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Tacos at Lotería Grill

Tacos at Lotería Grill

 

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in LA


There’s no shortage of fun places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles. From festive beachside eateries to a downtown rooftop experience, find out where to enjoy margaritas and tacos along with vegan empanadas, habanero-spiked burgers, churro waffles and more.

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A multi-course meal with an emphasis on foraged ingredients prepared by chef Kyle Nicholson

A multi-course meal with an emphasis on foraged ingredients prepared by chef Kyle Nicholson

 

Glamping on San Juan Island

by Foodista.com


Add this to your bucket list: Gourmet Glamping. If you’re wondering what “glamping” is, think camping but without actually roughing it. Sleep in a comfortable bed in a wood-floored canvas tent and eat really, really good food that you cook over an open fire with a guest chef as your guide. Food truly does taste better when it’s cooked outdoors, especially when paired with exceptional wines and an amazing group of people.

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Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises

Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises

 

Princess Cruises is collaborating with renowned chef Curtis Stone and his specialty restaurant SHARE aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess to offer guests a singular dining experience. Continue reading “Princess Cruises Debuts Chef Curtis Stone’s Specialty Restaurant SHARE” »



 

WATERTABLE | Huntington Beach

WATERTABLE in Huntington Beach


Dining Behind the Orange Curtain

by Rich Manning


Over the past few years, the Orange County dining scene has experienced an invasion of sorts. A growing number of non-mega-chain restaurants originating in Los Angeles and other major cities have made their way down to OC, bringing with them the promise of innovative food and big city know-how. Yet there’s been one constant amid all the hoopla: While many of these places are good, they often fall short in terms of sheer culinary excitement when compared to homegrown offerings.


What follows is a list of places you may have missed while checking out the OC version of a major metropolitan joint. Some venues still carry that new restaurant smell, while others have been open long enough to leave you out of excuses if you have yet to visit. Check these Orange County restaurants off your “must-visit” list pronto.

 

 


MORE ON GAYOT.com:


Orange County Restaurant Reviews

Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in Orange County

 

 



Sweet and savory snacks accompany tea service at the Grand Hotel

Sweet and savory snacks accompany tea service at the Grand Hotel

by Patricia Mack


This is the tea party I only imagined when I was a little girl pouring make-believe orange pekoe for Teddy Bear and dollies, all of whom sat politely at my tiny table. And I, Grand Lady that I imagined myself to be, Mom’s Easter hat flopping over my brow, never spilled a drop.

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Elizabeth Blau, a restaurateur and culinary queen. Photo credit: Bill Milne

Elizabeth Blau, a restaurateur and culinary queen

 

By Robert Barnes


Elizabeth Blau began her career with famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni. Widely credited with transforming Las Vegas into a world-class culinary destination, she was instrumental in building the gourmet repertoire at several MGM Mirage properties, at Wynn Las Vegas and at the Palms with celebrity chef Kerry Simon.

Continue reading “A Q&A with Elizabeth Blau: One of Las Vegas’ Most Respected Culinary Visionaries” »



Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay cuts the ribbon

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay cuts the ribbon


By Patricia Mack

 

Gordon Ramsay is taking a break from the mob scene just outside the private dining room doors at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Caesars Atlantic City.


An adoring public lined up seven-bodies deep hoping to catch a glimpse of the celebrity chef during the official grand opening celebration of the newest addition to his restaurant empire last April. The spectacular pandemonium included a bagpiper in full regalia, a battery of Queen’s Guards, a proclamation delivered by an ersatz Julius Caesar, a parade with flags and trumpets and then the ceremonial tapping of the firkin by Ramsay who pulled a draft from the 10.8- gallon cask used for brewing what is sometimes called “real ale.”

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2015 French Open

on May 27th, 2015
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Roland Garros 2015

Roland Garros 2015

by Sophie Gayot


If you cannot make it to Paris for Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, you can still follow the action on the tournament’s official website. There, you’ll find round-the-clock coverage of the two-week French Open running through June 7. Real-time scores, streaming radio commentary and a live blog of tennis’ largest and most prestigious clay-court competition are available 24/7, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news on the action.

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Chef Yousef Ghalaini’s smoked salmon salad at FIG restaurant requires Chardonnay

Chef Yousef Ghalaini’s smoked salmon salad at FIG restaurant requires Chardonnay

 

by André Gayot


Attractive and sporty Molly Hill, winemaker of seven years at Sequoia Grove (Rutherford, California), teamed up with Yousef Ghalaini, the new chef of FIG restaurant in the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows (Santa Monica, California) to pair her wines with his food.


As Sequoia Grove focuses on prime Cabernet Sauvignons, the theme of the demonstration was that Cabs can accommodate a whole variety of dishes. Maybe not the smoked salmon salad, though. For the fish, Sequoia Grove has a flowery Napa Valley Chardonnay ($28).
Continue reading “Cabernet Sauvignon Fits All Foods…Well, Almost” »



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Andrés foie gras cotton candy

Chef José Andrés foie gras cotton candy

 

 

 

by Sophie Gayot

 

 

SLS, Savor Liver Slowly

Come celebrate the return of foie gras to California’s tables at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on April 14, 2015.
 
You will enjoy foie gras in many shapes and forms in the peaceful and intimate décor at SAAM, chef José Andrés’ tasting room hidden away from the busy and bustling Bazaar restaurant.

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