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From molecular gastronomy to the classic coq au vin, elite dining is one of the biggest joys of a private jet lifestyle. Join us as we explore the world’s best restaurants.

Dom Pérignon Dining at St. Regis Princeville

By Olivia Cuccaro At Elite Traveler, we find that the best dining experiences involve at least a little champagne. Partnering with the prestigious house of Dom Pérignon, St. Regis Princeville is bringing the ultimate champagne dinner to Hawaii in a new private dining experience this summer. The most exclusive offering from St. Regis Princeville, the resort’s Royal Dinner is an […]

Cocktail of the Week: Kikori Higgin’s Highball

By Olivia Cuccaro Higgin’s Highball from Top of Waikiki 1.5 oz Kikori whiskey ½ oz house Yuzu syrup (simple syrup with Kochi Ice Yuzu) 3 shiso leaves soda water To create this cocktail of the week, muddle the shiso leaves, stir with ice, then strain into a glass and top with soda water. Say aloha to the Higgin’s Highball. Hailing […]

Inside the Test Kitchen with Adam Simmonds

By Lauren Jade Hill Having earned two Michelin stars, apprenticed in restaurants such as Le Gavroche, and worked under revered chefs including Marco Pierre White, Adam Simmonds has built up quite a repertoire of expertise. His next goal is to open up his own restaurant named Simmonds in London, so in preparation for this upcoming challenge, the chef has launched […]

Cocktail of the Week: D’Ussé Sidecar

By Olivia Cuccaro D’Ussé Sidecar 1.5 parts D’Ussé VSOP cognac 1 part Cointreau triple sec 3/4 part freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 part sugar To create this cocktail of the week, shake and strain into a sugar-rimmed glass. Garnish with a lemon peel. First inspired by the brandy crusta cocktail, the sidecar has made its way into the ‘classics’ section […]

London’s Sushisamba Reveals New Amazon-Inspired Menu

By Lauren Jade Hill Earlier this year, Sushisamba’s executive chef Cláudio Cardoso embarked on a journey to the Peruvian Amazon in support of the restaurant’s new charity partner Cool Earth who work towards protecting the rainforest and its communities. And it was during his time here that the chef found inspiration for the latest additions to the London restaurant’s menu. […]

Restaurant Review: Coya Angel Court, London

By Lauren Jade Hill Not long after the first COYA was established in Mayfair, it took home the accolade for Restaurant of the Year in the London Lifestyle Awards and subsequently went on to open in Miami and Dubai, followed by Abu Dhabi. Now the Latin American restaurant group has launched a second COYA in London. Having opened in May […]

Restaurant Review: The Gallery at Sketch London

By Lauren Jade Hill Created in collaboration between stalwart French chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mourad Mazouz, Sketch has continually garnered acclaim since it opened in 2002. Designed to combine fine dining with music and art, this is a Mayfair institution that’s unlike any other restaurant in London. Here, the two Michelin starred cuisine of Gagnaire takes center stage in […]

The World of Fine Wine and Octavian Wine Vaults Announce: The World’s Best Wine Lists 2017

The fourth annual World’s Best Wine Lists were announced June 6, 2017, in association with Octavian Wine Vaults. Palais Coburg in Austria received the honor of the “Champions’ League Best Overall Wine List”, and Rouge Tomate Chelsea in New York claimed “Wine List of the Year”, and the “Best Long Wine List in the World”. Entries came from all corners […]

Chef Thomas Keller on Making the Emotional Connection

By Roberta Naas This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Award-winning chef Thomas Keller is a king in the culinary world. With three Michelin stars for two of his restaurants and long waiting lines at his others,Keller has come to define eating as an emotional connection by offering the finest experience imaginable. And, as he explains […]

Cocktail of the Week: World Whisky Day

By Olivia Cuccaro Single malt, single grain or blended, this Saturday honors whiskies from around the globe. Early distillation in Scotland is just part of the spirit’s rich history – taxation gave rise to moonshine in Great Britain, sour mash revolutionized American bourbon and the Coffey still streamlined whisky production in Ireland and beyond. Take it neat, on the rocks or […]