Food and Wine

Olivia Brion, Wild Horse Valley

Olivia Brion, Wild Horse Valley

It is the first day of summer in the Napa Valley, and sometimes I want to pinch myself for having the opportunity to have lived here, and that I have resided in this beautiful place for over a year and a half now. This valley is so packed with tourists for harvest, but if I were(…)

Afternoon Tea With Wedgwood at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

Afternoon Tea With Wedgwood at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the The Langham Huntington, Pasadena (my review is HERE). One of the highlights of my stay was the hotel’s Afternoon Tea With Wedgwood. The Langham tradition of Afternoon Tea dates back to June 10, 1865, when their first luxury hotel opened its doors in Europe. The tradition is(…)

Seafood Delights at Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

Seafood Delights at Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

Stephanie Lagopoulos Well-known for his work with seafood, Eric Ripert is a French chef, television personality, author and co-owner of New York’s famous Le Bernardin. Ripert partnered with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in order to open restaurants around the world, including; Westend Bistro in Washington, 10 Arts Bistro in Philadelphia and Blue in Grand Cayman,(…)

Review: Union Street Café by Gordon Ramsay

Review: Union Street Café by Gordon Ramsay

It’s not often that I get to spend quality time with my family but when I do, it’s usually over delicious food and wine. The restaurant of choice for this particular meet-up was Gordon Ramsay’s newest restaurant, Union Street Café. The name is slightly misleading, as to me, “café” insinuates a laid-back atmosphere with the(…)

Gallery: Nespresso Hong Kong celebrates Chinese New Year with exclusive coffee recipes

Gallery: Nespresso Hong Kong celebrates Chinese New Year with exclusive coffee recipes

Nespresso has embarked on a gourmet collaboration created specifically to delight Club Members with the ultimate coffee moments this Chinese New Year. Renowned award-winning Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, of Saint Pierre Restaurant in Singapore, has created a range of Nespresso coffee recipes that Club Members are invited to try and even learn to make. Exclusively in-store(…)

Gallery: Best Sunset Views in Phuket

Gallery: Best Sunset Views in Phuket

We recently visited two luxury resorts in Phuket and incidentally, both claim to offer the best views on the island. Situated atop one of the highest hills in the northern part of the island is 360° by The Pavilions Resort, a lounge/bar offering panoramic views of the region with an outdoor patio. In addition to(…)

Review: IPC Foodlab, Fanling, HK

Review: IPC Foodlab, Fanling, HK

Organic farm-to-table dining shines in an unexpected location Text & Photography | Emily Lee From the rooftop organic vegetable garden to bistro food prepared by executive members of Disciples Escoffier International, there’s something strangely satisfying about my visit to the IPC Foodlab. IPC Foodlab is all about taking an original approach to holistic dining, and(…)

Jigoku Mushi Kobo, Kannawa, Kyushu (Steamed Dish Kitchen)

Jigoku Mushi Kobo, Kannawa, Kyushu (Steamed Dish Kitchen)

Cooking with onsen steam is a unique local experience Text & Photography | Fiona M. King Jigoku Mushi Kobo made a fantastic detour trip during my visit to Kyushu‘s renowned onsen town, Beppu. It not only offered a glimpse into the local culture but also a tactile and interactive dining experience. Jigoku Mushi has been(…)