Fine Dining

It was one of those perfect New York City evenings, where the crowd was as fabulous as the food, and the champagne flowed endlessly. In early June, Krug Champagne hosted an intimate dinner for a...
To help master the artful combination of smoke, fire, and meat, the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, Calif., is now offering a three-night, four-day BBQ Bootcamp. From October 27 to 30, up...
Customizable dining allows foodies freedom to explore their palates, learn about food and wine, and more. Now, with the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara’s new Simply Irresistible dining...
Las Vegas’ Bellagio resort is presenting an evening of food and wine pairings on September 17 as a part of the annual Epicurean Epicenter series. Bellagio’s master sommelier and wine director, Jason...
Astute travelers to the United Kingdom who notice the reverse side of the Bank of Scotland’s Tercentenary series £10 banknote will spot a vignette of the Macallan copper pot stills, the smallest in...
Satisfy your penchant for pork on July 24, when the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presents its first All-Star Cochon culinary event, the latest addition to the annual Cochon 555 competition series, which...
The sole supply of Ospina Coffee Co.’s latest blend, Ospina Dynasty Coffee, Premier Grand Cru, Grand Reserve—a mere 100 pounds available for the year — went up for grabs in late May. After five years...
Cheese is a world unto itself. Cheese U Boot Camp, a three-day course ($495) offered by the venerable cheesemonger Murray’s, lets you jump in with combat-booted feet. Students taste fresh ricotta,...
Ah, lobster—so delicious, grown men and women will willingly don a bib to eat one. Gain culinary mastery over the delectable crustacean in A Lobster Primer: Hands-On Cooking & Wine Pairing ($125...
The growing respect for quality ingredients reached new heights when Pat La Frieda achieved guru status. The third-generation butcher, dubbed “Manhattan’s leading meat authority” by La Scuola at...
With 11 restaurants and tapas bars, not to mention television shows and cookbooks, chef José Andrés is the padrino of Spanish cooking in America. But his new restaurant, é by José Andrés ( reserve@...
Wolfgang Puck’s star is not fading anytime soon. The Spago founder is dominating downtown Los Angeles’ fine-dining scene with WP24 (213.743.8800, www.wolfgangpuck.com ) at the city’s new Ritz-Carlton...
In January, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (+44.20.7201.3833, www.dinnerbyheston.com ) , the highly anticipated second act of one of the world’s great chefs, finally opened in London’s Mandarin Oriental...
After almost four years as Thomas Keller’s chef de cuisine at the French Laundry, Corey Lee stepped out from Keller’s shadow last year with an ambitious restaurant of his own in San Francisco. At...
Chef André Chiang trained at France’s most famous gastronomic temples: Pierre Gagnaire, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and L’Astrance in Paris, plus Maison Troisgros in Roanne and Le Jardin des Sens in...
Few causes bring chefs together like GrowNYC, a nonprofit that sponsors farmer’s markets across most of the five boroughs. Its fourth annual Taste of Greenmarket on June 22 features cocktails and...
Dinner begins with a puzzle: a square card printed with a grid of 16 words. Each is an ingredient, the waiter explains, and together they make up the menu. Choose four, and the kitchen will create a...
Not long after the demise of Gray Kunz’s Manhattan restaurant Grayz, chef Martin Brock found a new professional home as chef de cuisine at San Francisco’s acclaimed Restaurant Gary Danko. He returns...
For more than 130 years, Commander’s Palace in New Orleans has been a bastion of the ultimate in genteel Southern dining. Now, after a post- Katrina $6.5 million makeover, this Garden District icon...
Most visitors to the Calvisius Caviar Lounge in the Four Seasons Hotel New York are surprised to learn that the fine white-sturgeon and osetra caviars they are tasting come from Italy, not Russia...
Chef Daniel Boulud’s puts a British spin on the best of his casual New York eateries at Bar Boulud, London, the chef’s first restaurant in Europe. The wine-themed modern tavern is situated in the...
The dining salon at Hôtel de Crillon’s Les Ambassadeurs is a historic Parisian temple of gastronomy. Once the ballroom of an 18th-century private palace, the restaurant is now run by 28-year-old chef...
Chef Miguel Vieira’s eight-course tasting menu at Costes Restaurant in Budapest, Hungary delights the senses with harmonious notes and striking contrasts. He serves imaginative starters such as...
At Lincoln, Manhattan’s 150-seat restaurant in Lincoln Center, chef Jonathan Benno’s uptown Italian cuisine features everything from antipasti and pastas like cavatelli with razor clams and peppers...
The acclaimed pâtés, terrines, and cured meats served at New York’s Bar Boulud soon can be purchased at Epicerie Boulud, chef Daniel Boulud’s Upper West Side boutique and café. The shop is located...
The International Culinary Center is offering a Parisian-style baking course, Madeleines & Macaroons, on May 15 ($195) and a 10-hour Tapas Essentials on June 4 and 5 ($675) at its Manhattan...
Thirty-five-year-old chef Homaro Cantu is sending traditional Asian cuisine into a tailspin at his new restaurant iNG, which opened in Chicago’s meatpacking district in March. The restaurant’s name...
Art Buchwald, the late Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist for the Washington Post , once wrote of an evening meal: “Dinner is not what you do in the evening before something else. Dinner is the evening...
Sixty of some of the world’s greatest chefs are orchestrating Le Dîner des Grands Chefs on April 6 at the Château de Versailles. The dinner is open to 650 guests who are willing to pay nearly $900...
Chef Daniel Boulud will host his 14th annual Sunday supper to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels on March 6 at Daniel on Park Avenue and 65th Street in New York. Boulud and guest Chef Gérald Passédat of Le...

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