Fruits de Mer in Paris

by Sophie Gayot


The InterContinental Paris Le Grand is celebrating its 150th birthday. Famous for its shellfish platter, the hotel’s restaurant Le Café de la Paix is offering its monster “le plateau de fruits de mer” at a price of €150 for two until the end of November.


Brush up on your culinary French or start practicing it by watching my exclusive video interview with executive chef Christophe Raoux. You will discover the wonders of the sea that will come to your table, and even get a lesson on how to open clams!

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Culinary Experience – Travel Special

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Terrace Suite
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Terrace Suite


Fans of the hit Bravo cooking TV show “Top Chef Masters: Season 4” may be lamenting that the season has already ended. And if you just can’t wait for the next season to begin, consider making a pilgrimage to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the place where chefs Missy Robbins, Chris Cosentino, Sue Torres and Art Smith, among others, attempted to cook each other off the show. Just to fire up your burners, the hotel is still offering a Top Chef-themed deal — book two nights at The Cosmopolitan and you qualify for the Top Chef Masters Culinary Package, which includes Continue reading “The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Culinary Experience – Travel Special” »

The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland – Travel Special

The exterior of The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland
The exterior of The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland

Three’s the Magic Number at Scotland’s The Gleneagles Hotel


For travelers seeking a magical holiday escape, the 850-acre The Gleneagles Hotel has created the indulgent Three’s the Magic Number package.


At The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, luxury and value go hand-in-hand, with this generous three-night stay that includes Continue reading “The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland – Travel Special” »

The Blue Train, South Africa – Travel Special

South Africa's The Blue Train
South Africa’s The Blue Train

Lavish Rail Travel and Upscale Hotel Stays with South Africa’s The Blue Train


By partnering with two luxury hotels, South Africa’s The Blue Train offers a truly exclusive rail experience from Pretoria to Cape Town.


Showcasing top-of-the-line luxury on wheels, The Blue Train has hosted presidents, royalty and celebrities throughout the years. Its once-in-a-lifetime scheduled and chartered travel experiences are sought after by discriminating travelers, who appreciate the private butler service, fine bed linens, marble-clad bathrooms, gourmet cuisine and award-winning wines. Now those wishing to travel South Africa in style can take advantage of special journeys that also include an overnight stay in one of two of the country’s finest hotels Continue reading “The Blue Train, South Africa – Travel Special” »

The Delano Hotel to Take Up Residence at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas – Travel News

The exterior of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and THEhotel in Las Vegas
The exterior of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and THEhotel in Las Vegas

One of Miami’s hottest hotels is heading for Vegas, baby! MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group have announced a partnership to integrate the all-suite Delano Las Vegas into Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The bastion of hip (and Morgans’ signature luxury brand) will replace THEhotel in late 2013. This second Delano property in the U.S. will introduce the Delano’s South Beach lifestyle to The Strip and include a destination nightclub. In addition, there will be several new food and beverage venues, including a casual American bistro by chef Brian Massie, a Japanese dining destination by celebrity chef Akira Back and a new vision for Mandalay Bay’s own Red Square.

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