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Chapel Down’s English Sparkling

If I had offered you a glass of English Sparkling five years ago, I’m sure you would have laughed at me. While Champagne and Spumante are considered the Pièce de Rèsistance in France and Italy, the English expertise of Chapel Down‘s Chief Executive Officer Frazer Thompson is quickly proving that …

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Villanelle

There are a handful of restaurants in New York City that I refer to as hidden gems. These hidden gems you learn about through various ways. What you are unaware of, though, are the city’s precious gems. Some restaurants I enjoy so much, I tend to keep them as little …

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Weekend in Bray: Waterside Inn

Culinary enthusiasts have been flocking to the 16th century village of Bray to dine at the Waterside Inn for over 40 years. Scenically located alongside the Thames River about an hour drive outside of central London, the unique heritage of Bray has continued to remain a hospitality haven for its …

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WastEd: On The Roof of Selfridges

Before cheering on the 163rd boat races and sipping a glass or two of Chapel Down’s English Sparkling along the banks of the Tideway this Sunday, make your way over to the rooftop of Selfridges department store to savor the last few days of WastED. American Chef Dan Barber, created WastEd …

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International Waffle Day! 

Våffeleldagen, what we know as waffles are a wonderful treat that have become a global phenomenon. March 25th, Waffle day began in Sweden and historically signifies the beginning of spring. Celebrate this weekend by exploring the variety of waffles that the globe has to offer! For a hearty, healthy and …

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River Coyote

In New York City’s Lower East Side, gentrification is nothing new. The Manhattan neighborhood is an anomaly made up of an ornate history once seen as a nuisance to some – and an inspiration to others.   At 121 Ludlow street nestled between Rivington and Delancy is River Coyote. At …

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Faro

With five cooks aligned in an open kitchen, the farm to table Italian restaurant Faro is creating intricately plated dishes that are approachable, mouthwatering, and simply delicious.  Without a doubt, since the earning of their Michelin star this past fall, the restaurant which translates into Lighthouse in Italian has intrigued …

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Burns Night

Auld Lang Syne! A saying made famous by Scottish poet Robert Burns to commemorate past experiences as well as new beginnings. Scottish Chefs have been inspired by celebrated poet Robert Burns since his Address to a Haggis was first published in 1787. Haggis, a dish that is lamb offal in a casing …

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Bill’s Townhouse

Christmas is certainly in the New York air as 5th Avenue department stores begin to display their store fronts. It is a classic New York image painted in our minds; walking down the Avenue on the arm of our loved one admiring the beautiful windows. This holiday spirit entices friendly …

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Stumble until you find something

The first step is admitting you have a problem. I, Savanah Dickinson, suffer from a chronic fear of eating alone. Yes, I said it. I absolutely despise eating by myself in public places.   Since I’ve moved to D.C., I’ve been faced with the predicament of being hungry while wandering …

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Birthplace of American Wine: Virginia

Just before Christmas in 1784, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend and wine contact John Bonfield, The American Consul in Bordeaux. He expressed a fear. He wrote to his friend, “I have written a letter to Monsieur d’Yquem for 250 bottles of his newest vintage, but I am afraid he …

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Ann Arbor

I recently embarked on a week long trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA to pay a visit to a friend who is studying there. I was pleasantly surprised by what this quaint city has to offer in the realm of entertainment, food, coffee, and culture. Along with being a welcome …

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Savouring Traditions: Sardinia

Tucked between Spain and Tunisia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. An individualistic region of the Italian Republic, Sardinia is home to spectacular beauty, ancient history, and of course, mouth watering sips and savors. The Sardinians have defended themselves from the Phoenicians, Romans, Egyptians, and the Byzantine Empire. …

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Green Fig

New York is a melting pot. The variety of cultures that make up the big apple contribute to why this city is such a food enthusiast’s paradise. With cuisine options from all over the globe; even the most obscure, one will never go hungry.  When it comes to choosing dinner, …

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Restaurant Latour

As tourists soar into the city, New Yorkers are working hard for the weekend. Some flock east to the Hamptons, and some jet north to Cape Cod. While that weekend beach getaway is idyllic and offers a sense of romanticism, an escape to the rural countryside of Sussex County New …

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A Renaissance at Kingsley.

 The Renaissance. A cultural movement that profoundly affected the intellect of Italy, Europe and eventually the world. Renaissance scholars embodied humanistic methods of study, searching for realism and human emotion through our experiences, and of course, artistic ability.  The Renaissance man sought to develop knowledge and skill of every kind. …

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Pink Pineapple Event Design

Our senses greatly influence how we perceive the world and how we remember our experiences. We are most affected and engaged when a variety of our senses are stimulated. Does it not make sense then, to have an Event Designer who not only understands this philosophy, but practices it? History …

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Trademark Burger

New York is full of restaurants, bars, and diners that offer everyone’s favorite treat. Since 1884, we all have been enjoying the hamburger. But, ask yourself a serious question. Was it delicious, was it worth the price? Do you now have a “burger hangover?!” It amazes me so much how …

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Le Coq Rico

Opening a restaurant in New York City is no easy challenge. Hiring and training staff,  late nights followed by early mornings, and last minute menu changes are the realities of opening a new restaurant. Perhaps, unless you are adept 3 Michelin starred Chef Antoine Westermann. Le Coq Rico, Chef Westermann’s …

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An Evening With…The Greenwich Project

The Greenwich Project  is a very sexy restaurant. It illuminates and has a convivial air. I am certainly happy to have been introduced. My introduction would not have been possible, of course, if I had not received an invitation (a Facebook invitation, no less) to attend the first ‘Evening With…Chad …

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