When the shiny black pearls burst in my mouth as I pressed them onto my palate, I could taste their addictive salty, buttery flavour. It was then that I knew I was hooked on caviar.  Not unlike truffles, oysters and champagne, caviar goes hand in hand with all things luxurious. Ancient Greeks, Romans and Russian […]

I like my martinis extra dirty with olives; my mojitos with freshly squeezed lime juice as opposed to lime cordial; and my gin with a splash of St. Germain. I know what I like in my drinks, just like you do! We all have our preferences when it comes to our favorite drinks; a key ingredient to […]

Synonymous with the best that life can offer, Switzerland is a country that has captivated me since childhood. With its melange of stunning natural landscapes, its endless sightseeing activities, and its plethora of refined pleasures, this is a destination meant for those seeking experiences found nowhere else. From the relaxed Italian influenced region of Ticino […]

Nestled amongst the lush green pastures of Normandy there’s a luxury oasis that exemplifies class, sophistication and sheer opulence. Situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Auge region, Le Domaine d’Ablon Estate is a short train ride from the cosmopolitan lifestyle of glamorous Paris. Upon arrival, guests find themselves swept away by the blossoming […]

Envision an evening where you are dining in a beautifully decorated dome with accents of autumn treasures, cuddled in front of the indoor fireplace as you and your loved ones dine on an extravagant meal prepared by a celebrity chef under a star-filled sky. Now envision this experience becoming a reality, that is what Récolte Fall Harvest Dinner is all about. Dinner4Four Co. who brought […]

What do you get when you combine a love for Mother Nature’s creations and the culinary creativity of a top executive chef in one of Ottawa’s most sought-after venue? Well…you get treated to an intimate botanical-inspired gastronomical experience! Lately, Ottawa has been buzzing with unique culinary and wine events that are drawing much interest from all demographics – from millennials for their Instagram selfie moments to those that simply enjoy the experience […]

Who would have thought I would be wandering on the same grains of sand as past kings that once ruled over an Arabian oasis. There I was, on camelback, slowly passing majestic canyons in the Jordan desert all the while making my way towards an epic sunrise. A tapestry of jewel gold, fall-like orange, and vibrant red adorned […]

Shaken, stirred or neat?! We all have our preferences when it comes to enjoying our favourite libation. Much to the delight of die-hard cocktail aficionados, cocktails have radically evolved over the years! In fact, some Barchefs have as much of a following as that of some of the most notable culinary chefs. I am very pleased to announce that the extravagant Canadian mixology competition, Made With Love, is back again for a second year […]

Disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of everyday life almost seems foreign these days. Why would someone want to say goodbye to modern day conveniences and live momentarily off the grid? This was exactly my experience at the Feynan Ecolodge, hailed as one of the best 25 ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. The […]

Jordan has always been synonymous with historical intrigue. Jaw-dropping images of archeological riches found in the Nabataean city of Petra to its captivating desert canyons are like nothing else I have ever seen. It’s simply breathtaking! Thanks to the Jordanian Tourism Board North America, I had the privilege of experiencing Jordan’s gracious and warm culture, and its mesmerizing ruins. However, it was the food and the people that really won me over. […]