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Forget El Niño, Chef Vincenzo Betulia is the Real Reason Florida's Restaurant Scene is Heating Up

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

This was a very good year for Chef Vincenzo Betulia, who scored a double whammy when he was honored with two 2015 Naples Illustrated Dining Awards: one for Best Restaurant and the other for Best New Chef. Born in Sicily, Betulia grew up in Wisconsin (which might account for his stellar house-made sausages) before settling in Naples, Florida where he opened Osteria Tulia in January 2013. He quickly followed the eatery up the next year by opening Bar Tulia right next door.

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Gucci's First Full-Service Restaurant Quietly Opens Above Boutique in Shanghai Mall

Nov 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Though Gucci has a themed café in Florence near the brand’s museum, the company has been behind other luxury brands when it comes to opening full-service restaurants—Versace has four. However, as of three months ago, Gucci officially entered the restaurant business by opening its very first establishment in Huaihai Lu, Shanghai called 1921 Gucci Café.

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Add This Black Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash Dish to Your Repertoire

Nov 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Based in Miami, Le Basque is a full-service catering and event design company that offers bespoke menus for uber private occasions. By offering impeccable cuisine, they have acquired an impressive client list that includes companies like Aston Martin, Chanel and Armani, and individuals like President Barack Obama and HH MM The King and Queen of Spain, Don Juan. Naturally, if Le Basque is good enough for them, they’re certainly good enough for us! Which is why we are highlighting this delicious recipe for quinoa-stuffed squash.

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A Land of Ice & Fire: Exploring Iceland's Natural Wonders, Luxury Hotels & Fine Cuisine

Nov 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Iceland is on fire, both literally and figuratively. The country, a jagged island tossed adrift northwest of its Scandinavian neighbors, is sparsely populated with barely 300,000 people. Tourists, however, according to the Iceland Tourism board, are coming at a clip close to one million a year and for good reason. The world is discovering that the entire country is rather like Mother Nature’s rendition of a Pollock painting, an intense terrain of gushing geysers, bubbling mud beds, volcanoes that spit out lava, and glaciers that grind deep valleys between jutting mountain ranges.

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Michelin-Starred Alain Ducasse Opens Rivea and Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas

Nov 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse has added two ventures to his roster and this time they’re atop the new Delano Las Vegas hotel. Called Rivea and Skyfall Lounge, both spots are officially open and offer guests great views of The Strip, Riviera-inspired cuisine and inventive cocktails.

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Duke's La Jolla Now Open With Two-Levels of Outdoor Seating & Hawaiian + Californian Fare

Nov 5, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

La Jolla’s newest restaurant will definitely have you thinking about a trip to Hawaii. Owned and operated by San Diego- and Maui-based T S Restaurants, Duke’s La Jolla pays homage to Hawaiian native Duke Kahanamoku, water polo medalist, six-time Olympic swimming and the father of modern day surfing. Officially opened yesterday, the 13,000-square-foot restaurant features two dining areas with both floors including outdoor seating.

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Fiji's Turtle Island is the Disconnected Paradise of Honeymooner's Dreams

Oct 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

If you feel like you’re on the set of a movie upon setting foot on Turtle Island, you are. Used as the island setting of The Blue Lagoon, this 500-acre dot in the Pacific has Wi-Fi in one small spot, giving guests just enough access to make their friends at home jealous all with a simple #NoFilter tag.

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The Jonas Brothers' Dad Set to Open Southern Restaurant in Downtown Belmont

Oct 29, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting a selfie with a Jonas brother, the new Nellie’s Southern Kitchen just may be your chance to do so. Father of the famous trio, Kevin Jonas Sr., is opening up a restaurant in downtown Belmont, about 20 minutes outside of Charlotte. Originally the lot was purchased in 2013 but it wasn’t until this year that plans actually started to materialize for the space.

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Capella Offers the Best of the Holidays with $7,000 Thanksgiving Dinner Package

Oct 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This season elevate your Thanksgiving dinner with an evening at Georgetown’s award-winning Capella hotel. For the holidays, the property will be hosting a Black Friday brunch and Thanksgiving feast, as well as offering a Capella Presidential Thanksgiving Package.

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Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills Opens Viviane Restaurant With Executive Chef Michael Hung

Oct 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills just got a brand new restaurant, Viviane. Opened by restaurateur Stephane Bombet of Bombet Hospitality Group and Executive Chef Michael Hung, the American and European Continental eatery features an expansive wine list starring California and French bottles and a menu inspired by the mid-20th century.

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SAVOR The Central Coast Celebrates Everything That's Great About the Region

Oct 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Each year Sunset magazine sponsors SAVOR The Central Coast, an extended weekend offered at the end of September and designed to spotlight the rich, cultural and agricultural contributions of the Central Coast of California. Attendees come from all over the US which took place from September 24-27.

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Quarry Restaurant & Lounge: A Local Hotspot With a New England-Focused Menu

Oct 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Juicy cuts of beef, fresh seafood, hearty seasonal dishes and a rare and hard to find vintage ales list are what The Quarry Restaurant & Lounge in Hingham is all about. As for the drinks, Beverage Director David Danforth (who hopes to become a Master Cicerone, a distinction held by just 10 people in the world) has curated a handpicked selection of ales that get better over time.

 

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The Diamond of the Sea: How the Bluefin "Otoro" Became Our Century's Most Luxurious Delicacy

Oct 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Luxe Gourmets

From the homes of fashionable socialites to the tables of famous chefs around the world, there is one gourmet food that is topping the luxury list in 2015: It is the amazing "Otoro" portion of the Bluefin tuna. 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico: The City of Turquoise is A Burgeoning Haven For Art Lovers

Oct 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

I am no novice to Santa Fe. Over the years I’ve visited multiple times, yet I remain impressed at its lists of notable residents. Long ago my attendance at Sunday mass at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi revealed an usher best known as ‘60s actor and heartthrob Tab Hunter. 

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Schmooze With Master Chefs at the 6th Annual Napa Truffle Festival in January

Oct 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Running January 15-18, the 2016 Napa Truffle Festival will be here sooner than you know it. The lineup stars a group of Master Chefs who will be demonstrating special cooking techniques while whipping you up countless tasty meals. Plus, you will get to go truffle hunting with dogs. Enough said.

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