Showing posts with label FOOD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FOOD. Show all posts

Monday, May 14, 2018


89.9 KCRW Presents Music Tastes Good, Vol. 3
Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30

Music Taste Good

The lineup for 2018's Music Taste Good has been revealed!

The mammoth two-day music, food, and arts festival returns to Marina Green Park, along the picturesque Downtown Long Beach shoreline, on September 29 and 30th, and will be headlined by none other than iconic British New Wave legends New Order (Saturday) making their only west coast appearance this year, and Grammy-nominated and Mercury Prize-winning English singer-songwriter James Blake (Sunday).

Rounding out the monumental Saturday lineup is influential Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene performing their critically-acclaimed masterpiece You Forgot It In People, plus Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Princess Nokia, Blake Mills, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Oliver Tree, Shame, Los Master Plus, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, NO BS! Brass Band, Radiolistener: Tribute to Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Feels, Forest of Tongue, Neighbor Lady, BLCKNOISE, Haunted Summer and Manuel The Band.

Sunday's bill is equally stacked, with performances by: The Black Angels, Lizzo, Parquet Courts, The Church performing their fan favorite album Starfish to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary, Sun Kil Moon, Bill Callahan, Hollie Cook, Hailu Mergia, Ezra Furman, Ladama, The Blow, De Lux, Ethio Cali, B.A.G. (Blimes x Gifted Gab), The Fling, Baum, Hana Vu, Asi Fui and NO BS! Brass Band.

Returning to the festival for year three is an expanded and more inclusive Taste Tent with the theme "Port Cities of the West Coast," which will offer all attendees (not just VIPs) a chance to immerse their taste buds in culinary samplings from some of the best coast's most talented and acclaimed chefs and restaurants, including:

Wesley Young of Vancouver's Pidgin, Jeffery Vance of Seattle's No Anchor, Cameron Hanin on Seattle's Ma’Ono, Pat Manning of Portland's Toro Bravo, Rachel Aronow, independent (formerly of San Francisco's Alembic), Sincere Justice of Oakland's Tacos Sincero, Edward Martinez of Sacramento's Milk Money, Michael Thiemann of Sacramento's Mother, Dawna Bass of Long Beach's Under the Sun, Jason Witzl of Long Beach's Ellie’s, Aliye Aydin of Long Beach's A Good Carrot, Dina Amadril of Long Beach Creamery, Arthur Gonzales of Long Beach's Roe/Panxa Cocina, Christine Rivera of San Diego's Galaxy Tacos, and Nancy Leon of Tijuana B.C.S.'s Chan’s Bistro.

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Rocco DiSpirito

Famed Television Chef Rocco DiSpirito, was snapped heading into at AOL BUILD the other day in New York City.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


More Than 100 Recipes from Rock & Roll’s Greatest

By Mark Bego

Introduction by Mary Wilson of The Supremes

Eat Like A Rock Star

Who knew that Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones) makes an amazing Lamb Chops with Endive and Blue Cheese Salad, that Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) loves Pasta with Ham and Parmesan Cheese, or that Boz Scaggs eats Tuscan Grilled Chicken?

With more than a hundred recipes from seven decades of rock & roll, pop, country, R&B, and disco, Mark Bego, along with Mary Wilson of The Supremes, gathered beloved recipes from legendary rocker friends and invites the ultimate music fan to put on an apron and join them at the table. Featuring each rock star’s biography, their favorite recipe, and other fun facts, Eat Like a Rock Star is a must-have for every die-hard rocker-at-heart who loves to eat.

Mark Bego 'Eat Like A Rock Star'

There is nowhere else you will find Ray Parker Jr.’s Salmon and Eggs, Joey Fatone’s (‘N SYNC) Rice Balls, Micky Dolenz’s (The Monkees) Micky ‘D’ Cocktail, and Angela Bowie’s (David Bowie’s ex-wife’s) Rosti Hash Brown Potatoes all in one book. Whether it’s brunch, lunch, dinner, or dessert, learn to cook:

• Michelle Phillips’s (The Mamas & The Papas) Organic Lemon Chicken

• Lou Christie’s Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

• Marilyn McCoo’s (The 5th Dimension) Leg of Lamb

• Glen Campbell’s Favorite Mexican Chicken Casserole

• Sarah Dash’s (Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles) Peach Cobbler

With a section on head-spinning cocktails, full menu suggestions, as well as author Mark Bego’s own culinary concoctions such as Spicy Szechuan Sesame Noodles and Boozy Banana Cream Pie, look no further for the all-in-one cooking and rock & roll companion. As Martha Reeves says about her Smoked Turkey Necks & Lima Beans, “Honey, this is real soul food!”

About Mark Bego

Mark Bego is a New York Times bestselling author of sixty-two books on rock & roll, country music, and show business. Heralded in Publishers Weekly as “The Prince of Pop Music Bios,” his biographies have covered Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Billy Joel, with eleven million copies of his books in print. Bego lives in Tucson, Arizona.

 About Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson founded The Supremes with her high school friends Diana Ross and Florence Ballard in the early 1960s. They have since become the most successful girl group in the history of recorded music. She has written two bestselling memoirs, Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme and Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 643-6816

Photos Courtesy Of: Mark Bego


Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Tuesday, October 18, 2016



Emeril Lagasse

Andrew Zimmern

Palace Resorts provided one of the most desired gifts at GBK’s Official Thank You Lounge at the New York City Wine & Food Festival this weekend – a stay for two at the luxurious, all-inclusive Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. Celebs and Food Network Superstars now looking forward to a beach getaway at the AAA Four Diamond rated property in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, include The View’s Whoopi Goldberg, actor Neil Patrick Harris, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, Bizarre Foods’ star Andrew Zimmern and celebrity cook and author Ayesha Curry.

For more information about Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, please visit

Photos Courtesy Of: Moon Palace

Tuesday, August 09, 2016


Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay strikes a pose as Caesars Palace celebrates it's 50th anniversary with a pool party celebration hosted by Gordon Ramsay at Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Friday, July 08, 2016



Hamptons Salt

Hamptons Salt Company is offering an exclusive salt tasting at Williams-Sonoma Bridgehampton’s Artisans' Market on Saturday, July 16th, 2016, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, which is an event focused on small batch, artisanally produced food products. Hamptons Salt Company will be offering guests a chance to try their preeminent line of all-natural sea salts, including raw salts, flavored salts and smoked salts.

The Williams-Sonoma Artisans’ Market Program takes place monthly in 50 (soon to be 75) Williams-Sonoma stores across the country. The event features up to four artisans per month, giving customers the chance to interact with the makers directly.

Salt collections that will be on display and available for tasting include: The Flavor Seeker with five 1 oz. mini jars with Black Truffle, Garlic, Ghost Pepper, Smoked Hickory and Rosemary salt varieties; The Daily Chef containing a 14 oz. jar of Cooking Salt and 4 oz. jars of Finishing and Garlic salts; and The Collector, which includes 20 varieties of Hamptons Salt in mini 1 oz. jars. Founder of Hamptons Salt Company, Peter Pierce, will be presenting the salts and ready to answer any and all salt questions that guests may have. All of the salts are available for purchase at the event.


Saturday, July 16th, 2016

12:00pm – 4:00pm


Williams-Sonoma Bridgehampton

2044 Montauk Hwy, Ste 49

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

About Hamptons Salt Company

Peter Pierce founded Hamptons Salt Company upon discovering the abundance of chemical-laden table salt varieties and wanted to find a safe, delicious alternative to serve to his two children. Hamptons Salt Company is the preeminent provider of all natural sea salt. Hamptons Salt’s merchants scour the world to offer you the best selection of raw salts, flavored salts or smoked salts. All of its salts are unrefined and have no unhealthy additives. Each salt has a unique taste profile based on the sea from where it originated and the natural minerals are not stripped out like refined salt. Hamptons Salt currently offers 29 salt varieties from around the world. You can experience Bali Pyramid or Cypress Flake without leaving your kitchen. For some flavor, try Vermont Maple Syrup, Smoked Chardonnay Oak or the almost too hot Ghost Pepper ($19.99-$24.99).

In addition, Hamptons Salt Company offers assortments of Hamptons Salt for the perfect hostess gift or foodie. Each collection comes in its own sleek black gift box. Collections include The Bartender, with Jalapeno, Lime and Lemon salt varieties ($59.99); The Flavor Seeker with five 1 oz. mini jars with Black Truffle, Garlic, Ghost Pepper, Smoked Hickory and Rosemary salt varieties ($39.99); The Daily Chef contains a 14 oz. jar of Cooking Salt, and 4 oz. jars of Finishing and Garlic salts ($44.99); The Connoisseur containing the four most luxurious salts Hamptons Salt sells including Fleur de Sel, Black Truffle, Porcini and Smoked Chardonnay Oak ($99.99); The Globe Trotter contains raw salts from corners of the globe including Himalayan Pink, Bali Pyramid, Cyprus Flake and Himalayan Black ($69.99); The Grillmaster with the most popular varieties perfect for the grill including Smoked Hickory, Smoked Mesquite and Espresso salt varieties ($59.99); The Collector includes 20 varieties of Hamptons Salt in mini 1 oz. jars ($149.99).

For more information on Hamptons Salt Company, visit

About Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma's culinary legacy began in 1956, when Chuck Williams founded his original cookware shop in the California wine country town of Sonoma. The store offered a collection of classic French kitchen equipment that many Americans had never seen before. And it immediately became a favorite of home cooks and professional chefs alike. Since then, the Williams-Sonoma brand has expanded to include hundreds of exclusive products from around the world, more than 250 stores nationwide, millions of direct-mail catalogs, an award-winning e-commerce site – and one of the world's best-selling cookbook libraries. One essential factor remains unchanged: Williams-Sonoma's enduring commitment to the finest quality and outstanding customer service.

For more information on Williams-Sonoma, visit

Photo Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP / Hamptons Salt

Wednesday, June 22, 2016



Lawrence Scott Event

A signature Lawrence Scott Event offers guests a chance to enter a magical environment that allows them to escape and connect in a magnificent space unlike any other. Event themes are limitless and have covered weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, charity galas, corporate events, sports themed events and more – no challenge is too big for this events guru and his team of skilled caterers and party planners.

Customized events are offered all over the tristate area and the East End, and past clients include the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s annual ball An Evening of Wishes, Hamptons Magazine’s 35th anniversary fête, thrown at the stunning Sculpture Fields of Nova’s ARK Project in Bridgehampton, and the UJA-Federation’s Summerfest cocktail party, featuring a glittering array of private soirées. Lawrence Scott has a long undisclosed list of loyal A-list celebrity clients that keep rehiring him for his bespoke events and discreet and personable approach.

A Event Your Never Forget

Lawrence Scott has always believed that “more is more” and nowhere is this approach better showcased than in his awe-inspiring displays and gourmet food offerings. There are as many varieties to the delicious dishes and drinks served as there are event themes – all in order to add to the event’s overall visual impact and playful possibilities.

Part of what sets Scott’s style apart is his innate understanding of his guests and making everyone feel included. To him it is all about the mix — the high and the low, the formal and the relaxed — that comes together to make a truly standout celebration. And as they say, timing is everything. Perfect timing coupled with exacting choreography are what Larry’s signature invasions are all about. An adrenaline pop at just the right moment, the invasion gives the party life and smiles and unforgettable memories!

In addition to his state-of-the-art events reputation, Scott is equally known for his charitable efforts. With a long standing commitment to the community and decades of support for charity, Scott is viewed just as much as a philanthropist as he is events guru.

About Lawrence Scott Events

Pure Style
Lawrence Scott Gottesman brings unparalleled creativity and imagination to his signature special events. A native New Yorker, Larry started his career in catering before opening one of Long Island’s most successful restaurants, Larry and The Redhead. In 1989, he established Lawrence Scott Events and instantly gained a reputation for his exceptional, one-of-a-kind celebrations. “From the ridiculous to the sublime”, A Larry Party™ brings families and friends together for life’s most memorable moments and milestones. While known for his non-stop innovation and ahead-of-the-trends approach, Larry is equally known for his philanthropic efforts. Larry’s commitment to community has spanned decades of support for charitable causes including, Make–A–Wish, The Feinstein Institute, Live Out loud, Forward Face, City Of Hope, and MS, to name a few. Larry’s reputation is that of a generous and charismatic man who considers his employees “family” and treats his clients with adoration and respect. They return to him time and again to celebrate all of life’s important occasions knowing their party will be like no other — and one that they… "will NEVER, EVER forget!"

For more information, please visit website

Lawrence Scott Events

35 Bethpage Road

Hicksville, New York 11801

NY: 212.396.3100

LI: 516.933.7535

Fax: 516.933.7825

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Woman's Day First Real Person Issue

In a first for the magazine, the June issue of Woman’s Day, now on newsstands nationwide, features two real women who walked their way to weight loss success. Both Vanessa Herron and Tallena Johnson lost a combined 200+ pounds with simple, inspiring changes in their daily lifestyles.

Says Thousand Oaks, CA resident Vanessa Herron (left): “A doctor’s visit in February 2014 was my wakeup call. I was 242 pounds, prediabetic, and my blood pressure was sky-high. I knew it was serious, and I had to focus on getting healthy. The problem: I’m a working mom of four kids ranging in age from 14 to 22, so I have limited time. I thought about ways to fit activity into my day. I realized my daughter’s middle school was one mile away. So, I started walking her there instead of driving. At the beginning, I wasn’t able to keep up. I’d wave Brenda on and go back home. Each day, I went a little farther and was eventually able to make the whole trip. After four months, I was down 40 pounds and could walk without huffing and puffing. Today, my health measures are in normal ranges and I’ve shaken the ‘victim’ mentality. In other words, I felt like life was running me instead of me running my life. I now believe that if I can work hard enough to change my health, then I can apply that discipline to other areas. It’s been going well—I devote time each day to my novel and other writing aspirations!”

Says Fremont, NE resident Tallena Johnson (right): “When I was really heavy, I felt like people were staring at me, so I didn’t go into stores or restaurants by myself. I’d walk with my head down and avoid eye contact. My mom had a heart attack at age 41, when I was 19, and that was never far from my mind. On my 39th birthday in 2012, I hit 250 pounds and thought, I’m going to die if I don’t do something. So I set a goal to get under 200 pounds by age 40. I joined the Anytime Fitness gym near my house, but at first I could barely walk on the treadmill for 10 minutes. I didn’t want to overdo it and get frustrated, so I decided to add just 1 minute of walking each day. After 20 days, I was up to 30 minutes of walking and the pounds were consistently coming off. If I couldn’t make it to the gym, I’d stroll around town with my then teenage daughters, Kayla and Kendra. Now, I feel like I am turning heads—in a good way. I hold my head up high with my shoulders back, I smile and make eye contact. I try to radiate positivity.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Tori Kelly


Ne-Yo, Natalie La Rose, and Tori Kelly snack on Sabra Guacamole, Salsa, and Greek Yogurt at 102.7 KIISFM Wango Tango Gifting Lounge.

This weekend 102.7 KIISFM held their annual Wango Tango Concert at Stub Hub ticket center in Carson, California. Sabra was on hand to keep stars fed with their signature guacamole, salsa, and greek yogurt. 102.7 KIISFM Boy Toy Jesse Lozano decided to take a chance and tried Sabra guacamole for the first time exclaiming "I love this! I've been looking for a fresh new guac.".Model/singer Natalie La Rose stopped by to fuel up on Sabra brand tzatziki before heading to interviews. Singer Tori Kelly did a brief interview for 102.7 KIISFM in front of the Sabra station. After, Kelly tasted the different Sabra products and gave Sabra a shout out for their amazing hummus.

Later in the day Ne-Yo came by and picked up Sabra grab n' go salsa containers to fuel up for his performance. Girl group Fifth Harmony stopped by and took home Sabra products stating "we are having a party tonight so these are going to come in handy!”

Photos Courtesy Of: Vivien Killilea/Kevin Van Rensselaer/Domain MSA

Friday, March 06, 2015


Gianaluca Mech

Gianaluca Mech, one of Italy's most prominent health-food authorities, will introduce his world-famous, weight-losing Italiano Pasta Diet at the International Food Service Show of New York before 16,000 chefs and caterers, to be held March 8 through March 10th at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan.

Non Sono A Dieta
The Italiano Diet uses herbal extracts to help users lose weight while still allowing them to eat pasta and Italian comfort food. Gianaluca Mech's formula derives from a century-old recipe handed down from his family, called "Diet Tisanorica." Hundreds of thousands of Italians use ''Dieta Tisanorica'' vegetable based pastas and products and actually loose weight. Ginaluca Mech has been on hundreds of television shows and has been profiled by newspapers in Europe. Leading Italian government and political figures are among those who have used Mech's diet program. The Former Prime Minster of Italy Silvio Berluscioni had gone on this diet which made international headlines. It is considered Italy's number one diet, which many Italian celebrities use.

In the U.S., dieting and health have become part of the nation's daily conversation. Diets like Atkins, South Beach, Zone, Weight Watchers and others have been on peoples' radar screen for decades. There is good reason. Fully one-fourth of the American population is considered obese, and the problem is even worse among school children. First Lady Michelle Obama has taken a leading role in the fight against obesity. Americans spend over $60 million a year on diets.

Go to for more information.

Sunday, February 08, 2015


Valentine’s Day Dining & Drinking Guide 2015
Village Prime Restaurant

Romantic Dinners

Village Prime 

If you really want to dazzle your date, take them to the hottest new addition to the West Village culinary scene, Village Prime. Specializing in contemporary American steakhouse cuisine with an emphasis on quality prime beef and seafood, this neighborhood gem is sure to impress. The rustic-chic décor features walnut tables, cow-hide lined walls, and exposed bulbs that emulate candlelight and cast a warm glow over the dark wood and cozy leather banquette seating. Guests can enjoy a pre fixe menu with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Featuring tantalizing appetizers including Tuna Escabeche (pan seared-tuna, glazed carrots, marinated tomato mint salsa & green apple puree) or the Maine Lobster Salad (cold poached Maine lobster salad, mango papaya, sweet corn vanilla essence). Choose between an excellent array of entrees including Diver Scallops (porcini dusted Diver scallops, roasted baby beet and sweetbread hash, champagne caviar crème) or the Land & Sea (petit filet mignon, broiled lobster tail, seasonal roasted vegetables, Burre Blanc, port wine reduction). End on a high-note with dizzying desserts such as the smooth and sinfully rich Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis. Pre Fixe Menu is $89.00pp.

302 Bleecker St, NY, NY 10014


Villagio on the Park


Villagio on the Park

What could be more romantic in New York than dining with views of a snowy Central Park? Set in a bright and airy space beautifully-designed by Jeffrey Beers International, Villagio on the Park is a sophisticated restaurant with a menu of fresh and refined Italian food. The open kitchen overlooks a dining area whimsically lit by 637 crystal light fixtures and wide glass doors that overlook the park. Your date will be starry-eyed with Villagio’s pre fixe Valentine’s Day Menu, featuring delicious Antipasti such as the Amalfi Salad with plump shrimp, Mediterranean mussels, Palm Bay clams, and tender squid rings; Secondi such as the Burrata with cream-filled mozzarella, prosciutto, figs and Gorgonzola cheese; and Principale such as the Australian Lamb Chobs with Barolo wine demiglaze. Pre Fixe Menu is $80pp. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco.

40 Central Park South, NY, NY 10019


T-Bar Restaurant

T-Bar Steak & Lounge 

A classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak and Lounge is always popular choice for couples looking for a romantic dinner with outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. The restaurant’s enchanting charm is brought to life by a stylish, dark-wood accented dining room, frosted glass details and orange back lighting. Under the watchful eye of restaurateur Tony Fortuna, T-Bar serves prime beef steaks, as well as a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads and pastas. This Valentine’s Day T-Bar will offer its regular a la carte menu and have something special to give away to the ladies. Swoon over the decadent desert menu crafted by Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, which includes the famous Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce.

1278 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10021


Swifty's Restaurant


This Valentine’s Day, reserve a table at one of the Upper East Side’s most romantic and atmospheric haunts, Swifty’s. Restaurateurs Robert Caravaggi and Stephen Attoe have crafted a special three-course pre fixe menu showcasing classic and supremely-executed American and European cuisine. Appetizers include Grilled Marinated Jumbo Shrimp with Red Thai Curry and Trio of Fruits de Mer with Tuna Tartar, Lobster Salad and Oyster with Caviar. Enticing entrée options include Medallions of Black Angus Beef au Poivre or Olive Oil Poached Chilean Sea Bass. Top the evening off with one of the menu’s delectable dessert options, including Black and White Soufflé with Grande Marnier Whipped Cream, or Bananas Foster Baked Alaska with Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Swifty’s, with its elegant décor reminiscent of a well-appointed English country house, is the perfect cozy destination to mark the occasion in the finest possible way. Pre Fixe Menu is $80.00pp. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of champagne.

1007 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

(212) 535-6000

Sexy Soirées

Latitude Bar & Grill 

While Valentine's Day may be the night for loving couples, luckily somebody is looking out for all the singles in New York City. Latitude, Midtown West’s lively upscale bar and lounge, is hosting a Black Hearts Party for singles and those looking to avoid the mobs of sickeningly sweet couples at candlelit dinners. Celebrate singledom this Valentine’s Day at this three-level entertainment space. They’ll have life-size voodoo dolls for guests to stick their ex’s name onto and even prizes for the best break up story. Guests can select from an extensive menu of 13 craft beers, or if an expertly mixed cocktail is more to taste, there is a selection of inventive signature cocktails from which to choose. Among the most decadent beverage options is the Electric Pink Lemonade Martini with Stoli Citros, Freshly Lemon Juice and Pink Rock Candy Swizzle Stick, and the Cupid’s Broken Arrow Champagne Cocktail with pomegranate, which will be offered for $5.00 on Valentine’s all night long. The delicious casual dining menu offers a selection of twists on crowd-pleasing American classics.

783 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036


Amaranth Restaurant 

For couples and singles who are looking to have a more social affair with friends and larger groups, Amaranth Restaurant is throwing a party for everybody to enjoy. They will be glamorously decorating the restaurant with hundreds of red balloons and rose petals and are offering their a la carte menu filled with their high quality Mediterranean dishes, with a few sexy specials. Amaranth offers a fusion of original Italian food and French food, featuring fresh and tasty seafood, creative pasta and perfectly al dente risotto. The restaurant boasts an excellent cocktail list, including the famous Frozen Cosmo, and a well-balanced wine list. Customers come to Amaranth for the full dining experience – excellent service, elegant décor, and the charming, home-away-from-home feel.

21 East 62nd Street, New York, NY

(212) 980-6700

Artisanal Bistro

Artisanal Bistro

Murray Hill’s temple to cheese and wine Artisanal Bistro invites you to participate in a night of romantic revelry this Valentine’s Day. Artisanal – which has been recently refreshed under the new ownership of renowned restaurateur Sarid Drory – is putting on a seductive Valentine’s Day Celebration with a specially-crafted pre fixe menu, decorations and live music. Warm your heart with creative cocktails and dance the night away to sounds of a DJ. The atmosphere will be amazing with 3,000 balloons brought in for the evening. Artisanal boasts an incredible selection of cheeses (there are over 180 types on the menu) and for Valentine’s Day they have imported a French heart-shaped goat’s milk cheese (Couer du Berry) -- an excellent gift idea for your loved one on Valentine’s Day. The menu features mouth-watering appetizers such as Foie Gras Parfait with Duck Maigre Salad & Homemade Brioche, enticing entrees such as Black Truffle Risotto with Chanterelles and Morels, and three dessert options including the Mascarpone Tart with Rhubarb Sorbet, White Chocolate Tuile and Basil Sauce. Pre Fixe Menu is $88.00pp and a la carte menu is also available. Party begins at 11.30PM after dinner.

2 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10014


Monday, December 08, 2014


Chef Daniel Boulud

This weekend celebrity Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro hosted Ultimo-A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian Las Vegas. This luxurious weekend kicked off with spectacular Grand Banquet in the iconic Grand Colonnade featuring a single breathtaking table that hosted close to 200 guests. Celebrity Chefs Daniel Boulud and Emeril Lagasse prepared a decadent dinner fit for royalty that ended with a ten story cake from Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The evening also hosted a live auction benefitting Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. World renowned pianist, Danny Wright and Sisaundra Lewis, season six contestant of NBC’s The Voice, entertained guests throughout the evening while Robin Leach acted as the evenings emcee. The celebrity chef hosts mixed and mingle with the crowd. Top winemakers from all around the world completed the dinner with the perfect wine pairing.

Saturday morning guests were treated to luxury experiences starting with a brunch hosted by Chef Daniel Boulud at db Brasserie. Following brunch, guests participated in a private baking class from The Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro at Buddy V’s Ristorante, Exotic Racing where they drove the latest luxury sports cars at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, as well as relaxing at the gorgeous Canyon Ranch Spa Club, plus an exclusive fashion show and experience.

Friday, October 10, 2014



Emeril Lagasse

The Venetian® Las Vegas will host the city's culinary event of the year, Ultimo - A Weekend of Excellence, Dec. 5-7. Featuring lavish feasts of the finest food and extraordinary experiences from an A-team of luxury brands, Ultimo will celebrate the romance of Italy and the magic of its cuisine, as it unfolds around The Venetian and The Palazzo® Las Vegas.

This special winter weekend of luxury experiences will include the return of the Venetian's Grand Banquet, a landmark collaboration between several of the world¹s best culinary celebrities, including Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro.

Introduced in 2013, the Grand Banquet spans the iconic Grand Colonnade of The Venetian on a spectacular single table that seats nearly 200 people. This sumptuous setting ­ with its meal fit for royalty ­ was called 'the grandest meal ever served in Las Vegas' by last year¹s host Chef Mario Batali.

The event is presented in conjunction with Robb Report magazine and Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, and will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Ultimo ­ A Weekend of Excellence will feature an entire experience for guests:

The Arrival

On Friday, guests who fly into McCarran International Airport (or any of the private options in Las Vegas) will be driven to The Venetian in a Bentley or Rolls-Royce, or one of the resort's limousines. Check-in will be provided at the exclusive VIP lounge, and each guest will be escorted to a luxurious suite, including a choice of premium suites that are normally reserved for 'high-roller' casino guests.

The first social affair, the Welcome Reception at fine jewelry and watch boutique Bellusso, will feature caviar, champagne and a showing of sophisticated timepieces. The party will then move on to the Grand Colonnade for a dinner of a lifetime, The Grand Banquet.

The Grand Banquet

One would have to travel to Europe to find a meal with a similar romantic setting as the weekend¹s main event: The Grand Banquet. In fact, the banquet will be served within the stunning and iconic Grand Colonnade, amid authentic frescoes hand painted by Italian artists, 25-foot columns of Botticino marble, and floors inspired by the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario. Spanning the Grand Colonnade, a spectacular single table will seat nearly 200 people, a breathtaking setting that follows a European trend to host grand community meals in the most impressive public spaces.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Bar Paly's Mile High Bacon Thickburger Ad

Finally, you can join the Mile High Club on firm ground. Now arriving at Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, the new Mile High Bacon Cheese Thickburger features premium, thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon piled sky high on top of a charbroiled, 100 percent Black Angus beef Thickburger patty, along with American cheese, red onion, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise, all served on a Fresh Baked Bun. The new, bacon-packed burger is available now at all Hardee’s locations and is now available at Carl’s Jr. Actress and model Bar Paly will star in a new national ad campaign to promote the burger, premiering next week.

“You can never have too much of a good thing, and for most people, that good thing is bacon,” said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. “But, we aren’t using just any kind of bacon. We’re using a hefty serving of thick-cut, Applewood-smoked bacon pieces, and we’re piling it on top of your choice of a 1/3- or 1/2-lb. charbroiled, 100 percent Black Angus beef patty, along with a slice of melting American cheese, crisp red onion, lettuce, tomato and mayo, and serving it all on one of our signature Fresh Baked Buns. This burger is bursting with bacon goodness in every bite.”

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese hosted her annual Garden and Art party at The Kia Motors Malibu Estate where Sabra Hummus and snacks were served, in Malibu, California.

Photo B:y Alexandra Wyman/Invision for Talent Resources/AP Images

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy takes a break from Dancing With The Stars to snack on Wonderful Pistachios in New York City yesterday.

​Photo Courtesy Of: Bobby Bank/Domain MSA

Thursday, May 29, 2014



Brad Pitt And Marc Perrin

Hollywood’s most famous celebrity couple took their zeal for winemaking to a new level with the release of their acclaimed Miraval rosé last year. Longtime wine lover Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie escape the hustle and bustle of Hollywood to pursue quiet time on the vineyard and explore new terroirs.

Wine Spectator’s recent interview with Brad Pitt is on newsstands June 3rd.

On the estate he and Angelina Jolie bought in 2012 for an estimated $60 million: “We became impassioned with this place, which could produce its own wine, its own food, and become a place where artists could congregate and share ideas.”

On being a farmer, and his love for the land: “I’m a farmer now. I love learning about the land and which field is most suitable for which grape, the drama of September and October: Are we picking today? Where are the sugar levels? How is the acidity? Is it going to rain? It’s been a schooling for me. In the off months, I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land.”

On his own compulsive nature: “For better or worse, given my compulsive nature, if we are going to be in the wine business, let’s make the best wine we can…I asked the question, ‘Why can’t we make world-class wine in Provence?’ Let’s approach it like a film, and let’s make something we can be proud of and people can enjoy.”

On partnering with wine superstar Marc Perrin: “I was looking for someone I could learn from and who would be interested in drawing on the strengths of Provence and the terroir of Miraval…When you look at the Rhône Valley and its great winemakers Château de Beaucastel and the Perrin family were not just at the top of our list, but make some of our favorite wines. Fortunately, [they] were interested in working with us as well.”

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Dominique Ansel On Wendy Williams

French chef, Dominique Ansel, visited The Wendy Williams Show to exclusively reveal the latest creation to emerge from his New York-based bakery today. The 'Waffogato' is an elaborate waffle-shaped ice cream concoction, over which coffee with maple syrup is poured to release tapioca pearls as it melts together.

Dominique described his creation, "There is Belgian waffles inside, tapioca pearls and sea salt. And then we pour maple syrup and coffee on top. As you pour the hot liquid, you will see the tapioca pearls coming out. And this we will be serving at the bakery for the next week and we will serve it tonight for Taste of the Nation."

Opened in 2011, Dominique Ansel Bakery has since produced the Cronut, named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 best inventions of 2013; the Cookie Shot, which launched at SXSW and is only available daily after 3pm; and it's signature DKA, a twist on a traditional Breton pastry.

Monday, May 27, 2013



Le Gourmet Factory Cooking School

Le Gourmet Factory Cooking School (LGF Cooking School) will be opening its doors this June in Englewood, New Jersey. Offering gourmet cooking classes for all ages and skill levels, Le Gourmet Factory Cooking School will allow guests to immerse themselves in the art of cooking at the 6,000 sq. ft., state of the art facility filled with top of the line equipment and a stunning production-ready studio and event space, all graciously sponsored and designed by Wolf, Sub Zero, and IKEA. 

Le Gourmet Factory Cooking School, staffed by incredibly talented culinary experts, is the first facility of its kind and largest recreational cooking school in New Jersey. Designed by chefs, architects and foodies to be the ultimate location to share the passion of food, Le Gourmet Factory Cooking School offers classes geared towards both the chef humbly versed only in microwave operation and the budding professional chef in the making. In addition to hands on cooking classes and live demonstration style classes, Le Gourmet Factory is the destination for private and group events, celebrations of all kinds, including birthday parties, and tailor-made classes and workshops that will teach any cook at any level new ideas and cooking concepts.