THE TASTES OF SUMMER

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The stun­ning Porto Mon­tene­gro de­vel­op­ment in this tiny Balkan state con­tin­ues to draw in the smart set thanks to its high-fash­ion bou­tiques, mega-ma­rina and, most re­cently, Mitsu – the coun­try’s fi rst au­then­tic Ja­panese restau­rant. Sample head chef Mit­suteru Arai’s fa­mous ni­giri washed down with a sake. If you’re crav­ing some­thing more local, pop into the nearby Bonella Cen­tre, which dishes up tra­di­tional Mon­tene­grin pas­tries, cakes and fresh fruit juices. (por­tomon­tene­gro. com)

Di­pal Acharya sam­ples the best new foodie hotspots

in the Mediter­ranean this summer

The newly opened Mama Shel­ter in Mar­seille is the fol­low- up to the pop­u­lar Paris orig­i­nal. De­signed by Philippe Starck, it’s as slick and bonkers as you’d expect. In ad­di­tion to the 127 rooms, there’s a Mediter­ranean restau­rant (right) headed up by Miche­lin- starred chef Alain Sen­derens, whose sig­na­ture dishes in­clude Mama oc­to­pus stew served with cut­tlefi sh-ink rice, and foie gras ter­rine. For those with a sweet tooth, the pud­dings are a must – we’re head­ing down there just to try the molten cho­co­late cake with cof­fee fi lling and banana hot fudge. Rooms from € 79 (ma­mashel­ter. com)

Ko­tor Bay, Mon­tene­gro

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