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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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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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Here is How to Create This Cover-Worthy Quinoa Salad From The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook

Apr 9, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This recipe for Quinoa Salad with Spring Vegetables and Herbs looks so good that The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook put it on the cover. Published by Rizzoli, the book spills Malibu’s Ranch at Live Oak’s secrets, offering their nutrient-rich, seasonal recipes that will not only fill you up, but make you feel detoxified and healthy. The cookbook is full of dishes for every dietary need, from soy-free to anti-inflammatory, and this bright and colorful quinoa salad is definitely our favorite.  

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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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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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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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Event Recap: Relais & Châteaux's GourmetFest Once Again Delivers a Foodie Affair for the Books

Mar 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

GourmetFest is an incomparable annual four-day extravaganza featuring an exclusive roster of Relais & Châteaux Chefs and fine wine estates. This year’s event took place from March 5-8 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The Relais & Châteaux brand is an exclusive curated collection of over 500 of some of the finest, most discriminating lodgings and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries.

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Five Icelandic Eateries That Offer Much More Than Just Adventurous Fare

Feb 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Danika Garlotta

From fermented shark and sheep’s head to sour rams' testicles, it’s fair to say that the type of food Iceland is traditionally associated with can be described as adventurous. These bold dishes aside, what many people outside of Iceland may not realize is that this small island country boasts a culinary scene that could soon be on par with the creativity of New York and San Francisco.

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Explore Southern Tastes at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you love food (who doesn’t?) and plan on being in Georgia at the end of May, you definitely need to factor the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival into your plans. Launched in 2012, the culinary event was created by entrepreneurial friends Elizabeth Feichter and Dominique Love as a way to bring an international spotlight to the rich traditions of the south—from Texas to D.C.

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Husk Nashville: An Edible Love Story Courtesy of James Beard Award-Winning Chef Sean Brock

Feb 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Over the past few years, there have been a handful of restaurants that  have lingered in my memory long after the fact. These include Nobu in Las Vegas, Addison at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Sea Side by Notos in Greece, and now, Husk in Nashville. More than just a dining destination, Husk is an epicurean journey.

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