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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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ICH Hong Kong Teaches Guests How to Recreate Michelin-Starred Dishes With New Dining Experience

Mar 25, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Experiencing exquisite cuisine is one thing; learning how to make it at home from celebrated chefs is another. Recently, InterContinental Hong Kong announced their 2015 Cooking With the Culinary Stars series. The hands-on dining experience gives guests the opportunity to learn from and cook with chefs from the property’s Michelin starred restaurants.

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Dine With Boulud, Sip Sake in a Private Cabana & Savor a $1,000 Grand Tasting Menu With UNLVino’s VIP Packages

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If a food and wine festival wants to stand out among all the others, it now has to offer some pretty compelling packages. UNLVino (April 16-18) in Las Vegas is doing just that. The annual event is now offering three VIP experiences that include hanging out with celebrity chefs, your own personal butler, and luxury hotel rooms. 

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Quick Guide to 4 of the Most Expensive Atlantic City Restaurant Menus

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Atlantic City is full of great restaurants, but sometimes you want to dine in style—what better reason to dress to the nines than a night out at a fancy eatery? There may be a lot of options, but we narrowed the selection down to our four favorite fine dining establishments that will certainly leave you satiated.

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Stylish Moxi Restaurant Brings Cosmopolitan Concepts to Traditional Mexican Cuisine

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Enrique Olvera is without a doubt one of the best chefs in Mexico today, with his flagship restaurant Pujol ranked number 20 on the San Pellegrino list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. More recently, he opened an eatery in New York City's Flatiron District called Cosme that’s been getting rave reviews and has several other outposts across Mexico. Our favorite one is definitely Moxi, which is situated in the beautiful San Miguel de Allende city (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

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LA's 2015 All-Star Chef Classic Treats Audience to Restaurant Stadium Experience

Mar 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

It is always a special occasion when your meal is prepared by an award-winning chef, but it’s even more special when there’s an entire stadium of them working together. Back for its second year, the All-Star Chef Classic was held at L.A. Live last week, giving the rapt audience an exciting experience where every bite is prepared by a different star-studded chef. 

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