Napa Valley’s Etoile see its Star Rating Rise

Good news has sprouted out of Domaine Chandon’s long-standing restaurant, Etoile, in Napa Valley. The high-end dining haute spot has just learned that it’s Michelin three star rating has been boosted to three and half stars. While that may not seem like a big deal for some of us, for restaurateurs, it’s certainly something to be proud of. Read More

Haute Living Thanksgiving!

Here are a few Zagat restaurants suggestions in the area that are offering a HAUTE Thanksgiving menu. If slaving in the kitchen all-day and cleaning up all night is not your idea of a holiday meal, then try one of these restaurants and be thankful for restaurant chefs. Read More

The Star Diamond Standard

As the president of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, I find everything about global travel and the luxury service industry to be exhilarating and I am fortunate to have found a way to meld my passion into a rewarding career at one of the world’s most prestigious organizations. Read More

Dining on Design

Restaurateur Pat Kuleto is responsible for the design of more than 190 restaurants throughout the span of his career. His latest projects—Epic Roasthouse, Waterbar, and Nick’s Cove—are the culmination of years of inspiration and dedication that redefine waterfront dining in San Francisco and waterfront hospitality on Tomales Bay. Read More

Sophisticated Holiday Menus

In lieu of a deep-fried turkey (dangerous), any version of a sweet potato puree topped with marshmallows (slow death), or the same side dish that has graced your Thanksgiving table decade after decade (yawn), try some of these alternatives to spice up your menu and offer your guests a meal for which they can truly give thanks. Read More