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Three Michelin-Starred Spanish Chef Opens Restaurant in London

Nov 14, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Three Michelin-starred Chef Eneko Atxa is at it again with the opening of his new Basque restaurant inside One Aldwych hotel. Known for his renowned Azurmendi restaurant in Spain—rated number 16 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list—the Spanish chef debuted Eneko at One Aldwych this fall, bringing his innovative techniques to the British capital.

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5 Restaurants Standing Out in Orange County's Culinary Scene

Nov 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

For years, Orange County in California has been known for its million-dollar estates, picturesque beaches, Disneyland and as the sun-kissed backdrop for shows such as The OC, Laguna Beach and The Real Housewives of Orange County.

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Café des Architectes is More Than Just Another Hotel Restaurant

Oct 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

In a great food city like Chicago, great restaurants are a dime a dozen. New eateries open almost daily, and a hotel restaurant can easily be over looked. This is not the case however with Café des Architectes, located at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel. The eatery offers internationally-inspired cuisine with local farm-to-table produce, all done with a classic French technique by Chef Greg Biggers.

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DC's First Michelin Guide Awards 12 Restaurants With Stars

Oct 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This past spring, Michelin announced it’d be creating its first guide in our nation’s capital. This week, the inaugural edition hit bookstores and honored 12 Washington, D.C. restaurants with its prestigious stars. Although no eatery earned three stars, its highest honor, three restaurants did get two-star designations.

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Chef Craig Strong Dishes on His Award-Winning Laguna Beach Restaurant

Oct 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The multi-award-winning Studio restaurant is located inside the Montage Laguna Beach, and is the kind of place that immediately puts you in a California state of mind. Situated on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Studio offers an ever-changing 
à la carte menu inside an artistic, Craftsman-style venue. We recently visited the eatery to check out its menu and speak with its Executive Chef Craig Strong.

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Céleste Earns Michelin Star in Its First Year

Oct 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve ever dined at Céleste inside The Lanesborough, you may have to work a little harder now to score a reservation in the coming months. The one-year-old eatery just received its first Michelin star for its French-inspired, modern European cuisine. Céleste is helmed by Chef Eric Frechon, who now holds five Michelin stars (three at Epicure and one at 114 Faubourg), has been in the industry for over 35 years.  

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Park Hyatt Aviara Brings Baja Up the Coast

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On September 25, Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe made its way north to the Park Hyatt Aviara's Masters of Food & Wine series. Diners were introduced to the region’s bounty through a four-course dinner presented outdoors in the hotel’s courtyard. Chefs Pierre Albaladejo, Miguel Angel Guerrero, Javier Plascencia and Cristophe Rull created dishes that paired with wines made by local winemakers. Vinters included Adobe Guadalupe, Lomita, Torres Alegre and Monte Xanic.

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A Culinary Marriage of Savory Proportions

Sep 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Even though we dined at Andiron Steak & Sea months ago, the flavors of the meal still linger in our memory. While in Las Vegas, we had heard about this restaurant by two food writers. The eatery, which sits about 30 minutes outside of town in Summerlin, is the brainchild of Chef Kim Canteenwalla and his wife, award-winning restaurateur Elizabeth Blau. Together, their combined experience expresses itself through the restaurant’s design and eclectic dishes. 

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Grand Velas Gives All-Inclusive the 5-Star Treatment

Sep 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Before you even reach the lobby of Grand Velas Riviera Maya, you are met by large, striking white walls on either side of a check-in booth. Fronted by a sparkling pond, the entrance is stunning and a good indication of the level of luxury you can expect behind its walls. As you make your way to your designated lobby—the property is separated into three distinct areas—you pass by lush manicured grounds on a palm-tree-lined street.

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Mandarin Oriental Welcomes in Fall With Wine & Truffle Packages

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With autumn nearly upon us, Mandarin Oriental, Milan has created two packages for its guests visiting the resort between October 1 and December 21, 2016. Travelers can choose between a wine excursion in Franciacorta or a truffle hunting adventure in Alba.

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An Evening at One Of The Most Prestigious Private Dining Clubs In The World

Aug 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Parm Parmar

Having planned a trip to the U.K., Jason Bangerter Executive Chef of Langdon Hall, provided me with an introduction to Mosimann’s in London. As most people in the know recognize, Mosimann’s is one of London’s premiere private clubs run by none other than Michelin-starred chef Anton Mosimann (OBE).

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The Wines, Celebs & Chefs of Festival Napa Valley 2016

Jul 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

For two weekends every July, the place to see and be seen in California’s Napa Valley is undoubtedly Festival Napa Valley. Held at wineries and estates around the county, this two-week celebration, formerly known as Festival del Sole, includes concerts, dinners, tastings, lectures, fashion shows, galas and more.

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Top 4 Mountain Restaurants in Val d'Isere

Jul 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Danny Frith

In France, Val d’Isere is among the region’s best ski resorts. Along with terrific slopes, the destination is known for having some pretty great restaurants. And as avid ski bunnies know, one of the highlights of any ski day is your midday pit stop for lunch, especially if it’s enjoyed al fresco. There’s something about that fresh mountain air and scenic backdrop that makes any meal feel like an experience all on its own. If you’re headed to Val d’lsere for the upcoming ski season, here are four of our favorite eateries to drop into in between runs.

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Singapore Food Festival Celebrates 23 Years This July

Jul 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Next Friday, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) will kick off its annual event under the theme of “Savor the Past, Taste the Future.” From July 15-31, attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a line-up of 18 gastronomic experiences that walk guests through the city-state’s food history.

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Madison on Park's Brunch Cocktails Steal the Show

Jun 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

San Diego’s brunch options are always improving—which is great news, considering the crowds that flock for weekend eggs and cocktails. Recently-opened University Heights hotspot, Madison on Park, has just added brunch to its Cali-Med-inspired roster, complete with a creative cocktail list.

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