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Satisfy Cravings with DeBragga's Prime Beef Ribs

Dec 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

All vegetarians should avert their eyes because this one is for the carnivores. It can be tough to find a meat supplier that you trust and can count on for high quality beef, and famed New York butcher DeBragga intends to ease your troubles by giving everyone the chance to buy their products, including their full dry aged Prime Beef ribs. If you don't live near New York City, don't worry because DeBragga ships orders overnight all over the U.S.... Read More

Holiday Detox with M Café’s Scarlet Quinoa Salad Recipe

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Los Angeles' M Café is one of the best places to go to for healthy, contemporary macrobiotic cuisine, and happens to be a favorite among your favorite famous faces (including Orlando Bloom, Kate Bosworth, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Alba). With a location in Beverly Hills and a location on Melrose Avenue, M Café is a great post-Holiday choice for those of us who ate way too much this past month. To help you get back on track with healthy eating, M Café has offered this great recipe for Scarlet Quinoa Salad, which will be a part of their new winter menu come January, introduced by Chef Lee Gross.... Read More

World's Oldest Bottle of Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Sells for $160,000

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  4 Comments

An anonymous U.S. buyer has just paid $160,000 for the No. 1 bottle of the ultra-rare Bowmore 1957, the oldest of the famed distillery’s single malt Scotch, at the Bowmore distillery on Islay in Scotland.... Read More

Healthy Raw Mocha Pudding Recipe

Dec 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

If you like your food raw and healthy, you'll definitely like this sweet treat! This Mocha Pudding was born when Chef Matthew Kenney of M.A.K.E. restaurant in Santa Monica began dabbling with raw food, leading him one night to make some pudding at home. His creation was the start of many great desserts to come and now you can try out a variation of that original recipe.... Read More

Fairmont Pittsburgh's Classic Gingerbread Recipe

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Planning to make a gingerbread house as part of your holiday family fun? Or maybe just a platter of gingerbread cookies to snack on in the afternoons? Here's the essential recipe - and it's surprisingly easy to make. The decorations are up to your imagination...... Read More

Boozy Gifts to Bring the Host on the Holiday Party Circuit

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

As we whirl away on the holiday party circuit, we face the age-old dilemma: What's the perfect gift to bring as a guest, when every situation is different?... Read More

Ram's Gate Winery's Membership Delivers Wine to Your Door

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Wine. Delivered to your house. Six at a time. Three times a year. That’s exactly what you get when you sign up for what just might be the best gift this holiday season - the entry level “Sip” Membership to Ram’s Gate.... Read More

How To Set a Formal Table Properly

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

The holiday season is in full swing and that means food, family, and celebrations. If yours has been chosen (or volunteered) as the host home, then it might be time to clear the table of old mail and takeout menus. When I am a guest, a formal table setting is such a thoughtful and beautiful touch. The little details make diners and the occasion feel extra special.... Read More

Decadent Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bread Pudding Recipe

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The salty and sweet of pretzels and chocolate go so well together, so it's no surprise that Executive Chef Ben Erjavec from Baltimore's Sullivan's Steakhouse has concocted a delicious dessert that uses both, Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bread Pudding. With the cold weather coming in, there's really nothing better than a nice warm dessert to end the night with and nothing really satisfies as well as melted chocolate. For your next night in try this excellent dessert that not only uses chocolate and pretzels, but also brings in some sweet cream cheese icing with pinnacle whipped vodka.... Read More

What is Your Genetic Code For Food?

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

The greatest unifying thread in all cultures is food. Sharing food is an integral part of preserving tradition. The meals that children are raised on will be remembered long after they and their parents are gone – the food shared at family holidays, gatherings and special occasions is all a part of our genetic code.... Read More

How to Read a Wine Label

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Wine labels can be pretty confusing to read if you don't know what everything means. It gets even more frustrating when you discover that wine labels are not universally structured and that different countries will have very different looking labels. Instead of staring at the bottle for twenty minutes, afraid to show your lack of knowledge while blocking the aisle of your favorite wine merchant, check this simple reference guide out so you can get through that store quicker. The sooner you buy it, the sooner you can drink it.... Read More

Decadent Recipe for Sea Urchin Risotto with Smoked Caviar

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It doesn't get much finer than caviar and if you've ever wondered how to include the luxury dish in your home cooked meals, look no further than this recipe for Sea Urchin Risotto. Sent to us from Caviar Russe, this dish is sure to impress. With risotto infused with white wine, sea urchin puree, and the added taste of decadent smoked caviar, it will be like eating at a five-star restaurant of your own making.... Read More

How to Prepare Tea | From Temperatures to Steep Time

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

Tea...second only to water as the world’s most widely consumed beverage. Recommended by doctors for its boundless healthy properties, confided in for inspiration by the greatest writers and artists, a necessity for thousands of years to spiritual leaders and healers in the near and far east...tea is a ritual, a medicine, and a friend.... Read More

Cook Taste Eat | Cooking Lessons From Celebrity Chef Michael Mina

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Not only is Michael Mina a bona fide celebrity chef, but as those who have been privileged to see him do a cooking demo know, he's also a great teacher with a talent for explaining unusual techniques in layman's terms.... Read More

Meet the Chef | Andrew Kirschner of Los Angeles' Tar & Roses

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

From behind a wood-burning oven in Santa Monica, Chef Andrew Kirschner is making a hot name for himself in LA. Serving soulful plates that garner depth of flavor under unrefined heat, Kirschner's contemporary meets rustic restaurant, Tar & Roses, truly treats the senses.... Read More

Japan's Legendary Nikka Whisky to be Launched in U.S.

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Whisky aficionados have something extra to celebrate this season: the San Francisco-based Anchor Distilling Company is bringing Japan’s legendary Nikka whisky to the U.S. for the very first time. Both Nikka’s Taketsuru Pure Malt 12-year-old, and the famed Yoichi Single Malt 15-year-old, honored as the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards in 2008, will now be available here.... Read More

Original Seafood Recipe for Pumpkin Crusted Ahi Tuna with Pumpkin Wasabi Mousse

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Many of us love seafood but sometimes we don't really know any neat ways to prepare fish, instead choosing to take the same route every time. Well, if you're feeling like you're in a seafood rut, try out this new recipe for Pumpkin Crusted Ahi Tuna with Roasted Pumpkin Wasabi Mousse and Crispy Rice Cake. With tuna coated in a tasty pumpkin mix and a spicy wasabi mousse to ignite your taste buds, this attractive dish is sure to blow your mind.... Read More

$190 a Bottle for Vintage Beer | Samuel Adams Unveils 10th Anniversary Utopias

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The name Sam Adams is synonymous with some of Boston’s most flavorful brews. Summertime means Summer Ales. The fall? Well, who doesn’t love a cinnamon rimmed Harvest Pumpkin Ale or a frosty Oktoberfest? Now that winter is upon us and our beloved Winter Lagers have already hit the shelves, Sam Adams has created a few new options this holiday season.... Read More

The Broadmoor's Sommelier Gives Tips on Choosing Wine for the Holidays

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

With the holidays officially here, party and menu planning come full swing. Making its presence known more and more each passing year, wine takes charge as beverage of choice for holiday cheer. After all, wine perfectly pairs with warming foods and never overshadows a table full of homemade treats. Gathering tips on wine drinking during the holidays put us in touch with The Broadmoor Colorado Springs.... Read More

Chef Kirschner's Duck and Wild Mushroom Puff Pastry Pot Pie Recipe

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  2 Comments

Classifying Southern California’s winters as mild is an understatement. However, subtle seasonal changes still necessitate warming foods. When looking for heat, there's no better chef to turn it up than Andrew Kirschner, chef/owner of Santa Monica's hotlist restaurant Tar & Roses.... Read More

Flavorful Hamburger Recipe from The Mina Group's Handle Bar Restaurant

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're a fan of renowned chef Michael Mina than you may want to try this recipe for The Handle Burger, featuring mouthwatering beef and a vast variety of combined flavors. After all, this dish has been sent to us from The Handle Bar, the newest addition to the Mina Group's expansive collection of gourmet restaurants.... Read More

Moët & Chandon Names Tennis Star Roger Federer Their New Brand Ambassador

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Famed French champagne house Moët & Chandon, founded in 1743 and now part of the LVMH luxury goods empire, has just named tennis champion Roger Federer as its new brand ambassador. Federer will make his debut for the brand in a series of advertisements to be revealed in March 2013. Meanwhile, to celebrate the prestigious new partnership, Moët commissioned legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier to shoot some images of Federer in Paris, brandishing a bottle of the world-renowned bubbly, which holds a Royal Warrant to supply champagne to the Queen of England.... Read More

Kachina Southwestern Grill | Native American-Inspired Cuisine

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm  |  1 Comment

Southwestern grills are not a new concept - tacos, enchiladas, and Tex-Mex menus can be found literally all around the globe. However, Kachina at the Westin Westminster, Colorado gives a renewed take on old standbys by infusing them with Native American-inspired dishes and unexpected flavor pairings to a delightfully fresh menu.... Read More

The Mina Group's Newest Restaurant Offers Easy Recipe for White Cheddar Mac-n-Cheese

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Mina Group, owned by renowned Chef Michael Mina, is gearing up to open a brand new restaurant in December, The Handle Bar. Set within the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole in Wyoming, this establishment is taking a different approach to gourmet cuisine than the Mina Group's previous locations, meaning The Handle Bar will feature a casual atmosphere, reinforced by a menu full of accessible comfort foods.... Read More

The Sparkling Tastes of Cantine Ferrari

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For many, including myself, fine wine doesn't just stop with the contents of the bottle, it extends beyond to the company itself. If a brand wants to set itself apart from the pack nowadays, not only does the product have to be fantastic and unique, the story behind it has to be personable enough to emotionally invest customers beyond the wine glass. Ferrari knows this and in inviting a select group of writers, reviewers, and editors to a wine tasting lunch at Busalacchi's A Modo Mio in Hillcrest, San Diego with Ferrari Chairman, Matteo Lunelli, they made a point to not only talk about the wine, but about the tradition and passion behind it.... Read More

St. Regis Aspen and "Food & Wine" Announce New Chef's Club

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The St. Regis Aspen has announced its latest partnership with "Food & Wine" magazine to bring some of the country’s best new chefs to the stunning resort for the season. The beautifully designed Chefs Club by Food & Wine, which opened this past summer featuring outdoor seating and a cozy fireplace, brings four great chefs to the property twice a year to create seasonally inspired dishes for the luxurious ski resort’s stylish patrons.... Read More

Try This Seafood Recipe for Potato Crusted Halibut with Creamy Leeks

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado has a new Executive Chef in the form of Bertrand Bouquin, who has stepped up to replace the retired Chef Sigi Eisenberger. To commemorate his exciting new position, he's been gracious enough to share with us this great recipe for Potato Crusted Halibut with Creamy Leeks and Port Wine Reduction.... Read More

Patrón Secret Dining Society Creates Unforgettable Memories

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The holidays can be a stressful time of year with many frantically creating gift lists, trying to come up with unique ideas to give their loved ones. Which gift for your best friend? Which one for your mom? Is it unique enough? Will it make them happy? If you know anyone who has a taste for fine spirits - or maybe you're the aficionado yourself - consider buying some Patrón for the holidays, maybe a bottle of Gran Patrón Platinum. Better yet, offer them an invite to the Patrón Social Club. Members of this exclusive club get access to private social events that are incredibly covert and one-of-a-kind experiences.... Read More

Truffle Stuffed Whole Roasted Chicken

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We know turkey is the norm centerpiece during Thanksgiving but if you find yourself wanting to try something different, why not go for a Truffle Stuffed Whole Roasted Chicken with Creamy Truffle Polenta? Sent to us by Marcus Gleadow-Ware, the Executive Chef of Aureole in New York, this recipe incorporates white and black truffles with fresh thyme and sage to create an attention-grabbing dish.... Read More

Cheers To A Clutter-Free Wine Cellar With Cellar Advisors

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

The holiday season is upon us, and while many are busy slaving away in the kitchen concocting a beautiful and tasty family meal, we truly seasoned veterans know that the real mark of a successful feast is not in the food provided, but rather, the adult beverages that accompany it – particularly the wine.... Read More

Marc Forgione's Family Recipe for Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Thanksgiving is three days away, meaning that you're probably trying to plan what you're going to cook. Whether you're making the entire meal or you're just a guest and want to bring a tasty dish, you better start planning what will be on the table. There are always the main dishes, usually turkey or ham, and the common sides, like mashed potatoes and yams, but no holiday meal would be the same without a good biscuit.... Read More

Sotheby's Offering Exclusive Krug Champagne Tastings in France

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Sotheby’s has upped the ante for its December 1, 2012 sale of the largest collection of Krug champagne ever, taking place in New York. In addition to the unprecedented offering of precious bottles sourced directly from the cellars of Maison Krug in Reims, the auction house is now offering two exclusive excursions to the Maison itself, one of which includes a private tasting of historic Krug vintages. The premier package begins with a limousine ride from Paris to Maison Krug in Reims. A tour of the Maison is followed by a fabulous lunch at L'Assiette Champenoise, the luxurious hotel that features a Michelin 2-star restaurant.... Read More

Two Zesty Recipes to Brighten Your Thanksgiving Feast

Nov 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while it's a great time to spend with family and friends, it can always be a bit stressful if you're responsible for preparing the feast. While some dishes are tried and true, like mashed potatoes and turkey, there are times when you want to mix it up and present a new taste to the table. One way to do that is with Colman's Mustard, which brightens the flavor of nearly anything it's combined with.... Read More

See Which Celebrity Chefs & James Beard Award Winners Call Chicago Home

Nov 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

If you think the Windy City is just known for its deep dish pizza and hot dogs, think again. While Chicago may be outshone by culinary metropolises such as New York or Los Angeles, this urban hotspot, nestled on the banks of Lake Michigan carries a weight all its in own in the world of gastronomy. In fact, some of the world’s most popular chefs hail from the city or have decided to claim a bit of Chicago real estate and set up shop. Take a look below at a few fantastic celebrity chef-owned restaurants that can only be found in the city of Chicago.... Read More

Not So Fast! The Evolving Taste For Food Authenticity

Nov 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

It surely started with the Slow Food Movement, begun in Italy in 1986, that came together to resist the opening of a McDonald’s near the Spanish Steps in Rome. A few years later, the movement had a founding manifesto, and has grown exponentially in Europe and the United States. As of 2011, Slow Food USA has a membership of roughly 25,000 and more than 250,000 supporters. Notable members include Alice Waters, Eric Schlosser, and Michael Pollan. Slow Food USA currently has 225 chapters, with over 250,000 members. And what is Slow Food? It is a way of living that believes in a world where instead of choosing fast food, people eat what is good for them and the planet. The believe that good, clean, and fair food is a right, not a... Read More

Freemans Sporting Club Creates the Dewar's Scotch Whisky Travel Bag

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Freemans Sporting Club, the bastion of downtown NYC style for the rugged gentleman, has created a must-have accessory for the man who always wants his favorite Scotch on hand.... Read More

Hunt Cellars Honored for Best White, Best Merlot & Best Cabernet Wines

Nov 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Boutique winery Hunt Cellars was recently honored by Food and Beverage World’s California Bordeaux competition for its varietal wine quality and taste.... Read More

Honeycrisp Apple Twist to the Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

There's really nothing more American than a nice grilled cheese sandwich and some apple pie. Most people probably wouldn't think to put those together but most people aren't as inventive as Chef Eric Greenspan, the executive chef and owner of The Foundry on Melrose in Los Angeles. In teaming up with Harry & David, a gourmet gift retailer, for a Seasonal Chef Program that focuses on a different fruit each month, Greenspan has created some pretty neat recipes that incorporate Honeycrisp Apples into classic dishes.... Read More

Nightcaps for Fall | From Jack Daniel's Frank Sinatra to Courvoisier Gold

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

A New Zealand import, an iconic Old Hollywood branding partnership, and a rye whiskey with a Top Chef spokesman are all among this season’s slew of liquor launches. If you’re looking for a new favorite nightcap just in time for fall, see which of these new-to-market spirits tempt your palate.... Read More

Simple Recipe for Dungeness Crab with Avocado and Tarragon Mousse | The Little Door

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We've already given you some pretty helpful tips and tricks when it comes to cooking seafood, so why not put that new knowledge to the test with some Dungeness crab? Thanks to The Little Door in Los Angeles, CA and their Executive Chef T. Nicolas Peter, you can try out the newest recipe addition to the restaurant's menu, Dungeness Crab with Celery Remoulade, and Avocado and Tarragon Mousse.... Read More

Get Rid of Those Holiday Leftovers by Baking Candied Yam Bread Pudding

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If there's one thing we tend to have a lot of during the holidays, it's leftovers. Whether they're from a trial-run meal or the big feast itself, our refrigerators are usually packed full to capacity with containers of comfort foods. If you're looking for a new recipe to try that will make use of some of those leftovers, check out this one for Candied Yam Bread Pudding.... Read More

Kilbeggan | Pleasing Irish Whiskey Fans For Over Two Centuries

Nov 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Double-distilled and made from an Irish recipe that has been around for over two centuries, it’s no wonder why Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey received a gold medal this year at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The time honored whiskey comes from a brand that can proudly call... Read More

Wine Tasting Like a Pro | A Vertical Tasting of Domaine Carneros

Nov 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Most wine tastings, whether for amateur, leisure or professional reasons, have to do with current or future releases. Tasters are treated to glimpses of young wines yet to be unleashed on the public.... Read More

Grilled Octopus Recipe with Cherry Tomatoes and Vinaigrette

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Have you ever wanted to serve your family a beautiful grilled octopus dish? Thanks to Bianca at Delano and its Corporate Executive Chef Brian Massie, you now have a step-by-step recipe with all the details you could ever need to finally impress those rigid in-laws.... Read More

The Gratifying Gourmets | Chefs Savoy, Epie and Vongerichten On The Evolution of Their Cuisine

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

When it comes to what is regarded as the best cuisine, there are only a few at the very pinnacle. The peak upon a Kingdom of sorts, ruled by masters and legends who cultivate perpetual satisfaction, ensuring their seat at that throne. Certainly, the French have earned the title of Gratifying Gourmets as their recipes have influenced far beyond its boarders. Through my recent encounter with three award-winning French chefs (Guy Savoy, Gilles Epie, and Jean-George Vongerichten), I've learned about the evolution of worldly influences they've infused in their own gourmet cuisines.... Read More

Old Pulteney Releases Limited Edition 40-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There's a good 70 or more whisky distilleries in Scotland alone. That means there's a huge selection of scotches on the market, particularly when you consider that most distilleries offer more than one expression of its malt. The flip side of that variety can leave a connoisseur bewildered with choices. That's where respected whisky reviewers come in to play. One of the foremost is Jim Murray, who publishes the Whisky Bible every year. ... Read More

Elizabeth Falkner | Top Chef Interviews

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Bravo Top Chef star, restaurateur, and pastry chef extraordinaire Elizabeth Falkner teamed up with luxury gift brand Harry & David to create three seasonally inspired recipes to help spice up this year’s holiday menu.... Read More

Grilled Pork Chops with Pear Mostarda

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner joined up with luxury goods brand, Harry & David to create a few exceptional seasonal recipes. Brown sugar, onion, fennel, and Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears combine to make this pork chop dish a main holiday attraction on the table this year.... Read More

Fulvio Pierangelini | Top Chef Interviews

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Fulvio Pierangelini is of Roman origin, and has been called a 'food whisperer' due to his uncanny way of pulling magic from the simplest ingredients. By combining familiar ingredients, like seafood and vegetables, he shows the world that Michelin-starred food need not be fussy or difficult. More recently he has joined with Rocco Forte Hotels to direct operations at the Jardin de Russie (Rome) and L’Incontro (Florence) restaurants, transforming them into popular places for locals and visitors to visit.... Read More

A Wine For Every Season | Inside One Of California's Most Indulgent Clubs

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” So said Ernest Hemmingway who historically had more of an enjoyment for a quality vintage than most, but an admiration many a wine lover can savor.... Read More

Bowmore 1957 | Oldest Islay Whisky Ever Made and Possibly Most Expensive

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whiskies are made all around the world. There are the traditional distilling states, of course, like Ireland, Canada and Kentucky, and there are distilleries emerging from Japan, India and other locations across the globe. However, no country has more distilleries than Scotland. There are so many, in fact, that scotch distilleries have had to be categorized by region: Highland, Lowland, Campbeltown, Speyside and Island. Even among the flavorful whiskies of the Scottish islands, one island stands out as its own distinct whisky-producing region.... Read More

Isle of Jura Distillery Launches the Standing Stone 30 Single Malt Whisky

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Lovers of peaty whiskies are well acquainted with the Scottish island known as Islay, but in between Islay (pronounced “eye-lah”) and the Scottish mainland sits the Isle of Jura. While Islay has eight distilleries scattered over its land, Jura has but one that bears its name.... Read More

Update Your Macaroni and Cheese Recipe with Lobster

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Macaroni and cheese is a familiar dish well-loved by adults and children alike, but this updated recipe brings succulent lobster into the mix, making it something you probably wouldn't want to waste on your five-year-old.... Read More

Recipe for Gorgonzola Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This seasoned recipe for Gorgonzola Stuffed Cheeseburgers is sure to please all you meat and cheese lovers. Don't forget to top it with all your favorite condiments and veggies. The recipe was sent to us from Baltimore's Sullivan’s Steakhouse Executive Chef, Ben Erjavec. With 19 locations all over America, Sullivan's prides themselves on serving excellent steaks and seafood, as well as hand-shaken martinis, all in an ambiance filled with live music.... Read More

Party In a Hangar Like You Always Wanted To

Oct 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

November 10th is about 12 days from Thanksgiving, and it’s pre-party time for Monterey Wine lovers. The event will be hosted in the Del Monte Aviation Center’s private luxury hangar from 1-4 pm. Due to the classiness of the event, it’s totally acceptable to drink that early. The “Party in the Hangar” is a showcase of Monterey’s diverse wineries and locally-sourced dishes.... Read More

Truffles and Pickles Thrill in Unexpected Fall Cocktails

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Everyone knows that with fall comes cool breezes and Halloween costumes, but some may not know that the season also brings with it a plethora of new cocktails to try out. Some of these may seem strange to you - who puts truffles in a cocktail? - but give them a shot before you wrinkle your nose in distaste. After all, experimentation is what makes spirits so much fun, right? With these eight specialty drinks you can find hot apple cider, vodka steeped with truffles, and tangy citrus, each promising some heat to warm that booze loving heart of yours.... Read More

Thai Select | Find Royal Thai-Approved Eateries in Your City

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The Royal Thai Government bestowed the "Thai Select" award upon 11 New York metro area restaurants at a ceremony in Manhattan to commemorate the inaugural Thai Restaurant Week, September 21-28, 2012.... Read More

Godiva Debuts Cake Truffles Collection | A Celebration in a Box

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

In case you’re wondering what small yet unforgettably decadent gift you should get the gourmands in your life for Christmas/Thanksgiving/a “congrats on getting a new job” memento/an apology offering after a particularly heinous transgression/every birthday from now until the end of time, GODIVA’s new Cake Truffle Collection is your answer. Seriously. In fact, if you’re a chocolate fiend or have one in your inner circle, you may as well buy the Cake Truffle Collection 8-piece “keepsake boxes” in bulk, as we head into holiday season.... Read More

Photographer Annie Leibovitz Photographs Whisky on a Different Level

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  2 Comments

Most people, when they think whisky, think of cowboys or dapper old gentlemen. The luxury liquor brand Macallan recently came out with a campaign to display whisky through the eyes of a woman. Not just any woman though, but the eyes of one of the world's best photographers, Annie Leibovitz. Leibovitz’s four iconic images featuring Scottish actor Kevin McKidd served as inspiration for the flavors of the whisky housed in the 1,000 limited edition bottles that the pictures cover.... Read More

Dine in the Penrose Room, Colorado's Only 5-Star, 5-Diamond Restaurant

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Since 1961, The Penrose Room at the simply stunning Broadmoor Resort and & Spa has been Colorado’s pinnacle of the culinary scene - affording guests the ultimate fine dining experience at Colorado’s only AAA 5-Diamond, Forbes 5-Star restaurant. From the beautiful views, to the mouthwatering food and wine, to the spot-on service and professionalism of the top-notch Broadmoor staff, more could not be said for this foodies’ dream in the Rocky Mountain region.... Read More

Vegan-Deterrent Meatball Recipe From LAVO New York

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

LAVO, a pricy New York City restaurant and nightclub is revealing their signature 1lb meatball recipe. Described as tender and well-seasoned, the massive mound of meat is topped with creamy ricotta. Not only delicious, this meal is also useful when warding off your daughter’s newly tattooed, vegan boyfriend. Lavo New York’s Executive Chef, John Deloach offers his secrets to epicureans everywhere.... Read More

Versatile Recipe for Eggplant Almond Cr?ma Sopa

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Chef Marissa Gerlach of Raya Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sends us this rich recipe for Eggplant Almond Cr?ma Sopa. With white gazpacho, grapes and almonds, this versatile recipe can be changed up to match your tastes and Chef Gerlack recommends taking advantage of seasonal ingredients to bring something new to each batch.... Read More

Romuald Jung | Top Chef Interviews

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Romuald Jung, of Bagatelle in New York, talks about his influences, cooking trends, and cooking for his son, Rémy. Jung applauds restaurants with relaxed, fun settings that provide the customers with amazing experiences... Read More

The Future of Food is Strange and Amazing

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez  |  2 Comments

What if you could actually drink smoke? Sure the idea may seem novel, but anyone who is familiar with molecular gastronomy will tell you all the cool kids are doing it these days. Really that is just the beginning of what is coming in the world of fine dining fun. But more on that later. We introduce you to The Lab Store, a space-agey spot in the oh-so-vogue city of Paris.... Read More

Creamy Torchio Pasta with Squash Blossoms Recipe From RIALTO Chef Jody Adams

Sep 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Squash Blossoms are very seasonal, so if you find yourself with an abundant supply, you should definitely give this Torchio Pasta recipe a try. The sauce is light so that the squash blossoms really shine through, and you can always add more than the recipe calls for if the taste isn't strong enough for you.... Read More

Persian Feta Salad Recipe by Chef Jan of Fire & Ice Restaurant, Raffles Dubai

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This is one of my favorite starters; it’s light, flavorful and combines great quality ingredients into an impressive, beautiful looking plate. I first discovered Persian feta when working in Australia and have since sourced this delightful ingredient from the same producer. The cheese is intense in flavor, combined with the smokiness of the eggplant and the fresh tart fruitiness and crunchy texture of the water melon it makes for a perfectly balanced and exciting dish.... Read More

Seafood Tips and Tricks From Four Star Restaurant Chefs

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Cooking seafood can be pretty tricky if you don't know what you're doing in the kitchen. From knowing how to pick the freshest lobster to being able to determine the moment your mollusks are finished steaming, cooking a fresh seafood dinner can be filled with mishaps. In attempts to help you out at home, we've gathered some tips and tricks from some of the best chefs cooking seafood today. With each of these chefs working at four or five star restaurants, you may have already eaten their tried and true seafood dishes. From advice on how to select the freshest fish to specific tips on how to cook shellfish, you'll definitely want to put these notes in your cookbook.... Read More

Exclusive | Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson Talks Going From Wall Street to Wine

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

As one of only 18 women in the world to achieve status as a Master Sommelier, and the only woman to have ever been named "Best Sommelier in the United States" by the Sommelier Society of America, Andrea Robinson has had a fascinating journey, from Wall Street to wine. Having won three James Beard Awards and author of four top-selling books, as well as the host of her own online video wine course, Robinson is refreshingly open and friendly for someone with so much recognition.... Read More

Unforgettable Recipe for Arroz Chaufa (Shrimp, Chorizo and Mango Fried Rice)

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Thanks to Chef Jose Garces and his second cookbook, "The Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru," you can try out this great recipe for Arroz Chaufa from home. Stemming from Peru, this recipe combines the great flavors of shrimp, chorizo, and mango fried rice to create the perfect meal to practice those chopsticks with!... Read More

Maison Kitsuné Shows Absinthe-Inspired Collection During Fashion Week

Sep 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard  |  1 Comment

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and interesting collaborations on the runway, and off, are flourishing. Chic French fashion and record label Maison Kitsuné has designed a capsule collection inspired by all things Absinthe, the drink that has been beloved by artists and writers since its introduction in the market at the beginning of the 19th century.... Read More

Spicy Recipe For Braised Oxtails With Chorizo

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

With Fall upon us, many are anticipating some cooler weather, which makes this recipe for Braised Oxtails with Chorizo a great dinner choice. Coming to us from Executive Chef Craig Richards, of Ecco Restaurant in Atlanta, this zesty recipe is sure to warm your heart with spicy chorizo and warm chicken broth.... Read More

Savory Recipe for Espárragos con Trufas White Asparagus with Black Truffle and Egg

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This exciting recipe for Espárragos con Trufas White Asparagus with Black Truffle and Egg has been brought to use from Chef Jose Garces' second cookbook, "The Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru." A food journey across the Atlantic, this exciting recipe can be found in the Spain chapter.... Read More

Freshen Up Your Cookbook With This Apricot-Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Cobbler is a favorite of many and this bright recipe for Apricot-Cherry Cobbler may end up being your new reigning dessert champion. Sent to us from Jody Adams, the chef and owner of RIALTO in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this recipe looks easy as pie. You can find this recipe, and more, on The Garum Factory, the cooking blog Adams shares with her husband, Ken Rivard.... Read More

Excite Your Taste Buds | Roast Duck Wonton Soup Recipe

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This recipe for duck wonton soup would be great for anyone looking to throw some variation into their meals. Coming to us from Executive Chef Jess DeGuzman at the award-winning Sunda New Asian restaurant in Chicago, this recipe is sure to excite your taste buds.... Read More

Zesty Recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Coulis

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This warm recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Coulis comes to us from South City Kitchen in Atlanta. From the melted goat cheese to the zesty tomato sauce, this dish is sure to satisfy your dinner cravings.... Read More

Macallan and Lalique Set World Record with $460,000 Bottle of Whisky at Sotheby’s

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

This is, without a doubt, a golden age for scotch lovers, with more distilleries producing finer malts than ever before. The Macallan is surely high up on that list, decorated and favored as it is among critics and consumers alike. But with that level of excellence comes soaring prices, as this latest world record reflects.... Read More

Delicious Salmorejo Gazpacho with Strawberries and Quail Eggs Recipe

Sep 4, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This complex recipe for Salmorejo Gazpacho with Strawberries, Quail Eggs and Olives has been brought to us from "The Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru," the second cookbook by Chef Jose Garces. The book takes you on a food journey through many different Latin regions, with this remarkable recipe hailing from the Spain chapter.... Read More

Don't Touch the Grill! Labor Day Barbecue Etiquette with Ted Reader

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  2 Comments

Canadian celebrity chef and barbecue king Ted Reader is no Emily Post. As the author of 17 barbecue cookbooks and owner of more than 100 barbecues, Ted’s the guru of the grilling lifestyle… so prep yourself for Labor Day’s slew of backyard ‘cues with party tips from the master.... Read More

What Makes Someone a Foodie? Experts Weigh In

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

I was recently immersed in casual conversation at a social function and referred to myself as a “foodie.” The person I was speaking to looked at me quizzically, and asked “what makes someone a foodie…doesn’t everyone like food?”... Read More

Sweet Dessert Recipe for a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Aug 29, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This deep-dish dessert recipe for a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie comes to us from Joe's American Bar & Grill. Made from scratch, served warm, and topped with vanilla ice cream with chocolate/caramel sauce and walnuts, this recipe is a decadent combination of a cookie, pancake, and ice cream sundae!... Read More

Abe & Louie's Butterscotch Bread Pudding Recipe

Aug 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

This tasty Butterscotch Bread Pudding dessert recipe comes to us from Boston steakhouse Abe & Louie's. Known for their upscale atmosphere, complete with Hollywood-style booths and bronze chandeliers, this restaurant looks to have great taste when it comes to dessert. Serve the warm bread pudding with a nice scoop of ice cream and enjoy with someone special!... Read More

World's Largest Bottle of Whisky Record Set By The Famous Grouse

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Most records involving whisky revolve around either the age of a specific malt or the price it has fetched at auction. But this latest bit of news takes on a larger dimension. In Scotland last week The Famous Grouse set a new world record by filling the largest bottle of whisky in the world.... Read More

Christie's First Online-Exclusive Wine Sale Totals More than $819k

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Signature Cellars, Christie’s first online-exclusive sale of fine and rare wines totaled $819,715. The auction house reported that 88 percent of the lots sold and that the most expensive item was a dozen bottles of 1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild that sold for $42,350 to a private collector.... Read More

Learn What Makes Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" Star Jon Taffer So Angry

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Owning a bar can turn into a very profitable business or a massive money pit if you don’t know how to operate it correctly. Just ask Jon Taffer, host and co-executive producer of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” We chatted with him to find out how he uses his near 30-year experience in the industry to assist bar owners in overhauling their look, design, menu, business and sometimes even members of their staff.... Read More

Easy Grilled Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Thanks to Chef Sascha Lyon of Soleto Trattoria & Pizza Bar in Los Angeles, any of you can try out this Grilled Oyster Mushrooms recipe at home! Impress your family with these tasty oyster mushrooms that deceive with their aquatic name.... Read More

Tropical Lobster Pot Pie Recipe Rejuvenates a Classic

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This interesting lobster take on the pot pie classic was sent to us from Grace Bay Club’s internationally recognized Executive Chef Wolfgang von Wieser. With white truffle oil and succulent lobster, this seafood dish is bound to become a favorite during lobster season!... Read More

Fantastic Raw Bars All Over America | From San Francisco to Miami

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With the rising popularity of sushi, it's no surprise that raw bars are becoming increasingly more common. In case you're not quite sure what a raw bar is, it's usually a small bar or restaurant that serves customers raw shellfish that are shucked in-house and immediately served. While it seems similar to sushi, with it being uncooked, raw bars are actually pretty different in that they generally have a much larger menu, offering various types of oysters, prawns, clams, mussels, crab, as well as various fish and red meats.... Read More

Delicious Banana Bundt Cake Recipe

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This sweet Banana Bundt Cake was sent to us from the award-winning pastry chef Megan Romano on behalf of her Chocolate + Spice bakery in Las Vegas, NV. One can find a variety of artisan chocolates and hand-made pastry treats at the bakery, and we think it's great that Romano is sharing one of her great recipes so we can try it at home!... Read More

Healthy Recipes for Entertaining from Celebrity Nutritionist Christine Avanti

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  2 Comments

Christine Avanti, celebrity nutritionist and best-selling author of the Skinny Chicks series, lives by the philosophy that healthy food need not sacrifice flavor or options.... Read More

Lobster Corn Dogs Recipe Gives the Traditional Snack a New Taste

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This recipe for Lobster Corn Dogs is definitely different from the standard Corn Dogs we ate as a kid. Sent to us from Brian Dandro (Executive Chef at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston, including the hotel's intimate restaurant ArtBar), this unique seafood recipe is definitely going to impress at any end-of-summer gatherings.... Read More

Special Cocktail Recipes for National Rum Day

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Today is National Rum Day and we'd expect any of our serious spirits fans to know that. However, even if you didn't know what day it was, now you have a great excuse to have a little afternoon drink to celebrate! To help you with your celebratory evening we've arranged some great Rum Day Cocktails for you to try out. Make sure to let us know your favorite!... Read More

Sweet Recipe for Chocolate and Raisin Bread Pudding

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Holland America has brought us a quick and easy dessert recipe for chocolate and raisin bread pudding. With the added flavor of whiskey, this chocolate treat would be great for any special event or even just a cozy night in.... Read More

New Pebble Beach Restaurant Overlooks the 18th Hole

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you happen to be one of the lucky ones enjoying Pebble Beach this weekend during the world famous Concours d’Elegance, you may be interested in finding a neat place to grab a tasty bite to eat. The Bench restaurant, having recently opened, may be a perfect choice for you to unwind. The eclectic menu, lush views of the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and toasty fire pits certainly won't hurt the experience.... Read More

Wolfgang Puck's Recipe for Pizza with Fennel Sausage and Peppers

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Pizza is a pretty common meal choice, with hundreds of variations to be found. This particular version of the popular dish was sent to us courtesy of Wolfgang Puck, via his easy-to-follow cookbook, "Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy" (Rutledge Hill Press, 2004).... Read More

Cognac Wins Best New Product at Spirited Awards | Pierre Ferrand 1840

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

Cognac Ferrand may be a small producer of Cognac, but they made a big impact recently on judges and fans alike with their 1840 Original Formula, winning the highly sought-after Best New Product Award at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.... Read More

Guinness and Cheddar Risotto With Pears and Blood Sausage Recipe

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This creative recipe for Guinness and Cheddar Risotto with Pears and Blood Sausage comes to us from Chef Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose in Los Angeles.... Read More

Nation's Top Restaurants Celebrate Julia Child's 100th Birthday

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Legendary culinary genius Julia Child would be turning 100 on August 15, so in remembrance of her contributions to American gastronomy, top restaurants across the nation created special menus for the week in tribute.... Read More

11 Creative Sides for Summer Cookouts

Aug 10, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

It's not often that sides create a stir, but we think these sensational side dishes will be the talk of the party. Pair them with some perfectly grilled steaks, juicy hamburgers, or some delicious barbecued ribs — these 11 side dishes are versatile enough to mix and match with just about anything.... Read More

Hearty Recipe For Braised Chicken with Tarragon and Potatoes

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Patrick Brys of Brys Estate Vineyards & Winery send us this savory recipe for Braised Chicken with Tarragon and Roasted Potatoes. The tender chicken is slow-cooked in a rich sauce, and served with roasted potatoes and a nice glass of Brys Estate Riesling.... Read More

Delicious Recipe for Tuna Tartare

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This easy seafood recipe for Tuna Tartare comes to us from Chef Frederic Kieffer at Artisan Restaurant. The bright colors of the tuna, watermelon, avocado, and tomato work to make this dish an attractive centerpiece.... Read More

Grilled Octopus Recipe From Michael Mina's SEABLUE Restaurant

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This recipe for Grilled Octopus comes to us from SEABLUE, Michael Mina's fantastic restaurant in Atlantic City. Each ingredient is selected specifically to enhance the flavor within the dish, from the artichokes that are carefully cooked within a broth combination of white wine, vegetables and lemon juice, to the octopus cooked with bay leaves and olive oil. When plating, making sure to try your best to recreate the beautiful image and make sure you get that swoosh of piquillo pepper coulis to truly impress your guests!... Read More

Best Cocktail Bars | Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you missed it, Saturday, July 28, was the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, probably the year's biggest night for alcohol-centered businesses (as well as for the people who really love their spirits - we're not judging), honoring the best of the best when it comes to classy booze.... Read More

Grilled Calamari Recipe with Eggplant Chutney

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This attractive seafood recipe for grilled calamari with eggplant chutney comes to us from Chef Frederic Kieffer of Artisan Restaurant and would be the perfect way to impress your dinner guests.... Read More

What a Find! Oregon Wine Country

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Blessed with one of the most diverse climates in the world, Oregon is a fascinating place to grow wine. It’s also a fascinating place to visit. From the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge in the north, to the Umpqua, Rogue, and Applegate Valleys in the south, the hills and valleys hold a splendid variety of aromas and flavors.... Read More

Hearty Roasted Zucchini Bisque Recipe

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This hearty recipe for Roasted Zucchini Bisque comes to us from the expansive cruise line Holland America. Holland knows how to please your appetite and has many different types of restaurants aboard their ships. There's always something for everyone and they've been so kind as to share some of their favorite recipes with us.... Read More

World Record Hot Dog Priced at $2,300

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Just when you thought the world of hot dogs couldn’t get any crazier, New York City rooftop lounge 230 FIFTH ups the stakes, creating a hot dog priced at $2,300.... Read More

Tangy Asian Coleslaw Recipe

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Serve this crunchy salad as a side with lettuce wraps, tacos, or even burgers at a barbecue. The sweet and tangy flavor compliments almost anything!... Read More

Easy Pasta Recipe for Bucatini Amatriciana

Jul 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

Patrick Brys of Brys Estate Vineyard has brought this delicious pasta recipe that you can whip up in an hour.... Read More

Tower of Roasted Vegetables with Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Recipe

Jul 30, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This great vegetarian dish of towering roasted vegetables comes to us from Holland America. The expansive cruise line features many different restaurants but this particular meal can be found on The Pinnacle Grill's menu.... Read More

Sip Some Pinot Noir at Henry Estate Winery in Oregon

Jul 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Backed by a family history of farming that dates back to the 1880s, Henry Estate Winery has an excellent reputation for viticultural management and innovation. In fact, Scott Henry, a former aeronautical engineer, designed the Scott Henry Trellis System, now used in vineyards worldwide.... Read More

Braised Pork Ribs, Sausage, and Beans over Polenta Recipe

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

This warm recipe for Braised Pork Ribs, Sausage, and Beans over Polenta comes to us from Patrick Brys of the Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery.... Read More

Most Expensive Tequila in the World About to Be Bested by Altamriano

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Tequila tends to have a bad rap, being known for terrible choices and even worse mornings. If you've had some experiences you'd rather forget, maybe you're just drinking the wrong kind. "The Diamond Sterling" definitely isn't going to be consumed without thought considering it's the most expensive bottle of tequila to ever be put on sale at $3.5 million, according to Delish.... Read More

Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This unique recipe for Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps is brought to us from the Cooking Channel's Chef Ben Sargent of Hook Line and Dinner.... Read More

“Diving Scallops” in English Pea Purée with Lobster Recipe

Jul 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This amazing looking dish comes to us from Coliseum Pool & Grill Chef Marc Osier at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California. These "Diving Scallops" in English pea purée with lobster will be available at two Pelican Hill restaurants to commemorate the Olympic divers between July 27 and August 12, 2012.... Read More

Wine Tasting Beside the Yakima River at Desert Wind Winery

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Located at the foot of the Horse Heaven Hills in the Yakima Valley AVA, Desert Wind Winery pays homage to the area’s arid, hot climate with its name, handcrafted wines, and distinctive style of hospitality.... Read More

French Cheese Spread Recipe

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This light French cheese appetizer comes to us from Spice Islands and would pair well with a nice bottle of wine. Quick and easy, this recipe would be a great pre-meal snack either for just yourself or for a group of good friends.... Read More

New York Tenderloin with Shallot Confit, Peas Purée and Red Wine Sauce Recipe

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This great recipe for beef tenderloin strips in red wine sauce comes to us from the executive chef of Hotel St. Regis Mexico City, Guy Santoro.... Read More

America's Highest-Earning Chefs Rake in Millions

Jul 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

The epicurean world has been getting much more appreciation and recognition within the past few years than ever before, with many chefs becoming celebrities in their own right. Some have been launched into the television spotlight due to their abrasive and entertaining personalities, while others have created an empire of published books and merchandise.... Read More

5 Top Chef Trailblazers Setting the Standard

Jul 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Not many people realize just how difficult it is for Top Chefs to stay at the peak of the culinary game (I'm not sure we even fully grasp it), which is why we want to acknowledge our favorite food wizards for their work. Basic cooking may be teachable but these chefs we're about to mention have more than that, they have inherent skill that just can't be faked.... Read More

Smoked Salmon Canapés with Dijon Cr?me Fraiche Recipe

Jul 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This flaky smoked salmon canapé recipe comes to us from celebrity chef Katie Lee, author and former host of Top Chef.... Read More

Seared Sea Bass with Asparagus and Organic Tomato Recipe

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This attractive seared and roasted Sea Bass recipe comes to us from Guy Santoro, the executive chef for Hotel St. Regis Mexico City. The rich greens and reds of the asparagus and tomato are a lovely compliment to the tender sea bass, sure to be the focal point of any dinner spread.... Read More

Ice Cream Desserts to Beat the Summer Heat

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

Right in time to combat record East Coast temperatures, here’s a showcase of the most decadent and elaborate ice cream desserts in the USA—starting with the kitchen sink and finishing with the turtle shell sundae. Absolutely DO try to replicate any of these at home—and when you do, invite the neighborhood.... Read More

Signature Cellars | Christie's First Online-Only Wine Auction

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

More than 300 lots will be available for Christie's first exclusive online wine sale in early August. The Signature Cellar sale will feature fine and rare wines ranging from top Bordeaux and burgundy to cult favorites from Bandol and Napa Valley.... Read More

Chocolate Crepe with Cr?me Fraiche Recipe From Spice Islands

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This tasty chocolate crepe with hazelnut filling recipe comes to us from Spice Islands. Pair with some fresh raspberries or blueberries and this dish would make for a great breakfast, or an even better dessert that is sure to impress guests.... Read More

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Jul 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This hearty and healthy soup comes courtesy of Patrick Brys of Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery in Michigan and would be perfect to warm up those cold winter days - and it couldn't be easier to make! Serve this as a perfect starter for a winter dinner or for lunch on a snowy day! This soup pairs beautifully with a good sized glass of the Brys Estate Vineyards & Winery Cab/Merlot blend!... Read More

Asparagus and Spinach Frittata

Jul 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This tasty frittata recipe comes to us from celebrity chef, author and former host of Top Chef, Katie Lee.... Read More

A Cake That Takes the Cake | Interview with Lachlan Oliver of Heaven Sent Deserts

Jul 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond  |  2 Comments

How does one make a cake that TAKES the cake? Now that wedding cakes are being substituted and "reinvented" a la candied apples, churros and donut towers, I thought to sit down with top cake baker and owner, Lachlan Oliver, owner of Heaven Sent Desserts based in San Diego, to get a slice on the wedding cake industry.... Read More

Master Chefs Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy Open Restaurants in Middle East

Jul 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With areas like the Pearl-Qatar, the Middle East is no stranger to luxury cuisine and international chefs. With an influx of new restaurants, especially on the growing Pearl island, Chefs Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy are two of the most recent to announce plans to open new businesses according to Astaire Magazine. Both planning to be located in Qatar with an opening date this year, these new restaurants will mark the first venture into the Middle Eastern market for both chefs.... Read More

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This delightful dessert recipe comes to us from celebrity chef, author and former host of Top Chef, Katie Lee.... Read More

Interview With Chef Rafael Piqueras of Peruvian Fusion Maras Restaurante

Jul 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

It's little wonder that when Westin built a luxurious, 30-story, sparkling steel and glass hotel in Lima last year (now Peru’s tallest building) at the cost of $130,000,000, they searched for a top chef whose talents would not be dwarfed by this iconic landmark.... Read More

Angel Food Cake With Goat Yogurt Mousse, Star Anise Ice Cream & Black Truffle Macaron

Jul 5, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Pastry Chef Ben Spungin of Marinus Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, CA has brought us this eye catching dessert. The recipe combines light, fluffy angel food cake, goat yogurt mousse, star anise ice cream and a black truffle macaron. Bring all of these bold flavors together and you get a dessert that people will love marveling at as much as eating.... Read More

Creamy Peach Cobbler With Mint and Basil

Jul 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This recipe comes courtesy of Cooking Channel's Chef Ben Sargent of Hook Line and Dinner and GE Engineer Justin Berger. They took a 2,000-mile road trip with a refrigerator strapped to the back of their pick-up truck. The goal: To find the freshest ingredients along the way to prepare a meal for wildlife biologist Ron Thompson who was working in Texas. This beautifully rustic dish turned out to be his dessert.... Read More

Orchard Heights Winery Island Princess Pineapple Wine Chicken

Jul 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Go tropical with an easy to make chicken recipe courtesy of Orchard Heights Winery in Salem, Oregon. It's made with wine produced from the juice of sun-ripened pineapples. Present the dish over steamed rice or pasta for dinner or go without for a light lunch.... Read More

Rodney Strong Vineyards Dungeness Crab-Stuffed Avocado with Mango & Red Chile Dressing

Jul 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  2 Comments

This great appetizer recipes comes courtesy of Chef Jeff Mall, featured in Down Home: Downtown Recipes From Two Wine Country Restaurants. This crab salad's presentation is enhanced by serving the dish in the avocado skin. It's a great way to start a dinner party with something light, fresh and incredibly easy to assemble.... Read More

Electrolux Hosts Aerial Dining Experience in Europe

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

For four months, the London Royal Festival Hall and the Stockholm Royal Opera House will both feature an unique Electrolux dining experience. The culinary concept, titled “The Cube,” will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine inside an incredible venue and enjoy exclusive culinary creations prepared by Michelin-starred chefs.... Read More

Allison Inn & Spa JORY Pinot Burger Recipe

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

The search for the best burger should start here, with tender Wagyu beef enhanced with both pickled and marinated, then grilled onions. Designed especially to complement a delicious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.... Read More

Shasta Porcini Risotto Recipe

Jun 28, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

This beautiful dish comes courtesy of Chef Cal Stamenov of Marinus Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, CA. The Shasta Porcini Risotto elegantly combines carnaroli rice, english peas, and parmigiano-reggiano cheese for a vibrant presentation and creamy texture.... Read More

Professional Microbrewery for the Home

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Home brewing is all the rage, with everyone from hipsters to business types getting in on the do-it-yourself activity. But many home brewing kits fall flat when it comes to the actual brew, leaving family and friends trying to fake encouragement while trying not to gag.... Read More

Peanut Butter Snickers Pie Recipe

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

Prime One Twelve in Miami Beach, Florida might be known for its fresh seafood and perfectly cooked prime steaks, but Head Pastry Chef Robert Gonzalez is making sure guests also remember dessert. The blending of these beloved sweets—peanut butter, Snickers, and Oreos—is a win-win-win combination any way you bake it.... Read More

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Israeli Couscous with Asparagus, Peas & Feta

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

This recipe comes courtesy of Patrick Brys of Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery in Michigan. Serve this with grilled shrimp splashed with fresh lemon juice, a Panko coated chicken breast (see additional recipe), or have it as a casual lunch with your favorite sandwich. Don't forget to pair it with a great Chardonnay.... Read More

Monterey Bay Wild King Salmon Recipe

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Courtesy of Chef Cal Stamenov of Marinus Restauant at Bernardus Lodge comes this Monterey Bay Wild King Salmon recipe. The fish is slow cooked and paired with snap peas, celery root purée, and pea tendrils. It is a bright, beautiful plate with fresh and light flavors of citrus and herbs.... Read More

Spanish Chorizo Potato Tacos Recipe

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Now is a great time to start trying out some new summer recipes. These tacos from Executive Chef Damian Gilchrist of Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo are light, fresh, and have a little kick to heat up the season.... Read More

Chefs Raising Haute Cuisine to New Levels in Airline Food

Jun 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  3 Comments

The quality of airline food, regardless of the class of service in which you are sitting, is a great debate starter. Comments on websites, chat rooms, blogs and other spleen-venting outlets range from the snide and desperate, to “You’re on an airplane. Can your fancy restaurant get you across the country in four hours?” to “The [name of dish] was the best I’ve ever had and I now serve it at home”. The hubbub stems not from the food, but from the airplane environment.... Read More

Yamhill Valley Vineyard's Mama Eberle's Coq Au Vin

Jun 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

"Coq au vin" means "chicken in wine." The classic French dish can be made with red wine or white. This recipe from Mama Eberle uses the Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Blanc, redolent of pear, kiwi and melon. Sip this lovely wine with skinless chicken breast lightly sauced.... Read More

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Curried Carrot Soup

Jun 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

This is a great soup to make after a day of raking leaves! With its delicious roasted vegetable flavors and hint of warm spice, this soup pairs perfectly with a glass of the Brys estate grown Riesling!... Read More

Is $450 Pizza the Most Expensive in the World?

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

Extremely pricey comfort food often comes from a top chef or big name restaurant. But in this case, what is possibly the most expensive pizza in the world comes courtesy of a little known Canadian pizza joint, Steveston Pizza Co.... Read More

Steak With Green Chile Salsa Recipe

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

A combination of blistered jalape?o, lime oil, and bright cilantro created the base for my Mexican interpretation of an Argentinian chimichurri sauce. Served atop a beautifully cooked piece of meat, it was an easy and delicious dinner that can be made both outdoors on a grill or indoors on a griddle.... Read More

Behind the Scenes at Gordon Ramsay's The London NYC

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu  |  2 Comments

At the world’s top fine dining restaurants, the business of special occasion is an everyday occurrence and they’ve mastered the art of creating an unforgettable night down to a science. We were lucky enough to speak with Markus Glocker, Chef de Cuisine at Gordon Ramsay's The London NYC to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how such an evening is created.... Read More

Roasted Mushroom Tart with Parmesan Crust and Fern Hill Farm Goat Cheese

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

If you love mushrooms then you'll want to try out this recipe from Executive Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich of the Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Rich mushroom, light greens and tangy goat cheese make a great appetizer for the family or dinner party guests.... Read More

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Grilled Romaine with Michigan Sweet Corn

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

This is a great end-of-summer salad, when sweet corn and tomatoes are in full season. The smoky grill and fresh vegetable flavors go beautifully with the sweet tangy balsamic and salty Parmesan cheese.... Read More

Tropical Mango Salsa Recipe

Jun 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Executive Chef Damian Gilchrist of Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo brings us this tropical mango salsa recipe from Key Largo, Florida. Sweet mangos, spicy jalape?o, fresh lime juice and cilantro add some Mexican flavors to this light and refreshing appetizer.... Read More

Find Out What Grill Sauce Celebrity Chefs Are Using This Summer

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

Grilling season has arrived, and with it the ability to cook in the great outdoors without having to scrub any pots and pans. While throwing something on the grill is easy, more time consuming is making your own sauce or marinade to accompany your chosen protein. Thanks to suggestions by experts and celebrities on OpenSky.com, there are plenty of gourmet grilling sauces to get you started and keep you busy throughout the summer.... Read More

Executive Chef Bryan Dame of the Tides Beach Club

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Maralyn D. Hill

Chef Bryan Dame has been partial to New England for over fifteen years. A graduate of New England Culinary Institute, Dame’s cooking combines the freshest local ingredients, traditional family recipes and modern technique. Starting out as Sous Chef at Simon Pearce in Vermont, Dame worked in several different capacities through the years.... Read More

New England Clam Chowder from Kennebunkport, Maine

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

This clam chowder recipe comes courtesy of Chef Bryan Dame, Executive Chef of the Tides Beach Club Kennebunkport Oceanfront Hotel. The fresh cherry-stone clams are the star of this creamy, warming soup that makes a great appetizer during any season.... Read More

Carmel Valley Restaurant Reopens at Four Diamond Bernardus Lodge

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Chef Cal Stamenov of the Marinus restaurant, which recently relaunched after undergoing a dramatic interior and culinary redesign, is excited to introduce the innovative, new menu and luxury dining aesthetic. Located in the beautiful Carmel Valley, the signature restaurant... Read More

Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Bonding Over Great Food, Cigars and Cognac

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With Father's Day approaching, many of us have meaningful things to say. Like, “I love you” and “Sorry I wrecked the Toyota when I was home from college a few years ago” and “Thanks for letting me borrow your beach house 15 summers in a row.” When the words don’t come easy, and a gift card doesn’t seem adequate, there is always a way to say it with food—or a great bottle of liquor. Here’s our list of the best 2012 food-and-booze bonding experiences for dads and those who love them.... Read More

Eco-Oenology | Organic & Biodynamic Winemaking

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

In 1924, an Austrian architect, educator, literary master, and philosopher was enlisted by a group of farmers to explore the onset of various agricultural problems. Rudolf Steiner answered with a series of lectures exploring what we now call organic and biodynamic farming.... Read More

Gourmet Dining at Australia Airport Lounges a Tasteful Upgrade

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Airport lounges across Australia owned by Emirates airlines will soon serve gourmet dishes designed by Chef Anston Fivaz, the executive gourmet chef of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. The new menu selections for the lounges will be the same Australian dishes as those offered at the renowned luxury resort and spa. Emirates-owned airport lounges in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney will feature the new selections.... Read More

Food Bars Are The New Wedding Craze

Jun 5, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  3 Comments

Long gone are the days of just a simple (or not-so-simple) three-tiered wedding cake. While the classic confection is still popular, now often found in creative sizes, shapes, hues, and adorned with many embellishments, different desserts and other culinary concoctions are popping up more and more at weddings around the country.... Read More

Beef Bourguignon ? la Peju Recipe

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

Beef lovers rejoice in this hearty French stew, made with the highly-rated Peju Fifty/Fifty—half Cabernet Sauvignon and half Merlot. This dish brings together deliciously tender meat, garlic, spices and vegetables for a flavorful punch that pairs perfectly with a smooth red wine.... Read More

Global Gourmet Grocers | Where to Find Great Groceries On the Go

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

Gourmands on the go who don’t have time to dine at a restaurant need look no further than the grocery aisle for their next foodie fix. Finding fabulous store-bought food is increasingly easier thanks to a plethora of boutique grocers, like City’Super in Asia, and gourmet markets, like Neighbourgoods Market in Cape Town, South Africa, which have followed in the footsteps of famous gourmet grocers like Harrods and Fauchon.... Read More

Secrets for Better Grilling | 8 Ways to Become a Better Grill Master

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  2 Comments

A summer staple for outdoor cooking, grilling is an easy way to gather friends and family and make quick and tasty meals. Whether you fall on the "grilling is so easy" or the "I still end up with burned food" side of skills, it never hurts to learn a few tricks from the pros. Let’s face it, they know what they’re doing.... Read More

Award-Winning Clam Chowder From Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Made with only the freshest, local ingredients, Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort in Northern Califonia brings us this classic version of clam chowder. The clams, potatoes and bacon make this a is hearty appetizer that's rich with flavor and award-winning!... Read More

Chef Royden Ellamar Brings Cutting Edge Ideas to Sensi at Bellagio Las Vegas

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Royden Ellamar, executive chef at Sensi, Las Vegas, grew up around food and sustainable food practices, as he was raised in a farming family in Hilo, Hawaii. No matter what chef position he held, he worked with local farmers and food purveyors to bring their produce to the restaurant table.... Read More

Gnekow Family Winery Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

The ultimate grilled cheese is crisp and crunchy on the outside, gooey and warm on the inside. This grilled cheese courtesy of Gnekow Family Winery uses rich oka cheese, dill pickles and a touch of chipotle pepper to add a little kick to a traditional dish. Cut into little triangles and serve at a gathering to surprise your guests with a twist on an old classic.... Read More

Sheraton Kauai Turns Up the Heat With Chef Leanne Kamekona

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder  |  1 Comment

Some of the best culinary advice this local Big Islander ever received was from Executive Chef John Zaner about 20 years ago at the Hawaii Hyatt, Maui when she was just beginning her cooking career. She had decided to further hone her skills she needed to attend the CIA in Hyde Park.... Read More

Rumfire Sirloin Steak Recipe

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Executive Chef Leanne Kamekona shares the secret behind her delicious RumFire Sirloin, served at the new RumFire Restaurant at the Sheraton Kauai.... Read More

Seared Wild King Salmon Recipe

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This pistachio curry crusted salmon, with avocado butter, and cumin vinaigrette comes courtesy of Executive Chef Augustin Saucedo of Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort in San Diego. This light entree is easy to make at home for a family dinner or social event as it presents beautifully to guests.... Read More

Lemon-Caper Grilled Chicken Recipe

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

If you're going with grilled chicken for dinner, odds are you're looking to keep the cooking process nice and simple. That's exactly the philosophy behind this lemon chicken recipe: easy, fast, and delicious.... Read More

Exploring a Chef's Journey From Farm to Table in Northern Utah

May 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The discrete movement from theory to practice sounds like the beginning of a philosophical treatise, not a story on an artisanal food sourcing journey. But the popular, yet still edgy locovore/farm-to-table idea did indeed become real when I went on a food sourcing journey, with Executive Chef John Murcko, from Canyons in Park City Utah.... Read More

Cellar360 Prosciutto & Pears Recipe

May 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

This is a simple, yet elegant appetizer featuring ripe pears and thinly sliced prosciutto di Parma. It's a great way to welcome guests to a dinner party and only takes a couple minutes to complete. The vibrant colors will catch the attention of your party goers and have them thinking you were slaving in the kitchen all day.... Read More

Chef's Table by Electrolux Kicks Off at the Cannes Film Festival

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Having dinner at the chef’s table is a very exclusive and thrilling experience. Guests are actually invited into the restaurant’s kitchen where they watch the chef and his staff meticulously prepare a special menu just for the occasion. Electrolux is opening up this exciting culinary experience to members of the public in some of the best restaurants across Europe.... Read More

Miso-Glazed Broiled Salmon Recipe

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Miso is such a prominent flavor, just a little will add a whole new dimension to a dish. This easy salmon recipe takes a little prep, a little waiting, and just 10 minutes in the oven. The Asian flavors blend with the sweet brown sugar and can be paired perfectly with some steamed rice or vegetables like bok choy.... Read More

The Bernardus Lodge Rejuvenates the Renowned Marinus Restaurant

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Bernardus Lodge, located on 26 acres of vineyards and lavender in Carmel Valley and home to the Marinus restaurant, will soon relaunch the renowned establishment to reflect a new era of dining. With the help of New York’s Charlie Akwa design team, Chef Cal Stamenov hopes to match Marinus’ beautiful new interior with an equally refined menu. The classic white linen table clothes and ultra traditional service is being revised to meet new dining trends which lean towards elegant, yet slightly less formal.... Read More

Spicy Kale and Lemon Israeli Couscous

May 18, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Couscous: the food so nice, they named it twice. Mmmm couscous...it’s such a great ingredient for all sorts of dishes, like this fun little salad I’ve put together. I’ve made several types of couscous salads before, but this one is my favorite. Even with very few ingredients, this dish packs a punch of flavor! It’s a perfect side dish or is great as a quick lunch.... Read More

Marcus Whitman Crater Lake Blue Cheese Crusted Buffalo Tenderloin

May 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Buffalo is increasingly popular as a low-fat source of protein. This sophisticated recipe from the elegant Marcus Whitman Hotel pairs it with roasted baby beets, grits and wild mushroom and short rib ragout.... Read More

Richard Sandoval Restaurants Celebrate 15 Years With New Menu at Zengo

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

The world-renowned chef has something to celebrate: the 15th anniversary of Richard Sandoval Restaurants. With locations across the globe including Denver, Las Vegas, NYC, Santa Monica, Washington DC, Mexico, Dubai and Qatar, the celebration is truly a world-wide experience. Blending the distinct Latin-inspired foods with Asian influences through the month of June at Sandoval’s Zengo, Richard Sandoval Restaurants are offering a fantastic new menu, Test Kitchen: Hanoi-Havana.... Read More

Four Seasons Plays Michelin Starring Role in Hong Kong and Macau

May 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

During an incomparable eating tour in China recently, I was more than happy to "double-down" for back to back dining experiences at the Michelin two- star restaurant, Zi Yat Heen, at the Four Seasons Macau, followed by lunch at Hong Kong’s Four Seasons restaurant, Lung King Heen.... Read More

Healthy Chicken and Quinoa Salad with Radicchio

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Crunchy and slightly bitter, this easy salad is a healthy and tasty dish to make for dinner or the night before for lunch the next day. In fact, as the acid in the dressing softens the radicchio, the flavors meld together overnight and make the salad even better than it was the before.... Read More

World's Highest Restaurants | Where Will One World Trade Center Fit In?

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

With One World Trade Center taking over as the tallest building in New York City this week, it seems only appropriate to take a look at the other skyscrapers that top the list of the tallest in the world — and consider their dining options.... Read More

James Beard Foundation VP Talks Exciting New Category at 25th Annual Awards

May 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Celebrity chef Alton Brown hosted the 2012 James Beard Awards, which marked the celebrated Foundation’s 25th anniversary. The much anticipated annual event took place on Monday, May 7th at the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. As always, the gala featured the world’s most revered culinary talents as well as those who have both contributed and most influenced the gastronomic industry. However, this year is also ushering in a season of change.... Read More

California Chefs Fight Ban on Foie Gras

May 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

In response to an imminent ban on the serving of foie gras in California, according to an article by The San Diego Union-Tribune, a group of about 100 famous chefs have been joined by some of San Diego’s own to fight lawmaker’s attempts to illegalize the delicacy.... Read More

A Mile-High Wine Tasting Experience on Board Air France

May 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

France is one of, if not the, most famous wine-making countries in the world with vintages that fetch some of the globe’s highest prices. So while on a trip from the U.S. to Paris aboard Air France, we decided to try some of the grands vins the airline pours for its premium passengers.... Read More

Sweet & Spicy | Stolichnaya® Vodka Releases New Flavors

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Springtime in New York will bring a wave of warmth as premium vodka brand Stolichnaya® celebrates its 50th anniversary with a few new twists on old favorites. For half a century the brand has been creating high end liquor with unique flavors, and the company’s dedication to quality and crisp taste has consistently set Stolichnaya® ahead of the pack.... Read More

The Surprisingly Spicy Origin of Paprika

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  1 Comment

I was recently asked to review five different smoked and non-smoked paprikas made in Washington State. I beg your pardon? There’s more than one paprika? Smoked and non-smoked? Shouldn’t that have been “made in Hungary," instead of Washington?... Read More

The Journey for the Most Expensive Spice in the World

Apr 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  3 Comments

Top Ten lists shed light on fascinating corners of pop culture. I recently came across a list of the world’s most expensive foods, thanks to the folks at Kitchen Geekery.... Read More

BLVD 16 Restaurant & Lounge Offers an Artful Take on American Cuisine

Apr 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

When in Los Angeles, it’ll be worth your while to head over to BLVD 16 Restaurant and Lounge in Westwood, which is ensconced in the trendy and sophisticated Palomar Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard. Surrounded by a bevy of high-rise residences, BLVD 16 exudes that friendly and familiar neighborhood gathering place vibe that’s duly complimented by an urban chic atmosphere and uncompromised American California cuisine.... Read More

Destination Paris: An American Express Travel NEXTPEDITION

Apr 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

After weeks of waiting, a small package from American Express arrived just before the intended departure. Inside the box held all of the tools needed to guide any traveler through a weeklong vacation.... Read More

Dalla Terra Winery Direct Announces Four Cities for Tasting Tour 2012

Apr 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Nineteen Italian wineries will be present in a four-city tour in early May. The cities on the Dalla Terra Winery Direct Annual Portfolio Tasting 2012 scheduled May 1-4 are Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.... Read More

How to Shop with a Chef

Apr 13, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

Leading the way through the hubbub of the Santa Monica farmers market, Michael McCarty stops a young man passing by. Turning him toward the small group that has been following him among the vendors, McCarty places a hand on his shoulder and proclaims him the master of duck prosciutto.... Read More

The 10 Best Spring Vegetables

Apr 12, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Temperatures are finally rising, the snow is melting, and the ground is thawing — spring has sprung! That’s cause for serious celebration in the kitchen, where it's time to reap the bounty of a new season of fresh vegetables that have weathered the long winter and are finally ready to emerge.... Read More

Celebrity Chef Seamus Mullen Reveals His 18 'Hero Foods'

Apr 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

You probably don't need another book to tell you that nutritious food can also be delicious, but Chef Seamus Mullen provides some beautiful inspiration in his new cookbook, Hero Food: How Cooking With Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better.... Read More

Wine Tasting in St. Clement Vineyards' Historic Napa Valley Estate

Apr 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The short path from the parking lot to the charming Victorian house that houses St. Clement Vineyards’ tasting room is steep, but worth every step. The landmark Napa Valley estate, established in 1878 by the San Francisco stained glass merchant Fritz Rosenbaum, was one of the first bonded wineries in the Napa Valley.... Read More

8 Recipes for Celebrating Passover

Apr 5, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Passover is that time of year when colorful boxes of matzo fill the supermarket shelves and observant Jews consume this Passover cracker instead of leavened bread for eight days.... Read More

The Ultimate Passover Restaurant Guide

Apr 5, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

With Passover on the horizon, it’s time to finalize your Seder plans. Perhaps you’re planning to host the meal at home with friends and family for the first night, but what about the remaining seven days of the holiday? There are plenty of restaurants across the country that are planning special menus for Pesach.... Read More

Meet Some of Washington's Top Wine Makers

Apr 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

The state of Washington is home to an impressive breed of winemaker. Many have spent years, even decades, in other parts of the world, honing their craft.... Read More

InterContinental Hanoi's Saigon Restaurant | Authentic Vietnamese Fare

Apr 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm  |  1 Comment

Floating on the gently lapping shores of Hanoi’s West Lake emerges a structure that almost appears from the early morning mist: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake. It is built into the lake itself and contains three restaurants; one being Saigon, a fresh take on Vietnamese food, affording patrons impressive views and equally impressive fare.... Read More

Filet of Turbot with Organic Hen Egg and Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Apr 2, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Executive Chef Markus Glocker of Gordon Ramsay At The London restaurant in New York City helped craft this filet of turbot recipe, with sweet spinach and parsley puree, champagne sauce, and sweet candied pumpkin seed garnish. This, among other succulent dishes, can be found on the prestigious menu at Gordon Ramsay At The London’s New York location.  ... Read More

Ajo Blanco

Mar 31, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

At The Catbird Seat in Nashville, Tennessee there are no set-menus and no walk-ins. Chefs Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger, both of whom have worked in some of the most highly honored kitchens in the food world, have created a high-end, interactive restaurant experience that allows their diners to be a part of the cooking process.... Read More

Jimmy Reale | Top Chef Interviews

Mar 30, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Jimmy Reale, Executive Chef of the Carolina Crossroads Restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, draws his culinary inspiration from his Italian-Lebanese upbringing, incorporating Mediterranean influences in his dishes. In his interview, Reale shares which well-known fast food chain he began his...... Read More

Beer Braised Spiced Mustard Rubbed Beef Brisket

Mar 28, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Richard Mead of the Sage located in Newport Beach, California almost missed his culinary calling when he pursued a career with the IRS, however, fate intervened with his opening of the 17th Street Café in 1989. After gaining his footing, Mead later opened Sage which received high praise for the quality of his food from both the OC Weekly and the Zagat Guide.... Read More

Top Chef Nominees Announced for 2012 James Beard Awards

Mar 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

While most are familiar with the James Beard Awards, whose 2012 nominees were announced March 19, others may not be as familiar with the man who lent his name to the foundation that honors top chefs worldwide. The annual James Beard Foundation Awards take place in early May to mark Beard’s birth... Read More

William Bradley | Top Chef Interviews

Mar 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef William Bradley,of the Grand del Mar’s Addison restaurant in San Diego, shares what iPhone app helps him out in the kitchen. Bradley advises aspiring chefs what quality is a key ingredient for…... Read More

Texas Rangers to Sell 2-Foot Long Hotdog at Ballpark

Mar 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Texas Rangers are covering all the bases when it comes to improvements for the 2012 baseball season. The upgrades to keep home-field advantage made by the team that appeared in the World Series for two consecutive years address pitching, hitting, and apparently, eating.... Read More

Willamette Valley Vineyards' Award Winning Pinot Noir and More

Mar 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Willamette Valley Vineyards. Its prologue begins in 1961, when winemaking visionary Richard Sommer hired an Oregon attorney to do the legal work necessary to establish the first Oregon winery since Prohibition. The attorney’s son was Jim Bernau.... Read More

Skirt Steak with Sweet Corn Raita

Mar 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Steak night is kicked up a notch with Chef Todd English’s addition of raita, a classical Indian ingredient. Toasted corn, jalapeno, ginger, and Sriracha sauce combine to make a flavorfully distinctive marinade that compliments not only steak, but many other mains.... Read More

Chef Barbara Lynch's Menton Named a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux Property

Mar 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Menton, Chef Barbara Lynch’s newest restaurant, was recently named a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux property, the first and only in the city of Boston. With this unique distinction, Barbara joins an elite group of 19 chefs in North America and 161 top chefs worldwide who have been awarded the title of Grand Chef including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Daniel Humm. She is currently the only female Grand Chef in North America, and Menton was the only free-standing Grand Chef restaurant to be inducted in January 2012.... Read More

Richard Mead | Top Chef Interviews

Mar 23, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While Chef Rich Mead may prefer preparing light, fresh food in the kitchens of the Sage Restaurant in Newport Beach, California, in our interview with Mead we learn what gourmet dishes he cooks up at home and what Californian city he finds..... Read More

Maple Thyme Custards

Mar 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chefs Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger bring together the elements of dining and entertainment at The Catbird Seat located in Nashville, Tennessee. Center-stage among thirty seats that curve around The Catbird’s kitchen, Anderson and Habiger personalize the dining experience by performing their culinary art for guests. Both chefs have been a part of James Beard award-winning restaurants early in their careers and are sure to be recognized among the brightest in their craft.... Read More

Zermatt's Kitchen Around Dining Experience Tours Four Top Restaurants

Mar 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

I found that getting fully acquainted with Zermatt, Switzerland goes beyond taking your picture in front of the Matterhorn and doing some skiing or hiking. It’s about immersing yourself in local mountain heritage at the Matterhorn Museum and taking a stroll through the narrow streets of historic Old Zermatt. Getting to know some residents and dining at some of their favorite restaurants also helps you realize that rough mountain living dependent on sheep herding, local vegetable crops, and herbs has shaped Swiss cuisine over hundreds of years.... Read More

Markus Glocker | Top Chef Interviews

Mar 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Before Chef Markus Glocker was making harmony in the kitchen, he was trained in classical music. Applying the same dedication, discipline and passion to food, these traits have also fueled his success in the culinary world, where he has worked under the likes of Charlie Trotter and Gordon Ramsay. ... Read More

Interview With GM and Winemaker Craig Becker of Somerston

Mar 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

High in the hills above Napa Valley lay two pristine valleys that together hold the fertile estate vineyards of Somerston. Allan Chapman purchased the 638-acre Priest Ranch property in Soda Valley in 2004, and the adjacent 990-acre Lynch Ranch in Elder Valley early 2006.... Read More

Funghi al Forno (Roasted Trumpet Royale Mushrooms with Fontina Fonduta)

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Missy Robbins, Executive Chef of A Voce in NYC, is known for her contemporary approach to classic Italian dishes. Food & Wine listed her as one of the Best New Chefs 2010, and before her relocation to A Voce, Robbins cooked for the Obamas during her time at the Spiaggia in Chicago.... Read More

Spring Lamb Persille, Toasted Pistachios and Stone Fruit Marmalade

Mar 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

William Bradley, was a 2010 James Beard Foundation semifinalist and is the Executive Chef of the Addison Restaurant at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California. The Addison is the only Southern California restaurant bestowed with 5 Diamonds, with many thanks due to Bradley’s refined touch.... Read More

How Chef Alice Waters Became "The Mother of Modern American Cooking"

Mar 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Alice Waters is a legend in the food world. More than anyone since Julia Child, Waters has changed the way Americans view food and she continues to change the face of modern cooking day after day as more and more Americans become aware of the importance of healthy food.... Read More

Sundried Tomato Guacamole

Mar 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Chef Rick Bayless, who is based out of Chicago, has won two James Beard Awards for his fresh take on traditional Mexican cuisine. In college he thought he would study cultural anthropology before a trip south of the border changed mind and led him towards a career path in culinary arts. After wide success with the opening of Frontera Grill in Chicago, Bayless opened Topolobampo and it has become one of the only restaurants in the United States serving high-end Mexican fare.... Read More

Braised Short Ribs with Creamed Brussel Sprouts

Mar 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Executive chef of the Triomphe restaurant in NYC, Jason Tilmann executes French cuisine with refined simplicity. Tilman has assisted in many well-praised restaurants such as David Burke & Donatella Restaurant, Daniel, and Le Cirque. When he opened Feng Asian Bistro in Hartford, Connecticut it was awarded with many honors including Best New Restaurant 2007, Best Pacific Rim 2007 and a rating of four stars in the Hartford Courant.... Read More

9 Superb Hotel Breakfasts Around the World

Mar 13, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

Two weeks in Thailand and here’s what I remember most: breakfast at the Bangkok Peninsula. Not to say the capital’s spired wats weren’t inspiring or the sugar-white beaches didn’t tantalize, but there isn't a bigger sucker for exotic fruits, tiny jars of jam, freshly baked pasties, and foamy cappuccinos than me.... Read More

Gérard Bertrand Awarded European Winery of the Year

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Up until recently I had no idea what the wines from France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region tasted like. I had my first taste at Tilghman Island Inn in Maryland’s Talbot County during a game and wine pairing dinner. I was impressed by its unique flavor profile. Lo and behold, a few months later I was alerted to the fact that Gerard Bertrand, an innovative and sustainable winemaker based in this same region was awarded European Winery of the Year at Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Annual Wine Star Awards.... Read More

Corn Panna Cotta with Chili Crab, Sea Beans and Salted Caramel Powder

Mar 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Area 31’s Executive Chef, Michael Reidt is a master of exquisite culinary creations who utilizes the fresh complexity of Miami’s native food sources and ingredients. This dish is an example of how Reidt combines a diversity of flavors such as coconut, ginger, and natural sea salt to create a savory experience that reflects both the locality and Reidt’s talents.... Read More

9 Top Experiences for Coffee Lovers

Mar 9, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  2 Comments

Traveling has a way of making the mundane memorable. The daily cup of coffee back home, merely a fragrant wake-up to launch the daily drill, becomes a tangible expression of the joy and romance of a place when in, say, Paris. As soon as that plane touches down at Charles de Gaulle, the mission for the first perfect cup of cafe cr?me begins; or in Rome, it’s the search for the first tiny and potent Illy espresso.... Read More

Gazpacho al estilo de Patricia

Mar 9, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Jose Andres is a James Beard award-winner who gained experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants from an early age. He is credited with both bringing refinement and popularizing Spanish cuisine in America. Spanish-style recipes such as this gazpacho can be sampled at his restaurants throughout Washington, DC or at The Bazaar in Los Angeles. Apart from his talents in the kitchen, his philanthropic endeavors include helping with issues pertaining to poverty and world hunger.... Read More

Interview With Chef Andrew Yeo on Inspiration, Artisan Bistro & Oysters

Mar 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

In Boston, there are chefs who have dabbled with both seafood and barbecue but none has ever tried the fantastically delicious combination that Chef Andrew Yeo has created at Artisan Bistro — grilled oysters with rosemary brown butter. As executive chef at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Yeo has not only designed, but perfected a recipe that is sure to have Bostonians, and travelers alike, lining up for more.... Read More

Chicken Wings With Wasabi Honey

Mar 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg are brothers and the culinary masterminds behind the highly acclaimed Blue Ribbon Restaurants and the Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The Bromberg brothers attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and opened their first Blue Ribbon restaurant in 1992 in SoHo. Since then, the Brombergs have been awarded numerous “Top 10” and “Best Of” honors.... Read More

4 Paprikas, 4 Killer Recipes Featuring Paprika

Mar 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Quickly becoming a favorite pastime among my posse of friends in Washington DC is developing an eating experience centered around one food item. Last time, it was a “pickle tasting party,” this time, a “paprika party.” If you haven’t had ingredient-centric kitchen adventures yet, it is well worth the little effort it takes to put on a proverbial creative chef hat.... Read More

Best Restaurants in America for 2012

Mar 2, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  2 Comments

What factors make any given restaurant that much better than another? In a country with so many great eating places to choose from, seeking out the best ones can be a daunting feat and could quite possibly inspire blood-boiling debate.... Read More

Los Angeles Restaurants Opening March 2012

Mar 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

From Santa Monica to Downtown, new Los Angeles restaurants are enlivening neighborhoods and appetites across the city.... Read More

Truffled Chicken Pot Pie

Mar 1, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This inspired take on a classic recipe was debuted on the menu Wolfgang Puck composed for the 2010 Governor’s Ball on Oscar Night. Wolfgang has famously catered the prestigious event for nearly twenty years.... Read More

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model Kate Upton's Best Food Moments

Feb 27, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

It's safe to say that when most people think of supermodel Kate Upton, the new cover girl of Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Edition, food is not the first thing that comes to mind. But taking a closer look at her endorsement deals, past gigs, and media apperances reveals some fun facts about Upton's connection to food.... Read More

Apple Bread Pudding

Feb 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Pastry chef Mame Sow brings a little sweetness to CO-OP Food & Drink’s menu. Located in NYC, CO-OP is described as a modern American brasserie with globally influenced cuisine and a trendy ambiance. Chef Sow, who previously worked for Townhouse Restaurant Group at Aquavit, adds a punch to old-time dessert favorites incorporating a variety of fruit and butter sauces, creams, and homemade compotes.... Read More

Pan-Roasted Duck Breast with Caramelized Endive

Feb 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This rich, visually appealing dish is just one example of the sophisticated plates that can be found in Chef Karen and Quinn Hatfield’s award-winning repertoire. Their restaurant, Hatfield’s, can be found at its newest location located on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.... Read More

Bone Marrow Calzone

Feb 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

In 2007 Chef Tony Gemignani became the first American to take home the coveted World Pizza Cup from Naples, Italy. Gemignani beat the native competition with his recipe for Neapolitan and Margherita Pizza. Now, Gemignani is a nine time World Pizza Champion and owns three restaurants: Tony’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, both located in San Francisco, and Pizza Rock located in Sacramento, California. While Gemignani may be the crown-prince of pizza, his culinary reach also includes many other quality Italian dishes like this recipe for bone marrow calzone, which can be found on the menu at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana.... Read More

Michael McCarty Gives Us Five New Reasons to Love Michael's Restaurants

Feb 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Iconic on both coasts, Michael’s is where Manhattan media powerhouses go to see and be seen, and where ABC News in Los Angeles went looking for Oscar Night party tips. And where some iconic restaurants keep the same concept year-in and year-out at their flagship venues — to the point where even fans are hankering for a reinvention — Michael McCarty is always introducing something new, fun and timely. We asked McCarty to talk about five new things we’ve noted about Michael’s recently.... Read More

Braised Pork Belly with Carrot

Feb 24, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Chefs Karen and Quinn Hatfield, of Hatfield’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, California, are a culinary force to be reckoned with. The couple met while working at the notable Spago Beverly Hills before moving to New York City where together, they continued to hone their unique culinary skill-set. Upon returning to California, the two realized their shared dream of opening their own restaurant in L.A. which has earned them several honors, including Bon Appetit’s 10 Best New Restaurants and a four-star rating in The Los Angeles Magazine.... Read More

Comme Ca’s Bouillabaisse

Feb 24, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This Bouillabaisse dish is just one of David Myer’s French brasserie-style creations that can be sampled at Comme Ca in Las Vegas. The restaurant, owing its creation to Myers as well, boasts a menu that is elegant, yet approachable. Comme Ca, however, is not Myers’ only claim-to-fame. Myers is responsible for several, widely recognized restaurants in the Los Angeles area. His first, Sona, was awarded with a Michelin star in 2007. Myers next project is looking to bring a touch of Californian and French inspired cuisine to Japan with the opening of two, new restaurants in Tokyo.... Read More

Grilled Langoustines with Thai Red Curry

Feb 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

William Bradley, was a 2010 James Beard Foundation semifinalist and is the Executive Chef of the Addison Restaurant at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California. The Addison is the only Southern California restaurant bestowed with 5 Diamonds, with many thanks due to Bradley’s refined touch.... Read More

Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread

Feb 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Chef Todd English is a four-time James Beard award-winner and the host of an Emmy-nominated travel series on PBS. Since 1989 he has opened numerous restaurants with locations in New York, Boston, Connecticut, Florida, and Las Vegas and has written several, highly received cookbooks. English’s “rustic Mediterranean style” has garnered many honors by food critics and casual diners alike.... Read More

Tony Gemignani | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Chef Tony Gemignani shares his passion for pizza and talks about how he entertained customers at his brother’s restaurant. Read about what Gemignani thinks has influenced Italian cuisine the…... Read More

Goat Cheese Fondue

Feb 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This rich starter from highly honored Chef Todd English owes its distinctive flavor to the combination of goat cheese, chives, shallots, and white wine. English recommends the fondue be served with dried fig, date, or Fuji apple slices alongside toasted bread cubes—an excellent beginning to any meal.... Read More

Missy Robbins | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Missy Robbins was nearly finished with college before one unforgettable meal made her decide that she wanted to pursue a career in culinary arts.  Robbins’ style and success can be attributed to her minimalistic approach... Read More

Catalan-Style Bruschetta (Pan con Tomate)

Feb 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Todd English uses his award-winning, rustic approach to Mediterranean cuisine by combining fresh ingredients to produce this wonderful starter-- perfect for any dinner party or entertaining endeavor.... Read More

Mini Prime Cheese Burgers with Remoulade and Aged Cheddar

Feb 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A true emperor in the food world, Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant empire ranges from elite, high-end dining to casual cuisine. With three separate Wolfgang Puck restaurateur entities that span the globe, countless accolades, television appearances, and cooking literature to his name, it is no wonder he is one of the most recognizable and influential chefs in the world today. This mini-prime cheese burger dish with remoulade and aged cheddar has been named among one of Wolfgang’s favorite recipes.... Read More

Michael Galata | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Michael Galata, Executive Chef of the Osteria del Circo in New York City, began cooking at the age of eleven and began working in his family’s restaurant when he was eighteen. In his interview Galata shares what some of his passions are outside the kitchen, including where he takes his…... Read More

Todd English | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Todd English, a four-time James Beard Award-winner, talks about what class made him stand out from his classmates and begin contemplating a career in food. After years of travel and perfecting his craft English likes... Read More

Pea Tortelli

Feb 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Executive chef at the Osterio del Circo, an upscale, Italian family enterprise in Midtown New York City, Michael Galata has been called upon for his culinary expertise by the likes of Martha Stewart and Gold Foods International. In addition to his work at Osterio del Circo, he is currently bringing his skills into the world of television and the internet.... Read More

2011 American Chef of the Year | Grant Achatz

Feb 15, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Looking across the American culinary landscape, one chef in Chicago stands higher above the rest last year... Read More

Grilled Sweet Tea Brined Turkey

Feb 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Jimmy Reale, Executive Chef at Carolina Crossroads Restaurants in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, adds a dose of Southern charm alongside summer squash, cremini mushrooms and lavender butter in this sumptuous dish. Reale’s talent and an elegant ambiance have earned Carolina Crossroads the Forbes Four-Star rating and a AAA Four Diamond Award.... Read More

Jose Andres | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Jose Andres is not only a master chef and James Beard Award winner, but a collector of books and sports enthusiast. Learn where Chef Andres gleans inspiration and what season he…... Read More

Apple-Huckleberry Cobbler

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

From the talented pastry chef Karen Hatfield of Hatfield’s Restaurant in L.A., this decadent dessert is in keeping with her innovative style that uses a combination of classic and contemporary that never fails to yield satisfying surprises. The first location of Hatfield’s, which she opened with her husband, received a Michelin star.... Read More

Chris Yeo | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Chef Chris Yeo of Straits and SINO Restaurants incorporates the culinary techniques he learned while growing up in Singapore. He first began his career as a hairdresser before crossing over into the culinary world. Most recently, at SINO, Yeo is combining the traditional art of making Dim Sum with modern Chinese cooking methods to create a sophisticated and satisfying dining experience.... Read More

How Todd English Became a Household Name

Feb 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

There once was a time when you’d visit a restaurant and not know who the maestro was crafting the culinary repast. My, how times have changed. Today, many restaurants succeed or fail based solely on the name of the owner/chefs.... Read More

How Chefs Entertain at Home

Feb 10, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

We recently discovered the massive, two-volume Notes From a Kitchen. A book this is not — it's a photographic journey through the kitchens of some of the nation's most well-loved chefs, including former Jean Georges' pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini; one of the South's best, Sean Brock; and Malaysian-inspired New York chef Zak Pelaccio.... Read More

Nectarine Crostata

Feb 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

From the talented pastry chef Karen Hatfield of Hatfield’s Restaurant in L.A., this decadent dessert is in keeping with her innovative style. Hatfield uses a combination of both the classic and the contemporary that never fails to yield satisfying surprises. The first location of Hatfield’s, which she opened with her husband, received a Michelin star.... Read More

Grilled Octopus Salad

Feb 9, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Olivier Reginensi, newly appointed Executive Chef at NYC’s flamboyantly exotic Le Cirque, is looking to use his talents to attract a new generation of diners with a casual dining series that will debut across the country. In addition, Reginensi is busy working in Le Cirque’s kitchen to create his own signature dishes to add to the menu.... Read More

Spinach and Gruy?re Soufflés

Feb 9, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Donatella Arpaia is not only a celebrity judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, but has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for her talents at restaurant Mia Dona. Her restaurant Anthos was awarded a Michelin star, while her restaurant davidburke & donatella was awarded four stars by Forbes.... Read More

20 Vegetable Fried Rice

Feb 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Another example of Jose Andres famed Spanish recipes that can be found on the menu at China Poblano located in Las Vegas. This innovative restaurant is a fusion of Mexican and Chinese cuisine combining unexpected ingredients such as chayote and jicama with soy and ginger.... Read More

Luxury Food Reviews

Feb 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Recently our friends over at CityRoom expanded their branding repertoire by launching Worldwide Delicacies, an interactive encyclopedia of specialty food products with testimonials written by expert reviewers. Check out one of Worldwide Delicacies’ reviews below:... Read More

Italian Food, Lady Gaga Style

Feb 6, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

We received this exclusive first look at Joanne Trattoria, about to be opened on New York's Upper West Side by Joe and Cynthia Germanotta — Lady Gaga's mamma and pappa — with the following note attached: "Brad D. Rose is an Intellectual Property attorney in New York City and is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Pryor Cashman LLP. An avowed 'foodie,' Brad works with the owners of Joanne Trattoria and many other restaurant owners, but has, nevertheless, written his fair and honest assessment about his experience at Joanne Trattoria." (Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.)... Read More

Jumbo Lump Crab and Seared Watermelon

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Michael Reidt of Miami’s Area 31, located on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel, is bringing more than just fresh recipes to Area 31’s menu. Reidt works with both the restaurant and the community to prepare healthy, locally sourced ingredients. In turn, a portion of the proceeds from Area 31’s Tasting Menu are donated to support two Miami-based non-profit organizations, Roots in the City and Common Threads, both of which educate and promote health and well-being.... Read More

Aliya LeeKong | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Chef Aliya LeeKong’s passion for food began with a Sunday tradition that was comprised of preparing and planning the week’s menu with her mother. LeeKong describes the combination of the joy she gained from these early culinary memories with the experience she absorbed travelling to countries such as... Read More

Bruce and Eric Bromberg | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Combine an obsession with Benihana, family globetrotting, and special holiday meals crafted by a talented grandmother and the beginnings of Chefs Eric and Bruce Bromberg’s ascent into culinary stardom are revealed... Read More

Wolfgang Puck | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

One of the world’s most notable chefs to date, Wolfgang Puck shares a little about his humble beginnings as a 14 year-old who thought he would be a pastry chef. He also talks about his recipe for success in the culinary world... Read More

Rick Bayless | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Whether experimenting with new culinary ideas in Mexico, or picking fresh produce from his backyard garden, Chef Rick Bayless is passionate about creating fresh recipes using locally grown and produced ingredients.  Bayless’ passions extend beyond the kitchen as well including... Read More

Michael Mina | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Once the poster boy for dotcom-era Bay Area expense account dining, Michael Mina has proven to have more tenacity — and a better ability to "diversify a portfolio" — than most of the flash-in-the-pan millionaires that frequented his first flagship restaurant, Aqua, in the late 1990s.... Read More

Brian Malarkey | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Most chefs say they find inspiration from travel, from old family recipes made new, or from experimenting. Chef Malarkey, however, reveals the unique muse behind his own culinary…... Read More

Masa Takayama | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

If he wasn't a chef, Masa Takayama might have been a poet. While English isn't his first language, the legendary Japanese sushi master whisks words and phrases together with the same quicksilver flair we imagine him using in the kitchen. His is a world of rarity, artistry and whimsy — and unlike his ultra-expensive table, thoughts from Masa are free to enjoy. We hope you will, as much as we did.... Read More

Jean-Georges Vongerichten | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Some chefs are better from afar: on television, or on the pages of a book, where no one can experience their artistic, socially awkward tendencies. And some, like Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, are the opposite.... Read More

Jason Tilmann | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Jason Tilmann explains his “Perfect Bite” philosophy and shares how social media and reality television has affected the restaurant industry. Tilmann believes that such accessible exposure has created a more competitive and challenging environment for... Read More

Olivier Reginensi | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Chef Olivier Reginensi, who lived and worked in France for 10 years, shares his wisdom regarding humility and open-mindedness when beginning in the restaurant business. For Reginensi, when cooking at home, it is all about... Read More

David Myers | Top Chef Interviews

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Although in college Chef David Myers realized he would rather create new recipes than study for his International Business classes, Myers has taken a wealth of experience and inspiration from far-away countries such as France, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. Myers believes that fresh possibilities in the international restaurant scene are unfolding in places that... Read More

Interview with Martin Miller on the Inspiration Behind His Gin

Feb 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

I sat down with Martin Miller to chat about his namesake gin and how it came about. What I got from the charismatic Brit? Check it out.... Read More

Classic Braised Short Ribs

Feb 1, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Aliya LeeKong symbolizes the true meaning of “American” cuisine, incorporating a blend of spices and multi-ethnic food traditions to produce dishes that are familiar, yet exotic. LeeKong chronicles her culinary expertise and global travels on her blog, Aliya LeeKong: Live Life Exotic, where you can find this recipe and many others.... Read More

Origami Seabass

Feb 1, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chef Chris Yeo of Straits and SINO Restaurants incorporates the culinary techniques he learned while growing up in Singapore. He first began his career as a hairdresser before crossing over into the culinary world. He can most recently be found at SINO, combining the traditional art of making Dim Sum with modern Chinese cooking methods creating a sophisticated and satisfying dining experience.... Read More

California Zinfandel Braised Short Rib from Chef Steve Litke of Farmhouse Inn

Feb 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner

Our waiter Robert, at Sonoma’s Farmhouse Inn, carefully places a tiny amuse bouche of Chanterelle mushroom essence and sweet onion foam in front of each of us. We inhale the earthy truffle scent wafting from the small cup, sip, and let its heady broth envelope our palates. Sensing our complete satisfaction, he says, "They are meticulous in the kitchen and their innovations are intentional."... Read More

The Cadogan Hotel London Offering 'Great Taste' Menu

Jan 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Foodies should book a table at The Cadogan, which has been announced as a prestigious 'Great Taste Showcase' restaurant for British food. As part of the Great Taste Awards, regarded as the ultimate accreditor of the artisan and specialty food world for nearly 20 years, the venue will be featuring award-winning ingredients.... Read More

The Chanel Wine Label Designed by Karl Lagerfeld

Jan 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Chanel is of course one of the world’s most legendary fashion houses. But did you know that they also have a celebrated winery?
Founded in 1661 by Pierre de Rauzan, Château Rauzan-Ségla, located in the heart of the Margaux appellation of France’s Bordeaux region, was acquired by Chanel in 1994.... Read More

America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2012

Jan 26, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food (2011). It's that time again. Many of last year's names appear on this year's roster, but there are some new names, too, which of course means that some of last year's are missing. Some folks moved up the ladder, as well, and some moved down. This might be because of new accomplishments (or because of What Have They Done for Us Lately?) or just because we're looking at them this year from a different angle.... Read More

Chef Lydia Shire Shares Her Famous Recipe for Lobster Popovers

Jan 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

Chef Lydia Shire has been a household name in the Boston restaurant scene since she first became known for now legendary, Biba. Prior to that, Shire worked at Maison Robert, Harvest, Parker’s at the Omni Parker House, Seasons and Pignoli before moving on to head up the kitchens at Excelsior, Scampo at The Liberty Hotel and Towne Stove and Spirits.... Read More

King and Prince Resort Promotes Local Georgia Cuisine

Jan 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

One has to look no further than Vinny D’Agostino’s homemade limoncello served at the King and Prince Resort's tavern to get a sense of how deep the passion runs here for locally sourced ingredients being incorporated into craft-made cuisine and beverages.... Read More

Karen and Quinn Hatfield | Top Chef Interviews

Jan 24, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Apart from sharing a passion for each other, Chefs Karen and Quinn Hatfield share a passion for food and co-own Hatfield Restaurant in Los Angeles. Karen Hatfield explains the ways their cooking styles were influenced during their time in... Read More

Interview with AME's Chef Hiro Sone on Taste Memory & Mentor Wolfgang Puck

Jan 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

AME Restaurant is inside the St. Regis San Francisco, and has been awarded one Michelin star from 2008 through 2012. AME’s owners are also its chefs, an uncommon situation, but one that has allowed Hiro Sone and his partner wife, Lissa Doumani, a great deal of freedom to create exceptional taste combinations for their restaurant.... Read More

Recipe for Millionaire Tacos

Jan 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

Tired of Turkey? Go to the grocery store and pick up ingredients for Millionaire Tacos! Compliments of The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.... Read More

9 Tabletop Trends for 2012

Jan 18, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Nobody wants to be behind the times when it comes to style. From what we wear to what we eat, knowing what’s “in” matters. As our minds never drift far from what trendy essentials to have when bringing together friends and family, we’ve researched what to know before throwing the first party of the year. All in good measure, too. According to Vallerie Drorbaugh, the style manager at The Foundary, an online flash-sale site, “Hosting dinner parties at home is a rising trend.”... Read More

Check Out the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen's Star-Studded Lineup

Jan 16, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

This summer is the 30th Anniversary of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and the lineup is pretty stellar: Mario Batali, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Tom Colicchio, Danny Meyer, Jacques Pépin, Michael Symon, and Ming Tsai.... Read More

10 Foods That Will Fill You Up

Jan 13, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

For those looking to ditch a few pounds, “grazing” can often be a large pitfall of dieting. Pass the office candy bowl a few times a day, and the once-innocent M&M’s turn into an hourly routine, not an indulgence, and leave you feeling no fuller than when you began munching. In fact, they are almost addicting.... Read More

Insider's Guide to Best City Restaurants by Jaguar

Jan 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

The urban streets of a big city can be quite alluring. New sights, new sounds, and of course, new flavors. Whether you're new to town or a longtime local, there's always a unique experience to be had, especially when it comes to pleasing the palate.... Read More

America’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Airline Meals

Jan 12, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Let's face it: Airplanes are traumatic environments — the turbulence, the terrorists, the 2-year-olds — and we travelers are left to eat our way to comfort. (When else in life would you voluntarily eat sugar-dusted pretzels washed down with two cans of bloody mary mix?) And though we passengers tend to enjoy eating at regular intervals, airline meals often come at too high a caloric price.... Read More

Coohills Restaurant in Denver Offers French Fare at its Finest

Jan 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Denver’s restaurant scene is growing and receiving national recognition; Coohills Restaurant is one of the notable additions to the Mile High dining experiences. With a recent influx of high-end culinary interest, new additions to the family of fine dining have Denver abuzz.... Read More

2012's Most Exciting Restaurant Openings

Jan 9, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

There are a host of variables that combine to make a restaurant's opening hotly anticipated. First and foremost is the chef (and/or owner) — the popularity and reputations of those individuals at the helm can generate buzz around a new venture, or garner bated speculation about it. Second is location — a restaurant opening in a trendy or up-and-coming neighborhood can foster excitement, as can a restaurant that's opening in a familiar building or landmark.... Read More

5 Healthy Salad Ideas

Jan 5, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

It's been said before, and sometimes even accomplished before, but it seems that so many people's New Year's resolution is to make this the year they will finally drop that extra weight. Not just the holiday weight that seems to be hanging on most people these days, but those few pounds that just don’t seem to go away.... Read More

The Perfect Martini? Ingredients: Skulls, Diamonds, Dan Aykroyd & Premium Canadian Crystal Head Vodka

Jan 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

I am a fool for skulls...so much so that I gave my best friend a skull-and-cross-bone onsey at her baby shower last week. I am also a sucker for a really good martini. In fact, I believe that a martini — yes, straight vodka or gin — is one of the easiest drinks to make poorly. Equally, it is one of those drinks that is truly memorable when made well.... Read More

What is Swiss Chard?

Jan 3, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

With its distinctive bright red, orange, pink, and yellow stalks and its large, fan-like leaves, Swiss chard is the peacock of dark, leafy greens. But as with many unfamiliar foods, some people may approach Swiss chard with some trepidation. They may be wondering things like: How do I prepare it? How can I pick a good bunch? And most importantly, what does it taste like, and will I like it?... Read More

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