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Grilling Tips From Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook Author to Get You Through Labor Day Weekend

Aug 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Peter Kaminsky is an award-winning chef and the author of The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook, which compiles the best recipes and tips from the past 100 years of New York Times articles—meaning that he certainly knows how to get the most from a barbeque. Lucky for us, he was kind enough to share some of his most valuable grilling tips so we can rule Labor Day weekend BBQ scene. Ever wondered why you should be using charcoal or pondered over the importance of using a thermometer instead of winging it? He's got your answers, as well as some upcoming recipes that showcase his advice—they're also designed to be paired with Terrazas des los Andes wines, which go well with smoky, charred flavors.... Read More

Food Network Star Justin Warner Breaks Down His 6 Favorite Burgers for Labor Day

Aug 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've given you plenty of recipes from Food Network star Justin Warner, who came up with fantastic dishes to pair with the Robert Mondavi Private Selection, and now we have six cool burger recipes for Labor Day weekend. Instead of just going the standard beef route, Justin covers all the bases (from a veggie option to bison and venison) and gives you a step-by-step look at his favorite six burgers. Each dish is broken down by protein, mix-ins, toppings, and condiments, showing you how easy it can be to blow your friends and family away at your next barbeque. ... Read More

From Grape to Bottle: Take Part in La Crema Winery's Virtual Vintner Experience

Aug 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

La Crema Winery is doing something a little different, offering wine connoisseurs the chance to actually be part of the winemaking process. Earlier in the month, La Crema launched Virtual Vintner, which is a unique digital experience that allows consumers to create a wine as a group.... Read More

Inside Look: Patrón Secret Dining Society Hosts Yet Another Ultra-Exclusive Event

Aug 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Foodies are in no short supply these days, evidenced by the surge of pop-up restaurants, the rise of the celebrity chef and the emphasis placed on not just a good meal, but an epicurean experience. The whole thing is a marketing dream if you know how to spin it and a couple of years ago Patrón came up with the great idea to launch the Patrón Secret Dining Society, a branch of the brand that throws ultra-exclusive invite-only parties in secret locations. Guests arrive to find an unending flow of tequila cocktails created by master mixologists and food prepared by high-profile culinary names like Marcus Samuelsson or Rick Bayless. ... Read More

Party With Tennis Pros at First-Ever Pre-US Open Taste of Tennis Week in NYC

Aug 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With the US Open next week, we all have tennis on the mind, which makes the first-ever Taste of Tennis Week in New York City a must-attend event. Taking place August 20-23, the week-long pre-US Open event will include the Taste of Tennis Gala (this year will be it's 15th) and tons of "tennis-meets-food" events—like the Celebrity Chef Tennis Challenge on August 20 and Party with The Pros on August 23.... Read More

Black Caviar Company Becomes First to Offer Previously Illegal Russian Osetra to the U.S.

Aug 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

An age-old mark of luxury, caviar has long been a delicacy associated with wealth and royalty. But not all "caviar" is created equal and if you think you have tried the best, you might want to think again. While today there are many different kinds of roe being marketed as caviar, according to the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Life Fauna and Flora (CITES) only one species of fish makes the cut to be officially classified as a host to the coveted condiment, the best and priciest of which comes from Russia. "Real" caviar is harvested from the sturgeon or paddlefish, and based on the quality are classified in four types, with beluga topping the list as the most prized, then osetra, sterlet and sevruga. ... Read More

Need a Gift Idea? How About a Private Dinner in the Tower of London While Surrounded by 12,000 Diamonds?

Aug 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Any history fan will know that the Tower of London is a pretty fascinating place,  especially the Martin Tower (or Jewel Tower)—which is just one of the 21 towers found in the building. The tower used to be the home of the Crown Jewels—which Colonel Thomas Blood tried to famously steal in May 1671—and was even used as a prison for a little while, but now holds an exhibition called Crowns and Diamonds. ... Read More

Learn How to Cook Italian Campania-Style Cuisine at Quattro Passi's New Bespoke Cookery School

Aug 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Cooking is one of our favorite pastimes and we're always looking for new dishes to try out. But just because we enjoy cooking doesn't mean we know all there is to know—far from it—so sometimes we like to join in on a fun cooking class and Quattro Passi's Cookery School in Italy is definitely on our list. The two Michelin-starred restaurant, owned and run by Antonio Mellino, is known for its deliciously authentic Campania cuisine and that's exactly what their cooking courses are designed to teach.... Read More

Executive Chef Milton Rebello Dishes On Culinary Tattoos, Cooking for Royalty, & Exciting Cooking Trends

Aug 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

Not too long ago I was invited to join some other journalists to train with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) Academy in Regina—a once in a lifetime opportunity. This was one of the hardest 24 hours of my life, however the pain quickly faded since our valiant efforts were rewarded with a stay at the historic Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, one of Canada's grand railway hotels.... Read More

Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day With These 6 Delectable Recipes

Aug 6, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you were looking for an excuse to eat ice cream all day, you're in luck because it's National Root Beer Day! Sure, every day seems to be dedicated to some sort of food or drink, but root beer floats are always a cause for celebration. Plus, they also happen to be super tasty with some added alcohol; just be careful with the type you add, because some won't taste so great…like rum. ... Read More

Michael Mina to Host Private Dining Experience at Bellagio Restaurant in Las Vegas

Aug 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We really can’t get enough of exclusive dinners with our favorite chefs because there's really no better way to get an up-close and personal peek at how they do what they do. Plus, it gives you bragging rights for years. Renowned chef Michael Mina is hosting another exclusive wine dinner, but this time it's at his restaurant in Bellagio, Las Vegas. The event is being held on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m. and we can't wait.... Read More

Michelin-Starred Chef Brings Siphon Emulsion to France's Restaurant Thierry Drapeau

Aug 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

You'll find Restaurant Thierry Drapeau nestled among flowering fields, old stone, chateau-like outbuildings and a small lake with water lilies in the Vendée region of Pays de la Loire in France. As if the location wasn't enough to get bookings, the establishment also boasts a pretty great esthetic—with whitewashed walls, bare rafters and wood windowpanes contrasting with the shiny chrome lamps hanging above every table—and just so happens to be run by two-star Michelin chef Thierry Drapeau.... Read More

 
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