Fine Dining

Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, partners in the wildly experimental Chicago restaurant Alinea, devised an even more daring concept for Next, a shape-shifter whose menus are inspired by a specific...
A year after chef Christopher Kostow won three Michelin stars at The Restaurant at Meadowood (707.967.1205, www.meadowood.com ) , he made a surprising move: He closed for three months and rethought...
With its long, brushed-steel bar and sleek tables, Copenhagen’s Geist (+45.33.13.37.13, www.restaurantgeist.dk ) does not look like the typically austere New Nordic restaurant. Nor, with its buzzy...
Noma—a leader in new Nordic cuisine and named the best restaurant in the world three years in a row by San Pellegrino’s 50 Best Restaurants awards listing—is opening an outpost for 10 days inside...
New Delhi dining destination Bukhara is expanding for the first time in its 34-year run with a two-week pop-up restaurant at London’s Sheraton Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel from May 17 to...
An ocean apart, two extraordinary meals start with carrots. At Noma, René Redzepi’s Copenhagen restaurant twice voted best in the world, the vegetables come planted in a clay flower pot, their green...
After 10 years, the annual Bogart Wine Aficionado Dinner in Los Angeles will host its final event on May 10: a decadent four-course meal paired with 10 important wines for just 160 guests. The dinner...
Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina is hosting a memorable epicurean weekend of cooking, dining, and wine tasting from April 30 to May 2 at Blackberry Farm, located near the Great Smoky Mountains in...
What makes A Voce’s ragu unforgettable, and what are the secret ingredients in Francois Payard’s family recipes? Guests will learn these answers, among other cooking tips and secrets from top chefs,...
Cheese from Abruzzo, Italy, is rare enough in the United States, but the handmade pecorinos and aged ricottas imported by New Jersey’s Marcelli Formaggi (and sold through its Abruzzo Pantry retail...
Tamarind is the longest-running Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in London, having earned its first star in 2001. Now it finally has its first outpost—in Newport Beach, Calif. Navin Khanna, one of...
Le Cirque’s famous French cuisine isn’t limited to its New York and Las Vegas locations this spring. The renowned restaurant’s new head chef, Olivier Reginensi, will be traveling to key cities across...
Two hundred and fifty wineries and 75 top chefs are collaborating to create unique food and wine events at the fifth annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine celebration, which runs from April 12 to 15 at...
Charlie Palmer’s annual Pigs & Pinot event may be sold out, but now through April guests of the Hotel Healdsburg in California’s Russian River Valley can have their own Pigs & Pinot weekend...
Be one of the lucky few to judge nine of the Bay Area’s best sommeliers as they compete at the 2012 Farmhouse Wine Dinner Series: Clash of the Sommeliers—an ultimate, four-night wine-pairing...
Specialty foods purveyor Petrossian ( www.petrossian.com ), which has nearly a century of experience in the caviar trade, introduced in November two versatile variations on its coveted roe. Made from...
When word spread that hotelier Ian Schrager had taken control of Chicago’s aging Ambassador East Hotel and its ground-floor restaurant, the Pump Room, the city collectively gasped. In the minds of...
Private clubs used to mean old: old money, old members, old bastions of formality and hierarchy. But over the past 10 years, something has changed on the private-club scene: A younger, hipper breed...
Perhaps the most celebrated of America’s celebrity chefs, Mario Batali presides over an epicurean empire that includes everything from television shows and restaurants (20 and counting) to brick...
This Valentine’s Day, La Maison du Chocolat is thinking outside the heart-shaped box with four new chocolate confections handcrafted with exotic fruits, spices, and cocoa beans from around the world...
Be one of the lucky few to secure a seat at an exclusive, five-course pairing dinner at La Mer restaurant at Halekulani hotel in Waikiki on February 4. For the event, Halekulani is flying in wines...
To mark the 10th anniversary of his three-Michelin-star restaurant at the Plaza Athénée hotel in Paris, Alain Ducasse decided it was time for a change. With a desire to get back to basics, Ducasse...
Patina restaurant in downtown Los Angeles is kicking off the New Year with three black truffle dinners on January 10, 11, and 12 for up to 240 guests per night. Patina will offer three-, five-, and...
Executive chef Craig Strong of Studio, the signature restaurant of Montage Laguna Beach resort in Southern California, has given the term farm-to-table a literal translation. The spices and herbs...
If you have a weakness for wagyu, New York City–based butcher DeBragga is offering a limited number of dry-aged, rib roasts of wagyu beef for the next few weeks. At about $1,200 each, the 12- to 14-...
Produced by sustainably farmed Acipenser naccarii sturgeon raised in naturally cold ponds near Granada, Spain, PSN Almas Ara caviar ( www.artisanalfoods.com ) is as close to organic as caviar comes...
Every neighborhood in New York has its inimitable flavor, as John DeLucie learned growing up in Brooklyn. Places—buildings and their surroundings—have influenced the restaurateur’s cuisine since 2006...
"You always remember your first time eating baby eels," chef Fernando Canales tells me as we hurtle down twisting country roads to the Basque coastal village of Gorliz. It is five in the morning and...
Tickets are still available for the November 17 dinner at San Diego’s Grand Del Mar hotel’s restaurant Addison. The exclusive evening for 75 people will benefit the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation, which...
Paris has waited a long time for Thierry Marx. For 10 years he ran the kitchen at Château Cordeillan-Bages in Gironde, where he made a name for himself as one of France’s most progressive chefs. Yet...

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