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Discover the Best of Baja Wines at Loteria Grill's Fina Stampa Culinary Series

May 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The founding chef of the Loteria Grill mini-empire will host a culinary series of special events dubbed “Fina Stampa” to celebrate the best of Mexican culture and the flavorful produce that captures the essence of regional Mexican cuisine. To kick-off the series on June 4 and 5, Executive Chef Jimmy Shaw of Loteria Grill and Executive Chef Javier Plascencia of Misión 19 in Tijuana, Mexico will offer two different culinary experiences with dishes reflecting Mexico’s food of the street, the field, and the table — all paired with an impressive selection of Baja California wines.... Read More

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Kicks Off New Trends With Worldwide Flavors

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which was held in May for its fifth time this year, is more than just an opportunity for spirits brands and cocktail experts from around the world to mingle in the Big Apple. The event is also an ideal place to check out cocktail trends on the horizon and see what’s in store for summer sips. Here are some delicious ideas from MCC experts and others we trust!... Read More

ARIA's Sage Hosting Special One Night Only 5-Course Wine-Paired Dinner

May 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Celebrity Chef Shawn McClain’s Sage at ARIA Resort & Casino is hosting an upcoming wine pairing dinner with Hundred Acre on May 24. The five-course menu includes grilled quail and Maine diver scallops and is being created by Chef McClain and Sage Chef de Cuisine Richard Camarota. The special pairings are selected by Sage's Master Sommelier Nick Hetzel, Jayson Woodbridge (vintner and owner of Hundred Acre) and ARIA Director of Wine Kim Wood. ... Read More

Cointreau Wants To Know How You Celebrate Summer With New Instagram Campaign #MySummerSoiree

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Who doesn't like winning something? Who doesn't like wining something by simply sipping a delicious cocktail? Yeah, we pretty much thought so. Which is why we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight Cointreau's latest Instagram campaign featuring the "#MySummerSoiree" hashtag, just barely launched in the last few days.... Read More

Australian Truffle Season Comes to Los Angeles for Special One-Night-Only Dinner at Mélisse

May 13, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The end of May marks the official launch of truffle season in Australia, but if you're stuck all the way over in Los Angeles and can't get over to the other side of the world, don't worry. Frank Brunacci of the Truffle & Wine Co. in Manjimup, Western Australia is curating a super exclusive one-night-only dinner on June 13 at Mélisse in Santa Monica. ... Read More

Chef-Curated Pantry Collection For the Mother's Day Gift Win

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Mother's Day is Sunday and that means if you haven't bought a gift yet, you may have a hard time finding something in such short notice. Grabbing a last minute gift card is a decent option, but you know your mom is going to read between the lines — i.e. you fail at giving gifts and were never her favorite child. Don't let your little brother win the Mother's Day war (if you think this doesn't exist, you're naïve or an only child). ... Read More

Check Out the Secret History Behind 13 of Your Favorite Cocktails

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It seems like a new craft cocktail bar opens every weekend, with mixologists scrambling to create the next coolest drink. As much as we love innovation, sometimes you really can't beat the tried and true mixed drinks that have been around forever. Besides, most of the new guys are just modern variations of what our grandparents drank with breakfast.... Read More

Dinner in the Sky Makes Your Epicurean Fantasies a Reality

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Years ago, during a 2 a.m. conversation with a bartender, I laid out my fantasy wedding while we watched I Love Lucy — this is going somewhere, I promise. The plans got more and more ridiculous as time went on, finally ending up with my riding a black bear down the aisle and the wedding party dining from banquet tables suspended off the Cliffs of Moher. ... Read More

Uber Private Dining Experience With Chef Michael Mina at Stonehill Tavern

May 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Forbes four-star Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach is inviting us all to join them for a private dining event with the Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina — though you have to make reservations, of course. Chef Mina, along with the Tavern's Executive Chef Raj Dixit, will be crafting a four-course menu full of all his greatest culinary hits (like Ahi Tuna Tartare and Maine Lobster Pot Pie — which will both be made at your table) for this cool dining opportunity.... Read More

Famed French Champagne House Piper Heidsieck Debuts Limited Edition 'Black Tie' Bottle for Cannes Film Festival

May 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

And the best-dressed man at the Cannes Film Festival is…. a bottle of champagne. To celebrate the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, famed French champagne house, the official bubbly of the legendary event, is debuting a new limited e... Read More

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby With These Modern Mint Julep Cocktails

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The 2014 Kentucky Derby is in full swing and if you're not lucky enough to be there this weekend, you're seriously missing out. This year's event has a lot going on, from the anticipation surrounding pre-race favorite California Chrome to all of the parties (and the hats), and we're sure it hurts a little not being part of it.... Read More

8 Ways to Feast Like a Medieval King, Queen or Viking!

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

If you’re binge watching Vikings, Game of Thrones or any other lusty/bloody medieval dramas of the season, then you already know that if the royals aren’t brawling or bedding, they’re feasting. And they don’t bother with utensils either (except maybe a dagger — that wedding still hurts, GOT). Here’s a lineup of equally kingly feasts that you can order in the modern age — trencher by special request — and not to worry, there are no bloody surprises in the third act. ... Read More

Adam Tihany-Designed Oro Restaurant Opens With Michelin-Starred Executive Chef Davide Bisetto

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Interior designer Adam D. Tihany is incredibly well known for his restaurant work, including Thomas Keller’s Per Sé and Bouchon, Le Cirque 2000 and Sirio for the Maccioni family, and Daniel Boulud’s Daniel in New York City. He's so iconic that Rizzoli even published a book about his interiors called Tihany: Iconic Hotels and Restaurant Interiors. Wanting to tap into some of that esteem, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice hired Tihany to design their new restaurant project, Oro. ... Read More

 
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