Celebrate the Season With Wine Tastings, Cooking Demos and Special Appearances Featuring Kwame Onwuachi, Brooke Williamson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Douglass Williams, Linda & Drew Scott, Alexander Smalls and More
Meredith Corporation‘s FOOD & WINE will host its second virtual FOOD & WINE Classic at Home event, offering a special culinary experience to celebrate the holiday season on December 5 at 5 pm ET, with tickets on sale now at foodandwine.com/ClassicAtHome.
Hosted by FOOD & WINE Culinary Editor at Large Justin Chapple, the FOOD & WINE Classic at Home: Holiday Edition will include cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs Kwame Onwuachi, Brooke Williamson and Douglass Williams; wine pairings with wine experts Ray Isle of FOOD & WINE and Leslie Sbrocco; and special appearances by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Linda & Drew Scott, Alexander Smalls, Marissa Mullen, FOOD & WINE Editor in Chief Hunter Lewis and more. FOOD & WINE will make a contribution to No Kid Hungry to further support their mission of ending child hunger. To learn more about No Kid Hungry, visit: www.nokidhungry.org/foodandwine.
Hunter Lewis said, “We’re excited to bring the pages of FOOD & WINE to life and partner with our friends in the food world to kick off the holidays in style. No matter how you’ll be celebrating this season, we’ll offer up smart ideas for holiday cooking, advice for finding the perfect wines to pair and pour, and tips for small-scale entertaining. We’ll also be making a donation to an important cause, No Kid Hungry, and we hope that those who are able to will join us in donating to No Kid Hungry to support their mission of ending childhood hunger.”
Wine packages are available for purchase to the sip along with the live tastings and to enjoy throughout the holiday season at www.wine.com/classicathome.* The two featured wine seminars with corresponding wine packages available for purchase are Cozy Winter Reds with Leslie Sbrocco and Spectacular Sparklingfor the Holidays with Ray Isle.
The Runway Afternoon Tea, Inspired By The Exhibition “Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows,” Launches At Four Seasons Hotel London At Ten Trinity Square
The Exhibition Offers An Access All Areas Experience Of Karl Lagerfeld’s Most Influential And Monumental Fashion Shows Will Exhibit For The First Time In The Uk At The Forbes 5-Star Hotel
Widely regarded as one of the most outstanding photographers of his generation, Simon Procter’s exhibition features images captured backstage at Lagerfeld’s shows, providing a glimpse through his lens into the inner world of Chanel and the celebrated designer.
Following the Fall 2020/Winter 2021 shows at Paris Fashion Week, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square and Art Photo Expo will present the UK debut of Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows– an exhibition of photographs by renowned British artist Simon Procter, celebrating the work of the late Karl Lagerfeld. The exhibition will launch on March 18, 2020, and will be on display in the Rotunda Bar and Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.
Widely respected in today’s contemporary art scene and acclaimed as one of the most outstanding photographers of his generation, Procter was also one of Karl Lagerfeld’s most trusted documentary photographers, having been granted unprecedented backstage access at the Chanel shows. For more than a decade, Procter’s daring camerawork captured the energy and essence of the Chanel shows, visually recreating the epic sets. From a luscious forest scene to a rocket launch, Procter combines multiple photographs to illustrate in a single image the many perspectives of the intense but fleeting spectacle. Procter also captured images of Lagerfeld preparing models backstage, a privilege afforded to few, offering a unique glimpse into the inner sanctum of the fashion house.
Following Lagerfeld’s death in 2019, Rizzoli devoted a book comprising Procter’s photographs and candid never-before-seen images of Lagerfeld backstage entitledLagerfeld: The Chanel Shows.
Bringing the book to life, the large-scale photographs will line the circular perimeter of the Hotel’s Rotunda Bar and Lounge, and the exhibition will include some never-before-seen artworks. Guests will be offered an unparalleled look into the wide-ranging creativity of one of history’s most respected and iconic designers, making it essential viewing for all lovers of fashion and admirers of Chanel and Lagerfeld’s incomparable legacy.
In addition to the works showcased in Rotunda, limited edition artworks will be available to view and purchase in an adjacent gallery for the duration of the exhibition, with prices starting from GBP 5,500. The Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows books will also be available for purchase in the gallery, including a limited number of copies signed by Procter himself.
Running until June 30, 2020, visitors can also enjoy The Runway Afternoon Tea inspired by Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows by Simon Procter and a cocktail crafted by Director of Mixology Harry Nikolaou in celebration of the exhibition.
The expert mixologists at Top of the Strand, New York City’s iconic rooftop bar, have released their “12 Days of Cocktails,” a collection of jolly recipes that just may become everyone’s newest holiday tradition.
With nods to seasonal favorites that include the Grinch, a red-nosed reindeer and everyone’s least-liked relative from the classic movie “Home Alone”—plus a recipe sure to make St. Nick’s naughty list—the 12 Days of Cocktails are perfect for lighting up holiday parties and family gatherings or for warming up on those cold, snowy nights. For those who spend the holidays in the sun or by the pool, the cocktails can bring a welcome chill.
Top of the Strand rooftop bar—known for having one of the best views in NYC—is set like a jewel on the 21st floor of Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. With its friendly atmosphere, dazzling views, handcrafted drinks and tasty light fare, Top of the Strand is one of New York City’s favorite rooftop bar.
December 14 – Winter Mule
Serve over ice in rocks glass with a sugar rim
1 1/2 oz. Absolut Citron
3/4 oz. agave syrup
3/4 oz. lemon juice
Top with ginger beer
Before serving, garnish with rosemary sprig and cranberries
December 15 – Rosemary Christmas
Do ahead: Smoked rosemary – place rosemary sprig on plate and use mini torch to light rosemary; place coupe glass over rosemary and leave for one minute.
Shake with ice and strain into coupe glass
1 1/2 oz. gin
1/4 oz. Cynar (a flavorful artichoke liqueur available in most package stores)
3/4 oz. Aperol
Before serving, garnish with smoked rosemary
December 16 – Philly’s Naughty List
Do ahead: Simple syrup – in a medium saucepan combine 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.
Shake with ice and strain into rocks glass
2 oz. rye
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. lime juice
6 dashes of tiki bitters (available at most package stores)
Before serving, garnish with pinch of ground nutmeg
A Reassuring Presence Instilling Calm, Confidence, And Connection
Tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture Pantone makes PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue the first multi-sensory Color of the Year in the company’s history.
Pantone, provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions, today announced PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue, as the Pantone® Color of the Year for 2020; a timeless and enduring hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Imbued with a deep resonance, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”
The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even up-coming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. For 21 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past selections for Color of the Year include:
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral (2019)
PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet (2018)
PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery (2017)
PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz (2016)
PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala (2015)
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (2014)
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald (2013)
PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)
The color selected as the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 was taken from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system for fashion, textile, home, and interior design.
Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.
As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced.
“The Pantone Color of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in color and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a color that reflects what individuals feel they need that color can hope to answer.” added Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions, designers and brands should feel inspired to use color to engage and connect. The Pantone Color of the Year selection provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.”
To fully bring to life the true meaning of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone has translated PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue into a multi-sensory experience. By extending the sensory reach of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone is hoping to reach a greater diversity of people to provide everyone with an opportunity to engage with the Color of the Year 2020 in their own unique way.
“As we all head into a new era, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find inspiration from new sources that not only evolve our Color of the Year platform, but also help our global audiences achieve richer and more rewarding color experiences,” added Pressman. “This desire, combined with the emotional properties of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, motivated us to expand beyond the visual, to bring the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year to life through a multi-sensory experience.”
Classic Blue in Fashion
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a poised and self-assured blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Genderless in outlook and seasonless in endurance, this foundational anchor shade enables color mixes throughout the spectrum, as well as making a strong statement on its own. Emblematic of heritage but at the same time highly contemporary, versatile PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes and textures from shimmering metallics, lustrous sheens and high-tech materials to hand crafted looks and more fragile fabrics.
Classic Blue in Beauty
In the ultimate display of personal expression, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue makes a dramatic statement for eyes, nails and hair in a variety of finishes from glittery and glam to dusty matte.
Classic Blue in Home Décor
Offering the promise of protection PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a pervasive favorite for home. Creating a stable foundation from which to build, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue injects creative confidence into interiors, transforming a space through unique color combinations and tonal statements. Easily applied across so many different materials, textures and finishes, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a dependable blue that can take you in different directions expressing tradition and elegance as well as unexpected boldness.
Classic Blue in Graphic Design and Packaging
Because of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue’s relation to the sky at dusk, something we see every day, it maintains a perception of dependability and constancy. A color we respond to viscerally as being trustworthy, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is an ideal shade for many applications of graphic design. This is especially true for packaging where PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue conveys the message of honesty, credibility and reliability that today’s consumers are connecting to.
The Peninsula Hotels has announced a calendar of fun festive activities and experiences for all to enjoy this season, including bountiful brunches brimming with festive fare; celebratory cocktails crafted by on-site mixologists; gingerbread making classes led by each hotels’ professional pastry chefs; and live story-telling sessions of The Peninsula’s digital storybook for children ‘The Gingerbread Man’s Tale,’ available to download on a complimentary basis via Peninsula.com’s festive webpage.
Putting The Spice Back Into Life The hero and leading character of this year’s story – which has been specially written for The Peninsula Hotels – is the Gingerbread Man. A familiar sight hanging within decorated trees, the Gingerbread Man represents the ‘Stories from within the Tree’ chapter of The Peninsula Hotels’ three-year festive campaign titled ‘Stories from the Tree’.
After kicking-off with ‘Stories from Under the Tree’ last year and closing with ‘Stories from the Tree Top’ next year, this year’s theme is about sharing the joy and fun of the season. Adding a Scandinavian touch to the festivities, The Peninsula Hong Kong will welcome Santa Claus from Finland Santa Claus Village on December 11 at The Lobby as the Grande Dame joins hands with Finnair this winter. More collaboration will be announced by the end of December 2019 for a truly Nordic celebration.
In line with this, the magic of the festive season will be celebrated at each of the ten Peninsula hotels around the globe with giant Christmas trees erected in the grand lobbies, and resplendent decorations on view for all to enjoy. To prolong the festive joy throughout the season, the hotel mascot, The Peninsula Bear will appear at The Lobby, giving adorable surprises spontaneously to guests.
A Time Of Reflection Often, the joy and fun of the season is felt most strongly by the children in our lives. In support of those less fortunate, the six ‘Stories from the Tree’ characters will be available to purchase at each hotel in the form of tree decorations and pins, with US$5 from each purchase being donated to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong and Room to Read. Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong, an organization that grants one life-changing wishes for children aged between three and 17 with critical illnesses in Hong Kong and Macau, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Room to Read, a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
In The Peninsula Hong Kong’s legendary lobby, the much-loved tradition of Afternoon Tea will be given a festive makeover to present ‘Teas of Hope’ Afternoon Tea. Available now through to December 20 and December 27th to 30th 2019, the set is priced at HK$ 398* per person or HK$ 718* for two, and includes a festive pin. For each tea set sold, US$5 will be donated to the above charities.
The Joy Of Festive Gastronomy The festive sounds of Rhythm and Harmony will also be a feature of the lobby, with the big band performing live each evening from December 24th to 31st. Guests can enjoy movie theme-tunes, bossa nova hits, and popular songs from the 70s and 80s. The nightly live entertainment of top performers will make this place the live lounge music capital of Hong Kong. Guests who enjoy a more traditional approach to Christmas are well catered for too, priced at HK$ 508* per person, the classic afternoon tea will be served in The Lobby from December 21stto 26th.
For lovers of classic Cantonese cuisine, there are few better places in Hong Kong to ring in the New Year than at Spring Moon. The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner on December 31st will see the Spring Moon Band performing a blend of Shanghai classic songs and American music, to celebrate ‘East meets West’. A festive lunch and dinner will also be available from December 24th and 25th.
French fine dining institution Gaddi’s offers the perfect Christmas Eve treat with a six-course festive dinner on December 24th created by Chef Albin Gobil, in addition to a four-course festive lunch and five-course dinner menu on Christmas Day. Guests can enjoy ‘new vintage’ music performed by the Gaddi’s band, which mixes 1940s jazz and classic pop in a roaring 20s-style adaptation.
Those with a penchant for the avant-garde can enjoy a Christmas meal created by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez in Felix on December 25th, choosing between a three-course early seating from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, or a five-course dinner from 8:00 pm onwards. Those dining between 24 to 31 December will also be treated to live music each evening from 8:00 pm onwards.
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is delighted to announce a one-of-a-kind culinary collaboration with Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como. From January 3 to 10, the Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech will showcase the creativity of Chef Vincenzo Guarino,Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como during two exclusive starred dinners at Mes’Lalla and an Italian week presenting a special menu available for guests at the Pool Garden restaurant.
Promoting authentic cuisine, acclaimed Chef Vincenzo Guarino has been awarded one Michelin star in 2019 for L˜Aria, the resort’s fine dining restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como. This prestigious distinction confirms the great Chef’s talent in marrying high-quality ingredients, precise techniques and inspiring flavours and aromas to produce a multi-sensory experience that pays homage to traditional Mediterranean cuisine and brings it to life.
Vincenzo Guarino’s passion for the culinary arts started at a young age. After attending culinary school, the Chef honed his skills at Michelin-starred establishments both in Italy and abroad. Over the course of his career, Vincenzo Guarino has worked alongside celebrated chefs such as Gualtiero Marchesi in Capri and, in 2019 Chef Guarino took on a new challenge as Executive Chef of the new Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como.
During this Italian week, diners can enjoy two exclusive dinners in the cosy atmosphere of the Mes’Lalla restaurant on January 3rd and 4th. The seabass and re-imagined eggplant parmigiana are just two of the delightful dishes on offer.
From January 5 to 10 , Lake Como will take over the Pool Garden restaurant and surprise guests with a varied menu offering Mediterranean delights such as the unmissable octopus “Alla Luciana” and the “Acquapazza” seabream.
Peak wild mushroom season reaches a crescendo during autumn and early winter, with a glorious abundance anticipated by chefs and gourmands around the world. From November12 to December 16, guests are invited to discover the wondrous versatility of mushrooms with a visit to the acclaimed (and award-winning fine dining restaurant) Felix at the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong, where sweeping views of Victoria Harbour set the scene for an exquisite tasting menu crafted by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez. By highlighting the delicious scope of foraged mushrooms with inspired dishes and cocktails, Gomez proves these seasonal treasures are more than just a garnish.
of the Wild Mushroom Felix Experience can look forward to a
five-course indulgence with the spotlight firmly placed on the best
in-season mushrooms available. Inspired by Chef Gomez’s culinary
imagination, this seasonal epicurean experience promises to tantalise
the taste buds with whimsical presentations and inventive flavours
inspired by the forager’s bounty.
experience begins with a Wild mushroom soup with foie gras toast
and green apple relish before moving on to a masterful course of
Matsutake mushroom with butter poached king crab and oyster leaf –
a flawless pairing of this rare, aromatic mushroom with king crab’s
sweet appeal. Black trumpet with octopus terrine, espelette
parmentier and garlic chips is a spellbinding taste sensation,
while a choice between Yellow chanterelles with John Dory loin or
Ceps with Australian black market beef steak, orzo pasta,
roast pumpkin and charred onions offers the very best of land
and sea. A dessert of Black fig flambé reveals a satisfying
conclusion to a meal that balances Gomez’s nuanced understanding of
mushrooms with Felix’s unimpeachable flair.
A Spanish native with over 28 years of experience in the kitchen, Chef Juan Gomez boasts a career loaded with international experience and Michelin-stars. Before taking up residence as Felix’s new executive chef, Gomez managed the gastronomic development for one of Bahrain’s leading restaurant groups and his path has seen him through some of the world’s food capitals – London, Sydney, Barcelona, and more – to refine his cooking ethos and flair for crafting memorable Mediterranean cuisine.
for a limited time, the delectable Five-course Wild Mushroom Felix
Experience Menu is priced at HK$ 1,288* per person. Three and six
glasses of wine pairing with the menu are also available for HK$
1,788* and HK$ 1,988* per person respectively. For reservations and
enquiries, please call Felix at +852 2696 6778 or email
Building on its 90 years as a global beacon of hospitality, The Peninsula Hong Kong, the legendary “Grande Dame of the Far East” continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeur and timeless elegance. This year, The Peninsula Hotels has become the first and the only luxury hotel brand in the world to achieve a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating for every hotel its portfolio. Widely recognized as an international icon of hospitality, the Peninsula Hong Kong is the flagship property of the group. A stay at the hotel allows you to re-live the glamour of travel of a by-gone era and explore the many antiques and historical artifacts on display around the hotel of Hong Kong itself.
Global Advertising Creative Aims To Energize Scotch Whisky Conventions And Evoke A Thirst For Exploration
pioneering legacy of Johnnie Walker was built on challenging
conventions and inspiring people to stretch their boundaries. Today,
the brand reveals a vibrant creative world as part of its Keep
Walking campaign, inviting a new generation of whisky drinkers to
taste more out of life and explore the rich possibilities of their
world with Johnnie Walker.
the new campaign, created by Anomaly, Johnnie Walker comes to
life through a bold new visual identity that celebrates the sensorial
dynamism of its blends, conveys a range of cocktails and occasions,
and breaks down traditional Scotch conventions creating a desire to
discover and explore the brand in a whole new way. As people continue
seeking new experiences, Blended Scotch Whisky has become a
more vibrant and exciting category for discovery, with Johnnie Walker
itself seeing a 9% net sales growth in North America in Fiscal 19
(reported net sales).
Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, has unveiled its Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars, naming Z Bar at The Peninsula Chicago, The Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills and The Bar at The Peninsula Manila as three of only 45 bars around the world to earn the accolade. This comes on the heels of the Forbes Five-Star Awards announcement in February 2019, in which The Peninsula Hotels achieved Forbes Five-Star status across all ten of its hotels, resulting inThe Peninsula Hotels being the first and only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible FTG rating for all its hotels.
honour of this calibre is truly extraordinary, especially given the
amount of hard work and meticulous attention our team collectively
puts into each of these establishments,” said Carson Glover,
Vice President of Brand Marketing & Communications at The
Peninsula Hotels. “Every detail, from the design and ambiance to
the unparalleled service, to the incredible food and drink offerings,
is carefully curated to provide an exceptional and unforgettable
Bar at The Peninsula Chicago
above Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue, The Peninsula Chicago’s
recently-opened rooftop lounge, Z Bar, boasts expansive city
views, an array of distinctive, globally-inspired cocktails,
boldly-flavored food and the latest tunes from around the world.
After being transported to The Peninsula Chicago’s rooftop terrace
via dedicated elevators cloaked in lush forest artistry, guests can
enjoy an expansive indoor-outdoor space including a rooftop terrace,
the perfect place to experience a sophisticated take on Chicago’s
Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
of an elegant gentleman’s club, with beautiful California
birch-paneled walls and gleaming brass details and sconces, The
Club Bar offers guests premium drinks and gourmet small bites.
Luxury leather chairs surround the crackling fireplace, creating an
authentic yet timeless atmosphere. The Club Bar’s drink list includes
rare single-malt whiskies, scotches, tequilas and cognacs, as well as
a comprehensive selection of wines by the glass, along with the
hotel’s private-label Keller The Peninsula Sonoma Pinot Noir.
Bar at The Peninsula Manila
a few steps from Salon de Ning and a short walk from the
famous Lobby, The Bar at The Peninsula Manila echoes the dimly
lit bars of Cuba, and is the ideal setting to enjoy the signature
Batangas Old Fashioned, or savor a malt whisky in an intimate space.
The plush armchairs and leather couches encourage intimate
conversation among guests. The Bar, boasting predominant colors of
cobalt blue and dark brown, is inspired by the character of an old
school gentleman who enjoys a flavorful cigar and a crisp drink.
Travel Guide’s The
Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Barsrecognizes
45 distinguished bars, across 13 countries, and represents hotel bars
that performed exceptionally on standards related to the quality of
their beverage programme, their presentation and their luxurious
hotel bar was meticulously inspected and scored using criteria such
as elements of luxury standards, which reflect sumptuous comfort,
choices and conveniences, including a special level of attention to
details, and also food and beverage quality standards, which play an
important part in the guest experience. Bars must also demonstrate
the technical aptitude of their staff, such as their ability to
listen to guests’ individual preferences and to deliver beverages
at correct temperatures.
seen hotel bars evolve enormously in our 60-plus years of operating
Forbes Travel Guide, hence the focus of our fourth Verified List,”
said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Hotel bars are
now destinations in their own right and have the ability to transform
a hotel experience. We congratulate all of the bars on the list,
which were vetted and verified based on the most rigorous standards.
They not only scored highly, but also provided the most luxurious
experience for hotel and local guests alike.”
Verified List throws a spotlight on amazing hotel bars in China,
France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal,
Singapore, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom
and the United States.
in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), The
Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) is the holding
company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and
management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential
properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as
well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and
other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The
Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula
Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula
Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris, The
Peninsula Bangkok, and The Peninsula Manila. Projects
under development include The Peninsula London, The Peninsula
Istanbul and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio
of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower
and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris,
France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes
The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai Country Club in Bangkok,
Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California;
Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula
Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.
Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels,
restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate
based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on
exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s
best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star,
Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our
independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes
Travel Guide, please visit forbestravelguide.com.
Located at The City’s Best Address, The St. Regis Venice Features Exclusive Gardens and Private Terraces with Extraordinary Views of the City’s Iconic Grand Canal
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the debut of The St. Regis Venice, located steps away from Piazza San Marco and boasting the largest waterfrontage in Venice. The opening follows a two-year, full-scale renovation, restoring the grandeur of the former Grand Hotel Britannia, which opened in 1895 – the same year as the inaugural Venice Biennale. The hotel offers 169 guestrooms and suites, many of which boast private terraces or Juliet balconies for sweeping views of Venice’s iconic landmarks. Situated across the Grand Canal from Punta della Dogana, the hotel marries its celebrated heritage with the St. Regis brand’s modern design and bespoke service throughout a unique collection of five Venetian palaces, with the oldest dating back to the 17th century. The hotel’s spacious secluded garden sets the hotel apart, making it a lifestyle destination where guests and locals alike can enjoy remarkable views of the Grand Canal. The St. Regis Venice marks the brand’s third location in Italy, joining The St. Regis Florence and The St. Regis Rome.
is one of the world’s most inimitable cities; one which has
inspired royalty, artists, merchants and jet setters alike for more
than fifteen centuries,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President
of Luxury Brands – Europe, Marriott International. “The St.
Regis Venice unites the captivating spirit of the city with the
timeless sophistication and service of the brand, re-interpreting
Venice’s rich history through a modern lens.”
its ideal location at the mouth of the Grand Canal, The St. Regis
Venice offers unparalleled vistas of some of Venice’s most
celebrated landmarks, including the Santa Maria della Salute
Basilica and the Punta della Dogana Museum. Behind the
hotel lies Calle XXII Marzo, a street which is home to elite
boutiques and contemporary art galleries, which allows for seamless
access to the Grand Teatro La Fenice, the city’s temple to
opera. With Piazza San Marco a four-minute walk from the
hotel, guests will find Venice’s famed attractions within easy
its storied history, The St. Regis Venice, in its various guises, has
played host to a roster of illustrious guests, global influencers and
tastemakers. The five ‘palazzi’ that make up the hotel enjoy a
position of privilege overlooking the Grand Canal, with Badoer
Tiepolo being the oldest palazzo, which dates back to the 17th
century. By the 19th century, palazzi Tiepolo, Barozzi and
Regina were converted into the Grand Hotel Britannia, more
recently known as Hotel Europa & Regina. The Grand Hotel
Britannia attracted notable intellectuals and socialites as well as
renowned painters J.M.W. Turner, John Singer Sargent and
Claude Monet, who in the autumn of 1908 was inspired by the
hotel’s spectacular views during his stay as a guest and worked to
capture the passage of light in his artwork. It is recorded in the
book “Monet in Venice” by Philippe Piguet that
Claude Monet’s wife, Alice, remarked in her daily letters to
her daughter during their stay, “the views from our hotel room
are the most magnificent of all Venice, and it’s all for Monet!”
The hotel was also the first in Venice to have electricity in every
and Avant-Garde: A Modern-Day Venice, by Design
by London-based interior design studio Sagrada,
The St. Regis Venice boasts 129
with a third of the rooms overlooking the hotel’s luxurious
gardens, as well as the Grand Canal. Following an extensive
restoration, each room has been reverently furnished to cherish the
artistic and cultural heritage of the building, while also embracing
the evolution of La Serenissima and the St. Regis brand’s spirit of
modern glamour. The exquisitely-designed suites include a
two-bedroom, art-inspired Presidential
true contemporary artist’s residence overlooking the Grand Canal –
and a three-bedroom Penthouse Suitewith
a wraparound furnished terrace showcasing extraordinary views over
Venice from three separate viewpoints. The five Roof
combine garden-inspired interiors with uninterrupted vistas and
contemporary touches while furnished terraces offer a quietly
seductive atmosphere. Set against twilight tones, the Venetian
crafted details of modern design, influenced by the artistic heritage
of the city, while the colour palette of the Monet
homage to the reflection of light across the Grand Canal. As a
hallmark of the St. Regis experience, all guests have access to the
St. Regis Butler service.
Honoured to maintain a long-standing tradition of making guests feel
at home, the St.
Regis Butler is
poised to provide an ever-present, yet unobtrusive, service attending
to guests’ every need.
Muse of the Arts
Inspired by the Venetian masterpieces of
former guest and Impressionist painter Claude Monet, the
interiors of the refined guestrooms showcase a distinctive colour
palette that represents how light changes throughout the day from
dawn to dusk. The design of the public spaces pays homage to Carlo
Scarpa, one of Venice’s greatest artists and architects.
Venetian styling is seen throughout the hotel in tailored fabrics and
custom, handcrafted furnishings inspired by the gentle curves of
gondolas, the patterns of the Doge’s Palace, the pavements
of St. George’s churchyard and the water flow of the canal.
by the artistic heritage of the city, an eclectic collection of
artwork and sculptures will also be curated, bringing ancient Venice
to today’s luxury travellers in a modern way. Paying homage to the
hotel’s tradition of welcoming famed artists, The St. Regis
Venice will host artists from around the world to take residence
and create unique pieces inspired by the hotel and its beloved
locale. The hotel’s first resident artist, Parisian Olivier
Masmonteil, has been commissioned to create original artworks for
the Gran Salone and the Monet Suites. The Venetian
tradition of glassmaking also lives on, celebrated through a
partnership with Glasstress. This unique partnership marries
contemporary art and historical glass blowing techniques, inviting
world class artists of various disciplines to collaborate with Murano
Maestros (masters) to create one-of-a-kind glass works of art.
the Vanguard: A Social Beacon for Contemporary
Uncompromising glamour extends naturally to the
hotel’s restaurants and bars, which offer a range of exquisite
dining and beverage options. Authentic, modern Italian cuisine will
be celebrated at Gio’s, the hotel’s signature restaurant
anchored by the Grand Canal and the hotel’s private garden, and
which promises to shake up Venetian and Italian traditions. Dishes
will be elevated and perfected at the table, with the freshest
ingredients to reflect the season. With immediate access to the
inviting garden, the mood of the restaurant transitions seamlessly
from a smart-casual setting during the day, to a more refined scene
in the evening, as the nightly St. Regis champagne-sabering ritual
secluded garden, with curated landscaping, reflects a modern
interpretation of classic Venice, further complemented by geometric
patterning, curlicue topiary, flowering plants and fluid pathways.
Designed to provide a refined space for local tastemakers and guests
to mingle, the garden is set to become Venice’s choice address for
relaxing and socialising. With extraordinary views across the Grand
Canal, the social heart of the hotel provides an opportune occasion
to sample the famous Spritz from the roaming, custom-made Spritz
Trolley, or enjoy the Santa Maria –the hotel’s unique
twist on the brand’s signature cocktail, the Bloody Mary.
Playful sculptures blend with the garden’s décor and discreet
seating to offer guests a moment for introspection away from the
intimate Arts Bar is a journey of the senses, serving
art-inspired modern and classic cocktails with a flourish. The
collection of drinks comprised of old favourites and new creations
reflect masterpieces by celebrated avant-garde artists. Notable
artworks include pieces from Banksy, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons,
and more. Upending tradition, the mood is set by modern Jazz
interpretations, live or DJ-led, with convivial service. As dusk
descends, the area transforms, unfolding into the early hours as
casual elegance spills onto the outdoor terrace.
total relaxation, The St. Regis Venice will feature the Spa
Suites, in partnership with Carita Paris. Treatments may
be cultivated around time – permitting short but effective beauty
lifts, or longer, more in-depth therapies and programmes. For those
keen to uphold their fitness regimes, the fully equipped Exercise
Room with Technogym® equipment provides an ultra-modern environment
for targeted workouts.
For larger celebrations and more formal
functions, The St. Regis Venice offers a choice of areas that can be
easily personalised to host guests, supported by an extensive menu of
locally-sourced cuisine. Crafted occasions can be held in the
Library, with its urbane atmosphere and curated selection of
books and art; in the well-appointed Lounge; or in its
adjacent Astor Boardroom. The Canaletto Room will
embody the modern spirit of a Venetian palazzo, with its impressive
ballroom making an ideal backdrop for celebrations and events.
Finally, the secluded garden and private terraces lend themselves to
unforgettable moments beside breath-taking views.
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 40 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com.
Regis is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy,
the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing
Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®,
and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The
program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands,
experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and
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S’more flights, mountaintop yoga under the winter sun, new downtown hotel and art hubs with long-range views and “Downton Abbey” at Biltmore
overlooked and underrated, winter in Asheville,
N.C., is a bit of a secret in a Blue Ridge Mountain city
world-famous for fall color and lush summer adventure. Mostly
moderate winter weather means Asheville’s Art Deco Downtown
remains walkable and cozy with picture-perfect long-range views of
snowy peaks, romantic restaurants and easy access to hiking and
walking trails. This winter brings a mix of cozy new offerings
including wellness experiences to beat the winter blues, a new
downtown hotel with expansive views and luxury wellness amenities,
“Downton Abbey” costumes and life-sized set
recreations at The Biltmore, beverages to warm the soul and
new cultural offerings to tuck into.
panoramic views, the best rates of the year and last-minute travel
deals from an array of mountaintop retreats and inviting B&Bs—some
offering private hot tubs overlooking the surrounding peaks and
valleys, fireplaces in epic locales and the chance to see nationally
traveling bands in intimate music venues. Find out more at
HOTEL WITH EXPANSIVE VIEWS & SERENITY-THEMED AMENITIES
opened, the Kimpton Hotel Arras has added a new icon and
four-star luxury property to Asheville’s famed Art Deco
skyline. In addition to a completely new Art Deco façade for
Asheville’s tallest building, the 128-room hotel offers grand views
of the surrounding mountains and an extensive food focus with two
restaurants by local chef Peter Pollay—Bargello, a
Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, and District 42, a more
casual spot with outdoor seating, small bites and hand-crafted
cocktails. The hotel also offers an artisanal serenity cart,
available upon request for guest room delivery, filled with
everything from books by Asheville authors to lavender sachets and
evening cordials. Wellness amenities also include a massage room and
ABBEY” AT BILTMORE
the heels of the hit
Abbey: The Exhibition arrives
at America’s Largest Home on Nov.
with set recreations and artifacts, more than 50 of the show’s
costumes and exclusive multimedia elements. Housed at Biltmore‘s
locations, the exhibition will run through April
and will highlight the parallels between the show, the movie and
Biltmore’s Vanderbilt family, friends and staff. (More
Check out the enlightening new Tea
and Tarot offering
Asheville Wellness Tours
that includes an educational, traditional Chinese tea experience and
a group tarot reading at one of Asheville’s coziest tea houses.
Your Spirit on Top of a Mountain:
is offering the Yoga
on the Mountain Hike
this winter. Make your way through the forest and then warm your
spirit with yoga under the winter sun. Enjoy a peaceful mountain,
crisp fresh air and long-range views along the way.
Fire Pits & Mountain Views:
Rooftop Bar Tours
offer a guided tour to some of Asheville’s most scenic spots. Winter
means gorgeous sunset views, crystal clear vistas of the surrounding
mountains, hot toddies and fire pits.
ART MUSEUM JOINS ARRAY OF FRESH, IMMERSIVE CULTURAL ADVENTURES
Inside & Out:
reopens this November with a new state-of-the-art building that
features education facilities, an art library, a lecture and
performance space, a new ArtPLAYce for families and children and the
addition of a rooftop sculpture terrace and café with views of
downtown architecture and the surrounding mountains. The opening
exhibition “Appalachia Now!” is a survey of contemporary
art in Southern Appalachia, highlighting 50 emerging artists from the
NEW Cultural Experiences Downtown:
of Asheville’s most beloved festivals now has a brick-and-mortar
location downtown. Opening to the public this winter, LEAF
Global Arts Center
will be a cornerstone in the continued rebirth of the city’s
historical African-American business district,
The Center will offer educational experiences for guests rooted in
music, art, community and culture inclusivity via a mini-theater and
global immersion room using virtual reality, unique musical
instruments and a stage for performances and interactive artist
this November, The
Center for Craft
is expanding with The
National Craft Innovation Hub,
including new public galleries featuring local and national makers,
lecture space, classrooms and a co-working space, cementing
Asheville’s reputation as a force in the nation’s fine art and maker
scene. To celebrate the reopening, the “Craft
Futures 2099” exhibition showcases
10 local and national artists and their craft objects of the future,
an exploration of what’s been and what’s to come in the world of
craft. The exhibition runs until February
Center for Craft galleries
are free and open to the public.
Brewery Blends National Park History and Maker Culture:
Set in the buildings that once housed young forestry workers of the
New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps,
Beer Co.’s Forestry Camp Restaurant and Bar
just opened, offering beer, wine and coffee and highlighting local
makers, from bakers to artists to musicians. James Beard
chef and owner of Cucina
leads the food program.
Academy” Pairs Drinks, Food & Live Music:
This newly opened venture from Charlie
(Sovereign Remedies), Asheville
features cocktails, champagne and brandy menus, a small food program
and live music. The iconic downtown building, built in 1913, was
home to the Asheville Beauty Academy in the 1950s and more recently
a beloved jazz and blues bar.
New downtown brewery DSSOLVR
opens this November with beer offerings fit for the pickiest of beer
enthusiasts to the most casual of light beer drinkers, as well as
their own mead, wine, cider and cold-brew coffee.
known for ice cream sandwiches and their gourmet takes on
after-school snacks like moon pies and zebra cakes, is making winter
a little warmer with s’more flights. Think house-made marshmallows,
scratch-made graham crackers, dark chocolate and toppings in a
variety of rotating flavors.
Teas Infuse Local Flavors:
working with a dozen local and regional farms, is warming up spirits
this winter with their Snow
(utilizing French Broad Chocolate cacao nibs), Winter
(a blend of white tea, Fraser Fir, wintergreen, peppermint, birch
bark and yarrow flower) and Nutcracker
tea, cinnamon, hickory nuts and vanilla bean).
Views: Take in stunning panoramic views of the surrounding
mountains while on a winter hike. Multiple trailhead access points
remain open all year long on the Blue Ridge Parkway and
across Pisgah National Forest. Find your perfect winter trail
with Explore Asheville‘s NEW Asheville Hike Finder,
where you can sort by difficulty, distance from Asheville and
features like waterfalls or views.
Deals: Winter offers the best rates of the year for travel deals
+ fewer crowds. Cozy travel packages include wellness opportunities
and other winter adventures. Find more at
Fever: Asheville’s array of mountaintop retreats and inviting
B&Bs offers private hot tubs overlooking the surrounding peaks
and valleys, candlelight dinners and the opportunity to get away
from it all.
Season for Music: Deep-seated bluegrass roots harmonize with new
talent and innovative sounds in Asheville. In winter many nationally
traveling local bands come home to the region to play shows and pop
in to jam sessions.
with a View: From rooftops to cozy spots to imbibe, Asheville’s
trend of fireplaces accompanied by spectacular vistas of downtown
architecture and mountain scenery is highlighted at venues like
Capella on 9 at the AC Hotel Asheville Downtown and
Hemingway’s Cuba at Cambria Downtown Asheville. Other
hot spots with epic fireplace offerings: Omni Grove Park Inn,
Pillar Bar at the Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown and
Wicked Weed Brewing.
winter events in Asheville include: The Big Crafty
(December), showcasing handmade art from hundreds of local artists;
The Fringe Arts Festival (January), an innovative series of
boundary-pushing arts performances; Big Band Dance Weekend
(January) at the Omni Grove Park Inn; and Asheville
Restaurant Week (January). Find more winter events at
Steps from Metro: LodgeWorks Partners, L.P. Hand-Picked Scotts Run South for Development of its 178-Room Luxe Property, Marking the Seventh Hotel for the Growing Brand
Hotel Tysons, a new-build property in the heart of Scotts
Run South, is officially underway. LodgeWorks Partners, L.P.,
the owner, operator and developer of the growing Archer
Hotel collection, hand-picked this location adjacent to the
McLean Silver Line Metro Station, which provides easy access
to Washington, D.C., just nine miles away, and the city’s
two airports, Dulles International and Reagan National.
highly anticipated hotel will be filled with curated luxuries,
thoughtful touches and local discoveries, all of which are at the
core of this award-winning brand’s success. In less than four years
Archer Hotelhas made
coveted “Best of Lists” in leading consumer magazines such
as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, in
addition to being at the pinnacle of its competition set –
occupying the top one to five percent (5%) spots in each city – on
trusted review sites.
ARCHER Hotelis a boutique collection with a focus on sincere service, curated luxuries and a dedication to details big and small. With properties in sought-after destinations and carefully selected suburbs, the hotels are designed to feel like welcoming residences, each with distinct nod to the location they call home. The hotels consistently rank in the top spots on trusted review sites based on guest feedback, with a strong theme of exceeding expectations. Current Archer locations can be found in sought-after cities – New York, Austin and Napa Valley – as well as up-andcoming destinations in top metro areas, such as Burlington, MA; Florham Park, NJ; and Redmond, WA. All of its city properties — New York, Napa and Austin — are in the running for Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, which was recently published in November 2019 edition of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
(The Archer Hotel Austin came in 19th (93.28 points)–of 20– on the Texas list of Best City Hotels. The Archer Hotel Napa came in 16th (96.18 points) –of 25– on the Northern California list of Best City Hotels in California. The Archer Hotel New York failed to place on this year list, but, hey, the competition was quite stiff all around with a record 600,000 registered voters, nearly 10,000 hotels, spas, airlines, trains, cruises, counties, islands, and destination resorts receiving votes. Of those, barely 15% made the final cut.)
Hotel Tysons is currently the only hotel in the development plans
for Scotts Run South. The dynamic Scotts Run development is
destined to be a new walkable urban village and will attract a
wonderful cross-section of guests with plans for approximately 6.5
million square feet of new residential and commercial development,
comprised of residential units, restaurants, retail, office space,
and an expansive public plaza. The Scotts Run stream valley park runs
through the site and on to the Potomac River, connecting
guests with wellness and nature.
Tysons locale boasts megacity attributes and infrastructure, while
retaining welcoming touches like tree-lined streets and a
lower-stress lifestyle. LodgeWorks is dedicated to bringing
sophistication to discerning guests who have an appreciation for
boutique hotel experiences and a fondness for attention to details
big and small. This the seventh hotel in the growing collection in
just five years since its first property opened. The preliminary
opening timeline for Archer Hotel Tysons is summer 2021.
seven-story hotel’s 178 guest rooms and suites will have a variety
of design palettes, which is true of all Archer properties. Just as
no two bedrooms in a home would be alike, the accommodations vary
throughout in both design and layout. Guests can choose from
Classic King, Double King (uncommon to find in hotels), Archer
King Suite and Archer’s Den, which are the largest
accommodations in the hotel. Archer’s Den is a one-bedroom suite
which offers a separate living area furnished with a comfy
chesterfield-style sofa, side chair and a 55-inch flatscreen TV.
Combine this with the fully-stocked wet bar and this room is the
perfect option for longer stays and entertaining.
by LK Architecture, Inc., Archer Hotel Tysons blends
historic adaptive reuse architecture with the modern urban infill to
create a distinctive experience at Scotts Run. Tumbled multi-color
brick mixes with contemporary metal panels, and floor-to-ceiling
muntin framed windows to create an urban chic destination in the
exciting new urban development.
Hotel Tysons will boast a rooftop event venue, a fitness
studio, bar and restaurant. The hotel will also
offer underground valet parking. Archer Hotel Tysons will
play host to meetings and events with more than 6,500 square feet of
space, including the rooftop with outdoor terrace, a board room
and several breakout rooms. Legendary James Beard award-winning
Chef Charlie Palmer who has already teamed up with
LodgeWorks at Archer in both New York and Napa, will operate the
hotel’s restaurant and be the exclusive provider of all food and
beverage services at the hotel including its events catering.
location of this hotel is ideal for both business and leisure
travelers. Tysons is the twelfth largest central business district in
the US, with 30 million square feet of office space, home to five
Fortune 500 headquarters and two super regional malls – Tysons
Corner Center, which is the 10th largest mall in the US, and
Tysons Galleria with anchors including Saks Fifth Avenue,
Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales; luxury stores
including Cartier, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton;
and technology stores which include Apple, Microsoft and
LodgeWorks Partners, L.P., is a privately held hotel development and management company with a rich history as hospitality brand innovators, industry-leading guest satisfaction, sophisticated development acumen and an experienced team that has successfully collaborated for more than 30 years. The company launched the ARCHER® Hotel boutique collection with a trio of high-profile U.S. destinations. In May 2014 Archer Hotel debuted in New York City/mid-town Manhattan, followed by an August 2016 opening in Austin at The Domain NORTHSIDE, and a much-anticipated November 2017 opening in downtown Napa, California. The collection continued its strategic development plan in upscale metro markets with a February 2018 opening in Burlington, MA (just outside of Boston), followed by a May 2018 addition in Florham Park, NJ, and in late May 2019 with a location in Redmond, WA (a high-tech Eastside suburb of Seattle).
LodgeWorks continues to own, franchise and/or manage a portfolio of branded hotels, including Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, Aloft®, Hampton Inn®, and Hilton Garden Inn®. For more information, please visit www.lodgeworks.com.
Festival to open with “Just Mercy,” close with World Premiere of “Verticals”
The ninth annualNapa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced its film line-up, including Opening and Closing Night screenings. NVFF returns this fall with its five-day festival showcasing the year’s best new independent films, November 13-17. Organizers will showcase Napa Valley’s finest food and wine at all special events, including the Festival Gala, VIP receptions and Vintner Circle dinners, and will feature a lively series of filmmaker-chef collaborative demonstrations at the Monogram Appliances Demonstration Kitchen at the Oxbow Commons in downtown Napa. The seven screening venues located throughout the Valley include the Archer Hotel Napa, the historic Cameo Cinema, the CIA at Copia, Charles Krug Winery, Lincoln Theater, Native Sons, and the Uptown Theatre.
are excited to release another eclectic selection of highly-curated
comedies and dramas from established and emerging filmmakers,”
said Napa Valley Film Festival CEO Tom Tardio. “These films
consist of inspiring and compelling stories that will thoroughly
engage and entertain our festival-goers. At the intersections of
film, food, and wine, the festival continues to deliver tremendously
unique and exclusive experiences that only a world-class destination
such as Napa Valley can provide and only that NVFF can deliver.”
Preview Night, Opening Night and Closing Night
will kick off with their Sneak Preview Night on Tuesday,
November 12 with a special presentation of 20th Century Fox’s
Ford v Ferrari. The film is inspired by the remarkable
true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the
fearless British driver Ken Miles. Directed by James Mangold, the
film stars Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe,
Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon.
festival’s official Opening Night film on Wednesday,
November 13 is Warner Bros.’ Just Mercy, a powerful and
thought-provoking true story following young lawyer Bryan Stevenson
and his history-making battle for justice. The film is directed by
Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and
the festival on Sunday, November 17 is SOMMTV’s world
premiere of Verticals, a series that showcases Napa
Valley winemakers and the human condition through a bottle of wine.
This premiere is also the launch of SOMMTV, the first food and wine
dedicated streaming platform. The series is directed by Jason Wise.
(Neon) – Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a
toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in
her marriage grows and memories of a recently botched execution
plague her daily. As she prepares to end the life of another inmate,
Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her
job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned
to execute. Directed by Chinonye Chukwu and starring Alfre Woodard,
Aldis Hodge, Wendell Price, Richard Schiff and Danielle Brooks.
of a Lady on Fire (Neon) – In 1760 France, Marianne is
commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young
woman who has just left the convent. Marianne arrives under the
guise of companionship with the reluctant bride-to-be, observing
Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As
the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as
they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s
portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their
love. Directed by Céline Sciamma and starring Noémie Merlant and
The Stars (Samuel Goldwyn Films) – Iris, a bespectacled
and reclusive teen living in a god-fearing Oklahoma town in the
1960s, endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily
doses of bullying from her classmates. She finds solace in Maggie,
the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school, who hones in on
Iris’s untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When
Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the small
community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take
potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her
friend and herself. Directed by Martha Stephens and starring Kara
Hayward, Liana Liberato, Malin Akerman, Tony Hale, Shea Whigham and
Zero (Amazon Studios) – In a tiny Georgia town in 1977, a
motherless girl named Christmas Flint dreams of life beyond the
confines of her trailer-park home and hopes to make contact with
outer space. When Christmas learns that the winners of the annual
Birdie Scout Jamboree talent contest will be included on a recording
to be sent into space for posterity, she tries to join the local
Scouts troop. When she is rejected by the snobbish group of girls
and their uptight leader Miss Massey, Christmas rallies a group of
elementary-school outliers to start their own chapter. Troop Zero is
an endearing and magical tale of friendship and individuality.
Directed by Bert & Bertie and starring Viola Davis, Mckenna
Grace, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps, Charles Shotwell and Allison Janney.
& Response – 2018 was the worst year on record for
natural disasters. Code & Response takes us into the heart of
the aftermath of some of those disasters as we meet the first
responders who are supported by innovative technology. Follow four
coders from around the world (Japan, Puerto Rico, California, and
Mexico) to learn about why they are getting involved, as well as how
they are building technologies to help first responders save lives.
Directed by Austin Peck.
– Bruno is still mourning his wife’s passing when his
in-laws evict him from the home he and wife built together.
Unwilling to let his beloved home fall into disrepair, Bruno sneaks
back to the house and meets the new owner of the home, Marie.
Determined to be the only person to make any changes to the house he
built, Bruno poses as a local handyman and Marie hires him for
renovations. As the two begin work on the house, Bruno is forced to
face the reality that his wife is gone, and he learns to move on
from his grief. Directed by Hernán Jiménez and starring Aden
Young, Parker Posey, Ken Jeong, Beau Bridges and Jacki Weaver. World
the Vine – Mark, a downtrodden CEO, is experiencing an
ethical crisis at work. In an attempt to re-calibrate his moral
compass, he travels back to his hometown in rural Italy. He finds
newfound purpose by reviving his grandfather’s old vineyard,
offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future and
reconnecting with his family in the process. Combining magical
realism and Italian neorealism, and set against the backdrop of
Italian wine country, From the Vine is about returning to your roots
and redefining your life when you’re at the bottom of the barrel.
Directed by Sean Cisterna and starring Joe Pantoliano, Wendy
Crewson, Marco Leonardi, Paula Brancati and Tony Cisterna.
Chorus Deep South – In response to a wave of
discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states, the San Francisco
Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. The
tour brings a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities
and individuals confronting intolerance. What emerges is a less
divided America, where the lines that separate us in faith,
politics, and sexual identity are erased through the soaring power
of music, humanity, and a little drag. Directed by David Charles
Want My MTV – A nostalgic and thrilling ride, I Want My
MTV takes its audience back to the beginning, when the idea of a
television channel devoted to only videos seemed destined for
failure. The chronicling of this unique journey provides a peek into
how a team of young executives were tasked with growing this seed of
an idea, which would quickly flourish into a beloved and often
controversial cultural juggernaut. Features commentary from Sting,
Billy Idol, The Eurythmics, Jerry Cantrell, Pat Benatar, and more.
Directed by Patrick Waldrop and Tyler Measom, and starring Sting,
Billy Idol, Pat Benatar, Dee Snider, Norman Lear, The Eurythmics ,
Darryl McDaniel and Jerry Cantrell.
All Begins with a Song: The Story of the Nashville Songwriter
– It All Begins with a Song: The Story of the Nashville
Songwriter is a celebration of one of music’s most important
yet underrated forces: the songwriter. These songwriters have penned
melodies and lyrics for some of the biggest stars in the music
industry, yet few know their names. Pull back the curtain to reveal
the process of creating a successful song and learn more about the
origins of some of the world’s most iconic hits. Directed by
Anthony ‘Chusy’ Haney-Jardine.
Land of High Mountains – The Land of High Mountains is the
inspiring true story of the only pediatric hospital in Haiti. In a
country where one third of the population is under fourteen years of
age and foreign NGOs consistently come and go, Saint Damien
Pediatric Hospital has been providing life-saving healthcare to the
most vulnerable families for over thirty years. This is a powerful
account of the incredible people, both Haitian and foreign who,
despite encountering every conceivable obstacle, are working
together to create a brighter future for their patients and for
Haiti. Directed by Will Agee and starring Liferne Forestal, Phadoul
Amisial, Fr. Rick Frechette, Dr. Renee Alce, Dr. Jacqueline Gautier,
Fr. Enzo Del Brocco, Veline , Gaelle , Lourdy , Pierre Nadine,
Sainfleur Jean Israel, Marie Yolene, Vilaire Meralin and Christiana
Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound – Since the invention of
sound in films, sound designers have been influencing the landscape
of cinema. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound shines a
spotlight on the unsung heroes of sound design throughout cinematic
history. Through interviews with legendary directors and some of the
industry’s most-respected sound designers, we revisit film
classics that helped shape the way we listen to and experience films
today. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound reveals the hidden
impact of sound in cinema and how the auditory intake of a film
holds so much power over an individual’s experience of
storytelling. Directed by Midge Costin.
A Picture Story – In the 1970s, Martha Cooper was one of a
handful of photographers documenting the first vivid images of
graffiti appearing on New York City’s subway carriages. 20 years
later, she discovers that her book Subway Art has become one of the
most stolen books of all time – inspiring the spread of graffiti
around the globe and making Martha an unexpected icon of the street
art world. Now, at age 75, Martha must navigate her way through the
vastly changed culture of the modern world. Directed by Selina
Beautiful Stutter – After lifetimes of bullying,
isolation, and failed fluency training, witness the incredible
transformation of five kids who stutter when they enter a
groundbreaking program through SAY, The Stuttering Association. Over
the course of a year of events and workshops, these young people of
wildly different backgrounds experience SAY’s revolutionary
mantra: it’s okay to stutter. Directed by Ryan Gielen and starring
– Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words – How does a person
with three strikes against her rise to the highest court in the
land, the U.S. Supreme Court? RUTH – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own
Words tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg became
an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It also reveals both the
public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has
survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government
and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and
women’s rights. Directed by Freida Lee Mock and starring Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Goodwin Liu, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky,
Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, M.E.
Freeman, Lilly Ledbetter and Kathleen Peratis.
Three Drinkers Do Scotch Whisky – Packed full of humour,
personality, and flavour, The Three Drinkers do Scotch Whisky is a
drinks-focussed travelogue, where three friends embark on a road
trip through Scotland. From Dufftown and Islay to Elgin and Jura,
they journey through breath-taking landscapes, visiting iconic
distilleries and touching on Scottish culture, tourism and
traditional dishes you can’t even pronounce. This is whisky for a
new, global audience, from twenty-one to ninety-one. Directed by
David Agrawal. World Premiere
Competitions (previously announced)
Me an Avocado, Directed by Maria Mealla and starring
Bernardo Peña, Sarah Burkhalter, Molly Ratermann, Candace Roberts.
Awhile, Directed by Tim True and starring Anna Camp, Steven
Strait, and Joe Lo Truglio. World Premiere
Directed by Stephanie Turner and starring Glynn Turman, Darby
Stanchfield, Josh Stamberg, Daisy Prescott, and Stephanie Turner.
Grandma, Directed by Sasie Sealy and starring Tsai Chin,
Corey Ha, Michael Tow, Woody Fu, Yan Xi, Wai Ching Ho, and Clem
Nomads, Directed by Brandon Eric Kamin and starring Tika
Sumpter and Tate Donovan.
This Town, Directed by Ricky Tollman and starring Ben Platt,
Mena Massoud, Nina Dobrev, Damian Lewis, Jennifer Ehle, and Scott
Up, Falling Down, Directed by Matt Ratner and starring Billy
Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Eloise Mumford, Grace Gummer, Caitlin McGee,
David Castaneda, Debra Monk, and Jill Hennessy.
School, Directed by Li Dong and starring Celine Tsai,
Jonathan Keltz, Michelle Monteith, Mpho Koaho, Darrin Baker,
Jonathan Malen, Matthew Edison, and Vas Saranga. World Premiere
Am Human, Directed by Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby.
Day Jew, Directed by Aliza Rosen.
Directed by Liz Canning.
Pollinators, Directed by Peter Nelson.
Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion, Directed by Lisa Cortes and Farah
Story of Plastic, Directed by Deia Schlosberg.
Is My Home, Directed by Karl Nickoley.
Groomed, Directed by Rebecca Stern.
As You Are, Directed by Richard Wong.
Grass, Directed by Dawn Luebbe and Jocelyn DeBoer.
Directed by Ryan Daniel Dobson. World Premiere
Call, Directed by Gavin Michael Booth.
Directed by Takashi Doscher.
of Life, Directed by Liz Manashil.
Trouble, Directed by Dan Erickson.
Way You Look Tonight, Directed by John Cerrito.
Bread, Directed by Beth Elise Hawk.
Directed by Gab Taraboulsy.
to Tail, Directed by Jesse Zigelstein.
Fancy: Diana Kennedy, Directed by Elizabeth Carroll.
The Culinary Internship, Directed by Abby Ainsworth.
Taste of Sky, Directed by Michael Lei.
festival will also feature Short Film Programs with:
Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is a five-day celebration
that blends the art of film, food, and wine together. Discover the
best new independent films of the year, savor exquisite cuisine
paired with legendary wines, and create lasting memories found only
in the Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Film Festival is presented by
Cinema Napa Valley, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization
headquartered in Napa, California. Cinema Napa Valley’s mission is
to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by
presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education
and outreach programs. The Napa Valley Film Festival takes place
November 13-17, 2019. Visit napavalleyfilmfest.org for more
information on passes and festival events.
Sbrocco says, “I hope the show is a viewer’s virtual passport
Emmy– & James Beard Award-winning wine author and food
television host, Sbrocco’s job is to eat and drink the world…and
she does it with passion. On the series, Leslie’s ever-expanding
bucket list not only encourages viewers to spend 100 days visiting
remarkable places, but also to indulge in hundreds of palate-pleasing
classic eats to unexpected drinks, iconic attractions to undiscovered
treasures, viewers are taken on a virtual vacation in every
mouth-watering show as Leslie shares her knowledge and humorous take
on traveling the world with glass and fork in hand.
fun-loving journeys around the globe kick off this Fall with six
episodes, then another seven shows will begin airing in Spring of
2020. Each half-hour episode focuses on unique combinations of
drinks, dishes and destinations that are woven together in a fabric
of shared histories, cultural touchpoints, and fascinating people.
the inaugural season, Leslie ventures to Europe and pairs Austrian
sparkling wine, Sekt, with sausage at wurst stands in Vienna.
She journeys to Linz, Austria, to sip schnapps and make
Linzertorte. In Hungary, Leslie visits Tokaj’s centuries-old
caves where sweet wine was made for Hungarian royals. Back in
Budapest, she savors the flavors of goulash, hits hip ruin
bars, and tastes legendary elixirs. In Normandy, France, Leslie
imbibes liquid apple specialties —cider and Calvados
—and crafts classic Camembert cheese.
in the United States include learning tea-steeping etiquette in San
Francisco’s Chinatown with an 89-year-old master. Soaking in volcanic
mud baths in California’s quaint town of Calistoga where Leslie not
only dips in a toe, but dives in whole-heartedly. She strolls the
streets of Nevada’s Virginia City to drink in its eclectic history.
And, don’t forget Honky Tonk, whiskey and hot chicken in Nashville,
Tennessee, and Beauty, Biltmore, and Beer in Asheville, North
award-winning author, speaker, wine consultant, television host, and
founder of the new multi-media company, Thirsty Girl, Leslie
Sbrocco’s entertaining approach makes exploring wine, travel, and
first book, Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing and Sharing
Wine (William Morrow), has been excerpted by two national
magazines — Redbook and Family Circle — and won the
coveted Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year award. Her
second book, The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide, (William
Morrow) was released to wide acclaim and she is currently at work on
her third book, Adventures of a Thirsty Girl.
Tasting Notes columnist for Epicurious.com,
and contributor to numerous online and print publications, Sbrocco’s
monthly musings are enjoyed by thousands. Her work has been published
in outlets such as O, the Oprah magazine, Coastal Living, Woman’s
Day, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, and Santé.
to completing Wine for Women, Leslie was a columnist for
The New York Times online and Cooking with the Times and
General Manager/Co-founder of WineToday.com,
the wine site of The New York Times Company.
appearing on television as the wine expert for the cooking show
Seasonings, cable television’s On the Vine series,
CBS’s Evening Magazine, or in regular appearances on the
Today Show, Sbrocco’s humor and passion resonates with viewers.
Her television project as host of the PBS series Check, Please!
Bay Area won both the coveted James Beard award and three Emmy
awards. Sbrocco is also a featured judge on the PBS national series,
sought-after speaker, Sbrocco has spoken at events ranging from O
magazine‘s “Hi Gorgeous” tour to the American
Dietetic Association national convention. She has been the
keynote speaker at numerous wine events including the Boston Wine
Expo, SF Food.Wine. Chefs, Pinot Noir New Zealand, and the
Washington D.C. International Wine and Food show. Her
corporate clients have included RedPrairie, Cisco Systems, Optos,
Ketchum, Southern Wine and Spirits, Target, Jackson-Lewis, Vineyard
Bank, and Fleishman-Hillard.
has consulted for companies as varied as Harry & David,
the Kimpton Hotel Group and Virgin America Airlines.
She has also been a wine educator for Crystal Cruises and
Holland America Cruise Lines. Furthermore, Sbrocco is a
respected judge at a number of the largest wine competitions both
domestically and globally including the Concours Mondial and
the San Francisco and Los
Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competitions.
Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of
high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television
stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per
year and one-fourth of the top 100 highest-rated public television
titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent
documentaries, performance, news and current affairs programs,
dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. To
find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.
Days, Drinks, Dishes & Destinations is brought to you by
KQED Presents. KQED serves the people of Northern California
with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and
PBS affiliate based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most
listened-to public radio stations in the nation, one of the
highest-rated public television services and an award-winning
education program. A trusted news source and leader and innovator in
interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of
exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
show is made possible by the generous support of the following
family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways
offers unforgettable river cruises with 24 ships sailing Europe’s
Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch
and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and
Africa’s Chobe River. Led by experienced river cruise co-founders
Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its
innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”;
its wellness activities including a wide choice of included shore
excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active
traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table
specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and
soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
Cellars offers bold, complex and approachable wines for
drinking with family and friends. Sourced from vineyards across
California, Josh Cellars offers eight varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Rosé, Prosecco and
a red blend, “Legacy.” Josh Cellars wines are available at
Napa Valley is the official destination management
organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect
and enhance the region’s position as an attractive travel destination
and enhance its public image as a dynamic place to visit, live and
work. For additional information on the Napa Valley, or to plan your
Napa Valley experience, please explore VisitNapaValley.com
The Renowned Chef’s Collective Of Chefs To Reimagine Recipes And Partner With Elite Napa Wineries To Raise Funds For Children’s Museum Of Napa Valley
Chef Charlie Palmer announces American Fare, a celebration of American cuisine, will take place Monday, November 18 at Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel Napa. At American Fare, the Charlie Palmer Collective of chefs will each partner with top Napa Valley Cabernet producers to recreate recipes from Charlie Palmer’s American Fare cookbook. Guests will get to taste and judge who they think is best. Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will benefit the Children’s Museum of Napa Valley. Hotel packages and à la carte tickets are now available for purchase on american-fare.com.
than 30 years ago, I made a commitment to featuring regional American
ingredients at Aureole,”
said Chef Charlie Palmer. “Since
then, our collective’s footprint has expanded tremendously but my
dedication to the constant progression of domestic cuisine is
unwavering. I’m excited to see how this next generation of talented
chefs has reimagined my Progressive American recipes.”
feature sustainably raised, heritage breed, antibiotic-free pork,
beef, poultry and game courtesy of
a family-owned company dedicated to using humane, all-natural and
regenerative farming methods.
Lopez, Jr., Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Collins, Executive Pastry Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Romano, Executive Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
Kaufman, Executive Pastry Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
“Lalo” Saavedra, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Las
Grégoire, Executive Chef – Aureole Las Vegas
Mahoney, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Reno
Engel, Executive Chef – Aureole NY
Marulanda, Executive Chef – Upper Story/Crimson & Rye
Ferraro, Director of Culinary Concepts, Charlie Palmer Collective
Ellis, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak DC
Wineries & Additional Stations
November 18, 2019
| 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Archer Hotel Grand Salon
Charlie Palmer’s American Fare showcases the very best of food and
wine with American-inspired bites by the master chef along with
creations from the Charlie Palmer Collective, all paired with iconic
Napa Valley Cabernet wines. Guests will enjoy live music by Full
Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka*
November 18, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 p.m. | Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar
the American Fare experience with a VIP after party with hand-crafted
cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Mingle with Charlie
Palmer, guest chefs and winemakers with the best views in Napa.
party tickets must be purchased with an American Fare event ticket.
& Hotel Packages
A limited number of Archer Hotel Napa lodging packages are also available for purchase via american-fare.com
Lodging Package ($550)
Night Accommodations for Two in Deluxe King Guest Room
Tickets to Charlie Palmer’s American Fare Event
Tickets to American Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka
American Fare is sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Joyce Farms and Fiji. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit american-fare.com.
New Co-branded Products Will Be Added to Current Assortment of Premium Cocktail Mixes, Salts and Gift Sets
Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc., portfolio
of brands, announced today the launch of new premium glassware, bar
tools and entertaining accessories in partnership with Casamigos,
the award-winning, ultra-premium Tequila and Mezcal brand. The
new products are the latest additions to the co-branded collaboration
that launched earlier this summer with premium cocktail mixes, salts
and gift set.
Tequila and Mezcal was founded by longtime friends George
Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Discovery Land Company CEO &
founder Michael Meldman. Launched in 2013, these small batch,
ultra-premium tequilas are made from the finest hand-selected 100%
Blue Weber agaves grown in the rich red clay soil and cool climate of
Mexico’s Jalisco Highlands for a minimum of seven years. Casamigos
Blanco Tequila, rests for 2 months and is crisp and clean with a
long smooth finish. Casamigos Reposado Tequila, aged 7 months
in the finest American oak barrels, is soft, slightly oaky with a
medium to long smooth finish. Casamigos Añejo Tequila, aged
14 months in the finest American oak barrels, has a beautiful pure
and refined complex aroma with a lingering smooth finish.
in 2018, Casamigos Mezcal, made in Oaxaca, Mexico with 100%
Espadín Agaves, rests up to 2 months and is balanced, and
elegant with delicate notes of smoke leading to a long silky finish.
Casamigos bar tools, coasters and cocktail tray are designed
to reflect the Casamigos aesthetic. The collection is crafted from
hand-stitched leather with graphic embossing, gunmetal-iron finishes
and rustic wood detailing. Each piece is made with thoughtful detail,
including a cocktail tray that comes with a removable marble slab,
and glassware crafted out hand cut, machine-blown glass with sleek
Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal co-founderRande Gerber, who
took a very hands-on approach to the project, the collaboration felt
natural: “Design is very personal for me. I wanted to create a
line of glassware and bar tools that I would want to use and feel
good in your hand. Everything from the shaker to the coasters are
what I want at my bar.”
exclusive, co-branded cocktail mixes have quickly become best-sellers
and the new additions to our assortment help our customers craft the
perfect Casamigos cocktail,” said Williams Sonoma President,
Ryan Ross. “I know our customers and fans of Casamigos will
enjoy our collaboration on glassware, bar tools and entertaining
pieces as much as I do.”
Casamigos for Williams Sonoma collection includes:
Double Old Fashioned Glass, $14.95 each
Highball Glass, $16.95 each
Margarita Glass, $19.95 each
Shot Glass, $9.95 each
Shaker, $49.95 each
Bar Tool Set, $99.95 each
Bar Tool Set with Shaker, $149.95 each
Coasters Set of Four with Holder, $59.95 each
Ice Bucket, $149.95 each
Pitcher, $99.95 each
Tray, $149.95 each
addition to the launch of the new bar tools, glassware and
entertaining pieces, Williams Sonoma and Casamigos recently unveiled
a new Pumpkin Spice seasonal cocktail mix. The Fall flavor is
the latest addition to the co-branded cocktail mixes which include
Ginger Lime Mule, Grapefruit Orange Paloma, Signature
Margarita and Blackberry Basil Smash. The premium cocktail
mixes are handcrafted in small batches and designed to be enjoyed
simply by adding Casamigos Tequila or Mezcal and ice. Each mix is
25.4 fl. oz. (approx. 8 servings) and retails for $18.95 each.
Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal has garnered the highest accolades from the spirit industry’s most well-respected authority figures. The Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal family is available throughout the United States, UK, Canada, Australia and expanding worldwide. Casamigos Tequila 40% Alc./Vol. Casamigos Mezcal, 40% Alc./Vol. For more information please visit http://www.casamigos.com. Follow us on social media @casamigos. ENJOY RESPONSIBLY Imported by Casamigos Spirits Company, Manhasset, NY.
This year’s assortment includes: celebrity-designed water bottles from Pottery Barn Teen; playful ornaments inspired by patients’ artwork and a special edition Anywhere Chair® from Pottery Barn Kids; a ceramic catchall and whimsical ornaments from Pottery Barn; keepsake ornaments and totes from Mark & Graham; double-sided knit and faux fur throws from West Elm; as well as a mug set, spatulas and chocolate confections featuring patients’ artwork from Williams Sonoma.
“We are incredibly grateful for the imaginative and meaningful ways Williams-Sonoma, Inc. creates opportunities for people of all generations to engage in the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, especially around the holiday season,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “By introducing ornaments inspired by St. Jude patient artwork, designing beautiful gifts, and inviting celebrity friends to create items as well, the brands are helping raise critical funds and awareness for St. Jude to fulfill its mission: Finding cures. Saving children.”
Inc. has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since
2005 through various fundraising efforts.
“Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a proud partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is honored to have helped in its lifesaving mission for the past 15 years,” said Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and employees we have raised more than $47 million since 2005, and we look forward to continuing to support the hospital in its tireless efforts with the launch of these exclusive holiday collections.”
of each brand’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital assortment
is listed below:
Barn Teen releases
special edition water bottles featuring one-of-a-kind artwork by
Olympic medal freeskier and actor Gus
actor and singer Cody
singer and songwriter Austin
Olympic Gold medal gymnast Laurie
and actress and entrepreneur Genevieve
The celebrity artwork includes song lyrics (Cody Simpson),
out-of-this world graphics (Genevieve Hannelius), a simplistic and
serene nod to nature (Austin Mahone) as well as personal mantras
such as “Be Kind” (Laurie Hernandez) and “Be True” (Gus
Kenworthy). Twenty-five percent of the purchase price from each
water bottle sale will directly benefit St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Barn Kids introduces
four new ornaments inspired by artwork from patients at St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s playful felt ornaments
include a colorful sequined rainbow fish, an animated pine tree,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. Pottery Barn Kids is
also releasing a special edition Anywhere
benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The
St. Jude Peanut Bear Cozy Sherpa Anywhere Chair®
is GREENGUARD Gold Certified and the perfect cozy kid-size chair for
reading, relaxing or snuggling. Fifty percent of the purchase price
from the ornaments and twenty-five percent of the purchase price of
the Anywhere Chair® will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s
a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, including two holiday ornaments and a ceramic catchall
featuring the word “LOVE” written in nostalgic green and red
plaid lettering. The holiday ornaments are both Fair Trade Certified
and include a St.
Jude teddy bear wearing
a cozy hat and scarf, as well as a whimsical pair of felt reindeer
holding a heart. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will
directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
& Graham debuts
holiday ornaments with personalization options designed to become
forever keepsakes. An inscription, such as a date, or a child’s
name can be engraved on the timeless boy or girl silhouette
ornaments, which are available in gold or silver-plating.
Additionally, Mark & Graham will offer a 100% cotton canvas
totes bearing the same timeless boy or girl silhouette and a child’s
name. Free gift wrapping is included. Twenty percent of the purchase
price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
two special edition,
double-sided knit and faux fur throws
benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each
St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw
offers style and comfort, and is certified healthy for you and the
environment through Oeko-Tex® textile certification. The
West Elm St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw is
available in Natural Canvas and Heathered Pewter. Fifty percent of
the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s
a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital including spatulas, a mug and chocolate confections. The
Jude Spatulas for Williams Sonoma
feature festive holiday designs inspired by artwork created by St.
Jude patients. The set of four St.
Jude Gold Heart Mugs
features a gleaming heart created from real gold. The St.
Jude Chocolate Thins
are prepared directly on the celebrated Poundbury
Estate by British Master chocolatier House of Dorchester and
the paper wrappers feature original drawings by the young patients
of St. Jude. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will directly
benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world
understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other
life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures.
Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to
children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the
overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than
80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude
won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares
the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means
doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save
thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude
for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family
should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude
mission by visiting stjude.org,
Refreshing apple liqueur crafted with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey available now
At 70 Proof, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple Features A Perfect Blend Of Green Apples Enhanced By The Sweet Bold Notes Of Jack.
Jack Daniel Distillery introduces Jack Daniel’s Tennessee
Apple, a blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with
finely crafted apple liqueur. The newest member of the Jack Daniel’s
family launches nationally this month.
Daniel’s Tennessee Apple is crafted from Jack Daniel’s
Tennessee Whiskey, charcoal mellowed and matured in new American
oak barrels, and apple liqueur made from the highest quality
ingredients to deliver a delicious Jack Daniel’s experience. Jack
Apple is a deliciously smooth and refreshing apple-flavored whiskey
that’s uniquely Jack.
Jack was known for being an innovator and always exploring how to do
things differently, including adding different flavors and
ingredients,” said Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff
Arnett. “Tennessee Apple couples the character of our Jack
Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with the taste of crisp, green apples.
It’s like a freshly picked apple in a glass of Jack.”
Daniel’s Tennessee Apple is
nationally available now in 50 ml, 375 ml, 750 ml and 1-liter
bottle sizes with a suggested retail price of $26.99 for 750 ml.
For the fourth consecutive year, iconic Napa Valley winery Sterling Vineyards, known for its ‘Always Polished, Never Dull‘ lifestyle, returns to television’s most anticipated night as the Official Wine of the 71st Emmy® Awards Season.
Following the live telecast of the 71st Emmy Awards on Sunday evening, September 22, 2019, Sterling Vineyards will invite Emmy nominees, presenters and members of the Television Academy to toast with their award-winning wines at the Television Academy’s official after-party, the Governors Ball. The evening will feature a taste of the 2015 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon, launched to retailers across the country last November. The Cabernet, among the finest from Napa Valley, is the winery’s newest expression of the depth, precision and intensity that is unique to the region, a testament to the craftsmanship of winemaker Harry Hansen and the winery’s tradition of producing outstanding, varietally focused wines. Chosen by the Television Academy Governors Ball Committee to showcase with the night’s menu from acclaimed Chef Joachim Splichal and Patina Catering, Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon will be served alongside the 2017 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnayand 2016 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, paired with dishes including Paella Valenciana, Yellowfin Sashimi, Candy Striped Beet Poke, and Hand-Carved Grass-fed Tenderloin of Beef.
Sterling Vineyards will also gift a special limited-edition, personalized bottle of the 2015 Sterling Vineyards Iridium Cabernet Sauvignonto each Emmy Award winner as they await their Emmy statuette in the Governors Ball Winner’s Circle. 2015 is just the second vintage of the winery’s premier luxury Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, named appropriately for one of the rarest elements on earth. Made in only the very best vintages with the finest and most intense expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Iridium is the pinnacle of winemaking perfection. Emmy winners who enter the Winner’s Circle will have the exclusive chance to enjoy a glass of this special wine, as they are invited to raise a glass while their Emmy statuettes are personalized.
“Sterling Vineyards is honored to share in the recognition of television excellence and outstanding creative talent, and we look forward to toasting this year’s Emmys winners with these exceptional wines,” shares Senior Vice President of Marketing at Treasury Wine Estates, Brett Scallan. “This year in particular, marks the end of some of television’s most esteemed series such as Game of Thrones, Empire, Veep, and The Big Bang Theory, making the evening even more special and giving us all the more reason to raise a glass in their honor.”
The 71st Emmy Awards will telecast live on FOX from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT. The Governors Ball will take place at the adjacent L.A. LIVE Event Deck immediately following the telecast.
Inspired By The Warmth Of Seville Orange Groves, Tanqueray Sevilla Orange Offers Delicious, Bittersweet Flavor to The Signature TANQUERAY Four-times London Dry Gin
Tanqueray, widely-known as the world’s most celebrated gin, has released Tanqueray Sevilla Orange. Launched in select Florida markets this summer, the new flavor epitomizes sunshine in a glass with its bittersweet orange taste and warm hints of spice. Known for its iconic green bottle and red emblem, TANQUERAY London Dry Gin is one of the world’s most award-winning gins, with a portfolio that includes TANQUERAY London Dry Gin, TANQUERAY No. TEN Gin, TANQUERAY Rangpur Gin and TANQUERAY Sterling Vodka.
Tanqueray Sevilla Orange is created by infusing the brand’s four-times distilled classic London Dry gin with the essence of orange. Tanqueray has been making world-class gin for over 185 years. Founder Charles Tanqueray had a pioneering spirit and an obsession with creating the world’s finest gin. In this pursuit, he sourced botanicals from all around the world and created over 300 recipes. Charles Tanqueray once captured the sun-soaked taste of Seville orange groves in a recipe during the nineteenth century. His archival recipe inspired the creation of this new liquid. Tanqueray Sevilla Orange is an ideal complement for bright, fresh cocktails like Negronis, Sevilla Orange Spritz, Sevilla Orange & Tonic and more.
are thrilled to introduce Tanqueray Sevilla Orange into the U.S.
market just in time for summer. This vibrant flavor innovation is
perfectly crafted for bartenders and consumers to enjoy at sundown
and anytime in between,” said Christina
Choi, Senior Vice President of Gin at DIAGEO North America.
“We encourage them to enjoy and serve Sevilla Orange
responsibly as we remind spirits drinkers that gin is officially in.”
celebrate the launch and bring Tanqueray Sevilla Orange to life, the
brand has unveiled a mural in Miami’s Wynwood
Art District located at the corner of
NW 5th Ave + NW
27th (2701 NW 5th
Ave), encouraging consumers to take snapshots of the artwork
and try Florida’s new orange. If you’re planning to check out
Wynwood’s latest exhibit, Tanqueray invites you to stop by the local
restaurants currently serving Tanqueray
Sevilla Orange in the Wynwood neighbourhood: Beaker
& Gray and
Three. Tanqueray Sevilla Orange can also be enjoyed in Orlando
at local bars Celine
artist and Miami local Nicole
Salgar said, “Working with Tanqueray Sevilla Orange
was an exciting experience. Their team did a great job of capturing
the Miami feel with this mural, and it was a very fun challenge for
me to execute. The Wynwood Arts District is a perfect setting for
this mural, as it is a Miami landmark of public art and culture!“
introduced in Europe in September 2018, Tanqueray Sevilla Orange is
now available in one Liter bottles at select accounts in Orlando and
Miami. 750ml bottles will also be available this October 2019.
U.S./New York-based Condé Nast and London-based Condé Nast International Are Integrated as One Global Team. New Consumer Marketing Function to Bring Focus on Direct-to-Consumer Efforts With Unified Commercial Team to Better Serve Global Clients’ Holistic Needs
New Leadership Structure is Expected to Help Further Turn the Financial Ship Around As Company Moves Beyond Closing and Selling Off Magazine Titles, Layoffs and Consolidation of Workforce Across All Titles
Long expected, Condé Nast yesterday appointed a new global leadership team designed to accelerate the company’s evolution into a 21st-century media company. The new organizational structure, which combines Condé Nast and Condé Nast International into a unified global team, was created with several guiding principles in mind, including the preservation of local editorial voice and authority, an enhanced focus on the consumer, unification of the company’s ad and commercial sales functions to reflect clients’ local and global needs and the development of new ways to share capabilities and best practices across the company.
Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair, and Wired, among many others. The company’s award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month. The company is headquartered in London and New Yorkand operates in 32 markets worldwide including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S., with local license partners across the globe. Launched in 2011, Condé Nast Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution studio that creates programming across film, television, social and digital video and virtual reality.
“One of my top priorities has been to define our organizational structure so that we can take full advantage of our unique growth opportunities and exceptional content around the world,” said the recently-appointed CEO of Condé Nast, RogerLynch “I’m confident that our new global structure will better enable us to collaborate across teams and markets and, ultimately, deliver unparalleled experiences for our consumers and clients.“
new structure is as follows:
Global Content Functions:: Anna Wintour, U.S. Artistic Director, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S. and (newly-appointed) Global Content Advisor, will continue in her role as U.S. Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S., and will add Global Content Advisor and oversight of Vogue International to her responsibilities. In her expanded role, Wintour will advise the executive leadership team on global content opportunities and act as a resource to editors-in-chief and editorial talent worldwide.
Oren Katzeff, President of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), will expand the company’s digital video, film and television operations to create best-in-class video content experiences for audiences worldwide. The company has been increasing its focus on video content and currently generates 1.1 billion video views per month. Under Oren’s leadership, CNE will now be the core of our global network of video teams, supporting the growth of our video businesses in all markets.
David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief of The New Yorker, will also continue to report directly to Lynch.
Global Operations Organization: Wolfgang Blau, President, International & Chief Operating Officer will oversee all non-U.S. markets, as well as selected global strategic functions, including Product & Technology, Data, Licensing, Global Editorial Operations, Business Development, and Delivery & Business Transformation. This organization will ensure day-to-day operational excellence and capability sharing across the business.
Global Commercial Organization: Pamela Drucker Mann, Global Chief Revenue Officer & President, U.S. Revenue, will lead a new global revenue organization that brings together the company’s U.S. and international ad sales, creative and agency, B2B marketing and client service capabilities. Jamie Jouning, promoted to Chief Client Officer, will report to Drucker Mann and oversee key global accounts, multi-market deals, and central digital ad operations. Drucker Mann will define ad sales and ad product strategies globally, and work closely with Jamie and the central team and commercial leads in the company’s worldwide markets to drive overall ad, agency, and B2B revenue and share best practices.
Consumer Marketing Organization: Condé Nast is creating a new consumer marketing organization that will be led by a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and will bring added focus to the company’s direct-to-consumer efforts. As the company expands its consumer offerings, this team will be charged with developing best-in-class capabilities and consistency across consumer experiences on every platform. The team will also be responsible for consumer revenue, with a core focus on subscriptions and memberships. In addition, the team will have responsibility for global brand management, consumer research, and insights and global audience development, ensuring a data-driven approach to the company’s efforts. The search for a CMO to lead this new organization will begin immediately.
Corporate Functions: The company is also globalizing its three corporate functions to leverage skills, expertise and standardize processes and best practices: People, Finance and Communications. The company will begin an immediate search and selection process for these and other open roles. Until new leaders are identified, teams will maintain their existing reporting lines and responsibilities.
bringing added focus to our direct-to-consumer efforts and will build
a new consumer marketing function that will be charged with
developing best-in-class subscription and membership capabilities,
and maintaining the authenticity of our iconic global brands,”
Lynch continued. “And by transforming our sales organization
into a unified global team, Condé Nast will be better positioned to
serve the holistic needs of our clients around the world and make it
easier for them to do business with us.“
new structure and appointments take effect immediately.
International Beer, Wine, and Liquor Delivery Company Toasts the Holidays with a Cyber Monday Deal
DrinkableGifts.com, the world’s premier online beer, wine, and liquor delivery company is proud to kick off the holiday season with a Cyber Monday sale worth having a drink for. Delivering alcohol and spirits everywhere in the globe it’s legal in just a few days, its customer service team are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you send the perfect Drinkable Gift to more than 175 countries.
Corporate customers can send their favorite cocktail gifts to colleagues, partners, and VIPs, including the signature Long Island Iced Tea Gift Set.
The exciting liquor gift basket company has already been quick to please customers and make a lasting impression. Eager to keep up that momentum, Drinkable Gifts is taking advantage of Cyber Monday to the fullest by announcing its sales early. On Cyber Monday customers will be able to save $27 USD on any order. That makes reaching for the top shelf bottle even easier! Customers who have been waiting to order a special bottle of someone’s favorite spirit won’t get a better chance than November 26th.
DrinkableGifts.com is also pleased to announce some extra goodies for corporate clients, too. Their bulk order form makes ordering 3 to 300 gifts quick and easy. This year, it’s even better. Customers with bulk orders will enjoy deep discounts based on volume, and we hear a little haggling is encouraged. Customers can look forward to impressing friends, family, or business partners with a wide selection of spirited gifts, even if they’re in other countries.
Customers will also be thrilled to know that they can get help with picking out gifts, even if they don’t want to talk to a person. Drinkable Gifts has a new gift selection tool: the Gift Wizard, that helps customers narrow down gifts. Customers can search by budget, type of gift, location, even what the gift is for! From beer baskets for sharing to deluxe champagne hampers for one, this tool sifts through them all with ease.
To be ready for the holidays, Drinkable Gifts has brought on extra customer service agents to make it even easier to chat with, e-mail, or talk to someone. The team is available 24/7 to make sure every order goes as smoothly as possible, and to answer any questions customers have. You can learn more at www.drinkablegifts.com.
The 2018 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino &Acqua Panna, was announced at an awards ceremony at Wynn Palace, Macau. Now in its sixth year, the 2018 edition includes eight new entries.
The list is created from the votes of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia. For the 2018 edition, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is once again working with professional services consultancy Deloitte as its official independent adjudication partner. To see more details on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants voting process, visit http://www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/our-manifesto.html
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list is published by William Reed Business Media, which also publishes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, launched in 2002, and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, launched in September 2013. William Reed Business Media is entirely responsible for the organization of the awards, the voting system, and the list.
The winning chefs and restaurateurs celebrate at sixth annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, at Wynn Palace, Macau.
Gaggan in Bangkok claims the No.1 spot for a fourth year, retaining the dual titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and The Best Restaurant in Thailand.
The 2018 edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list includes Bangkok newcomer Paste (No.31), headed by Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun, who is also named elit® Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018.
Den (No.2) earns the title of The Best Restaurant in Japan while La Cime in Osaka debuts at No.17, earning the Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Aspire Lifestyles. Acclaimed Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa is this year’s recipient of the peer-voted Chefs’ Choice Award, sponsored by Estrella Damm.
L’Effervescence (No.20) in Tokyo won the inaugural Sustainable Restaurant Award in Asia, presented to the restaurant with the highest environmental rating, as determined by audit partner the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Singapore claims seven entries on the 2018 list with Odette (No.5) named The Best Restaurant in Singapore.Continue reading →
After a year of driving growth in the cocktail mix category, Cocktail Artist expands its footprint to fifteen premium mixes and ingredients that inspire home bartenders everywhere to make the glass their canvas
Cocktail Artist®, an innovative brand of premium cocktail mixes and bar ingredients, celebrates its one-year anniversary this month with the release of seven new products, crafted by award-winning mixologists from across America and the Bahamas. Starting in March 2018, all fifteen Cocktail Artist mixes and bar ingredients, including seven new ones, will be available nationwide in Walmart stores, and shortly thereafter, in supermarket chains across the country.
Cocktail Artist® is shaking up the cocktail mix category with fifteen essential mixes and bar ingredients that are designed in collaboration with award-winning mixologists, whose premium products help demystify the art of mixology, so anyone can mix perfectly balanced craft cocktails at home. After a year of driving growth in the cocktail mix category at one of the nation’s largest retailers, the Cocktail Artist family now touts 15 products, including category mainstays Margarita Mix and Bloody Mary Mix, available nationwide.
Cocktail Artist has invigorated the cocktail mix category with its high-quality standards: eliminating high fructose corn syrup and unnecessary artificial ingredients; using natural cane sugar and fruit juices; and developing perfectly balanced flavor profiles in collaboration with renowned mixologists and cocktail tastemakers. The mixes and ingredients are packaged in artfully designed bottles that elevate the aesthetic of any home bar, and are available at an accessible price point.
Cocktail Artist® Launches Seven New Mixologist-Crafted Cocktail Mixes and Bar Ingredients
The seven new Cocktail Artists and their curated mixes and bar ingredients include:
Skyy John (Los Angeles, CA; Host and Creator of Tipsy Bartender, top cocktail social media influencer with 27 million followers): Margarita Mix
“I want to help people make delicious cocktails easily—and have fun with it,” said Skyy John. “My Cocktail Artist Margarita Mix is made with the very best ingredients, meaning there’s no high fructose corn syrup, just pure cane sugar and natural fruit juices. It’s so smooth that you can enjoy it on its own or with spirits, from tequila to rum or vodka. It is so versatile and perfectly balanced, you can’t beat it!“
Carla Rivera (Miami, FL; Secretary of Miami’s Chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild; Top 15 Finalist at the Diageo World Class Cocktail Competition, 2014): Piña Colada Mix
“Piña Colada was invented in Puerto Rico, and I like to tell people that while my ethnicity is Puerto Rican, my blood type is Piña Colada,” explained mixologist Carla Rivera. “My Cocktail Artist Piña Colada Mix is a great substitute for the classic recipe used at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan.”Continue reading →
Bostonians Can Immerse Themselves In Icelandic Culture During This Four-Day Festival Of Icelandic Food, Cocktails, Music, Film And Art.
Acclaimed Cultural Festival ‘Taste of Iceland’ Returns to Boston March 8-11
Taste of Iceland, an annual festival that celebrates Iceland’s vibrant culture, returns to Boston with a series of events March 8-11, 2018. Over the past nine years, Taste of Iceland in Boston has featured some of the best names in Icelandic food, music, art and more. The four-day festival, presented by Iceland Naturally, gives Bostonians the chance to experience the country’s pure culture through a variety of (mostly free!) events.
Schedule of Events
March 8 -11: Icelandic Menu at Townsman
March 8 – 11: Icelandic Cocktail Menu at Beat Brasserie
March 9: Reykjavik Calling Concert at Paradise Rock Club (FREE)
March 10: Discussion of Iceland’s Thriving Design and Architectural Scene at BSA Space (FREE)
March 11: Icelandic Short Film Festival at The Brattle Theatre (FREE)
Chef Halldórsson has won multiple culinary awards, including two silver medals and a bronze medal at the 2016 Culinary Olympics. Chef Jennings was named one of the 40 Under 40 Big Thinkers in the food industry by Food & Wine and was a finalist for James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Northeast award numerous times.
Icelandic Cocktails at Beat Brasserie March 8-11 | 4PM – 1AM | Beat Brasserie| 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 Experience traditional Icelandic cocktails with the Taste of Iceland cocktail menu at Beat Brasserie! Created and mixed by Brennivin cocktail championTeitur Ridderman Schiöthand Beat Brasserie’s Doug Capozzoli, the unique cocktails feature famed Icelandic spirits Reyka Vodkaand Brennivin. One of Iceland’s premier bartenders, Schiöth currently manages Pablo Discobar, a lively gathering place in Reykjavik. Capozzoli established himself as one of Boston’s best up and coming young bartenders while working in 5-star hotels before making the move to Beat Brasserie in 2015. Stop by Beat Brasserie March 8-11 to try these mouthwatering handcrafted cocktails! RSVP on Facebook.
Reykjavik Calling Concert at Paradise Rock Club March 9 | Doors at 7PM, Show at 8PM | Paradise Rock Club| 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
The free annual Reykjavik Calling concert, sponsored byWERS, returns to Boston on Friday, March 9 – this time at Paradise Rock Club! One of Boston’s most anticipated international concerts of the year, 2018’s lineup features Icelandic artists JFDR, whose first, full-length album was co-produced by Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, and Tom Waits; andSturla Atlas, one of Iceland’s most exciting new acts who will be playing his first U.S. show at Taste of Iceland in Boston. The Icelandic bands will be joined byAir Traffic Controller, a Boston-based indie pop band with an eclectic song catalog and category-defying organic/electronic sound. Admission is free and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 18+. RSVP on Facebook.
Iceland Design Center Presents: ‘Iceland’s Thriving Design and Architectural Scene’ at BSA Space March 10 | BSA Space’s Pearl Street Room | 12-2PM | 290 Congress St., Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210
Discuss the current state of design in Iceland and learn more about the country’s premier design event,DesignMarch, at this luncheon. Participants will hear fromHalla Helgadóttir, award-winning designer and Managing Director of the Iceland Design Centre, and enjoy food, drinks, and networking. This free event will look at how the designer-driven community in Iceland has enabled Icelandic design and architecture to emerge on the international stage and solidify its place in the world. Design and art lovers alike should RSVP on Facebookfor this event; admission is free and will be granted on a first-come, first served basis!
Shortfish: Iceland’s Premier Short Film Festival at the Brattle Theatre March 11 | 1PM | The Brattle Theatre| 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Enjoy an afternoon of Icelandic short films at The Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. The screening will feature six short filmsfrom the 2017 Shortfishcompetition (the short film division of Iceland’s premier film festival, Stockfish). The program will run approximately 90 minutes. There are no age restrictions on these films, however, they are not recommended for children. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; program starts at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP on Facebook.
If all this talk about Iceland has you wanting to make your own trip to the land of fire and ice, Icelandairoffers more nonstop flights from North America than ever before, including daily flights out of Boston-Logan. The airline’s updated fleet features more legroom, in-flight entertainment, and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi. Visit Icelandair.comto book your flight today.
The Country Star, Culinary Host, and Lifestyle Expert Expands Food Collaboration with Williams Sonoma in Time for Holiday Season
Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands announced the launch of Christmas in a Cup, the latest addition to the food collaboration between the company and Trisha Yearwood. The country star, television host, and three-time New York Times bestselling cookbook author took to her Facebook page to share today’s news (see videohere). Yearwood, whose home and lifestyle empire continues to grow, has been collaborating with Williams Sonoma since April 2017 when an original assortment of five food products launched. (The Williams Sonoma and Trisha’s Kitchen collaboration is available at all Williams Sonoma retail locations and online at http://www.williams-sonoma.com/trisha.)
Yearwood has developed a growing lifestyle empire in recent years. The Trisha Yearwood Home Collection encompasses three New York Times Bestselling cookbooks, cookware, furniture, home accessories, area rugs and the newly launched fragrance, Trisha Yearwood. Each Saturday morning, Yearwood’s Emmy-Award winning Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on the Food Network is kicked off by her Facebook Live “pre-show,” T’s Coffee Talk. Both programs have become a weekly hang with Trisha, her friends, and family in a relaxed environment with great food, conversation, and coffee.
Trisha Yearwood Christmas in a Cup available at Williams Sonoma (Photo: Business Wire)
The collaboration between Williams Sonoma and Trisha’s Kitchen is focused on bringing Trisha’s cherished family recipes and entertaining style to life. Trisha’s signature cocktail mix, Summer in a Cup has become wildly popular amongst both Williams Sonoma customers and Yearwood fans. The Summer in a Cup cocktail mix re-creates a breezy drink invented by a dear friend of Trisha’s, on a hot summer day at her home in Oklahoma and the new Christmas in a Cup mix celebrates the flavors of the holidays for a refreshing beverage that’s destined to become a new holiday tradition.
“A specialty cocktail is one of my favorite ways to share my holiday spirit. For a fun riff on my ‘Summer in a Cup’ cocktail, I’m starting a new tradition with a Christmas concoction that’s sure to make the season bright,” said Yearwood. “This merry mixer is great for parties because you can pair it with everyone’s favorite beverage —from vodka or sparkling wine to bubbly mineral water.”
Trisha Yearwood Christmas in a Cup available at Williams Sonoma (Photo: Business Wire)
The Williams Sonoma and Trisha’s Kitchen collaboration now includes six exclusive food products:
Christmas In A Cup: A vibrant combination of ruby red pomegranate and cranberry juices blended with tangerine and lime. Simply add vodka or another favorite spirit, from gin or sparkling wine to bubbly water, for a refreshing winter cocktail. 25.4 oz. / $16.95
Summer In A Cup Tropical Cocktail Mix: A favorite summertime tradition offering a bright, sunny blend of tangerine, cherry and pineapple juices. 25.4 oz. / $16.95
Unfried Chicken Seasoning Kit: Bake up a healthier version of Southern fried chicken with this blend of whole-wheat panko, Parmesan, and spicy-sweet herbs. 6.6 oz. / $9.95
Biscuit Mix: Whip up a batch of flaky, irresistibly light buttermilk biscuits. Just add buttermilk, cut into rounds and bake. 14.8 oz. (makes 12 biscuits) / $9.95
Apple BBQ Sauce: Made with sweet apple puree, tangy cider vinegar, molasses, chilies, and spices. 19.5 oz. / $12.95Continue reading →
Fourteen Premier Chefs And Bar Experts To Serve On Culinary Advisory Board
Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, is proud to announce the members of its 2017 Chefs’ Collective, featuring fourteen chefs and bar experts selected to serve as brand advisors. Each member of the diverse group was selected for being an innovator in his or her field and someone who is redefining the culinary landscape. These newly inducted members come from notable restaurants and bars in the US and Canada and will provide culinary insights, feedback on product development, testing, testimonials, exclusive content and new recipes.
The Williams Sonoma Chefs’ Collective began in 2015 as a culinary advisory board of top chefs from notable restaurants and eateries in North America. The members of the Williams Sonoma Chefs’ Collective partner with the brand as culinary ambassadors for product launches, new store openings, product development initiatives, cooking events and classes and company culture.
Williams Sonoma’s 2017 Chefs’ Collective members are as follows:
Jeremiah Stone and
Matt Bolus, Executive Chef, 404 Kitchen, Nashville, TN: Matt Bolus is the Executive Chef of 404 Kitchen, in Nashville, TN. Bolus has been awarded the title of Best Restaurant in Nashville by Eater Nashville, Best New Restaurant in the South by Southern Living and Writer’s Choice for Best Restaurant by Nashville Scene. He was named to the 25 Best Restaurant List by Thrillist and The Tennessean, and was named one of the Best Whiskey Bars in America by Travel + Leisure. Bolus has appeared on the Bravo Cooking Series, Recipe for Deception, has been a co-host on Little Chef Big Chef Nashville and was a 2014 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant.
Katie Button, Executive Chef/Owner of Heirloom Hospitality Group, Cúrate and Nightbell, Asheville, NC: Katie Button is the executive chef and owner of Heirloom Hospitality Group and restaurants Cúrate and Nightbell in Asheville, NC. She was a 2012-2013 James Beard Rising Star semifinalist, a 2014 James Beard Rising Star nominee and a 2015 semi-finalist for the James Beard Best Chef: Southeast Award. In 2015, she was also named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs. Button hosted the international TV series “The Best Chefs in the World” and is the author of CÚRATE: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen. She has an eco-friendly approach, is Living Wage Certified, and is an active member of the Chef Action Network.
Ashley Christensen, Chef/Proprietor, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey, Bridge Club, Chuck’s, Death & Taxes, Fox Liquor Bar, Poole’s Diner, Raleigh, NC: Ashley Christensen is the Chef and Proprietor of Beasley’s Chicken + Honey, Bridge Club, Chuck’s, Death & Taxes, Fox Liquor Bar, and Poole’s Diner, in Raleigh, NC. Christensen has been featured in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, The New York Times, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun and has appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef America and MSNBC’s Your Business. She won the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast and is the author of Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner.
Derek Dammann, Chef/Owner, Maison Publique, Montreal, QC: Derek Dammann is the Chef and Owner of Maison Publique, in Montreal, QC. He owns Maison Publique with Jamie Oliver, who he trained under while in London. Dammann was a featured Judge on Top Chef Canada and is a founding member of the Northern Chefs’ Alliance and is the author of True North, an award winning cookbook on Canadian Cuisine that features a foreword by Jamie Oliver. Maison Publique was nominated by Conde Nast Traveler as Montreal’s Best Restaurant.
Deuki Hong, Owner, Deuki Hong Hospitality Group, Executive Chef, Sunday Bird, San Francisco, CA: Deuki Hong is the owner of Deuki Hong Hospitality Group and the Executive Chef of Sunday Bird, in San Francisco, CA. Hong began cooking at age of 15 for Aaron Sanchez at Centrico where he first honed his culinary skills. He was named the 2015 Eater Young Gun, to the Zagat 30 Under 30 and Forbes 30 under 30. He is the former chef at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, Momofuku, and Jean-George and is a Co-Author of Koreatown: A Cookbook.
Brandon Jew, Executive Chef/Owner, Mister Jiu’s, San Francisco, CA: Brandon Jew is the Executive Chef and Owner of Mister Jiu’s, a contemporary Chinese American restaurant in San Francisco Chinatown. Jew trained in Italy and Shanghai before long stints under Judy Rodgers of Zuni Cafe and Michael Tusk of Quince. Jew was the opening chef of the James Beard-nominated Bar Agricole before opening Mister Jiu’s. At Mister Jiu’s he was awarded San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year, received one Michelin star and was named one of 2017’s Bon Appetit Top 50. Jew has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vice Munchies and PBS Mind of a Chef.
Gavin Kaysen, Chef/Owner, Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis, MN and Bellecour, Wayzata, MN: Gavin Kaysen is the Chef and Owner of the award-winning Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis, MN and recently-opened Bellecour in Wayzata, MN. He was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs in 2007 and won the 2008 James Beard Foundation Rising Star Award. As active Vice President of the ment’or BKB Foundation, a non-profit that selects, trains, and sends Team USA to compete in the Bocuse d’Or, he contributed significantly to the team’s successes in 2015 and 2017. He has competed on Food Network’s Next Iron Chef and Iron Chef America. His first restaurant, Spoon and Stable, was a 2015 James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant Nominee.
Joshua McFadden, Executive Chef/Owner, Ava Gene’s, Founding Partner, Tusk, Consulting Chef, The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, Portland, OR: Joshua McFadden is the Executive Chef and Owner of Ava Gene’s, Co-Owner of Tusk, and Founding Partner of Submarine Hospitality in Portland, OR. He is also the Consulting Chef at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse. McFadden has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine and Sunset, was a semifinalist for a James Beard Award in 2017, and Ava Gene’s was included in Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurant list in 2013 and won the Eater Award for Portland’s Restaurant of the Year (2013). Tusk was named one of Food & Wine Restaurants of the Year for 2017. McFadden recently published his first cookbook, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables, to critical acclaim.
Julia Momose, Bartender at Large, Eater Young Gun, Chicago, IL: Julia Momose, bartender at large and Eater Young Gun, in Chicago, IL. Momose has been named Food + Wine’s Best Mixologist of 2016 and won the Eater Young Guns of 2016 Award. She was awarded the 2017 Jean Banchet Awards Mixologist of the Year. During her time at GreenRiver, they were awarded a Michelin Star, Three Stars by Chicago Tribune, Four Stars by Crain’s Chicago Business, and was named one of Playboy Magazine’s Best New Bars of 2016. She is currently the cocktail creative at two-Michelin starred Oriole, where she is championing the zero proof cocktail. Momose dedicates her time to developing the non-alcoholic beverage pairings for Chef Noah Sandoval’s tasting menu, as well as writing the cocktail and zero proof cocktail menus.
Steven Satterfield, Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Miller Union, Atlanta, GA: Steven Satterfield is the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Miller Union, in Atlanta, GA. Satterfield was a James Beard finalist for Best Chef: Southeast in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and won the coveted award in 2017. Bon Appetit and Esquire named Miller Union one of the “Best New Restaurants in America.” Satterfield has also been featured in The New York Times, Epicurious, Tasting Table, Vice, Garden & Gun, Atlanta Magazine, and Men’s Book. He serves on the board of Slow Food Atlanta and the local leader of Chefs Collaborative Atlanta. Satterfield is the author of Root to Leaf, A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons, Harper Wave and Short Stack Editions: Peanuts, Dovetail Press.
Daniela Soto-Innes, Chef De Cuisine, Cosme, Alta, New York, NY: Daniela Soto-Innes, 26, comes from a long line of women who love food and cooking. After traveling and staging at restaurants in Texas, New York, and Europe, she joined Brennan’s of Houston where she worked with Chef Danny Trace to create tasting menus. Two years later, she joined the progressive American restaurant Triniti, followed by the charcuterie driven restaurant Underbelly with Chef Chris Shepherd, a mentor who pushed her to become a leader in the kitchen. After a stage in the kitchen of Pujol, Soto-Innes was offered a full-time position working alongside Chef Enrique Olvera. In 2014, she opened Cosme in New York City as Chef de Cuisine, where she quickly began garnering praise as one of the city’s top young chefs. After just a year and a half in the role, she was named the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year. In 2017, she was included in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30: Food & Drink list. Just a few months later, Cosme was ranked 40th on the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and, around the same time, Soto-Innes was made Chef Partner at both Cosme and the newly-opened ATLA, an all-day café-style restaurant created by the same team behind Cosme.
Jeremiah Stone, Chef/Owner, Contra, Wildair, New York, NY/Fabian von Hauske, Chef/Owner, Contra, Wildair, New York, NY: Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone are the Chefs and Owners of Contra and Wildair, in New York, NY. Both restaurants have acquired numerous awards and recognitions including glowing reviews from the New York Times from critic Pete Wells, as well as landing in his best restaurant picks for 2014 (Contra) and 2015 (Wildair). Contra was bestowed one Michelin Star, and Wildair was a James Beard Best New Restaurant finalist, won Taste Talk’s Best New Restaurant-East, as well as Wine Enthusiast’s Best Wine Restaurants, and was named Best New Restaurant by Bon Appetit Magazine. Additionally, Jeremiah and Fabian were named Best New Chefs 2016 by Food & Wine Magazine.
Kris Yenbamroong, Chef/Owner, NIGHT + MARKET, Los Angeles, CA: Kris Yenbamroong is Chef and Owner of NIGHT + MARKET, in Los Angeles, CA. He has been named Rave reviews LA Times critic/Pulitzer Prize winner and was marked youngest ranked in Los Angeles Times Best Restaurant Top 20. Yenbamroong has had back-to-back semifinal nods from the James Beard Foundation in the Rising Star Chef category and was named Chef of the Year by Los Angeles Magazine in 2012, 2015 Eater LA’s Restaurant of the Year Award and has no formal culinary training.
Williams Sonoma’s history as a culinary connector began more than sixty years ago, as Chuck Williams introduced home cooks to iconic chefs of his era, like James Beard, along with the tools and equipment they used in their professional kitchens to customers. Throughout the years, notable chefs have served as a voice of authority for the brand about what to cook, how to cook it, and what tools and ingredients chefs are using.
In 2015, Williams Sonoma launched its first Chefs’ Collective, a culinary advisory board that has been featured throughout the last two years at events, online, and on social media. The Chefs’ Collective members participate in many large brand moments including product launches, new store openings, and product development initiatives. As the chefs graduate to Williams Sonoma’s Chefs’ Collective alumni, the brand welcomes the newest class of chefs and bar experts.
“The Williams Sonoma Chefs’ Collective is an important group of talented leaders,” said Janet Hayes, president of Williams Sonoma. “Their creativity, knowledge, and appetite for innovation inspire us to think in new ways as a brand. We’re looking forward to collaborating with them in 2017 and beyond.”
In celebration of the Williams Sonoma 2017 Chefs’ Collective, there will be a series of events with the chefs throughout the year.
Tickets On Sale Monday, June 26th For Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-Cola 10th Anniversary
The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola(NYCWFF) returns for its 10th anniversary October 12 – 15, 2017. The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola is hosted by and benefits Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry, with 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds helping fight hunger. Including returning fan-favorites and an array of new soirées, more than 70 events will take place at locations across New York. To date, NYCWFF has raised more than $10 million to support the fight to end hunger.
“We are excited to celebrate 10 years of NYCWFF this Fall with the unveiling of several new events to complement everyone’s returning favorites,” noted Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as senior vice president of communications and corporate social responsibility for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “NYCWFF is committed to its mission to EAT. DRINK. END HUNGER. with the support of the some of the world’s most renowned chefs, winemakers, spirits producers, culinary personalities, industry professionals, and partners.”
100% of the net proceeds from the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival benefit the hunger-relief organizations No Kid Hungry(R) and Food Bank For New York City.(PRNewsFoto/Food Network New York City Wine)
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival. (In September 2016, BizBash named the Festival the #3 Food & Restaurant Industry Event in the United States for the fourth year in a row.)
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for approximately 62.5 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a low budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts.
Between NYCWFF and its sister Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®), which takes place each February in Miami, Florida, more than $36 million has been raised to benefit the respective charities for each Festival. Beyond the funds raised, both Festivals draw attention to the vibrant dining culture in their respective cities, provide economic stimulus in their communities, and serve as an invaluable platform to drive awareness, engaging and inspiring people to get involved in philanthropic activities.
The Festival’s 10th anniversary includes a noticeable increase of family-friendly offerings. The following events are compelling for fans of all ages:
Culinary Demonstrations Only at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Samsung® Culinary Demonstrations presented by Mastercard® on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15
Italian Harvest Party sponsored by Barilla hosted by Giada De Laurentiis
Family Ice Cream Fun-dae hosted by Mario Batali and Ayesha Curry
Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ hosted by Andrew Zimmern and Pat LaFrieda
An array of new events has been introduced, including completely refreshed experiences at the Festival’s iconic Pier 92 rooftop. Kicking off the weekend on Thursday, October 12, the popular Brooklyn market Smorgasburg will travel over the bridge for the first time to celebrate their simultaneous 10th anniversary with NYCWFF. This expansive tasting, presented by Thrillist hosted by the Cast of Chopped, will feature bites curated by the team at Smorgasburg and plenty of carefully crafted libations. The revamped signature party continues on Saturday, October 14 with Rooftop Iron Chef Showdown: Battle Autumn Bounty hosted by Alton Brown, where Kitchen Stadium will be brought to life overlooking the Hudson River in celebration of the Iron Chef franchise and more than 30 chefs will compete for multiple cash prizes.
Other newly-introduced events for the Festival’s 10th anniversary include:
Femme Fatale with Speed Rack hosted by Anne Burrell
Pie vs. Cake hosted by Duff Goldman
Late Night Adventures in Dean & DeLuca hosted by Hannah Bronfman
Israeli Brunch hosted by Michael Solomonov
Late Night Sandwich Eggs-travaganza hosted by Eggslut
Lucky Rice hosted by BD Wong
Chinese Tuxedo Brunch
Dale Talde Brunch with Eggslut
Eastbound and Down hosted by Josh Capon
Rooftop Rosé at The Top of The Standard hosted by Katie Lee and Elvis Duran
Once again, returning fan-favorite events like the Bank of America Dinner Series presented by The Wall Street Journal, Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray, Pigs and Pints presented by InsideHook hosted by Robert Irvine, Mastercard® Exclusive events like Greenmarket Brunch presented by Lifeway Kefir hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian and Variety presents Broadway Tastes hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, and much more will tantalize fans.
Mastercard cardholders will continue to enjoy the exclusive Mastercard pre-sale through Sunday, June 25. Ticket sales open to the general public online at nycwff.org starting at midnight on Monday, June 26. Tickets for NYCWFF’s 10th anniversary go on sale Monday, June 26, 2017, online at nycwff.org or by calling (800) 764-8773.
All Will Take Over Louisville for One Weekend Only on September 23rd & 24th 2017
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
FEATURING: The Finest Kentucky Bourbons Curated by Top Bourbon Experts, One-Of-A-Kind Creations From Louisville and The Country’s Most Celebrated Chefs & Beyond
PERFORMANCES BY: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers and More
Danny Wimmer Presents is thrilled to announce the official headliners and the first phase of musicians, chefs, food and beverage experiences for BOURBON & BEYOND, its bold, new, bourbon-inspired festival taking place for the first time on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
BOURBON & BEYOND will be an incredible all-in-one bourbon, food, and entertainment destination that honors the rich history of bourbon that is so deeply rooted in the heart of Kentucky. All together BOURBON & BEYOND is a celebration of craftsmanship, soul, and spirit.
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Recognized for his monumental music festivals, Danny Wimmer‘s newest venture moves above and beyond music. Together with best-selling author and acclaimed bourbon authority, Fred Minnick, and nationally-celebrated Louisville chef, Edward Lee, Danny Wimmer Presents blends the best elements of a bourbon festival, a food festival, and a music festival into one all-encompassing celebration in honor of the soul and spirit of Kentucky. BOURBON & BEYOND will be an enriching weekend featuring the best bourbons, master distillers, national and local chefs, bartenders, musicians, and many other artisans.
THE BOURBON LINEUP:
The festival will showcase over 50 of the best Kentucky bourbons curated by Fred Minnick, Edward Lee, and Chris Cosentino. Festivalgoers will get the chance to dive deep into the Kentucky bourbon experience through several exciting facets like:
The Big Bourbon Bar: A 20,000-square-foot bar featuring delicious bourbon cocktails presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The Hunter’s Club: A bourbon hound’s dream come true with experimental, rare, and hard-to-find bourbons.
The Bourbon Barrel Cooperage: A behind-the-scenes look at how coopers craft the oak barrels used to age bourbon.
The Distillery: An interactive experience to discover the life of a master blender, taster, and distiller.
Bourbon Workshops: Access to bourbon’s best and brightest in a series of free and intimate distilling, bartending, pairing, and cooking workshops.
2017 BOURBON & BEYOND Festival Official Line Up (PRNewsfoto/BOURBON & BEYOND)
In addition to the many incredible Kentucky bourbon experiences, BOURBON & BEYOND will partner with renowned local chefs and over 20 beloved Louisville restaurants to deliver one-of-a-kind delectable creations. The first round of participating restaurants includes Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, Boss Hog’s BBQ, Doc Crow’s, Gospel Bird, Seviche, The Manhattan Exchange, Whiskey Dry and much more to be announced in the coming months.
Guests will be able to eat, drink, and party at The Big Easy Boil presented by Southern Comfort, Tiki Barrel Bar, Funk & Soul & BBQ. BOURBON & BEYOND will also offer Incredible Feasts, one-of-a-kind communal dining experiences including The Chicks & Champs Gospel Brunch and the exclusive B&B Supper Club featuring Tom Colicchio. Chefs appearing throughout the weekend include Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Edward Lee, Chris Cosentino, Amanda Freitag, Jose Salazar, Cosmo Goss & Erling Wu-Bower, Kevin Ashworth, Anthony Lamas, Anthony Falco, and others.
World-class musical performances will further amplify this distinctive festival experience. With two main music stages, festival-goers will enjoy music from the following lineup of artists: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Band of Horses, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers, Amos Lee, Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, G. Love & Special Sauce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Nikki Lane, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Fantastic Negrito, Kiefer Sutherland, Dave Cavalier, Bluegrass favorites curated by The Bluegrass Situation, and more.
More announcements, including bourbons, bluegrass, additional chefs, and restaurants will be coming soon.