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A High-Flying Luxury Hotel in the Sky? Four Seasons Private Jet Opens its Doors

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Almost a year has passed since we first reported on the Four Seasons Private Jet and its around the world trip and now we can finally see what it looks like, inside and out. The Four Seasons has customized a Boeing 757 to be a high-flying luxury hotel designed to give you the same experience 30,000 feet in the air as you get on land. 

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Julia Child and Kurt Russell Make a Splash at Bacara Resort’s Food and Wine Weekend

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Although Julia Child is no longer with us, her spirit is alive and cooking. Besides the film Julie and Julia, there is probably no finer tribute to her memory and culinary contribution than that of the annual Bacara Resort’s Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend. After all, Julia chose to live out her final years in the area and, as we and many others can attest, she was a regular at the Saturday Farmers’ Market and her favorite neighborhood restaurants. 

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Six Tasty Reasons to Explore Malta’s Historically Diverse Cuisine

Apr 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Found in the Mediterranean, Malta is packed full of centuries-old historical and cultural diversity. As one of the smallest countries, the island has been used as a naval base for many different powers, from the Romans and Sicilians to the French and British, which means a wide range of cultures have called it home. Plus, with nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites—including seven Megalithic Temples—it's a pretty great spot to put on your travel list. With so much going on, it's no surprise that the Mediterranean island offers cuisine that is every bit as varied as the people who call it home. Here are our picks for the nation’s best restaurants to try.

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Houston's Top 10: The City's Best Restaurants, Museums, Shops & Hotels

Apr 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Houston is without a doubt one of the most overlooked and underrated destinations in the country. Which just makes it that much more fun to explore. With incredible museums and art collections, nearly 63,000 acres of parkland, more theater seats than New York City and burgeoning art, fashion and food scenes, there’s lots to keep you occupied. 

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Mario Batali's Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca Finally Opens After Two-Year Wait

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Last night, celebrity chef Mario Batali finally opened the doors to his long-awaited restaurant Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca. Co-owned by restaurateur Joe Bastianich, Batali tweeted about a new restaurant opening “very soon” almost two and a half years ago. Since then, Bostonians have been dying for a taste of the chef’s home-style cooking.

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James Beard Foundation & Celebrity Chefs Make Their Way to SD in May

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Diego is in for a serious treat come May. The James Beard Foundation has chosen The Lodge at Torrey Pines to host three days of culinary experiences overseen by celebrity chefs. Partially benefiting the foundation, the weekend’s chefs will include Food Network Star Beau MacMillan, JBF Award Winner Carrie Nahabedian and Executive Chef Jeff Jackson.

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James Beard Rising Star Nominees Gather in Chicago for Chef Dinner Series at Intro

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We love a good dinner series, especially when its lineup of chefs includes rising stars in the culinary industry. It’s always nice to get in on the ground floor to savor a chef’s cuisine before getting a seat at their restaurant means a month-long waitlist. 

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Carluccio’s Sets Sights on America With New Restaurant Location Near Washington DC

Apr 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With over 80 restaurants already open, Carluccio’s offers authentic Italian food all throughout the UK and Middle East. They've finally decided to venture to America, with their very first US location coming soon to Old Town Alexandria.

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Chef Sylvain Desbois Shares Hearty Duck Confit Recipe From St. Regis Mexico City

Apr 14, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Celebrating Executive Chef Sylvain Desbois’ arrival, the St. Regis Mexico City unveiled a new contemporary Mexican menu and concept at Diana, their trademark restaurant. The updated menu reflects Chef Desbois’ background in French cuisine, combining it with fresh ingredients native to Mexico.

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Five S. Pellegrino Young Chef Judges On How to Break Into the Industry in Round Table Video

Apr 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

San Pellegrino recently released a pretty interesting video where they gathered some of today’s best culinary stars to chat about how they broke into the industry. As a way to promote the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 talent search, the Round Table clip—which is the first in a series—brings together Susur Lee (Lee Restaurant), Cory Vitiello (The Harbord Room), Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour), Chuck Ortiz (Acquired Taste), and Sheila Flaherty (wine expert) before they were scheduled to judge a segment of the competition later that day. 

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Commander’s Palace is Serving up Some Serious Eats With Their Creole Haute Cuisine

Apr 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

At Commander’s Palace restaurant in New Orleans, a landmark since 1880, there’s a good chance you’ll leave feeling you’ve experienced the most memorable meal ever. The restaurant, located in the gorgeous Garden District at a suitable remove from the frenzy of the French Quarter is popular among locals and tourists alike. But a much richer tale lies in its 135-year history.

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Pebble Beach Food & Wine Gears Up for 8,000 Attendees, Supports Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller’s Foundation

Apr 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Prepare your taste-buds for “umami” and head to California’s Monterey Peninsula April 9-12 for the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival, one of the West Coast’s most exclusive foodie events. Hundreds of the world’s greatest chefs will be taking over the kitchens of Pebble Beach Resorts’ luxury properties for four days of epicurean tastings, cooking demonstrations, exclusive dinners, and spirited collaborations for 8,000 savvy guests. 

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24 Hours in NYC: Where to Find the Best Eats for a Single Day in the Big Apple

Apr 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Maria Yates

They call it “The City That Never Sleeps.” But you, you do need sleep. And now you’re down to your last full day in NYC. You came here to see a few sites, maybe take in a Broadway production and enjoy the culinary offerings the city is famous for. NYC is a gastronomical delight for any foodie, with no shortage of restaurants to tease and tantalize the palette. With 24 hours remaining in your whirlwind tour, where to go? Here are my picks for a truly indulgent New York City foodie fest with one day left in the Big Apple:

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How Three Top Chefs Collaborate to Make Machneyuda One of Jerusalem’s Best Restaurants

Apr 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

Machneyuda, Jerusalem’s award-winning, wildly successful restaurant is definitely unusual. The homey, hodge-podge space is filled with mismatched hand-me-downs, colorful wallpaper embellished with childhood photos of the wait-staff, and stacks of wooden crates full of fresh produce gathered during the chefs’ daily market runs. Even more extraordinary is the fact that it’s owned by three highly accomplished Israeli chefs: Asaf Granit, Yossi Elad and Uri Navon.

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La Jolla's Café la Rue Restaurant Rightly Reimagined

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Have a hankering for some European fare, but can’t fit a trip across the pond into your schedule? No problem. A visit to the recently re-launched Café la Rue, nestled in the heart of San Diego’s La Jolla Cove, will give you a satisfying taste of Europe, and then some. 

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