Fine Dining

On April 22, the world’s top chefs will team-up to serve the ultimate meal: the Dîner des Grands Chefs . At the third annual occasion of this Relais & Chateaux event, 600 guests will savor...
Over the course of its century-and-a-half-long history, London’s Café Royal witnessed the mischief of patrons from Wilde, Churchill, and Shaw to Bardot, Taylor, and Bowie. The storied bar-cum-...
The simple yet artfully executed seafood dishes at the executive chef Matthew Kirkley ’s L2O restaurant in Chicago present a challenge to even discerning oenophiles—how to choose a wine that is bold...
Wolfgang Puck, one recent warm winter evening, is describing the epiphany he had about three years ago when he walked into Spago Beverly Hills, the flagship of his 100-restaurant-plus empire. "You...
Great beans bring out the best in any coffee maker. And Tonx, a Los Angeles–based subscription service, will keep coffee lovers supplied every other week with a 12-ounce bag of extraordinarily fresh...
Cooking is a way of life in Bilbao, so much so that the city contains several gastronomical societies (formed mostly of men and numbering anywhere from 20 to 100 members). These societies often take...
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas is hosting a three-day culinary event (February 14 to 16) that showcases the cuisine and historic service from the Diaoyutai...
When your sweetheart craves the traditional gift of chocolates, Burdick Chocolates delivers imaginative creations beautifully presented. Its confections include dark-chocolate ganache with fig and...
Each treat from Xocolatti is a tiny treasure. Founded by the 24-year-old entrepreneur Shaineal Shah, the Manhattan boutique creates sparkling purple passion-fruit truffles and slates of white and...
Chef Alain Ducasse will host the first annual BurdiGala, a nonprofit gala in honor of the food and wine of Bordeaux, at New York City’s St. Bartholomew’s Church on February 22. For the first time in...
Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert has collaborated with the New York–based purveyor Paramount Caviar—which has been one of the procurers of the restaurant’s caviar selection for 20 years—to release a...
One of Manhattan’s favorite Italian eateries, Il Buco, is offering foodies and skiers a unique opportunity this winter to travel with its staff to Courchevel 1850 in the French Alps for a food-and-...
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Fine Gourmet & Dining

Barry Wiggins, a 51-year-old transplanted Southerner now living and working in Washington, D.C., likes to joke that he didn’t accrue his current body mass index by eating grass and drinking spring...
Tucked away inside the sprawling kitchen at Le Meurice hotel in Paris is a new private dining room serving unique menus created by Michelin-starred executive chef Yannick Alléno. The quiet, cozy...
Several world-famous chefs will convene to host a series of dinners at this year’s Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival being held from December 7 to 11 at the city’s hot spots, including the Breakers...
Meadowood Napa Valley has assembled an array of chefs to participate in its annual Twelve Days of Christmas dinner series. On 12 evenings from December 7 to 22, the hotel’s Chef Christopher Kostow...
The legendary Le Bristol Paris has completed its multiyear, $143 million renovation this fall with the opening of the stylish new Le Bar du Bristol. Designed by architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, Le Bar...
To mark its 25th anniversary, the James Beard Foundation is going back to its roots to celebrate. Its fall fund-raiser, which doubles as its silver anniversary gala, features five of its Outstanding...
The Maldives are renowned for pristine beaches and crystalline waters, and now visitors to these exotic islands can dine above the water and dance and drink below at the Niyama resort’s new...
New York chef Tom Colicchio—whose restaurant portfolio includes Gramercy Tavern, Craft, and Colicchio & Sons—has opened his latest venture at Topping Rose House, a recently restored 19th-century...
Most people travel to Turks and Caicos to soak in the sun, but come November, the islands’ main draw will be their cuisine, when Grace Bay Club hosts the second annual Caribbean Food & Wine...
As one of the original chefs to combine French techniques with local and seasonal ingredients—a practice that results in dazzling dishes with robust flavor—Charlie Palmer is one of the most...
Mourad Lahlou remembers pressing his nose up against the glass of Michael Mina’s Aqua some 20 years ago, fascinated by what looked to be the most exciting restaurant in the city. When Lahlou, who had...
Eric Ripert makes the extraordinary look effortless. Throughout his 18-year tenure as executive chef of Le Bernardin in Manhattan, Ripert has seen the restaurant consistently receive four stars from...
The Krug House is returning to New York for a series of dinners this month at 150 West 15th St., but this time it is collaborating with Michelin-starred chef Marc Forgione on a pairing menu featuring...
Dinner in the impeccably sober brownstones of Old New York, as the author Edith Wharton termed it, was a solemn affair. For these prosperous and proud Dutch and Anglo-Saxon families, the dinner party...
Too many truffle oils, even the priciest, are the kitchen equivalent of cheap perfume: Their aromas are so overpowering that they offend rather than entice. Italy’s Fernando Pensato Olio di Oliva...
Masa Takayama is renowned for his Japanese restaurant Masa, a serene, 26-seat space in New York City’s Time Warner Center where the chef presides over meals made from sublime ingredients and served...
José Andrés may be one of the most innovative chefs in America, but he came up through the profession in the conventional way. Born in Asturias, Spain, he entered the kitchen when he was just a...

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