Schmooze With Master Chefs at the 6th Annual Napa Truffle Festival in January

Oct 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Running January 15-18, the 2016 Napa Truffle Festival will be here sooner than you know it. The lineup stars a group of Master Chefs who will be demonstrating special cooking techniques while whipping you up countless tasty meals. Plus, you will get to go truffle hunting with dogs. Enough said.

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Michelin Guide Awards 10 New York Restaurants With Their First Star

Oct 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Michelin announced its 2016 ratings for New York restaurants yesterday, bringing the total up to 76 honored establishments. Though the three-star list has been left untouched and The Modern was the only newcomer to the two-star list, a whopping 10 restaurants have been awarded their very first star.

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One&Only Brings First Hakkasan to Bahrain With New Hotel Opening in 2016

Sep 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Scheduled to open in 2016, One&Only Resorts will be welcoming guests to their first hotel in Bahrain. Set on the northwest coast in Seef, the property will boast a beachfront location and 175 guestrooms, suites, villas and estates. Along with retail shops, sports and entertainment facilities, and extensive meeting spaces, the resort will offer specific programming for families while still preserving a host of adults-only amenities. One of the main features will be a two-and-half acre, man-made lagoon.

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Dine with Renowned Authors at Hôtel Le Bristol's Dinner Series Featuring 3-Star Michelin Chef Éric Fréchon

Sep 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Do you love drinking wine and chatting about books over gourmet cuisine prepared by a three-star Michelin chef? Who wouldn’t? Well, Hôtel Le Bristol is celebrating the creative achievements of renowned literary figures by putting on “The Wine, the Books” dinner series. 

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The St. Regis Offers the Prestige of a Five-Star Hotel With the Charm of a Southern Property

Sep 17, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

One of the first luxury hotels we ever fell for was a St. Regis property, and for good reason. There’s no denying the brand’s star power in today’s white-glove industry. Year-after-year, its growing portfolio continues to gain recognition among the world’s best five-star properties. Taking its seat amongst its 55 sister hotels across the globe, The St. Regis Atlanta is a yet another elegant example of how nice the good life really is.

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The Best Young Chefs in America...According to the Best Chefs in America

Sep 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

At a special event for the recent Los Angeles Food & Wine festival, four ambitious young chefs took over Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro to kick off the second annual 2015 Young Chef Competition—a series of four coast-to-coast, head-to-head cook-offs that determine the country’s best up-and-coming culinary talent.

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8 Airport Restaurants With Michelin-Starred Chefs Behind Their Fine Dining Menus

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One of the worst things about flying is having to sit at an airport during a layover or flight delay. Thankfully, over the past few years, airports have been really stepping up their games by making these in-between stops more comfortable and fun for passengers.

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Gertrude's Is Luring Us to Phoenix With Its Smoked Pork Gumbo & Jalapeño Creamed Corn

Sep 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Something magical happens when the right combination of elements convene at a dining establishment. In the case of Gertrude's Restaurant in Phoenix, this could not ring more true. Not only does the eatery boast an great location inside the famed Desert Botanical Garden, it also combines fresh seasonal ingredients with culinary excellence that makes it a must-visit venue for any food lover.

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Take a Break This Labor Day & Let Terrine’s Chef Morningstar Do All The Work

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Give your grill a day off this Labor Day and join Chef Kris Morningstar for an all-day BBQ on the romantic garden patio of Terrine. Found on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, Terrine is offering an all-you-can-eat plate and a special menu that involves elevated eats like swordfish brochettes, pickle brine fried chicken, and heirloom tomatoes with cotija cheese. And if you’re craving potato salad, mac ‘n’ cheese, brisket and BBQ pork ribs, he’s got those too...and they will put your family recipes to shame. Did I mention his Sticky Toffee Cornbread?  Oh. My. God.

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These 3 Zermatt Restaurants Deliver Gourmet Food and Stunning Matterhorn Mountain Views

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Danny Frith

Switzerland’s Zermatt is renowned for its exciting and varied skiing, and part of that experience is a stop for lunch or perhaps a drink—or three—in one of the restaurants to be found on the piste above the Matterhorn Ski Paradise resort. Stopping for food makes a great mid-session break and a hearty meal will set you up for more skiing in the afternoon. Of course, you don’t have to ski to truly enjoy the ambience and stunning mountain scenery, all of which these three restaurants offer plenty of:

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Whet Your Appetite for the Los Angeles Taste Foodie Event on the Paramount Backlot

Aug 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Southern California’s biggest Labor Day food event is getting ready to pop. The Taste will command center stage at Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures studio backlot for three gluttonous days (September 4-6) to serve up the best of the Los Angeles’ food scene with tastings, panels and demonstrations.

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From Smoked Puffin Breast to Whale Pepper Steak: 4 Must-Try Reykjavik Restaurants

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

While Reykjavik is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes and relaxing thermal baths, its diverse cuisine also makes for an excellent reason to visit. After checking out some of the best culinary experiences the city has to offer, we picked out four of our favorites to share with you:

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If You Spot Celebrity Chef Mario Batali in His Summer Hideout, Introduce Yourself! Chef's Orders

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Award-winning celebrity chef Mario Batali is an entrepreneur of eating. In addition to managing restaurants around the world and creating giant “Eataly” markets in New York and Chicago, he’s an Italian culinary expert who has authored 10 cookbooks and appears on ABC’s The Chew. With so many public projects going on, it begs the question if the 54-year-old feel less like a chef and more like a showman these days.

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Tempo Dulu Brings Sophisticated New York Standards to Portland's Gourmet Asian Cuisine Scene

Aug 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The restaurant scene in Portland, Maine is one of the hottest in the country, with an incredible number of eateries per capita and an economy that encourages young chefs to be entrepreneurs. While no one could say the cuisine in the seaside city is in any way lacking—and while dishes and menus have achieved the “New York standard"—a certain amount of sophistication has long been absent. With the recent opening of Tempo Dulu in the historic Danforth Inn, that’s no longer the case. 

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Michelin-Starred Chef Julian Serrano Explains His Cicchetti Concept for Lago at the Bellagio

Aug 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Julian Serrano is a James Beard award-winning, Michelin-starred chef known not only in Las Vegas, but worldwide. His Picasso restaurant in the Bellagio has received the AAA Five Diamond Award 13 times and now his Lago establishment (which opened in April) is pulling in a lot of attention with its fountain-side setting and Italian-inspired menu. While most people see the famous Bellagio Fountains from a distance, the best view by far is from Lago’s shaded, waterfront patio. Guests are only about 30 to 40 feet away from the dancing fountains as they dine, sometimes even feeling the fine spray—which is refreshing instead of bothersome. 

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