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  • Japanese Wineries Betting on a Reviled Grape

    19 noviembre 2010 ( #Wine & Spirits )

    The Japanese have made wine for years; it is just that no one outside Japan wanted to drink it, particularly if it was sweet swill made from a native table grape called koshu. But Ernest Singer thinks koshu deserves a place among the world’s fine white-wine...

  • ISPAHAN by Pierre Hermé

    19 noviembre 2010 ( #Cook Recipes & Chefs )

    ISPAHAN CAKE Grease and flour a loaf pan of 24 cm. Sift 170g of ground almonds with 125g of icing sugar. Mix 2 tablespoons tablespoons whole milk with 3 tablespoons tablespoon rose syrup. In the bowl of a food processor, lather 160g softened butter mixed...

  • From Nature to Plate: Seasonal Recipes from "The Kitchin"

    19 noviembre 2010 ( #Cook Books )

    I am really glad to recommend this fabulous book with fantastic pictures and recipes. Scotland in your plate! 'One hundred seasonal recipes, with luscious photography, make this an ideal gift for any aspiring home cook.' (WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY...

  • Luisa Marelli Valazza ***

    19 noviembre 2010 ( #Cook Recipes & Chefs )

    Will. Courage. Perseverance. These are the three ingredients used by Chef Luisa Marelli Valazza when one month after buying the restaurant "Al Sorriso, in 1981, the Chief announced his departure. Degree in Literature and History of Art became cook by...

  • Thomas Rode Andersen *

    19 noviembre 2010 ( #Cook Recipes & Chefs )

    As far as his memory goes back, Chef Thomas Rode Andersen has always fished on foot. In its native region, south of the peninsula of Jutland, on the border with Germany, the tidal range is about 14 km throughout the year. Child, his little bucket was...

  • Joan Roca ***

    19 noviembre 2010 ( #Cook Recipes & Chefs )

    Joan Roca is a major artist. Major and disturbing. It has a unique vision of the kitchen, beautiful and complex. A head ultracontemporain who never loses sight of Catalan cuisine, the keystone of his taste memory. He is totally obsessed with cooking fairer...

  • Collages et recettes

    20 noviembre 2010 ( #Cook Books )

    With this book, the famous chef Alain Passard goes even further by illustrating his passion vegetable himself of his original collages forty-eight new recipes. The graphic work illustrates a new 3-star talent of the chef who shows here, as in his kitchen,...

  • Haute Cuisine for babies!

    21 noviembre 2010 ( #News !! )

    The Michelin star chefs Asturian baby food recipes to create products of the garden, countryside and the sea that can repeat at home. Life is too short to begin eating poorly, what do you think?! Therefore, even if it is hard to ask a 'Michelin Star'...

  • 24 carats, the Beer with pure gold flakes

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Wine & Spirits )

    Designed by the French brewery i-Bière and manufactured by the Brasserie du Pays Flamand, the 24 carats beer is the world’s first beer with pure gold flakes!! Top-fermenting and made in the same tradition of beer brewed in Flanders, the 24 carats beer...

  • Baron Otard Cognac “Fortis & Fidelis” – the rarest ever Cognac

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Wine & Spirits )

    Bacardi Global Travel Retail Division has launched the rarest ever Baron Otard Cognac, the Fortis & Fidelis (the motto of the Otard family meaning “strength and loyalty”). To create this exclusive blend, the cellar master for Baron Otard personally selected...

  • “The Diamond Sterling” by Hacienda La Capilla, the world’s most expensive tequila

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Wine & Spirits )

    Hacienda La Capilla, a mexican distiller, has presented their newest creation that would fetch $3.58 million! Designed by Fernando Altamirano, Hacienda La Capilla‘s 1.3-litre bottle christened “The Diamond Sterling” is made with 4,100 brilliant-cut diamonds,...

  • “The King of all Chinese Teas” : $2,160 per 50 Grams

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #News !! )

    Wu Yi Star Tea House sells one of the rarest and most expensive tea in the world through its 40 stores in China: the Da Hung Pao tea. The fragrance of Da Hung Pao tea is so long-lasting and is potent enough to brew multiple pots of tea (up to 60 infusions)!...

  • Bombay Sapphire by Webb deVlam

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Wine & Spirits )

    To mark the 250th anniversary of Bombay Sapphire, Webb deVlam creates a limited edition prestige presentation pack for the celebrated gin distiller. The project took 12 months to complete and the luxurious packaging flaunts a “bottle inside a bottle”...

  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild’s 2008 bottles to feature Chinese symbol

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Wine & Spirits )

    Lafite is a partner of CITIC, China’s largest state-owned investment company, to develop the ‘China’s Bordeaux’, 25ha of vines on the Penglai peninsula in China’s Shandong province. In celebration of the First Growth’s new vineyard venture in China, Chateau...

  • Christian Lacroix and Chivas Brothers renew collaboration

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Wine & Spirits )

    Last year, the french designer Christian Lacroix created for the Scotch whisky & premium gin distiller Chivas Brothers a luxury limited-edition version of the super-premium Scotch whisky Chivas Regal 12 Years Old. In 2010, Chivas Brothers and Christian...

  • Verner Panton Bar Boy by Moët & Chandon

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Wine & Spirits )

    Designed in 1963, but reissued today by Moët & Chandon, the Verner Panton Bar Boy offers both surfaces to serve your drinks, along with storage for your bottles with four segments that swivel out in different directions. Mobile on it’s casters, contemporary...

  • Orkney’s Highland Park 50 Year Old Whiskey.

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Wine & Spirits )

    Orkney’s mythic whiskey distillery is releasing their oldest and most prestigious dram yet: the Highland Park 50 year old. Inspired by the elemental forces of Orkney and designed by renowned jewellery designer Maeve Gillies of MaeVona, New York, each...

  • Palace of Versailles to open luxury Hotel !

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Travel )

    Part of France’s Versailles palace is to be turned into a luxury hotel, marking an unusual transfer of French public heritage into the private sector! The project, to be carried out by Belgium’s Ivy International SA, is expected to turn the Hotel du Grand...

  • Maison Martin Margiela to redesign the Hotel Maison des Champs-Elysées in Paris

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Travel )

    The quirky fashion and design house Maison Martin Margiela has been engaged to reconceptualize the Maison Champs-Elysées hotel in Paris. The team behind the bag jacket, the fur halterneck and the cowboy jumpsuit are to make their mark on the entire groundfloor,...

  • Ocean Reef, the artificial islands project in Panama

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Travel )

    Ricardo Martinelli – the President of Panama- officially launched the Ocean Reef Project (started in 2008). Ocean Reef Islands - a Grupo Los Pueblos project – will create two artificial islands of almost 200,000 square meters of landfill for a luxury...

  • Chanel’s Mobile Art Container donated to the Institut du Monde Arabe

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Travel )

    Chanel is to donate the exhibition pavilion designed by the prize winning Irakian architect Zaha Hadid to Paris’ Institut du Monde Arabe (designed by the architect Jean Nouvel). Commissioned by Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld to showcase artworks...

  • BSide Bed by Federico Bergese

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Lifestyle )

    Do you need design furniture for your empty Penthouse? The luxurious bed BSide, introduces a wood structure in which the mattress has abandoned. The external part of the structure is entirely devoted to the naturalness of the materials, it is totally...

  • “Above Below” Concept, the underground skyscraper

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Lifestyle )

    If luxury was self-sustaining, hidden from the world? Matthew Fromboluti from the Washington University in St. Louis has conceptualized a self-sustaining building that will can be constructed in a 900-foot deep and 300-acre wide crater left by the former...

  • Skin Inc, the world’s first Skin Supplement Bar

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Lifestyle )

    Skin Inc is the world’s first Skin Supplement Bar offering highly concentrated, 100% pure and active serums and skincare from Japan. Their customised skincare solutions empower time-starved individuals to create their own fuss-free skincare regimes! Everyone’s...

  • The Martell Amber Lamp by Jean Nouvel Design

    28 diciembre 2010 ( #Lifestyle )

    An encounter between prestigious Martell cognac and Jean Nouvel, one of the world’s most famous modern architects, has given rise to The Martell Amber Lamp: a polysemic work created as a tribute to the virtuosity of Martell cognac. This luminous sculpture...

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