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Infographic: A Look at the World's Most Expensive Foods

Jul 23, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We all have our favorite Michelin-starred restaurant and indulgent celebratory Champagne, but have you ever wondered what the most expensive foods out there are? We definitely have, which is why this infographic from Finances Online is so fascinating. The image compiles the most luxurious foods into the most expensive day of food you could eat (including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert), coming to a whopping total bill of $95,065!

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Where to Experience True Italian Aperitivos in New York This Summer

Jul 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Time and again, the concept of aperitivo Italiano is directly compared with the American deal-fest that we so lovingly refer to as happy hour. However, there are some striking differences between the two that should be discussed. Taking place primarily in northern Italian cities like Milan and Turin, aperitivo normally happens between 7 and 9 p.m. and serves as a socializing appetizer before Italians enjoy their decidedly late dinners. Though discounted prices aren't at play (those who advertise discounted prices are usually just catering to tourists), they do often come with small tapas-like plates to accompany guests' beverages.

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La Dolce Vita: How to Take a Luxurious Three-Hour Lunch Break in LA

Jul 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Translated into English, la dolce vita stands for "the sweet life," however, as with most colloquialisms, the translation alone is an oversimplification of what it stands for. You see, la dolce vita is an Italian philosophy on living life to the fullest by passionately embracing food, sun, hospitality and relationships.

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3 Sites to Find Private In-Home Chefs to Cook Italian Dinners in NYC

Jul 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Even if you're the kind of person who truly enjoys whipping up a fresh batch of your favorite pasta, much can be said about the leisure and luxury of having a chef come to your home to prepare an Italian feast. Similarly, if you expect the highest quality cookery from New York's best chefs but don't have the time or energy to fight traffic or wait for a table (even when reservations have been made), nothing can compare to the presence of a personal chef doing the shopping, preparation, serving and cleanup for some hearty Italian fare.

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3 Country Culinary Experiences With Serious Altitude

Jul 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

The mountains of upstate New York and New England have plenty of country restaurants, many of which offer innovative culinary options, but we're only singling out a choice few—three to be exact. These establishments go beyond having a creative menu, knowing that a restaurant also needs a variety of exemplary wines and a unique ambience to really exemplify fine dining. 

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The Best Italian Festivals in New England

Jul 17, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Whether through firsthand experience or hearsay, anyone even vaguely familiar with Italian culture knows that food and feasts are an incredibly important aspect of Italian social life. Italians first began heavily immigrating to the United States during the late 1800s through the 1930s, in a period referred to as the "New Immigration," and with them they brought over their delicious recipes that many still use today. Celebrating the influence they’ve had on today’s food, a majority of Italian-themed festivals around New England are focused on the country's cuisine. Though it truly is difficult whittling down a selection of the best Italian-centric festivals in an area like New England, our favorites include:

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Authentic Sicilian: 5 Restaurants Dishing Up Some Serious Seafood

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

When you think of Italian food you probably picture heaping piles of spaghetti and plates of steaming lasagna. But with its vast coastline, seafood is a pretty big part of the cuisine as well. And if you live in Los Angeles you're in luck, because there are several great spots that offer some of the best Italian seafood restaurants around. Trust us, you'll want to visit these five establishments immediately.

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Explore Vancouver Through These 3 Unique Foodie Finds

Jul 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Vancouver is full of diverse foodie options and considering it's one of Canada's most culturally diverse cities, it really shouldn't be a surprise that there are a ton of exciting restaurants there to try out.

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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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Divine Dining at the Second Story Liquor Bar in Scottsdale

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Crazy. Sexy. Cool. No, I’m not referring to the gals of the famed pop music trio TLC, but rather Scottsdale’s hottest new haunt, The Second Story Liquor Bar. This eclectic eatery is trending as the see-and-be-seen Old town Scottsdale hotspot, and with good reason. The vintage-inspired vibe and visionary victuals at this intimate dining and imbibing venue are as distinctive as they are delightful.

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The Power of La Dolce Vita: 5 Things New Yorkers Can Learn from Italian Traditions

Jul 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New Yorkers are a busy people, running to and fro from one meeting to the next, from happy hours to dinners and elegant balls, they are a people group that seems to constantly be in a rush. While this constant flow is a part of the city’s charms, it’s also why residents can oftentimes feel exhausted on a daily basis. So how do we remedy this? Maybe New Yorkers should start taking a cue from their Italian neighbors and begin living la dolce vita.

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Executive Chef Edmund Wong Shares His BBQ Secrets Before Upcoming Bellagio Event

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong is getting ready to spill some barbeque grilling secrets on July 5 inside the luxury hotel's state-of-the-art Tuscany Kitchen. The Las Vegas event, which will be hosted by Master Sommelier and Bellagio Director of Wine Jason Smith, is part of Bellagio's Epicurean Epicenter series, which is full of culinary experiences that invite guests to check out the hotel's culinary talent.

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The Omega M3000 Milkshake Machine That Will Bring All the Boys to the Yard

Jun 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's not unusual for us to want a milkshake at odd hours, like nine in the morning or heck, even after the bars close at two, but sometimes we don't want to do the "milkshake walk of shame" to the nearest supplier. Omega's M300 Milkshake Machine is the answer to all our prayers — okay, maybe not all, but a lot.

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

Jun 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

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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Everything You Didn't Realize You Needed to Know About Olive Oil

Jun 19, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When many set out to buy a bottle of olive oil, they tend to just grab the first one they see on the shelf and continue on shopping. For olive oil enthusiasts and experts, that's a pretty offensive way to make a decision. After all, just like quality makes a difference when selecting the right wine or Scotch, it also does in the realm of olive oil and there's a reason why certain regions are famous for it.

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