FrontRunners: Tasteful Architecture

The culinary elves at Eleni’s (212.255.7990,, 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 […]

FrontRunners: Chocolate Salut

Sophisticated chocoholics know where to get their fix, and it has nothing to do with a trip to Pennsylvania. Those who take their cocoa as seriously as their wine have come to appreciate the gastronomic standards implemented by France’s Valrhona chocolatiers (310.277.0401,   The company employs the same cultivation techniques as fine wine producers […]