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La Pulperia: Outstanding Seafood and Lots of Fun

  I love New York’s Restaurant Row (West 46th Street) because almost every cuisine of the world is represented here. And, if you have tickets for a Broadway show, there is an abundance of choices for pre-theater or post-theater dining. Recently I was invited to sample the food at La Pulperia, a Latin American restaurant on Restaurant Row. Since I had read only good things about the place, I was especially eager to try the seafood, which had garnered the most raves. My daughter and arrived on a Monday evening, when most theaters are dark, but the restaurant was...

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Make Rosé Your Go-To Wine With These Food Pairings

Whether you’re enjoying brunch with family or hosting an elaborate dinner party for friends, you’ll need a go-to wine for such festive gatherings. No matter the season, consider a chilled rosé for such occasions. Enjoyable on its own, you can elevate the experience by picking a delicious, affordable bottle and preparing food pairings to match. To help you host, Sommelier Chantelle Pabros recommends the floral and fruity Louis Jadot Rosé 2017 ($13.99), — from the number one French wine in America — for its fresh red currant and raspberry fruit character. Serve it chilled alongside the following dishes: •...

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Culinary Experiences Around & About Bath, England

Revolutionary Southwest England tour provider Around & About Bath today announced its unique Winter 2018/19 calendar of customizable tours of Bath and its surroundings.  Around & About Bath is transforming the day tour experience in Bath.  The perfect hub from which to explore quintessential England, Bath is surrounded by stunning and countryside, history, and hidden cultural gems.  Around & About Bath’s carefully crafted, all-inclusive tours (for 2-8 people) explore a history-rich corner of England and give visitors intimate, engaging experiences of Bath and the Somerset region. All tours include tour guide, food, drink and transportation. “There’s so much to see and...

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Bring Tuscany to the Table, Simple, Flavorful Recipes for Fall Entertaining

Take time this fall to slow down and experience the pure delight of great-tasting food with family and friends. Savoring the moment is at the heart of Tuscan-inspired entertaining, where everyone has a seat at the table to enjoy simple and delicious dishes that boast authentic flavor and incorporate quality ingredients. With a passion for the simplicity of Italian food and homemade Tuscan cooking, Italian-American chef Laura Vitale, host of “Laura in the Kitchen,” traveled to the small town of Lucca, Italy, where she reconnected with a region rooted in heritage, experienced rich traditions and embraced “The Tuscan Way” in crafting...

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The Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris: putting a stop to food waste

A luxury hotel with a conscience After making headlines as the first luxury hotel to win five Michelin stars in its three restaurants Le Cinq (3 stars), Le George (1 star) and L’Orangerie (1 star), the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris has committed to the cause of tomorrow’s fine cuisine. Simone Zanoni explains: “When we open up the path to excellence, we are bound to imagine tomorrow’s fine cuisine. And it will only reach its full potential through exemplary environmental responsibility. I’m not perfect, but I’m convinced that if everyone plays their part we could have a real impact for future generations. As chefs, we...

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Mezé Greek Fusion Flying High in Downtown San Diego

Just a few short years ago, GBOD Hospitality, helmed by brothers Raymond and Patrick Davoudi, debuted Mezé Greek Fusion in the heart of downtown San Diego. Unlike any other restaurant concept in the region, this eatery brought a fabulous new flare to the city’s famed Gaslamp Quarter by pairing contemporary Greek fare with modern, industrial-chic architecture and interior design. Through consistency in both the front and back of the house, a commitment to top-shelf ingredients, a menu elevating classic cultural dishes, and a sky-high service standard, Mezé has unsurprisingly curated a devoted patron base in a competitive culinary scene...

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Sartori’s Master Cheesemaker Pam Hodgson

Cheese is the most important staple in our house, next to orange juice. Forget the milk and bread, we have an entire refrigerator drawer dedicated to our cheese supply. When the opportunity to interview Sartori’s Master Cheesemaker Pam Hodgson, presented itself, I couldn’t resist. From the first nibble of their MontAmoré® Cheddar I was hooked. It’s a Small Cheese World To be frank, Sartori cheese was a brand I was unfamiliar with. Along the way, I shared my appreciation for their product with friends and family and discovered how notable they are. There was a Sunday brunch I was...

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Fox Restaurant Concepts Curating Culinary Devotees Across the US

::: How two of its highly popular eateries — Olive & Ivy and The Henry — will continue to surpass expectations in the Arizona market and beyond ::: According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 State of the Industry report, the United States boasts more than one million restaurant locations employing as many as 14.7 million staffers. In a seemingly saturated industry that’s rife with competition and replete with culinary creativity, it can be difficult to stand out—to rise above—to raise the bar. But one epicurious entrepreneur is doing exactly that, making extraordinary strides in the national marketplace while carving out a niche all...

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2018 Julia Child Award Winners Too Hot Tamales – Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

When Los Angeles based celebrity chefs, television personalities, cookbook authors and philanthropists Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger learned that they were receiving the 2018 Julia Child Award, they were thrilled. A distinguished panel from the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts awarded these two chefs. They are not only the first women to receive this honor, but also the first chef team to be acknowledged by this prestigious non-profit organization. The Foundation will be presenting their award on November 1, 2018 in association with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History at a gala event...

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The Irresistible Charm of Napa’s Culinary Capital Yountville

The Napa Valley town of Yountville is like a beautiful well-crafted bottle of wine: carefully thought out and the longer you spend in its atmosphere, the better it gets. You immediately become infatuated by its carefree, unhurried vibe, unmistakable charisma, and sheer beauty intertwined with vineyards. The Town of Yountville is steeped in upscale epicurean and oenophile experiences yet remains charming and down to earth. It’s difficult to believe that the gourmet capital of the Napa Valley, with a population of a tad over 3,000, boasts four Michelin stars and was once a mere speck of a stagecoach stop...

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Taste Durban, South Africa – You’ll be More than Satisfied!

Having been named as the world’s best food city by such prestigious publications as Condé Nast Traveler and The Telegraph, Cape Town in South Africa stands out as a must-visit destination for the world’s foodies.  Restaurants such as The Test Kitchen have enjoyed top recognition, being ranked in the Top 30 restaurants in the world. But quality cuisine is certainly not limited to Cape Town. The eastern coastal city of Durban, treasured for its long beaches and warm seas typical of the tropical climate it enjoys, has also developed into a city with numerous superlative food offerings. “For foreign...

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Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Returns September 21-22

The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo will welcome music superstar Tim McGraw to this year’s festival. The iconic performer will headline the festivities on Saturday, September 22 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich and his performance will cap the eighth annual event – which is held on September 21 and 22 – and will also feature appearances by culinary celebrities Daniel Boulud, Scott Conant, Mary Giuliani, Alex Guarnaschelli and Adam Richman. “Our event celebrates the best in food and beverage in our area and beyond and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the best in country music...

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