“Destination Beirut” comes to St James’s as first pop-up restaurant

From 1-4 May 2013, St James’s will be hosting its first pop-up restaurant experience with Mile High’s “Destination Beirut”, based in a secret location within this unique part of London’s West End. A return trip is then scheduled from 8-11 May.
This event will take place in a hidden location on Regent Street St James’s. The intimate space will replicate interiors of a 1950s Lebanese café reminiscent of the “Paris of the Middle East”.
Anthea Harries, Portfolio Manager for St James’s at The Crown Estate, said: “St James’s is the ultimate blend of elegant heritage and cutting edge trend. As part of our £500m investment vision for the area we’re looking to enhance the existing restaurant offer by attracting acclaimed culinary talent. Mile High is the perfect example of this, as a pop-up restaurant which seeks to combine world class food with special and unique locations, making for an unforgettable experience. We’re delighted they chose St James’s as the next destination on their tour.”
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Paella recipe shoot for TASTEABLE television program

This is a highlight picture from our shoot of a recipe demonstration at Joya restaurant in Palo Alto, California for the new upcoming public television program called “TASTEABLE: California”.

This picture looks as delicious as the paella by Chef Fabrice Roux tasted. Program will air on public television KRCB.

Elvis Bread Pudding

Size isn’t everything, especially when it comes to this “Elvis” bread pudding created by Chef Scott Quinn of the Claremont Hotel’s Meritage restaurant.

The flavor within each bite is memorable and succulent, making you savor the moment. To top if off,  the dish is paired with bits of maple bacon and a scoop of peanut butter ice cream.

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Emergency Super Bowl Cocktails? You have a choice for each team

The Super Bowl, a time of fun and frivolity. A time of support and reunion. A time for… imbibing (responsibly, of course).

UV Vodka has two nifty drinks that will keep you safe and happy no matter which team colors surround you.

 Raven on the Rocks

1 part UV Grape
1 part lemon-lime soda
Add a splash of sweet and sour mix and serve over ice in a highball glass.

 The Bay Bomb (aka “Go Niners!”)

1 part UV Cherry
3 parts cola

Serve over ice in a highball glass.

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Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Awards Announced

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America announced!

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce the names of the 2013 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Award winners, which are now available on the awards site. The names of the 6-Star Award Winners, 5-Star Award Winners, and 4-Star Award Winners are listed

The 6-Star Award Winners are Amano Artisan Chocolate, CocoTutti, Forte Chocolates, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., Marti Chocolatt, and Sixth Course Artisan Confections.

The 5-Star Award Winners are AMELLA, Chocolot, Chuao Chocolatier, DEUVO Gourmet Sweets, Droga Confections, Feve Artisan Chocolatier, Marco Paolo Chocolates, Mignon Chocolate, Socola Chocolatier, The TeaRoom Chocolate Co., Toffee Talk, and William Dean Chocolates.

The 4-Star Award Winners can be seen listed on the site

http://www.internationalchocolatesalon.com/




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