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The Most Elegant Cities in the World

ELEGANT adjectiveel·e·gantɛlɪɡ(ə)nt graceful and stylish in appearance or manner The Most Elegant Cities in the World At Zalando, we know that elegance cannot be bought. Rather, the quality pertains to something more subtle and difficult to define. While trends change, true elegance never goes out of style....

One Year Ago: Team USA Wins Silver at the Bocuse d’Or

ON JANUARY 28 2015, WE MADE HISTORY One year ago, Team USA won Silver at the 2015 Bocuse d’Or. Congratulations to Chef Phil Tessier and Commis Skylar Stovar on the anniversary of this tremendous achievement. Team USA 2017, Chef Matthew Peters and Commis Harrison Turone, are already hard at work. Help us...

Lucky’s Hanks in Edgartown

Dinner at Lucky Hank’s Voted #1 New Restaurant by Boston Magazine The last time we were on Martha’s Vineyard was in September, 2012, when we arrived in time for the Grand Opening of Lucky Hank’s in Edgartown where our son, Daniel Finger, is Executive Chef.  We loved the dishes that we devoured at the pre...

The winners of the IFWTWA-Infinity Publishing Awards

As past president and director of IFWTWA, I’m quite excited to say Norm and I both won an award. We were pleased and happy, as we have so many great journalists. The winners of the IFWTWA-Infinity Publishing Awards are: 1st Place, Published Article (Print or Online): $700 to Marc d’Entremont for...

Country Garden Inn and Spa Receives Award

Inspiring Inns Update! I am pleased to send congratulations to the owners and managers of one of my most inspiring inns, The Country Garden Inn and Spa in Massachusetts. It is no surprise that this charming property in the country, yet  close to Boston and beautiful beaches, received this award. This...

A SEÑOR RIO TEQUILA Dinner and Recognition

A little over 2 years ago, The Hill Team and the owners of Señor Rio Tequila shared the excitement of bringing this premium brand of tequila to the market. A small group of us were enjoying a Thanksgiving Dinner in August that Brenda and I were filming. What a great time we had hearing Debbie and Jon’s...

Announcing The Winners Of The 2011 Academy Of Chocolate Awards

As the Tandem Tasters, Brenda and I thoroughly enjoyed judging the Oregon Chocolate Festival. It is difficult to imagine judging hundreds of entries from all over the world. Of all the chocolates mentioned, the only one I know well is the Valrhona. Everything I’ve tasted from them is exceptional. The...

Review: The Fudge A’Fare

The Fudge A’Fare–the smoothest fudge yet! My appreciation of chocolate did not start off with plain chocolate. It started with fudge. As a child, I was allowed to scrape the pan when my Aunt Leanore was making fudge.  It became my favorite form of chocolate and one that could not be duplicated. Like all...

Michelin Guide Announced Starred Restaurants for 2011

The talk in Paris and New York this week has been about the new 2011 Michelin guide. According to the food blog, Paris by Mouth, for the first time since 1992, there are no new three-star restaurants in France. The New York Times Diner’s Journal expresses it well: “In France, Michelin dims its galaxy of...

Bocuse d’Or Winner is Rasmus KOFOED – Denmark

Photos will be up in a couple of days as I have to fly home tomorrow. Part of the Sirha, the worldwide event for the Catering and Hotel industry, 22-26 January 2011 -Eurexpo Lyon France Bocuse d’Or: Rasmus KOFOED, representing DENMARK, has won the Bocuse d’Or 2011 trophy and €20,000 in prize money. Second...

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