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Epicure Events Aplenty at Bijou French Bistro La Jolla
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Epicure Events Aplenty at Bijou French Bistro La Jolla

“Bijou” is French for “jewel,” which is a fitting moniker for this enchanting eatery nestled in the heart of La Jolla, boasting a plum position on Prospect Street. While Bijou French Bistro is relatively new on the scene, celebrating its first anniversary in June 2015, Bijou’s roots extend much deeper […]

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn
Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Maine

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn

This was our first visit to the Captain Jefferds Inn and the famous coastal community that is home to the Bush family retreat on Walker Point. Long before news of presidential visits put quaint little Kennebunkport on the global tourist map, it was a favorite vacation spot for local New Englanders. Pounding ocean […]

Courtesy Napa Valley Wine Train
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Amour Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train isn’t so much a mode of transportation but rather a time machine transporting passengers back to an era when the journey was as scintillating as the destination, itself. Particularly well-suited for couples seeking quality together time, this excursion offers an elegant sojourn through the heart […]

Chin rub for a baby whale
Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Mexico

Playing with the Whales in Baja, Mexico

The next time you get tired of winter, book a flight to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. During the months of January through April, the weather in La Paz is absolutely perfect, and it is a splendid time to take the opportunity to get up close and personal with […]

Jules on his motorcycle
Alabama / Destinations / Food / IFWTWA Trips / United States

Peace Among The Grapes

As our group of travel writers waited to meet the owner of Jules J Berta Winery, a biker drove into the parking lot. He wore faded blue jeans, sunglasses, and a sleeveless vest over a short sleeve tee that did nothing to hide his tanned, muscled arms. “I’m Jules Berta. […]

The Casa
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological / Destinations / Florida / Food / United States

Historical Luxury in the Heart of the Oldest City

I’ll put St. Augustine up against any other U.S. city in terms of charm. Sure, as America’s oldest city, it’s bustling with historical ambiance and attractions, but it also has a certain je ne sais quoi that adds a level of quaintness I don’t find in other cities.

La Ferme de la Lochere
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Exploring the Foods and Wines of Burgundy

If I have the choice between an elegant plate of paté and a comforting bowl of pasta, I’m going to choose pasta. After living in Italy for two years, I became accustomed to the country’s popular food and wines, spending much of my time in Italian cooking classes and on […]

Elegantly prepared salmon
Chronological / Destinations / Europe / Food

Monumental Dining Over Paris

The ultimate lunch in Paris should begin with the crème de la crème. Discover the beauty and elegance of Chef Alan Ducasse’s Jules Verne Restaurant. There are many places to dine and celebrate a special occasion in Paris, and the Jules Verne Restaurant is the crème de la crème. Located […]

A  Table Rendezvous with Italy’s Chef Ottavio Bellesi on the Golden Princess 
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A  Table Rendezvous with Italy’s Chef Ottavio Bellesi on the Golden Princess 

Dining at a Chef’s Table should always be a titillating treat of tantalizing tastes. Traditionally, a Chef’s Table is located in the kitchen – where the guests can watch, and “ooh” and “ahh” as the Chef and his/her team work their culinary magic. That was not how it was at […]

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Interview with Chef Jaime Chavez, Sirena Latin Seafood Restaurant San Diego

Amid a renaissance underway in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, one new restaurant—Sirena—promises to bring Latin flair to the fare served up in this burgeoning community. This South American inspired seafood restaurant, which opened up to the public in October of 2014, dishes up a creative, sustainable and fresh-forward menu […]