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Maui Restaurants: The Best Places to Eat on the Island

Jun 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Debbi & William D. Kickham, Esq.

To say that Maui has great restaurants well, that's like saying the sea is blue. On Maui we have eaten some of the most unbelievable food that you'll ever find.... Read More

Luxury Hotels Bring Back Traditional Champagne Sabering Ritual

Jun 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The centuries old tradition of Champagne sabering seems to be making a comeback as elite restaurants and luxury hotels get in on the act.... Read More

Padma Lakshmi Spices Up the Kitchen

Jun 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

There are many reasons to put one’s pen toward a profile of the inimitable Padma Lakshmi — intellectual sex symbol and former model turned Top Chef host, kitchen goddess and Campari spokeswoman.... Read More

Restaurant Avondale: Acclaimed Dining at the Westin Riverfront

Jun 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Restaurant Avondale is located within the Award Winning Westin Riverfront. With world-class food, a casual and stylish atmosphere, and fantastic location overlooking the Eagle River, Restaurant Avondale is an absolute delight.... Read More

Rémy Martin Reveals Limited Edition Louis XIII Le Jeroboam

Jun 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The famed French house of Rémy Martin has just unveiled its latest luxe offering, the Louis XIII Le Jeroboam. Limited to just 100 bespoke decanters priced at about $23,000 apiece, the Le Jeroboam is filled with the renowned Louis XIII blend of over 1,200 fine and rare cognacs from the famed Grande Champagne region.... Read More

How to Serve Wine at the Proper Temperature

Jun 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

If you drink wine, you know that white wines are typically served chilled, and red wine is best served at room temperature. While these guidelines are basic and broadly true, serving wines at a temperature that is too cold or too warm will mask the structured nuances of a wine, and negate the very essence of subtle craftsmanship intended by the winemaker. There is a simple formula (outlined below) to optimize the flavor profile and variable aromas of different grapes.... Read More

Classic Vietnamese Pho

Jun 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Pho: quite simply, an utterly captivating dish – simple in execution yet enormously complex in flavor. This Vietnamese noodle soup, pronounced "fuh," is upon first glance, just noodle water with tiny bits of greenery – snooze. But once inundated by the aromatic steam rising from the clear, yet strikingly rich, broth of boiled down marrow and bone nectar, you become intrigued...and must know [taste] more.... Read More

The 20th Anniversary of Hawaii Regional Cuisine at Chef Mavro Restaurant

Jun 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner

Hawaii Regional Cuisine celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. There was a time when everything was flown or shipped in, until twelve chefs created a culinary revolution by organizing and working with local farmers to grow what they'd guarantee to buy and cook.... Read More

Royal Salute Launches World's Most Expensive Scotch Whisky

Jun 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge

Timing is everything and the timing couldn't have been better this past weekend for the launch of the latest brand made by Royal Salute, the award-winning Scotch whisky company with roots deeply tied to the British Royal family. Royal Salute was created by parent company Chivas Regal in 1953 as a tribute to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.... Read More

Larkspur Restaurant Vail, Colorado: Artistically Crafted Cuisine

Jun 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Situated slope-side at Vail Ski Resort, Larkspur Restaurant celebrates American classic culinary delights with modern flair. A warm and welcoming ambiance coupled with fantastic fare make it one of the premier dining favorites in the Vail Valley.... Read More

Father's Day Cocktail Recipes

Jun 16, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This Father's Day, shock the kids by playing bartender as well as grill master. These cocktail recipes come from some of the hottest bars in the country and are sure to please a crowd, while still giving you plenty of time to catch up with the family. For dads that don't like to fuss, these cocktails pack a lot of punch:... Read More

What is Saffron?

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

This is one sexy spice. It soothed Alexander the Great after battle, launched wars between nations, and one single thread was once said to calm melancholy and ignite passion.... Read More

Patron XO Cafe Coffee Liqueur Elevates Cocktail Recipes

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Jamie Gungler

Tequila is typically not my drink of choice. I can't take the inevitable burn without flashbacks of college chants of "1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila ..." In addition, the main tequila concoction, margaritas, mostly come with too much sweet and too much sour for that pucker-face drink to quench my palete.... Read More

Wine Auction Event to Benefit STOP CANCER

Jun 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Your love of wine could benefit a good cause at Bonhams & Butterfields summer wine auction on June 18. The auction house will offer a selection of vintages, with the seller's proceeds allocated to benefit STOP CANCER, a nonprofit volunteer organization located in Los Angeles.... Read More

Napa Valley Wine Auction 2011: When It Rains, It Pours

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

For the first time in its 31-year history, rain fell on the main event of Napa Valley's renowned charity wine auction held on the lawn of Meadowood Napa Valley in St Helena, Saturday, June 4. While Mother Nature let it rain, the bidders poured $7.3 million into auction revenue that provides for the region's charities.... Read More

Deep Pockets Food & Wine Fundraisers

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With results from the 31st Annual Auction Napa Valley blazing across the Twitter-verse and the countdown clock on to Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation in L.A., fancy food and wine fundraisers are at the top of our event radar. But one question we’ve always had about these events— and we’re probably not alone — is, "What exactly is the financial bottom line?"... Read More

The Century Egg

Jun 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

What if I told you that one of China’s rarest food delicacies has been rotting in the ground for one hundred years? Well, not rotting, exactly, but aging — aging to one-of-a-kind perfection. And not for a hundred years either, but just for a couple of months. I would like to introduce you to the hundred-year-old egg, otherwise known as "The Century Egg."... Read More

200th Anniversary of Legendary Champagne House Perrier-Jouet

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

A stylish crowd gathered at the Mondrian Soho last night to celebrate the 200th anniversary of legendary Champagne house Perrier-Jouet. Susan Sarandon and daughter Eva Amurri, the guests of honor, were in attendance throughout most of the party. They mingled with friends like designer Chris Benz (who designed Eva’s frock for the evening) and other guests.... Read More

Ice Drop: Make a Splash in Your Next Drink

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If your favorite fine spirits have become bored with just plain old "rocks," then the Ice Drop can help step it up a bit. The ingeniously shaped ice drop is as fun to use as it is to enjoy. A great conversation piece for your next libation-filled gathering, the Ice Drop Maker is an elegant and simple ice press designed to take large blocks of ice and melt and shape them into perfect ice spheres, or "ice drops."... Read More

Manly Cocktail Recipes for the Summer

Jun 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

While nothing hits the spot better than a cold brewski on a hot summer's day, nothing says refined refreshment like a cocktail. They don't all come in some froofy glass with a pink hue; plenty of cocktails feature man's favorite liquor, whether its tequila, scotch or gin. These fancy cocktail recipes could even start a new Father's Day tradition (or at least help get some warm fuzzy feelings going).... Read More

Chivas Regal Master Whisky Tasting Class at the Cannes Film Festival

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge

Chivas Brothers' Global Brand Ambassador, Max Warner, recently sat down with JustLuxe to guide us through a Master Whisky Tasting class at Chivas House during the Cannes Film Festival.... Read More

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