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The Consummate Foodie: Eating In, Out, and All Around

If there is one thing that undoubtedly brings people together regardless of age, race, or nationality, it’s eating delicious, well-prepared food. This blog is intended for anyone who loves good food, restaurants, and eating out (or, in these trying times, ordering in).

Here, committed ‘foodies’ will find a range of frequently-updated posts on numerous food-related topics, including recipes, restaurant reviews, and regional cuisines from all over the world, along with much more.

This blog is sure to have something for everyone with a gourmet palate, from restaurateurs with years of experience to everyday folks who just love eating good food.

Bon appétit!

France; the Home of Patisserie

30 Nov 2020

France is undoubtedly top of the list when it comes to delicate patisserie, and their shop window displays are a sight to behold. Some of the most popular recipes include pumpkin madeleines, éclairs, raspberry and white chocolate meringue kisses, tarte au citron and charlotte russe.

Italian Food: Everybody's Favourite

30 Oct 2020

For those not so familiar with Italian food, they may think the only options are pizza and pasta. However, centuries of a love affair with cooking have led to some fabulous dishes. These include Osso Bucco, Panzanella, Cicchetti, Caponata and Burrata. Don't forget delicious gelato to end your meal.

Free Food at Casinos - How Does it Work?

9 Sep 2020

While visiting any casino, whether it be in Vegas, Monte Carlo, or Macau, the price of your trip away can soon stack up. Travel is pricey, good food isn't cheap, and hotels are expensive. Besides these expenses, you'll also be taking a significant amount of cash with you for gambling.

For this reason, many avid gamblers will take full advantage of any giveaways and deals on offer. These freebies can include anything from pens to dinners in fancy casino restaurants. At the end of the day, every dollar counts when it comes to gambling.

Below, we take a closer look at how to receive free food and drink while you're spinning the roulette wheel.

Casino Comp Points

The word comp is casino slang for complimentary. Many casinos will offer complimentary items as an incentive for you to keep gambling with them. The more you gamble and spend time within the casino, the more comps you'll get. For example, high rollers may collect enough comp points to exchange for free hotel rooms, or dining vouchers at the best restaurant. These reward schemes help to ensure they stay on the premises and come back for more.

It's important to remember with this system that 'if you don't ask, you won't get'. Be cheeky! If you're bringing lots of action to a table, or cashing in a considerable amount of money, ask the cashier or pit bosses for a free drink or meal. At the best casinos, they will most likely already be on their way to you to offer you something for free.

Casino comp points are not only a staple of land-based casinos. Even some online casinos have their own comps program, allowing you to collect comps that you can exchange for bonuses or other rewards (see the full list of casinos on

Casino Card Promotions

Many casinos will also have a casino card, which you can credit electronically and use on repeat visits rather than handling chips. When signing up for one of these players cards, ask if there are any promotions for new cardholders. A lot of the time you'll receive dinner for two, a free buffet night, or top-shelf drinks for the evening.

While using this card at the casino, your spending and playing are monitored more easily. Therefore, you're more likely to receive automatic comps through a reward system.

Casino Hotel Bookings

Many of us that go away on gambling trips will often stay in casino hotels. Rather than going with the hotel situated with your favourite casino downstairs, browse for ones that offer freebies. These could include room upgrades, room service, or a meals package.

Nowadays, you can book package trips that provide meals in one or more of the casino restaurants. It may be a buffet-style setup, or you may have a set menu to choose from as a hotel guest.

Final Words

Free food and other offers are a win-win situation for the player and house. Finding ways to save money on food and drink is a great way to cut down on your costs and make an expensive trip more affordable. At the same time, the casino’s goal is to keep you in their establishment to play for longer. These freebies, no matter how big or small, are all great incentives to achieve that.

Authentic Chinese Food

14 Aug 2020

Those who have ordered from their local Chinese takeaway and received an unidentifiable meal in a synthetic orange coloured sauce may not realise that it's a world away from their authentic cuisine. The real deal includes Sichuan pork, diced shrimp dumplings, Peking roast duck, Kung Pao chicken, and Yangchow Fried Rice.