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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…

Enjoying an evening watching the Oscars? Prepare for your private party some delicious and refreshing cocktails made with a high quality mixer. Q Drinks takes a completely opposite approach to their carbonated mixers. They make great tasting mixers without regard of cost or complexity. They believe mixers must be as great as the best spirits if they are to be mixed with them. So they use much better ingredients, a thicker glass bottle, and agonize over each step of the production to ensure each and every bottle of Q is spectacular. The result is in each sip – Q drinks are a great match for great spirits and make the fabulous tasting highballs. Here are three to consider whether for watching the Oscars or for your next cocktail party. SPARKLING PALOMA 2 parts Montelobos Mezcal 6 parts Grapefruit Soda Ice In a highball glass filled with ice, combine ingredients. Stir…

Following the announcement of the 2017 Michelin Guide, the restaurants Le Cinq, Le George and L’Orangerie at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris have collectively been crowned with a total of five Michelin stars, making the acclaimed Hotel the first palace hotel in Europe to be home to three Michelin-starred restaurants. Le George and L’Orangerie have both been awarded their first Michelin star in the latest edition of the Michelin Guide and join the Hotel’s French haute cuisine restaurant, Le Cinq, which retains the highest accolade of three Michelin stars for the second consecutive year. “We believe that a memorable stay would be incomplete without an extraordinary dining experience. As a gastronome myself, I have always had the highest culinary aspirations for our team who have worked to continuously innovate and exceed our guests’ expectations. I believe the five Michelin stars awarded today are a testament to this commitment to…

One of the oldest cultivated fruits dating back 8000 years, dates have long provided rather mediocre sweet fare in Britain. However the jewel of all dates is the luscious, mahogany brown, plump, glossy Medjool date from Saudi Arabia, which are also the sweetest and taste like caramel. These dates, often referred to as the  “Cadillac of Dates,” are a natural thing of beauty with their richness, succulent sweetness and juicy flesh, there’s nothing in the world quite like a Medjool date. What makes them so special is their natural sugar crystals that give its skin a slight shimmer. Biting into one, you’ll initially notice a rush of flavors, like wild honey, cinnamon and caramel. These are truly one of nature’s most delectable treats. Origin of Dates and the “Trees of Life” Medjool dates originate from the Middle East and North African regions, and play a very important role in the…

Harvested from icebergs in remote Arctic waters, Svalbarði is a luxurious drinking water brand that is due to launch in London’s most prestigious department store – Harrods – on 15th February 2017. The product is as unique as the story of its conception: in 2013, Norwegian-American Jamal Qureshi collected meltwater as a gift for his wife while travelling in the Norwegian island territory of Svalbard – one of Europe’s last great wildernesses. The pure water would make for a delicious cup of tea, he thought. Four years later, and the whimsical, selfless thought has transformed into an epicurean product, which is redefining the very notion of drinking water. With approval from the Governor of Svalbard, Mr. Qureshi charters an icebreaker – the Ulla Rinman – and seeks out the purest of icebergs in Kongsfjorden, just 1,000km from the North Pole at 79° north. As fresh as the day it fell…

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, producer of California’s most awarded sparkling wines, has created a signature, collectible sparkling wine glass called Gloria’s Flute In honor of the winery’s 30th anniversary in 2016, Mrs. Gloria Ferrer commissioned her first-ever collectible wine flute. With inspiration from some of her favorite pieces in the glassware collection, she collaborated on the design with renowned Sonoma artist Alex Leader, working alongside him every step of the way to ensure that the finished product was exactly what she envisioned. This original signed, studio edition, blown-glass Artist Series sold out last fall almost immediately to collectors at the price of $95 per glass. A Blend of Modern and Antique In order to bring this design to the tables of wine lovers everywhere, the team at Gloria Ferrer continued to evolve the project by working with renowned Lehmann Glass of Champagne, France to reproduce Mrs. Ferrer’s coveted custom…

More than just chocolates, zChocolat is a sublime palate-pleasing pleasure; each bite worthy of receiving your full attention to their savoring, and offers chocolate-lovers a complete, luxury experience from arrival, through enjoyment, and beyond the last chocolate in the box. From the first moment you open the package, and unclasp the box, lifting the layers until you finally reach what’s inside, the first thing that captivates, is the scent. Delicate and well balanced, the aroma stirs emotions and builds up anticipation. The moment a chocolate hits your tongue, the flavors explode, into a sensually immersive experience, that develops as you allow the chocolate to coat your palate; every bite, stimulates the senses. Taking You Behind the Scenes at zChocolat Ultra-Luxury Valentine For special occasions like Valentine’s day, ultra-luxury chocolatier zChocolat’s 2017 Valentine’s Day Collection delivers romance with unapologetic indulgent flair. Featuring 16 products available in a wide range of packaging…

Nordic and Norwegian food is one of the worlds food trends, due to its unique style and flavours, Michelin star restaurants and for annually winning Bocuse Dor medals. Now the first Norwegian luxury brand is offering  gastronomic services, created for a very small and exclusive range of discreet clients worldwide. Meet Danièl Rougè Madsen and DRM of Norway DRM of Norway was founded by Danièl Rougè Madsen, one of Norway’s Master Chefs and TV personalities. Not only did he want to embrace his sense for quality, but also to channel his unsurpassed passion for food into creating a unique Norwegian luxury brand, offering quality-minded clients an exclusive collection of handcrafted products and special experiences capturing the true essence of the North. Preparing Norwegian Fine Food for Celebrities, Royals and Embassies Around the World DRM of Norway presents dining experiences for royalties, celebrities, embassies and a small range exclusive discreet clients. Their services range from live…

The Royal Coffee Maker from Royal Paris is a luxurious handcrafted 24-karat gold or silver, crystal and semi-precious stone balancing syphon brewer and the world’s finest bespoke coffee maker. French artist Jean-Luc Rieutort brings to life the exceptional craftsmanship more commonly seen in fine jewellery to the Royal Coffee Maker.  Working alongside a team of skilled sculptors, metallurgists and engineers, he has recreated the historic balancing syphon used by royalty in the 1800s. Limited Production and Painstaking Workmanship Produced by hand, only eight Royal Coffee Makers are produced each month, with every numbered machine taking more than 50 hours of painstaking workmanship. Turning the art of brewing coffee into a ceremony, ground coffee is first placed in the fine Baccarat crystal carafe, hot water poured into the boiler pot and the Baccarat burner vase, lit.  Next, the fully automated system allows heat, steam and gravity to brew the coffee in…

Leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen partnered with luxury champagne brand Armand de Brignac for an intimate Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London tasting event on 25 November, where over 40 prized customers enjoyed a rare tasting of the prestige cuvées with like-minded luxury car enthusiasts. The VIP guests were among the first consumers in the world to preview the incredibly rare and newly released Champagne Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2). Only 2,333 bottles of the ultra-prestige and highly collectable cuvée were created. Midway through the evening, Champagne Armand de Brignac CEO Sebastien Besson, a special guest at the Berkeley Square VIP event, revealed in a speech that he would fill the boots of the two Rolls-Royce cars purchased at the event with the iconic champagne, bringing the pinnacle of automotive luxury together with its champagne counterpart. Over £30,000 worth of champagne filled the boots of the purchased…

As the winter months edge closer, the warm familiarity of traditional British food is most welcome. For a long time British food was considered inferior to its neighbouring French cuisine – our pub food to their gastronomie. But thanks to the creative mastery of a select few, this opinion is coming into question and the revival of British cuisine is well underway. British food has been reimagined and can offer an exquisite alternative to the most celebrated of foreign delicacies. In and around Mayfair – the capital’s most desirable neighbourhood, which is home to the nation’s most luxurious real estate – some of London’s best British food can be sampled, prepared by Michelin-starred chefs in lavish restaurants. We’ve hand selected only the very finest; taste perfection at one of these five culinary institutions. The Dining Room, The Goring Hotel Just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, The Goring Hotel houses…

A feast for the eyes and palate lay inside the elegant boxes of zChocolates, personalized and delivered with top notch service, all at a very high level of quality. They have an array of collections too choose from. The ZBOX Collection with chic modern lines and sturdy construction, their signature zBox is the culmination of a decade’s worth of effort by industry experts to reinvent the traditional chocolate box. Its striking presentation delivers their most popular recipes in stunning black and white packaging, suitable for any occasion. Gold Collection is an unrivaled celebration of culinary luxury and epicurean excellence, every piece of chocolate in this collection has been painstakingly hand-coated in exquisite 24-karat edible gold. Packaged in classic dark mahogany boxes crafted by local French artisans, the result is an opulent collection sure to make the recipient feel like royalty. Basswood Collection is constructed from a wood known for its…

Chef Dominique Ansel opened the doors to his first Europe-based bakery in London. Bringing some French flair and New York flavour across the pond, the menu features a range of signature pastries from the original New York bakery, such as The Cronut®, DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann), The Cookie Shot and Frozen S’mores. More than 30% of the creations at Dominique Ansel Bakery are made exclusively for London. “It’s important for us not just to cut and paste, but showcase the talent of our team and the local inspirations we get for every bakery. We spent over half a year developing our London-only items, and can’t wait to reveal them,” says Dominique. Highlights include the Banoffee Paella, “After The Rain” Mousse Cake, Salted Honey Tart, Eton Mess Lunchbox and Welsh Rarebit Croissant (details below). Dominique Ansel is chef patron of Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho, NYC (2011), Dominique Ansel Kitchen in…

This sensational tart and accompanying ice cream is a perfect pairing and finish to a weeknight dinner and elegant enough to serve at your next dinner party. The delicate sweetness of the fig and jammy flavors is accented by the spice and cream, a fabulous palate cleanse and satisfying end to a fall meal. To save time, make the ice cream and crème pâtissière ahead of the fig tart. Fig Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream Ingredients Fig tarte fine 400g of puff pastry 160g of figs icing sugar for dusting cinnamon powder for dusting Crème pâtissière 150ml of milk 1/2 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped 30g of caster sugar 2 egg yolks 20g of plain flour Cinnamon ice cream 300ml of milk 300ml of double cream 2 vanilla pods, split and scraped, seeds reserved 2 cinnamon sticks 250g of caster sugar 6 egg yolks 1 tsp cinnamon powder Method…