FrontRunners: Tasteful Architecture

The culinary elves at Eleni’s (212.255.7990, www.elenis.com), a gourmet Manhattan bakery, will not bake you an ordinary gingerbread house this holiday season—that is, unless you happen to live in an ordinary house. They will create a custom gingerbread house that is an exact confectionery replica of your house by blending their skills in baking and in architectural design. Using photos of your house as guidelines, Eleni’s artists can include details such as ivy-covered walls or swimming pools, crafting them in sugarplums, spice drops, nonpareil buttons, and lollipops. Each house is constructed on an 18-by-24-inch base. The bespoke gingerbread houses are priced from $4,000 to $6,000 and require four to six weeks to complete. The wait will be worth it—there is no place like home sweet home.

The Michelin-starred chef will oversee two restaurants and a rooftop bar…
Photo by Luis Garcia Photography
Chef Bradley’s Collections by Addison at the Grand Del Mar kicks off this month…
Photo by Jim Bartsch
The festival will include events hosted by celebrity chefs and even the actor Kurt Russell…
The newly crowned chef prepared a celebratory meal for an exclusive group of guests in Southern...
Photo by Robyn Mackenzie
The Robb Report headquarters in sunny Malibu served as the ideal location for the cookout…
Photo by  Evan Sung
The soup dumplings at RedFarm, a new restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, could not be more...
If one doubts that food has become high fashion in Saint-Tropez, one need only venture into the...
Photo by Ray Kachatorian
Curtis Stone, the Australian chef, is trying something new: opening his first restaurant...
Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy Valastro hosted the recent Ultimo, a Weekend of...
Some of the world’s best chefs will prepare a series of extraordinary dinners…