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Claridge’s named London’s top afternoon tea place

London’s luxurious Claridge’s Hotel is the winner of the Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea 2011 Award. Claridge’s has seen a recent shift in afternoon tea clientele as the hotel is frequented more and more by business men and women from the art, fashion and media world who book afternoon tea for their meeting as [...]

Jaakko Sorsa

Royal Dinner at FINDS

FINDS, Hong Kong’s only Nordic seafood restaurant & bar hosts “A Royal Dinner” On Thursday 23rd June 2011. Their celebrity chef Jaakko Sorsa has cooked for presidents and royalty, including Jacques Chirac, Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, the Swedish Royal Family, Saudi Arabian royalty, and countless dignitaries and business tycoons. The menu for “A Royal Dinner” [...]

Indra Nooyi with Ferran Adria

Ferran Adrià To Create Products For PepsiCo

Though world renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià will be shuttering his legendary restaurant El Bulli this month, regular folks will be able to sample his creative genius at a fraction of the price and the wait now that he’s teamed up with PepsiCo. The food and beverage giant announced the partnership Thursday, saying that Adrià [...]

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Iberia revamps food offering with “eight-star” menu

Spanish airline Iberia has announced a new Mediterranean-themed food lineup, drawing on the experience of some of the country’s top chefs. Emulating the top-notch German cuisine offered by Lufthansa and Air France’s gastronomic offering by Alain Ducasse, Iberia has invited a committee of culinary experts to come up with a new menu to be rolled [...]

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Ladurée to open in New York City

Famous, luxury Parisian patisserie Maison Ladurée has announced plans to set up its first US outpost in New York this summer. The opulent boutique — known for its pastel-colored, feather-light macarons and elegant tea houses across Paris — will open a boutique on Madison Avenue in July. In a city where the cupcake continues to [...]

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GILT launches Online luxury food store

A new online artisanal food market helmed by former Gourmet magazine editor and prolific food writer Ruth Reichl has launched for the deep-pocketed foodie gourmet. After much hype, Gilt Taste launched Wednesday with a welcome message from Reichl and a virtual store stocked with premium, artisanal seafood, meats and other specialty items normally only accessible [...]

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