Nova Scotia autumn colours
Canada / Chronological / Destinations / Food / Wines & Spirits

Nova Scotia – The Land of Plenty Secrets

Wait for it – that first clear night sky after Labor Day. “Clear moon, frost soon,” as they say. The days, still warm, are getting shorter and the nights crisper, but autumn’s color bonanza really kicks in after a cold snap sends shock waves through forests, sparking a surge of […]

Kassandra Peninsula
Chronological / Destinations / Europe / Food / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Trips / Wines & Spirits

Greek Cuisine – A Lesson From General George

“Eating is all about memories,” says chef George Palisidis. “General George,” as he introduces himself, is a man whose passion for food is almost tangible and whose enthusiasm is electric. As he talks about pairing and enjoying and what makes a good meal, it makes me wonder what I’ve been […]

Lunch at the Hotel Cap Eden Roc in Antibes !
Destinations / Europe / Food / Hotels & Resorts

Lunch at the Hotel Cap Eden Roc in Antibes !

I have asked for a lunch reservation at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes. Yes, the beautiful restaurant terrace overlooking the Mediterranean where a simple starter salad like a Salade Nicoise will cost you US$80. Visiting this hotel for its phenomenal position on the Cote d’Azur and its […]

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Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / New York / United States

Sofitel New York: Parisian Chic in the City

With so many hotel options in New York City it’s difficult to be distinctive. But the Sofitel New York hotel effectively sets itself apart from the pack by bringing the French style of luxury living to discerning guests taking a bite of the Big Apple. While boutique in its service […]

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Arizona / Chefs of Distinction / Destinations / Food / United States

Divine Dining by Design at The Second Story Liquor Bar Scottsdale

Crazy. Sexy. Cool. No, I’m not referring to the gals of the famed pop music trio TLC, but rather Scottsdale’s hottest new haunt—The Second Story Liquor Bar. This eclectic eatery is trending as the see-and-be-seen Old town Scottsdale hotspot, and with good reason. The vintage-inspired vibe and visionary victuals at […]

Simply Irresistible Thai Food
Canada / Chronological / Destinations / Food

Simply Irresistible Thai Food

A beautifully attired lady in traditional Thai silk greets the crowd as the sun radiates down the impressive Vancouver B.C. Place Stadium. Behind the kitchen counter, a row of smiles welcome visitors as the wafting aroma of exotic spices attracts the curiosity of passersby, and intricately sculptured fruits and vegetables […]

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Arizona / Chefs of Distinction / Chronological / Destinations / Food / United States / Wines & Spirits

Bounty and Beauty at Dominick’s Steakhouse Scottsdale

There’s much to love about a classic American steakhouse—from the dimly lit atmosphere, refined dark wood décor, white linens and formal service staff to impeccable cuts of meat cooked to perfection. In this age where avant-garde grub is captivating culinary attentions, one restaurant’s traditional approach continues to delight: Michael Dominick’s […]

Combine St. Regis and Kaua‛i for an Unforgettable Hawaiian Holiday
Chefs of Distinction / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

Combine St. Regis and Kaua‛i for an Unforgettable Hawaiian Holiday

Often referred to as Hawaii’s “Garden Island,” Kaua‛i is a lush tropical paradise of towering cloud-crested green summits. The island has 50 miles of sandy beaches perpetually polished by translucent waves. It was undoubtedly the perfect island for the legendary St. Regis brand to open one of their unparalleled luxury […]

Youthful hillbillies sing traditional songs.
Central & South America / Chronological / Food

Clandestine Junina: A Brazilian Festival the World Doesn’t Know

In addition to the business of finance, there are but three reasons to visit São Paulo: football, food and festivals. Every fourth year, when the World Cup takes place, Brazilians embrace these three elements for an intense, month-long monster party.  This year, since the games are actually being held in […]

The Sweetest Suites for Two on the Golden Princess
Cruises / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

The Sweetest Suites for Two on the Golden Princess

Our goal in taking a month-long cruise around Hawaii and Tahiti on the Golden Princess was to experience – and then write about – how a major cruise line like Princess caters to its suite passengers. It was one of our most enjoyable projects. Cruise suites for two Over the […]