Archive for the ‘Dining’ Category

Food Trend: Boozy Desserts in the U.S.A.

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Finally, diners no longer have to choose between a coveted sweet and that one last drink at the end of a meal. Behold the Boozy Dessert, a culinary phenomenon gaining traction in restaurants across the country. These adult treats—served with a heady dose of ingredients—are making food and drink aficionados go wild. Here are several […]

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Novak Djokovic Has Cornered the Market on Donkey Cheese

Donkey cheese

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who currently holds the world’s number-one ranking, is stirring up an unusual buzz in the culinary world. Djokovic has purchased the globe’s entire supply of donkey cheese for his Novak Cafe and Restaurant, a brand with locations across his native country. A luxury that is priced at about £1,000 per […]

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Pop-up Cabaret: An Extravagant Orchid Show in Miami’s Design District

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As a lush performance piece, the new show Orchid—mounted in a wood-and-mirror European tent in Miami’s Design District—is something to see. There are a number of sense ticklers on offer, from the nimble, Cirque du Soleil-style athletics of the cast to the florid costumes to the palpable heat of a fire handler. It ends up being […]

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Taste the World’s Most Expensive Burgers

Kobi beef & Maine lobster burger

Perhaps no one would be surprised that Las Vegas is selling the two most expensive burgers in the world. After all, it’s only fitting that the United States’ capital of excess should augment its visitors’ indulgences in gambling, sex, drinking and shopping with a pair of preposterous patties. That said, though, they still might turn […]

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Gilbert and George for the Edgy Table

Gilbert & George.

You may remember a few months ago that we introduced you to some extraordinary Limoges plates featuring the images of Robert Mapplethorpe. Now, that same company, Ligne Blanche Paris, is releasing a set of four vessels celebrating the high-concept photo works of the English art duo Gilbert and George. Known as well for their fastidiously […]

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The New Yorker Festival Hosts Writers, Musicians and Chefs

Appearing at the New Yorker Festival, clockwise from top left: Ruben and Isabel Toledo; Christian Louboutin, by Stephan Galdieu; Norah Jones; Rene Redzepi, by Sara Galbiati/Polfoto.

From novelists to designers, musicians to chefs, the 13h annual New Yorker Festival will include an eclectic array of talent to suit the myriad interests of the magazine’s culturally diverse namesake. Naturally, the series, which kicks off on October 5th and runs through the 7th, highlights world-renowned authors and long-time contributors to The New Yorker. Novelist Zadie Smith, […]

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NYC Celebrates French Restaurant Week (through Sunday, 30 September)

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New York’s eagerly awaited French Restaurant Week is back (now through Sunday, September 30th), with 52 participating restaurants offering not only a delicious spin on the theme “Terroir and Traditions,” but also some enticing bargains to lure patrons in. The two eateries below are among our favorites, offering modern takes on French classics and swoon-worthy, romantic environments conjuring an evening in Paris. […]

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Gourmet Doughnuts Across the Country

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Perhaps the thought of doughnuts reminds you of your childhood: an exciting early-morning treat that was rewarded only occasionally. Or maybe, with a bit of dread, you think of work—specifically, that assortment box that has been picked over, your favorite flavor gone. Today, however, the humble doughnut has undergone a glamorous makeover, and is rolling […]

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