Executive Chef Michael Cairns’ new space offers 4,000 square feet for picture-perfect indoor-outdoor events.
by Riki Altman-Yee | Photo by Grace Stufkosky | Tablescape and florals by Angelic Grove | Scottsdale magazine | June 29, 2015
A-listers determined to make a statement this social season are atwitter about Chef’s Kitchen & Herb Garden, an oasis within the magical Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. This newly converted Spanish-style space is the perfect spot for charity receptions, rehearsal dinners and clandestine celebrations, offering all the necessary trappings and environs scented with freshly turned soil and decorated with views of Camelback Mountain.
For two days after leaving Finca Altozano, I could still smell the smoke. Crossing the border back to San Diego, it clung to my hair and lingered in my clothes, provoking memories so vivid, I kept the shirt I’d worn to the restaurant by the side of my bed instead of tossing it into the wash, the better to inspire dreaming. Those nights, I returned to Valle de Guadalupe in my slumber, and I awoke each morning with a smile on my face.
BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS
Goxúa de arroz with sponge cake and caramelized custard
by Jen Karetnick | Photography by Michael Pisarri | Miami magazine | June 29, 2015
Here’s my feminist foodie fantasy, long held to the chest: Hordes of talented, hard-working ladies with worldwide, Michelin-quality experience move to Miami and debut fine-dining venues that reflect both their roots from abroad and all that they’ve learned in their careers to date. It’s unfortunate that the amount of high-profile female chefs in our city is rather small, with Michelle Bernstein, Cindy Hutson, Adrianne Calvo, Dena Marino and Carla Pellegrino leading the pack.
IT TAKES TWO
Burrata with white peach, sun gold tomato, basil and arugula is an ideal small plate before indulging in the crispy veal Milanese topped with arugula, radishes and lemon.
by Lesley Balla | Photography by Dylan + Jeni | Angeleno magazine | June 29, 2015
No matter how you slice it, Jon & Vinny’s, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s new Italian restaurant on Fairfax, is no ordinary pizza and pasta joint. Dotolo and Shook—the two acclaimed restaurateurs who brought L.A.
It’s an iconic Dallas landmark. The circa 1923 palatial estate of cotton magnate Sheppard W. King was purchased in 1979 by oil heiress Carolyn Rose Hunt, who developed it into legendary restaurant The Mansion, adding a boutique hotel on par with (if not surpassing) any in Dallas. Generations have considered it the ultimate place to celebrate birthdays, weddings and anniversaries; impress a date or business contact; and experience tourism dining at Dallas’ finest.
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