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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 crème 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

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

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