good time. But the best was yet to come: Diana, the second in command, prepared the most amazing meal with fresh ingredients for us – on the boat, in the super small kitchen! She somehow managed to include all the primary tastes of Mykonos and Greece and prepared several restaurant-level dishes, including fantastic scampi, authentic Greek salad, spicy grilled cheese, mixed calamari.

After this spectacle we slowly headed back to the port. On the way back we also had the possibility to a sail a little bit which was another fascinating experience. Thank you, iTravel Mykonos (http://www.mykonos-web.com/) for this perfect day and an amazing 5-star day.

Night life

At Mykonos you can find exciting beach bars but also lounge bars for a romantic evening out. The most frequent spot for vibrant nightlife is Mykonos town, boasting some of the best bars that party till early morning hours. Little Venice is another very nice nightlife option, where you can find lively bars hosted in charming terraced buildings.

And that is where you can find the one and only Caprice of Mykonos bar(http://caprice.gr/en). The moment you enter you will feel at home and this feeling never goes away. After the first drink the full of energy, kind and always smiling waters will become your best friends. Caprice bar is located in the seafront of Little Venice. It is party time all day and night in Caprice. You will be greeted with the most amazing dance music that will satisfied the most picky music lovers. The best thing about this place is that people immediately (yes, already at the entrance) embrace the positive energy of the place – and you inevitably find yourself surrounded with people who are happy, smiling and just having fun.



There are numerous hotels in Mykonos. You’re absolutely spoilt for choice!  We decided to stay at the Porto Mykonos hotel for 3 nights. Unfortunately, the hotel is not the ideal place for anyone looking for privacy. In addition, the quality of services was poor! Why you wonder? Well, we had to wait for 15 minutes before having a simple cup of coffee served.

The amazing view of the Mykonos Port from the hotel came in handy engulfing the unwelcoming experience at the hotel. In addition, this hotel is the ideal place for anyone looking for close proximity to the town.

Conclusion: strongly recommended!

Mykonos will steal your heart! There are so many different things to love and it does not matter, if you are there with your friends, as a couple or a family: this place is so diverse and unique that everybody will find something they will want to take back home.

Not everything is perfect for a regular traveler. But Mykonos is certainly very close to perfection for a music lover looking for a relaxed amazing place to get away from everyday stress and fill up those batteries! So just pack your bags and GO!!! See you there, we’ll surely be back!