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The Legends of the Dining Room is a way for locals and regulars to experience some of the best cooking from some of the most talented chefs in the country.  Each dinner features a different chef who is making a real impact on the UK culinary scene, someone that is quite simply a legend. Chefs and Restaurants Being Featured The Gallivant announced that Damian Clisby of Petersham Nurseries and Phil Howard of Elystan Street are the first chefs in this exciting series to be announced, and will hosting their dinners in the relaunched Dining Room of the Gallivant on Sunday 10th June and Tuesday 17th July 2018 respectively.   About Chef Damian Clisby – Petersham Nurseries Damian joined Petersham Nurseries as Head Chef in 2014 having previously been Head Chef at HIX Soho and Executive Chef at Cotswold House where he won the Cotswold Chef of the Year Award. Damian’s…

Velathri Art Gallery and Cum Quibus Restaurant present an extraordinary collaboration, combining contemporary art with culinary art, in the historic town of San Gimignano. Femme Sublime is curated by the Vitalita Association in collaboration with Velathri Art Gallery and coordinated in the course of the exhibition dedicated to femininity:  [Onna], a show programmed for the Pignano Art Gallery of the Borgo Pignano and at the Palazzo Priori in Volterra. The exhibition space is in the Michelin star awarded restaurant, Femme Sublime featuring a solo show of the Tuscan artist Fabio Calvetti. This collection of works is a story of feminine introspection plucked from time and space, creating an atmosphere of intimacy, depth and wistful reflection. Its a journey into the private world of contemporary femininity, caught in that intimate moment withdrawn from the surrounding chaos, where the more inward and vulnerable qualities of woman are expressed in settings of engaging…

A wealth of fine dining restaurants in Monaco await those lucky enough to reside in or visit the Principality. With inspiring surroundings and an abundance of phenomenal produce at its doorsteps, it is no surprise why many of the worlds most revered chefs have made Monaco their home. For those seeking culinary delight, head to Casino Square for a fine dining experience you’ll never to forget. « It is here, in the Louis XV, at the heart of the Riviera and over 25 years ago that the story began. Discovering this land was an essential moment in my life. This land that sings like the sun, inspires all my cooking. Today, the restaurant re-opens its doors after several months of renovation. Everything has changed. The setting and the menu – which has been deeply transformed. Nothing has really changed… The Riviera is still the prodigal inspiration of my cuisine. Basically, the…

Exquisite roses blended with the syrupy sweetness of honey produces food fit for the gods. Passions stir at the scent of roses, sublimely beautiful, intoxicating and evocative and the sensuality of honey. THETA Foods in Greece, makes of award winning fine foods, creates products of exceptional quality. In this bottle is an indulgence with benefits of a 100% pure honey with rose scent. Paired with pure honey derived of Greek wildflowers is something very special. This 130g container of rose-infused honey is the purest distillation of blending sensuality and unbridled hedonism. THETA. The exquisite flavors they produce are carefully harvested, collected, produced, and packagde by hand, for adding exceptional gourmet pleasing to your fine gastronomy moments. Distributed in EUROPE   Elenianna Distributed in USA | CANADA  Olympicco

Private Members Club, Albert’s, have announced that from January until end of March they will have two dinner tables per night available for non-members. Get a taste of the club but don’t wait too long to reserve. The exclusive tables will be available on a first-come first-serve basis and offer the perfect opportunity for prospective members to trial the Club’s unique dinner-dance concept. Albert’s provides the ultimate entertainment in the Royal Borough, with these limited tables sure to be snapped up. Launched by Some of the Biggest Names in London’s Prestigious Nightclubs Albert’s launched in September 2016 after four of the biggest names from London’s most prestigious nightclubs have come together to play host to London’s latest and most memorable dinner and dance experience. Together, Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers, with over 60 years of experience between them and the club committee includes Simon Astaire, Alistar…

Known for making the most expensive chocolate in the world, To’ak produces small editions of single-origin Ecuadorian dark chocolate from the oldest and rarest variety of cacao on earth. The ground-breaking company based in Ecuador is also pioneering the art and science of aging chocolate in barrels and various other mediums. And now, at long last, To’ak is releasing two new limited editions, both of which have been many years in the making: Single Malt Islay Cask Matured, which was aged for two years in a Laphroaig Scotch whisky cask ($355 per 50-gram bar), and their terroir-driven labor of love, El Niño Harvest 2016 ($275 per 50-gram bar). To’ak’s Single Malt Islay Cask Matured dark chocolate is a marriage made in heaven for whiskey connoisseurs and chocolate enthusiasts alike. As it turns out, the co-founders of To’ak Chocolate are also unabashed devotees of Scotch whisky—particularly, the peaty single malts of Islay, the most storied whiskey-producing region in Scotland. After sourcing a cask…

With the Antigua Charter Yacht Show just around the corner, the international yachting community – and fans of fine gastronomy, in particular – are counting down to another yacht chef competition. Yacht chefs will be handed the chance to showcase their skills in a spectacular Caribbean setting. We took the opportunity to learn more about such competitions by speaking to the organisers of the MYBA chefs’ competition. Coordinated by Sarah Sebastian, an organiser of the Antigua Yacht Charter Show and a MYBA member, the MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition is held annually.  It celebrates the best charter yacht chefs in the industry and cuisine from across the world. Sponsored by SuperYachtWorld, the event is an eagerly anticipated highlight of the yearly MYBA Charter Show – the premier trade-only charter yacht show in the Mediterranean. Chefs from vessels of all sizes share their expertise and best culinary treats with a panel of discerning judges,…

Three Michelin-starred chef Arnaud Lallement and Champagne Armand de Brignac debut a new luxury tasting menu, exclusively available at the five-star, Relais & Châteaux hotel L’Assiette Champenoise. A historic first, this is the only culinary experience in the world to offer each of the Champagne’s five prestige cuvées in one place. French Delicacies Paired With Champagne Tucked away in the hills of Champagne, France, the ultra-luxurious L’Assiette Champenoise’s new five-course tasting menu pairs French delicacies such as Langoustine Royale and Pigeonneau Fermier with Champagne Armand de Brignac’s handcrafted Gold Brut, Rosé, Blanc de Blancs, Demi Sec and the incredibly rare Blanc de Noirs, whose inaugural blend was named Best Blanc de Noirs in the World by FINE Champagne Magazine and of which only 2,333 bottles exist. An Inspired Menu Deeply Personal and Representational, Standalone or in a Package Inspired by the longstanding friendship between 13th-generation winemaker Alexandre Cattier and Gault et Millau guide’s 2014 Chef of the Year Arnaud Lallement, the menu is a deeply personal representation of…

The French Riviera has long enjoyed an affinity with fine wines, whether being grown in a scenic vineyard or consumed with a sumptuous meal. The popularity of Provence’s rosés – produced in vineyards surrounding St Tropez – has been a constant fixture of popularity in the international wine industry; the pale rosés are especially sipped in wine bars and beach clubs around the world. But winetasting is changing with the times in this idyllic part of the world. Avid wine samplers are arriving at Riviera vineyards from the skies, complementing fine wine with an astounding sense of adventure. A Helicopter Tour Luxury helicopter company, Monacair, offers private helicopter transfers throughout the French Riviera and beyond. Visitors to the region have started to indulge their winetasting fantasies by flying between vineyard destinations in ultimate style and comfort. Aside from being a fantastic way to sample many different wines, helicopter travel is…

The sky is a dream that has always fascinated human beings. Today we crave extraordinary experiences, each seeking something different, unseen, rare and money can’t buy. The Principality of Monaco is renowned for taking centre stage when it comes to offering such breath-taking opportunities and the Dinner in the Sky concept brought thrill-seeking experiences up a notch when it was launched for ten days by events creators and lifestyle management company, Just Unlimited on 7th July 2017. A Thrilling Dining Experience Imagine being immersed with an adrenaline rush even before you sit to enjoy your meal, with your feet precariously free under you, feeling a light breeze, gently and silently getting propelled within seconds from 0-50m admiring the facet of the Monte-Carlo Casino while strapped into a seat reminiscent of a F1 car but with the added thrill factor of being able to lower your seat to being semi lying…

We never thought we would do this, even though we have been traveling for more than two decades. But there we were, traveling on the Périgord, going to the small hamlet of Péchalifour, near Saint-Cyprien, where truffle farmer Edouard Aynaud, would take us on a truffle hunt with his two dogs, trained to sniff and point, but not eat, the black Périgord truffle. We had eaten black truffles before — and they tasted like the scent of old libraries: arcane yet grand, laden with the taste of history and mystery. And sometimes, with a hint of bitter chocolate. But going on an actual truffle hunt was a pilgrimage of sorts, both entertaining and philosophical, as we would actually search for these “diamonds of cuisine”, as the renowned 18th French gastronomic writer, Brillat Savarin, called them. Ancient Edible ‘Black Diamonds’ This “diamond” is actually an hypogeum fungus, which grows underground near…

Dining Experiences On 29 June 2017, Ben Davidson, ‘The Cocktail Chef’ will host an exquisite dinner experience in Prive249 featuring a sublime menu perfectly paired with Martell Cognac. Guests will be taken on an extraordinary culinary journey beginning with canapés in La Galerie matched with a bespoke VSOP cocktail designed exclusively by Ben followed by an intimate three course dinner in Privé249. While you admire the magical city lights of Brisbane, a series of imaginative dishes such as lobster tail, endive salad with vanilla dressing will be combined with the renowned flavours of VSOP, Cordon Bleu and XO to delight, inspire and tantalise the senses. $159 per person From 6:30pm in La Galerie Dinner in Privé249 to follow. Sofitel Brisbane Central – 249 Turbot Street Brisbane Bookings www.sofitelbrisbane.com.au call 07 3835 3535 or email h5992-fb9@sofitel.com About BEN DAVIDSON – THE COCKTAIL CHEF Ben Davidson is one of Australia’s most accomplished…

Those who like the finer things in life often head upwards, and this is the case with Courchevel. Not only is Courchevel home to enviable skiing and designer boutiques that attract famous faces and royalty, but it also boasts the finest tables in the Alps. It is home to no fewer than 12 Michelin-star restaurants and two of those have three stars. Coupled with its famous altiport, it’s possible to take a Courchevel helicopter trip just to sample the resort’s unparalleled gourmet offerings on a short break. Despite this incredible concentration of Michelin-recognised cuisine, Courchevel also has some exceptional low-key restaurants. We’ve selected seven of the best restaurants in Courchevel. Le 1947 The exclusive Le 1947 has earned three Michelin stars for Parisian chef Yannick Alléno’s superlative Savoie mountain delicacies. He runs an open kitchen, which can be glimpsed from the five tables in this intimate venue at the Cheval…

Prime Steak Restaurant has introduced a luxury caviar selection to complement their award-winning steak-focused a la carte menu, as it continues to lead the way in luxury dining in Australia. The premium caviar menu comprises Iranian Beluga Caviar, which is sourced from the world’s rarest, most prized and most expensive Sturgeon fish. Carefully prepared according to Persian tradition, the large grains are light to dark grey-coloured with a soft, creamy texture and a refined fruity, buttery flavour. Prime also presents exquisite Golden Russian Oscietra Caviar, which is delicately hand-selected from wild-raised white sturgeon, known for its large dark to golden brown-coloured pearls. The glossy and firm roe offer a crisp aroma, delicate nutty flavour and creamy finish with a hint of sea salt. Caviar and Vintage Champagne Pairings The caviar, which is ideal as a starter, can be paired with a vintage bottle of French champagne and followed with a…

Monaco is famous for its glamorous waterfront location and prestigious events. However, those who own real estate in Monaco also have access to a range of tasty treats in the numerous patisseries that fill the Principality. Monaco is blessed with an idyllic location on the Cote d’Azur and this French influence is apparent in the range of pastries available. Combined with a Mediterranean cafe culture and beautiful scenery, Monaco has first-class patisseries that impress some very discerning palates. Aside from superyacht and property for sale in Monaco, artisanal pastries are the hottest commodity to come out of the Principality. We’ve selected five of the best patisseries in Monaco to exemplify the allure of these traditional institutions. Emilie’s Address: Les Jardins d’Apolline, Prom. Honoré II, 98000 Monaco. With a fantastic selection of coffee and outside seating, the cookies almost come as an afterthought here. That’s not to say you shouldn’t try…