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Four Fantastic New Nordic Restaurants You Haven’t Heard Of…Yet

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

For the past several years, the countries of Northern Europe have dominated the world culinary stage with a revolutionary style of food that utilizes both the bounty of the sea and foraged ingredients in ingenious new combinations and preparations. Dubbed New Nordic cuisine, this style’s impact can be felt the world round as more and more restaurants are sourcing products right from their own backyards.

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First Look: The New Kettner Exchange Eatery in Little Italy Slated to Open This Fall

Jul 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Rooftop restaurants and bars in San Diego are a sacred part of our culture. Because of our (almost) year-round warm, sunny weather, any time we can escape to enjoy tasty food and drinks al fresco, we’re there. So you can imagine our excitement to hear about the latest project from restaurateur Matt Spencer (FIREHOUSE American Eatery & Lounge, Vin De Syrah, Analog) and partner Tyler Charman, a Progressive American restaurant in Little Italy with a spacious rooftop bar.

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Experience La Bauhinia Restaurant in Paris for East Meets West Cuisine

Jul 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

When Prince Roland Bonaparte—explorer, geographer, botanist and grand-nephew of the famed French emperor—made this present-day hotel his home, he probably didn’t imagine his passion for travel would live on through the exotic flavors now emanating from the kitchen of La Bauhinia restaurant.

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5 Italian Chefs Causing Quite the Stir in NYC

Jun 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

For decades there has been a strong Italian presence in New York City—which has, naturally, translated to a swath of great Italian restaurants thriving in the area. Still, even with dozens (hundreds?) of Italian fine-dining establishments throughout the city, a few names will always stand out. These are the chefs who're currently dominating the ristorante Italiano scene in NYC:

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SF & NYC Airports Get New AmEx Centurion Lounges With Help of Culinary Tastemakers

Jun 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

American Express recently announced its exciting partnership with Chef Christopher Kostow and Chef Cedric Vongerichten for the financial corporation's new American Express Centurion Lounge locations within the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Though the card already gives customers access to international luxury lounges (like the Delta Sky Club), the Centurion Lounge is specific to AmEx and in the case of these two upcoming locations, offer specially curated menus from the above epicurean stars.

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Reserve Your Spot at the Moët & Chandon Pop-Up Le & Restaurant With Michelin-Starred Chef Yannick Alléno in France

Jun 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Moët & Chandon recently announced their exciting new pop-up restaurant with the Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno. The restaurant, called Le &, is meant to celebrate Moët’s Grand Vintage 2006 vintage bottling and is now open in Moët & Chandon's historic L’Orangerie estate in Epernay, France.

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Summer Soup You Have to Try: Capella Pedregal's Gazpacho de Piquillo

Jun 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

When temperatures rise, eating light and fresh is the secret to joyful summer dining. Gazpacho (chilled vegetable soup) is a seasonal staple of innumerable restaurants and home kitchens, particularly those in hot Mediterranean and desert climates. Though tomato is usually the predominant flavor, no two gazpachos are exactly alike, largely because each preparation is reliant on the availability of ripe ingredients at the peak of their flavor. 

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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.

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The Grand Del Mar's Renowned Chef Bradley to Open Bijou French Bistro in La Jolla

May 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The popular Chef William Bradley from Addison, The Grand Del Mar's five-diamond, five-star restaurant is offering up his expertise as a culinary director to the new French eatery slated to open this June in San Diego. Joining his team as Chef de Cuisine will be none other than Addison's sous chef Shaun Gethin.

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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. 

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

May 13, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

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. 

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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 BouchonLe 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. 

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

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

If you’re binge watching VikingsGame 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. 

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Award-Winning Chef & Author Normand Laprise Dishes On New Quebec Gastronomy Restaurant

Apr 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that before I interviewed Chef Normand Laprise, I wasn't exactly sure who he was. I suppose I can be forgiven since Laprise isn’t quite a household name in America (not yet anyway), though he certainly is on the other side of the border. Not only was Laprise voted best chef in Canada, but his recent cookbook, Toqué!: Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy, won "Best Cookbook of the Year"  for Canada at the Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards, as well as a prestigious James Beard Foundation award for excellence in the category "Cooking From a Professional Point of View."

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At $2,000 a Seat, Most Expensive Restaurant in the World is a Sensory Overload Experience

Apr 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

New restaurants open all the time, but the upcoming SubliMotion at the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa d'en Bossa in Ibiza, Spain is a little different. According to Business Insider, SubliMotion will be "the most expensive restaurant in the world," costing over $2,000 a person. 

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