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

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

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

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

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

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

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

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