Fine Dining

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...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
Chef Daniel Boulud’s newest venture is a two-volume set of books called Cocktails & Amuse-Bouches For Her and For Him ($50), which debuts in Assouline book stores this month. Written in...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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