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Learn How to Craft The Perfect Cheese Board

Jun 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to think about entertaining. Setting the tone is crucial to having the ultimate warm weather soireé, so you’ll have to think about more than just what you’re serving for dinner. Your guests will likely arrive to the party hungry, which makes cheese the perfect appetizer to serve alongside a cold, crisp white wine or rosé. To find out how to craft the perfect summer cheese board, JustLuxe spoke to Brent Delman, also known as The Cheese Guy, a Westchester, New York-based cheesemonger who produces over 25 vegetarian, artisan, family farm-run, kosher and organic cheeses. All cheeses from The Cheese Guy are made on small farms and creameries in the Unite... Read More

From Dishwasher to the James Beard House: Chef Andy Blanton

Mar 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

Andy Blanton got the “cooking bug” while working as a dishwasher when he was 15. From there he went on to graduate from the Culinary Arts Institute of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. Eager to explore his Cajun culinary roots, Blanton has worked at the renowned Commanders Palace in New Orleans and Brigtsen’s Restaurant, where he cooked under the acclaimed James Beard award-winning chef: Frank Brigtsen.

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A Really, Really Ridiculously Good-Looking Cocktail

Feb 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Zoolander 2 has finally arrived and it’s really funny. With plenty of new jokes that don’t simply rely on the first film, there are a lot of surprises and tons of celebrity appearances (including some of fashion’s biggest names) that makes the sequel worthwhile. In order to properly celebrate Derek’s return to the big screen, Cîroc and photographer Mario Testino got together to design a limited edition Derek Zoolander Blue Steel bottle of vodka and a special cocktail to go along with it.

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Take a Stab at Recreating Katherine Sabbath's Gorgeous Persian Love Cake

Jan 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sydney-based Katherine Sabbath creates the most amazing looking desserts and the impressive part is that she is entirely self-taught (she was a high school teacher before turning to baking full-time). Her brightly-colored creations have exploded over her Instagram and Facebook accounts, earning her an incredible fan base in a pretty short amount of time. Considering her tall cakes look like they came straight from Candy Land, it’s not a surprise. 

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Add a Healthy Side to Thanksgiving Dinner With This Caramelized Brussels Sprouts Recipe From Florida's Osteria Tulia

Nov 25, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You may have turned away from Brussels sprouts as a child, but take it from a former hater, you need to give them another chance. When prepared just right, like sautéed with some butter, these little round veggies are simply delightful and deserve to be added to any dinner table.

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Get a Local Food Expert's Tips On the Best of San Sebastianís Gastronomical Delights

Jul 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

A few years ago a leading panel of UK food professionals named Spain’s San Sebastian “the greatest gastronomic resort on the planet” for its one-two punch: a food scene which was described as “fiercely distinct, passionately produced and on the gastronomic cutting edge” and its overall qualities as a holiday destination. During a recent visit it became as clear as the Cantabrian Sea waters that San Sebastian pretty much sums up everything we look for in a vacation spot.

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Flagstones at the Renaissance Charlotte Gets a Fresh Menu Full of Local Flavors

May 13, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel just launched a brand new menu for their Flagstones restaurant that has been inspired by regional Continental cuisine, with a splash of Southern comfort. Created by Executive Chef Scott Spaulding, the selections will include shareable plates and rich desserts—like the new Baked Charlotte, which you can learn to make from the below recipe.

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Piping Hot Nespresso Spiced Coffee Recipes Perfect For the Holidays!

Nov 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Well folks, the weather is finally turning and blustery days are ahead. Soon the air will be filled with Christmas carols and the malls will be filled with children hoping to sit on Santa's knee. 

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Tim Gunn Talks Holiday Entertaining & Why Nespresso Grand Cru Should Be In Your Next Cocktail

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

At a recent Nespresso pop-up boutique at New York’s Grand Central Station, coffee connoisseurs, editors, and curious bystanders alike were invited to discover their perfect Grand Cru through interactive installations that made a coffee match based on a series of personality and taste questions. At one event held in the boutique, we had the chance to catch up with Project Runway star Tim Gunn, who is also an avid Nespresso fan, ambassador, and the evening’s host.

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Hang Onto Summer with These Refreshingly Cool Nespresso Recipes

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

While summer may have to come to a close, this warm weather sure hasn't yet for most of the country. With New York, the Mid-West and South still seeing 80-degree weather, we figured most of you are in need of some cool refreshment. So while blustery evenings may be on the horizon soon, in the meanwhile we have gathered up three delicious and revitalizing drink recipes to help you keep the heat at bay. Featuring Nespresso Grand Crus and what may be some surprising ingredients, each of these little concoctions just might be the perfect way to top off those last al fresco dinners on the patio or Sunday brunch this weekend.... Read More

Decadent Recipe for Sea Urchin Risotto with Smoked Caviar

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It doesn't get much finer than caviar and if you've ever wondered how to include the luxury dish in your home cooked meals, look no further than this recipe for Sea Urchin Risotto. Sent to us from Caviar Russe, this dish is sure to impress. With risotto infused with white wine, sea urchin puree, and the added taste of decadent smoked caviar, it will be like eating at a five-star restaurant of your own making.... Read More

Chef Kirschner's Duck and Wild Mushroom Puff Pastry Pot Pie Recipe

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  2 Comments

Classifying Southern Californiaís winters as mild is an understatement. However, subtle seasonal changes still necessitate warming foods. When looking for heat, there's no better chef to turn it up than Andrew Kirschner, chef/owner of Santa Monica's hotlist restaurant Tar & Roses.... Read More

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