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Chef Mavro Continues to Create Culinary Magic In Honolulu

Oct 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Long-standing recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award (just one of their crown of accolades), Chef Mavro's status in the culinary stratosphere is stellar. This James Beard award winner does not rest on his laurels — Gayot even selected him as one of the 2013 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., the only Hawaiian establishment on the list. ... Read More

Camp Schramsberg: A Champagne Lover's Dream Come True

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Those of us who love to drink our bubbles — or as Dom Pérignon said, we "are drinking stars” — are not only happy, but thrilled to tour producers of sparkling wine. There just so happens to be a number of sparkling wine producers to visit in Napa County, but the possibility of actually participating in the process of making sparkling wine is something we only dream about, right?... Read More

Déglon Meeting Knife Set: The Nesting Dolls of the Cutlery World

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

My knife drawer is a mess and I'm continually shocked when I manage to escape cutting myself every time I reach in for something. This Déglon Meeting Knife Set is brilliant in that the knives fit together like a nesting doll, keeping those sharp edges flat with the stainless steel block they are kept in.... Read More

Pumpkin & Ginger Cream Recipe From Hotel Arts Barcelona's "Show With the Chef" Series

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The best thing about this time of year is all the recipes that involve pumpkins! From pie and soup to lattes and pastries, I really can't get enough of pumpkin on the menu. To branch out from the usual fall fare, try this recipe from Pumpkin and Ginger Cream, which combines our favorite ingredient with tasty vegetables and ginger.... Read More

Mixologist Tony Conigliaro & Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition Look to the Future of Cocktails

Oct 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For mixologists and bartenders, it's no longer enough to be good — you have to be great. You can't just whip up a Whiskey Sour or martini and expect praise nowadays. With countless experts creating new cocktails every day, a new breed of bartender has come forth, one that isn't content to simply give out the standards. ... Read More

13 Creepy Cocktails to Please Your Inner Ghoul

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Since we've already shared some great Halloween decorating tips with you, we will now share some unique cocktail recipes that keep with the spooky theme. After all, if you're throwing a party, your dressed-up guests will need a variety of drinks to sip. Maybe the lonely Rob Stark in the corner can have a Red Wedding drink, while the hipster vampire unsuccessfully hitting on your friend can mix up a Vampire's Kiss. With so many options, we're willing to bet there will be something for everyone!... Read More

Leading Lady Uma Thurman's Cover Photo Revealed for Campari's 2014 Exclusive Calendar

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

When you take a look at the cover photo for Campari's official 2014 Calendar, you're not going to believe Uma Thurman is 43-years-old. The talented actress has been relatively quiet lately, but with the rumored third Kill Bill and the upcoming Lars von Trier film, Nymphomaniac (you know, the one with the sexually charged posters), Campari knows that their leading lady is going to jump right back on everyone's mind very soon.... Read More

Tim Gunn Talks Holiday Entertaining & Why Nespresso Grand Cru Should Be In Your Next Cocktail

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

At a recent Nespresso pop-up boutique at New York’s Grand Central Station, coffee connoisseurs, editors, and curious bystanders alike were invited to discover their perfect Grand Cru through interactive installations that made a coffee match based on a series of personality and taste questions. At one event held in the boutique, we had the chance to catch up with Project Runway star Tim Gunn, who is also an avid Nespresso fan, ambassador, and the evening’s host.... Read More

9 Accessories to Top Off the Perfect Dinner Party

Oct 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Being the “host with the most” during this autumn’s harvest parties and holiday feasts won’t be easy. There are so many televised food competitions and cute markets selling “artisanal” ingredients out there, that standards for home chefs are higher than ever before. So, once you’ve spent weeks figuring out your menu, bling up your setting with the over-the-top accessories from this list...and watch your guests be impressed in spite of themselves. These would also make fantastic hostess gifts for all those guests out there. ... Read More

Idaho's Resort Town of Sun Valley Celebrates Their Third Annual Harvest Festival

Oct 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

Here's an easy, can't fail recipe for delectable fun in Sun Valley, Idaho: Take one big handful of celeb chefs, cooking instructors and mixologists, and add eclectic regional dishes, fine wines (including lots of bubbly) and craft beers. Blend with unique dining experiences, simmer on low alongside the postcard-perfect Sun Valley landscape, and voila! You have yourself the 4th annual Sun Valley Harvest Festival! Here's a recap of the best of the 2013 event (which should entice you to save the date for 2014).... Read More

Artificially Intelligent Robotic Bartender Fit For Don Draper

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Did you know there is a Kickstarter for an artificially intelligent robotic bartender named Monsieur? Before you begin envisioning Johnny Five at a bar, taking orders and mixing drinks with the flourish only he can achieve, Monsieur is more of a smart box than it is a fully functioning robot. That said, the invention is pretty cool and would be a fantastic addition to any party.... Read More

Enjoying Wine at Home Tastes Better With Opus

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Enjoying wine at home just got a little better. Instead of having to pour a bottle of wine and allow time for it to aerate, the folks at soireehome have created something called Opus to save you less time waiting and provide more time enjoying.... Read More

Grape Picking and Truffle Hunting: A Look at Harvest Season in Northern Italy

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Harvest season in Italy is when the three key farming and wine regions in the country come into their peak. It’s a joyful time, as the local farmers bring in the crops they’ve carefully hand-tended throughout the year — and locals and visitors alike dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to wine-soaked gastronomic discovery.... Read More

Slice and Chop Like a Professional Chef With Edge of Belgravia's Damascus Steel Knives

Oct 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you can't get inside the kitchen of a great chef, you can at least use knives exclusively designed by them. London-based Edge of Belgravia is offering a collection Damascus steel knives, apparently able to cut through the competition — pun intended.... Read More

The Eclectic Cooking Style of Log Haven's Executive Chef Dave Jones

Oct 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

There is much to be learned about second chances when it comes to the career of Executive Chef Dave Jones, and most of these lessons deal with his exceptional talent coupled with his extreme perseverance.... Read More

Underworld Chic: The Latest Nightlife Trend

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Credit the return of moonshine, the popularity of "Big Bad" antiheroes on television, or retro-fascination; but whatever the underlying appeal, shady figures from the underworld are suddenly in vogue with America's hippest night-owl crowds.... Read More

Experience Mediterranean Cuisine at Local Hot Spot Apiron Restaurant in Santorini

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As you walk along the cobblestone streets in Fira, you pass restaurant after restaurant sprinkled throughout the Santorini hillside town, all boasting unique settings and flavors. Since many offer the same Greek fare, walking in blindly and choosing one usually guarantees at least a decent meal. But if you’re looking for more than just a decent meal, it helps to have the locals tip you off to their favorites.... Read More

American Royal to Crown the Grand Champion of Barbecue This Weekend

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The American Royal Association, located in the Historic West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri, will welcome more than 500 barbecue teams from around the world to their 34th Annual World Series of Barbecue October 4-6. The annual event is the largest barbecue contest in the world, with thousands of pitmasters from around the globe competing for trophies, prizes, and the prestigious title of Grand Champion.... Read More

Hang Onto Summer with These Refreshingly Cool Nespresso Recipes

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

While summer may have to come to a close, this warm weather sure hasn't yet for most of the country. With New York, the Mid-West and South still seeing 80-degree weather, we figured most of you are in need of some cool refreshment. So while blustery evenings may be on the horizon soon, in the meanwhile we have gathered up three delicious and revitalizing drink recipes to help you keep the heat at bay. Featuring Nespresso Grand Crus and what may be some surprising ingredients, each of these little concoctions just might be the perfect way to top off those last al fresco dinners on the patio or Sunday brunch this weekend.... Read More

 
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