Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Best Evers for You

Here are three more 'Best Evers' that I want to share. When it comes to the food and hospitality industry, I am very particular about what I like and don't like, and these three places exceeded my expectations every time I visited them:

Best Hotel Ever:

I was involved in a lot of exercise physiology & nutrition research that was being conducted at the University of Nottingham. Before I left the supplement industry we were deep into looking into cellular protein signaling and muscular growth…super interesting stuff.

Whenever I was in Nottingham I made a point to always stay at Hart’s Hotel.

No real gym, barely a lounge…and the rooms were of a mediocre size at best.

BUT, the garden rooms opened up to their garden terrace, essentially making your room “3 walled” – the perfect way to just relax and just chill after a long day of working and being “on”.

If you have ever traveled for work, then you know how tiring it can be to always be “on”.

You are “on” during meetings, “on” during the dinner after the meetings and you are even “on” during drinks, after the dinner, after the meetings.

If you can’t find a way to relax on business travel you will burn out quickly.

I’ve stayed in much fancier hotels, but Hart’s is my Best Ever hotel, simply based on atmosphere.

If you ever visit Nottingham I suggest Hart’s.


Best Restaurant Ever:

The three Chimneys, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

If I wasn’t in Nottingham for research I was in Glasgow, and I grew so fond of Scotland during my business trips there, my wife and I chose Scotland as our honeymooned destination.

During our honeymoon B&B and Distillery tour across Scotland, one of my favorite dinners was at the Three Chimneys.

If you ever get a chance to visit Scotland (go during the summer months) I highly recommend the Three Chimneys Restaurant.


(In North America, my favorite still has to be Dragon Fly Sushi and Saki Company. A Sushi Fusion restaurant in Gainesville, Florida.)

Best Tea Ever:

Hands down, runaway favorite has to be “Tea at the White House” in Waterdown Ontario…huge selection of tea, great people, great atmosphere…just a class act. Worth the visit, but you’d be best to make a reservation.

My advice would be to order the high Tea and split it between two people…with a pot of sticky toffee tea…( mmmmmmm..sticky toffee tea)


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Caroline Radway said...

Didn't know you spent so much time in the UK! Ironic tea doesn't feature as a UK fave...

flurogoddess said...

Wow, that's quite a surprise that your favourites are in the UK! I might actually have to visit the hotel in Nottingham.