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Madison on Park's Brunch Cocktails Steal the Show

Jun 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

San Diego’s brunch options are always improving—which is great news, considering the crowds that flock for weekend eggs and cocktails. Recently-opened University Heights hotspot, Madison on Park, has just added brunch to its Cali-Med-inspired roster, complete with a creative cocktail list.

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Le Virtu Takes You to Italy This Summer

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

The chef and owners of Le Virtù in Philadelphia really want you to feel like you’ve taken a trip to the Abruzzo region by tasting their cuisine. The menu has been inspired by their experiences dining with family and friends there. The locally-sourced food takes its cues from one of Italy’s boldest regions, serving house-cured and butchered meats, pastas cut by hand and ragus that aren’t ready until they’ve simmered all day long. Le Virtù already makes you feel like you’re dining in someone's home—and takes that experience a step further this summer with their intimate chef’s table experience.

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The Best Restaurant in the World is Osteria Francescana

Jun 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The “World’s 50 Best” list has named Modena, Italy’s Osteria Francescana the best restaurant in the world for 2016, dethroning Girona, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca, now sitting at number two. This is Chef Massimo Bottura and his restaurant's first appearance at the top of the list. There were other surprising moves: Copenhagen, Denmark’s Noma, which had jockeyed with El Celler de Can Roca for the top spot over the last few years, moved in to the number five spot—its first time out of the top five since 2009. New York’s Eleven Madison Park made its highest appearance at n... Read More

The Maîtres Cuisiniers de France-Académie Culinaire de France Meets for its Annual Congress

Jun 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by a group of French chefs? For true gourmands, this is the stuff of dreams. The Maîtres Cuisiniers de France- Académie Culinaire de France held its Annual Congress and gala this past week in San Diego and JustLuxe was there, taking it all in. The gala was the valedictory event of a long weekend spent at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon in rural San Diego County. The goal of the Congress is to bring North American French chefs together to celebrate the year's achievements and the successes of their colleagues while attending workshops to improve their crafts. The attendees include chefs and others working in food and beverage around th... Read More

Providence Hosts Two James Beard Award-Winning Chefs for One Night Affair

Jun 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Providence, a two Michelin restaurant, has made its mark as one of LA’s premiere fine dining restaurants in its almost 11-year run. To celebrate the milestone, Chef/Owner Michael Cimarusti is hosting a collaborative, multi-course prix-fixe dinner for one night only on July 19. Cooking with Cimarusti are James Beard award-winning chefs Daniel Patterson (of LocoL Watts) and Dave Beran (formerly of Next in Chicago). 

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Downtown Miami Dining Adventure by the Pubbelly Boys

Jun 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Everyone in Miami with any grasp on the culinary or social scene knows of the Pubbelly Boys, and loves their restaurants. People rave about the original Miami Beach location and inquire of newcomers: have you had their brunch? Have you been to Pubbelly Sushi yet? And if they work or live anywhere near downtown, they’re heading to the historic Langford Hotel to check out their latest, PB Station.

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BottleRock Finds Its Groove In Its 4th Year

May 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On its fourth year of operation, BottleRock Napa Valley has finally gotten its bearings—and we were there to witness its resurgence and take its place among the nation's top music festivals. After its first year, which many called “disastrous,” Promoters Latitude 38 Entertainment stepped in to take over the fest from its previous owners BR Festivals. From May 27-30, 120,000 fans showed up to the Napa Valley Expo grounds to see 75 culinary and musical acts perform on four stages. 

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3 Michelin-Starred Chef Opening First U.K. Restaurant in London

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s a pretty big honor to be one of only seven female chefs to be awarded three Michelin stars, especially if you were the first woman to achieve that status. Awarded her stars in 2007, Anne-Sophie Pic is known for her inventive French cuisine with classic English twists. Come late 2016, the grande dame of French gastronomy will debut her newest venture inside the currently unopened Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.

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Four Seasons Introduces 3 New Private Jet Journeys

Apr 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced three new private jet journeys: Culinary Discoveries, Global Getaway and International Intrigue. The three-week itineraries will include stops in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations such as Seoul, Mumbai, Lisbon, Koh Samui, Beijing and Budapest.

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Sip the World While Sitting on the Patio

Apr 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Throughout this spring and summer, the Patio on Goldfinch and the Patio on Lamont will be offering special wine dinners on select Tuesday evenings. The affairs will feature menus committed to local, seasonal and quality ingredients with high-caliber service.

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Dangerous Delicacies Worth the Risk

Mar 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to food, a little danger not only enhances the taste, but also gives you an amazing story to regale your friends and family with. While plenty of dishes are risky for various reasons, there are a few that present a much more intense challenge—some widely known (like puffer fish) and others a little more obscure (like casu marzu). 

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Join 6 Acclaimed Chefs for a Private In-Air Soirée to Pebble Beach

Mar 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Chances are you’re already pretty familiar with the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival happening March 31-April 3. But this year the annual event is taking things to new levels with the introduction of their exclusive soirée aboard a private jet. Taking off from Los Angeles on March 31, passengers will get to join chefs Michael Voltaggio (ink.), Tim Hollingsworth (Otium, Barrel and Ashes)...

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A Look at One&Only Palmilla One Year After Its Resurrection

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Katie Chang

Upon entering your suite at One&Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, your dedicated butler will immediately offer you tequila while he gets you get situated in the room. That’s because all 174 rooms and suites come with a bottle of aged reposado as a welcome amenity. The tequila has been aged for 12 months in white oak barrels and sits neatly next to little wells of sea salt and freshly-cut limes. 

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An Aussie Sampling of Tetsuya Wakuda’s Famed Fare

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Though many restaurants have come and gone over the years, Tetsuya’s has stood the test of time. The Relais & Châteaux property has in fact been a top spot in Australia’s culinary capital for nearly 30 years, claiming a place on San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants nine years in a row.

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Hunter Valley Wine Country's 5 Not-to-be-Missed Restaurants

Mar 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Just a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, the Hunter Valley Wine Country is the oldest and most historic wine region in Australia. As it is especially well known for Semillon and Shiraz, a visit will result in tasting endless varietal blends and expressions of these grapes along with other varietals grown in nearby regions. While the wines are the stars of the show, the valley’s dining scene is just as impressive. Every establishment strives to serve seasonal local fare that highlights the area’s wines. Here are five of the area’s best restaurants that are worth a visit:

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