Posts tagged "Gourmet"
More | London: By Royal Appointment

More | London: By Royal Appointment

Once safely (and royally) ensconced in my accommodations at The Goring, I set off to explore a few more of the more interesting names on my roster of Royal Warrant Holders, that grand coalition of people and companies whose products and services buttress the royal patina “By Appointment”.   At the top of my list was...
Tres: Tres Chic

Tres: Tres Chic

In Los Angeles, mention the name of José Andrés and you’ll likely hear shrill, near orgasmic moans about the James Beard award-winning chef’s celebrated The Bazaar restaurant at the SLS, to which foodies, local and otherwise, make regular pilgrimages. That the Philippe Starck-designed Bazaar has reached the apex of the ever-changing list of Los Angeles...
The Barlow Beckons: Celebrate ‘The Best of Sonoma’

The Barlow Beckons: Celebrate ‘The Best of Sonoma’

Did someone say ‘weekend shopping expedition’?  Because if so, there is a new mecca in Sonoma County that is just screaming for your credit cards to make a holy pilgrimage. Sonoma County has never been a stranger to reinvention and there is perhaps no better recent example of that fact than last month’s reopening of...
An Evening with Maurice Hennessy

An Evening with Maurice Hennessy

Maurice Hennessy is the name behind the “H” in LVMH, the world’s largest luxury brand. For nearly 250 years Hennessy has produced the finest cognacs on the planet and at a recent private dinner with Mssr. Hennessy at Lucques Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, I experienced firsthand yet another reason for the ongoing appeal of...
NYC’s Plan B Tapas is a Plan A Destination

NYC’s Plan B Tapas is a Plan A Destination

A few weeks ago, I tripped down to Nolita to sample the much vaunted creations of Chef Roberto Hanechak and owner/culture connoisseur Hemant Phul (Masala Times, Earth Nightclub). After many visits to Spain and in keeping with my unfettered fascination with the growing tapas trend across America, I was particularly enticed by the enthusiastically innovative Plan B...
In Search of... The Best Burgers in the World

In Search of… The Best Burgers in the World

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA 25 DEGREES At 25 Degrees, the more reasonably priced relative of the Roosevelt Hotel’s Dakota steak house, hamburgers not only take center stage, they are every bit as captivating as the stars that frequent the place. The burgers at 25 Degrees stand out for one simple reason—the ingredients. You start with a high...
An Evening At La Couronne: Dinner With Julia Child

An Evening At La Couronne: Dinner With Julia Child

Long before Meryl Streep’s brilliant turn in the award-winning film Julie & Julia, I was a big fan of Julia Child. As a little boy, I would sit and watch re-runs of Child’s various cooking shows longing for the day when I’d finally be old enough to wield a cleaver and attack a whole chicken...
Bier Biesl: Austrian Cuisine Comes To Beverly Hills

Bier Biesl: Austrian Cuisine Comes To Beverly Hills

I love a surprise on a Tuesday. There’s always something so delightfully festive about it. So when a girlfriend invited me to lunch at Bier Biesl, the newly opened outpost of former Patina chef, Bernhard Mairinger, I thought to myself ‘It’s Tuesday…I’ve got to say yes!’ After all, it’s not every Tuesday that a boy...
A Meandering Afternoon at Houmas House Plantation & Gardens: Darwin, Louisianna

A Meandering Afternoon at Houmas House Plantation & Gardens: Darwin, Louisianna

“Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.” – Dorothy Parker New Orleans may be known as the Big Easy, but just outside the bustling intersection of manners and eccentricities that Mark Twain famously called ‘The City that Care Forgot’ is perhaps the best example of  what was, for some,...